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Elder Care News 06/2008



Wyden endorses Merkley in race against Smith (Portland Tribune)
Ron Wyden, Oregon’s senior U.S. senator, has endorsed House Speaker Jeff Merkley in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith. Wyden’s Saturday, May 31, endorsement focused on Merkley’s commitment to universal health care and his environmental record. “Jeff has ...

Day-to-day help (Carroll County Online)
When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care. Lundgren, who lives south of Seattle, found a program that catered to patients with Alzheimer's disease and made arrangements for his wife, Dorothee, to go there two days a week.

Senior housing project opened (The Republican)
SOUTH HADLEY - Seven years of effort climaxed with the dedication yesterday of the $7 million Hubert Place, a congregate housing project for 44 low-income senior citizens on Canal Street overlooking the Connecticut River.

Region's employment picture shifts to health care (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Employment in the Pittsburgh region has shifted from steel and heavy manufacturing to health-care providers. The transition, however, has been tough in terms of wages, say those who have made the shift.

Senior scene (The Standard-Times)
A full listing of senior center and council on aging activities will be published the first Sunday of each month, and a condensed version will be published the remaining Sundays. Listings for trip reservations will be published well in advance of the...

Elder Care warning of scam targeting seniors (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
Bartlesville’s Elder Care has received reports that a company claiming to be Elder Care is calling area seniors attempting fraud.

Slow down, savor pace of your life (Inside Bay Area)
Advice, resources and how-to tips on elder care for the Bay Area

Improving the quality of life (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, sponsors of 17 senior-living communities in five states, named St. Anthony Home in Crown Point the recipient of this year’s Mother Theresa Dudzik Award for its Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Stimulation Project for enhanced dementia care.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Adult Day Care Center of Las Vegas Lied/Sinai Campus, 901 N. Jones Blvd., is open 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (648-3425).

Schenectady Police Investigate Homicide (WRGB Albany)
Schenectady Police are investigating an early morning shooting that killed an out of state teen. According to Police, officers were called to Becker and Elder Streets a little before 1:00 Saturday morning to find the victim, 18-year-old Foday Kopoto of Maryland, with one gunshot wound to his head.

Turning child soldiers into youth leaders (Vancouver Province)
When University of B.C. grad Sara Elder returned from Rwanda in 2006, it was with more than exotic stories and red-dirt-stained clothes. She came back with a purpose.

2008 SENIOR GAMES SPECIAL EVENTS RESULTS (Palladium-Item)
Arbor Trace Health & Living Community in Richmond hosted the 2008 Special Events Senior Games for Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Union and Wayne counties sponsored by the Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency. This day of fun, friendly competition and activities was designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for residents of area nursing facilities and adult day care centers.

Care home workers go unchecked, police warn (Times Online)
Tens of thousands of migrants are working with vulnerable elderly people in care homes without undergoing full criminal record checks, The Times has learnt.

At primaries' end, American Indians in rare focus (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Often paid scant attention in U.S. presidential elections, Native Americans are taking an unusually high profile in the final stretch of the Democratic primary campaign.

Elder Care warning of scam targeting seniors (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
Bartlesville’s Elder Care has received reports that a company claiming to be Elder Care is calling area seniors attempting fraud.

Penfield teen gets scholarship for work with elderly (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The $4,000 scholarship was awarded by Legacy Senior Living Communities and is given to students who plan to study in fields that would contribute to the care of senior citizens.

Good long-term care revolves around residents (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s.

Upper Bucks Senior Center has home for up to 2 years (The Morning Call)
It will rent Milford fire hall. Quakertown facility burned in '07. Upper Bucks Senior Center has a new home, if only for the next couple of years.

Is Dad entitled to have bed at nursing facility? (Orlando Sentinel)
Question: My father was admitted to a skilled-care nursing facility in March after a series of strokes for rehabilitation.

Care home investors join battle over debts (Daily Telegraph)
Bondholders in £1.4bn Four Seasons have waded into the battle between the care home chain's Qatari owners and its lender Royal Bank of Scotland.

Still no answers on home-care process (Hamilton Spectator)
More than four months after a controversial bidding process was put on hold, the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is still waiting for direction on how to proceed with awarding nursing contracts.

Racial Differences In Terminal Cancer Care (Medical News Today)
Black patients with advanced cancer were more likely than whites to die in a hospital intensive care unit, reflecting a greater preference among blacks for life-extending treatment even in the face of a terminal prognosis, according to a study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Hawaii Kai site offers senior care (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
VIolet Zane is looking forward to her birthday Oct. 12, explaining, "After all, I'm 102 years." That's how many years of life the engaging woman will celebrate on Columbus Day.

Young and old find common ground at Generations (MPNnow.com)
The child and elder care program started 15 years ago in Gates.

Law Journal Press Announces Publication of ''Elder Law and Financial Strategies: Planning for Later Life'' (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK----ALM's Law Journal Press, a leading publisher of books for legal professionals, today announced the publication of "Elder Law and Financial Strategies: Planning for Later Life" by Jerry A.

Law Journal Press Announces Publication of ''Elder Law and Financial Strategies: Planning for Later Life'' (Centre Daily Times)
ALM's Law Journal Press, a leading publisher of books for legal professionals, today announced the publication of "Elder Law and Financial Strategies: Planning for Later Life" by Jerry A. Hyman. The book is a comprehensive guide to handling the legal, financial and health care issues of elderly clients, as well as related social, psychological and practical concerns. It provides extensive ...

Tips for Senior Home Safety (WHSV Harrisonburg)
June is National Home Safety Month, so senior care experts are encouraging adult children to add a simple, yet important duty to their spring cleaning checklist: Conduct a "look and see" inspection of their parent's home.

FLDS Elder Says Church Will Now Forbid Underage Marriage (2News Salt Lake City)
An elder in a Texas polygamist group says church policy going forward will to be to forbid any girl to marry who is not old enough to legally consent in...

Sect elder says church to forbid underage marriage (AP via Yahoo! News)
An elder in a Texas polygamist group says church policy going forward will to be to forbid any girl to marry who is not old enough to legally consent in the state where she lives.

Sect elder says church to forbid underage marriage (Las Vegas Sun)
Mon, Jun 2, 2008 (4:07 p.m.) An elder in a Texas polygamist group says church policy going forward will to be to forbid any girl to marry who is not old enough to legally consent in the state where she lives.

Sect elder says church marriage policy will change (Houston Chronicle)
A polygamist sect elder says church policy going forward will to be to forbid any girl to marry who is not of legal consent age in the state where she lives.

Sect elder says church to forbid underage marriage (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - June 2, 2008 7:54 PM ET ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - An elder in a Texas polygamist group says church policy going forward will to be to forbid any girl to marry who is not old...

Supporters continue Manassas senior day care fight (InsideNoVa.com)
Despite the lateness of the fiscal 2009 budget hour — it was passed a month ago — a handful of community members won’t let go of their push for Prince William supervisors to rethink their April 29 vote to cut funding for the Manassas senior day-care center.

Senior Care franchise owner receives awards for performance, service (Daily Herald)
Kelly Hutchison of Elk Grove Village received a Cornerstone V and Presidential I award from Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of non-medical home care and companionship to older adults.

Elder Care warning of scam targeting seniors (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
Bartlesville’s Elder Care has received reports that a company claiming to be Elder Care is calling area seniors attempting fraud.

Cuomo sues insurance broker over senior citizen policies (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued an insurance broker Monday who allegedly has sold senior citizens insurance for home-health services they didn't need.

Sect elder says FLDS church to forbid underage marriage (The Arizona Republic)
Says sect marriages were always consensual.

MPs to vet candidates for 60 senior Whitehall posts (Guardian Unlimited)
MPs are to be given new powers to vet the preferred candidates for 60 senior Whitehall jobs -including the chief inspectors for prisons, the police and schools - before they are due to be appointed by ministers, Ed Miliband, the minister for the Cabinet Office, announced yesterday

Nurses Meeting in St. John's (Voice of the Common Man)
The nursing shortage and elder care will be two of the topics for discussion when nurses meet this week in St. John's. The Association of Registered Nurses , the Nurses' Union , and the Gerontological Nurses Association are holding an Innovation Conference at the Holiday Inn. ARNNL president Pat Pilgrim says focus is on health care and social issues facing seniors.

Insurers' plan may cut health care costs (The Politico)
A Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday will address rising cost and uneven quality of health care, as the insurance industry touts its new plan that could save $145 billion by 2015.

State to launch senior care program (Wausau Daily Herald)
A new state agency designed to provide disabled and elderly people options beyond nursing homes and assisted living facilities will roll out its services beginning next month, though at least one health care expert says a lack of funding will bankrupt the agency.

Child-care plan ends in impasse (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Fort Wayne Plan Commission members Monday could not resolve a stalemate over a proposed child-care center on the city’s northeast side.

Jane Lauder Named Senior Vice President, General Manager of Origins, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK----The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. announced today that Jane Lauder has been named Senior Vice President, General Manager of Origins. The appointment is effective July 1, 2008.

Free long-term care workshop coming up (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The number of people who begin planning for long-term care during a crisis may only be outnumbered by those who don't understand or think about the decisions involved at all. ...

CARLSBAD: City construction work impacts polling place (North County Times)
CARLSBAD ---- People heading into a polling place at an elder care facility in downtown Carlsbad found their passage partially blocked by city construction work Tuesday. See more local election results, stories and video. City crews had torn up the s

Revised plan for senior living center to be submitted (Daily Press)
A new proposal for the News Road center may allow the controversial project to move forward. Plans for the embattled senior living center at Ford's Colony have been broadly revised and will go before James City County planning commissioners during their meeting tonight.

Dental care for disabled may grow even scarcer (Los Angeles Times)

Senior Notes (Baltimore Sun)
College registration Registration for Anne Arundel Community College summer courses will be held through June 16. Registration can be in person at any senior center, at the college, by mail or by fax. Classes begin July 7. Phone: 410-777-2243; fax: 410-777-2489; AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, 21012.

DAY-CARE CENTRES BENEFITING SENIOR CITIZENS (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) -- A total of 13,714 senior citizens are benefiting from the 19 day-care centres set up by the government nationwide, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Noriah Kasnon said they benefited through residential care, spending their leisure time productively, interacting with other inmates and ...

5 Auburn residents receive senior citizen awards (The Post-Standard)
Five local residents were honored with the Senior Citizens of the Year awards by Cayuga County. Eleanor Jordan, Mary Koset, Margaret Valentino, Alan Drennen and John Oxford, all of Auburn, were honored for their volunteer service in the community.






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