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Family agreements go national: A report from the NAELA Unprogram (Daily Local News)
Twice a year I always travel to meet up with groups of elder law attorneys for a few days and refresh what we know.

Perak Indians' interests would be taken care of, says Minister (New Kerala)
Ipoh, Feb 9 : A senior Minister in the Malaysian State of Perak, Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir, assured that Indians interests would be taken care of even though they have no Barisan National (BN) representatives in the Legislative Assembly.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Bel Aire Senior Center Advisory Board, 6:30 p.m. today, Bel Aire Senior Center, 7651 E. Central Park Ave., Bel Aire, 316-744-2451, ext. 121. Rose Hill Senior Center is collecting items for soldiers through today. Magazines, movies, crackers, beef jerky, personal care and other items can be left in boxes at Rose Hill High School, 506 S. Rose Hill Road; Midtown Service, 101 E. Berry; Dollar ...

In-home care program thrust into budget debate (The Sacramento Bee)
Leona Heydenryk, 92, may lose her caregiver, Consuelo Lopez, if cuts to In-Home Supportive Services go into effect. Social workers say the Grass Valley senior will score too high on a "functional index" to merit Lopez's help. One in an occasional series examining government spending as California copes with recession. Leona Heydenryk, 92, is already imagining how she will manage, ...

Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors (Investopedia)
The senior market in America represents a prime target for financial planners and insurance agents for many reasons. Long-term care , estate planning and asset management are just some of the lucrative services needed by the elderly, and a growing number of financial planning professionals and firms are able to specialize exclusively in this segment of the population.

Chiropractor adds senior fitness plan (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Chiropractor Paul Waisbrot has a solution for senior citizens trying to stay fit, reflecting a general rise in services for older people.

SilverCensus.com Launches National Website for Caregivers, Senior Citizens, Healthcare Professionals (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
SilverCensus.com Inc. , a Florida-statewide website for caregivers, senior citizens and healthcare professionals, announced today its expansion to a national entity, offering both an interactive platform and a Foundation that aims to revolutionize the way senior care resources are found.

Texas seniors rally at the Capitol for better care and other issues (CBS 42 Austin)
More than one thousand aging Texans rallied in Austin to shed light on low state funding for senior care and other issues they hope state lawmakers will consider taking up...

Rohm and Haas Named "Best Innovation Contributor" by Henkel Corporation's Laundry and Home Care Business (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
PHILADELPHIA----Rohm and Haas Company has been named "Best Innovation Contributor - 2008" by Henkel's Laundry and Home Care business. The award was made by Thomas Muller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President for R&D, Technology and Supply Chain within Henkel's Laundry & Home Care business sector.

'Elder Index' provides senior's living expenses. (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Statistics released by the Minnesota Women's Consortium Tuesday showed many of Minnesota's Elderly living near the poverty line.

Report highlights elder living costs (Grand Forks Herald)
Elderly Minnesotans in counties outside the Twin Cities area have lower living costs, a new report shows, but even they struggle to afford to live alone.

Elder Abuse Victim Dies (ABC 2 Baltimore)
Daughter says she will fight for stronger legislation on his behalf.

La Marque nursing home soon to open (Galveston County Daily News)
Bayou Pines Care Center in La Marque is helping fill the void in senior care left when Hurricane Ike forced many nursing homes to close.

Octuplets mother gets benefit payments for disabled elder children (Daily Telegraph)
Three of the six children Nadya Suleman had before giving birth to octuplets are disabled and she receives food stamps and benefit payments from the state it has emerged.

Temecula adds child day care centers to sex offender residency rules (The Press-Enterprise)
Temecula City Council members Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance barring registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools, parks or child day care centers.

Elder Connection: Good time to invest in real estate (Rutland Herald)
From Seniorresource E-zine comes a timely discussion I found very interesting in that it offers the perspective that our current housing horrors may have a silver lining for some. ... - By BARBARA HANSON

Job vacancy: Senior Specialist Advisor Continuing Care (PublicTechnology.net)
This role offers all the challenge and opportunity that goes with developing a brand new team. You will focus on developing the healthcare agenda across all client groups for Surrey County Council. You would be the professional lead for the Adults Service on both operational and policy issues.

Four Seasons Health Care Restructuring Deadline Moved Forward (Nasdaq)
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The deadline for restructuring Four Seasons Health Care's GBP1.5 billion debt pile has been brought forward after the U.K. care home operator's junior lenders flexed their muscle and forced the standstill agreement to be shortened, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

MEDecision Names Richard M. Haviland Senior Vice President of Human Resources (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
WAYNE, Pa.----MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health care management solutions, today announced that it has appointed Richard M. Haviland to the newly-created position of senior vice president of human resources.

MEDecision Names Richard M. Haviland Senior Vice President of Human Resources (Centre Daily Times)
MEDecision, Inc. , a leading provider of collaborative health care management solutions, today announced that it has appointed Richard M. Haviland to the newly-created position of senior vice president of human resources. Haviland joins MEDecision on a permanent, full-time basis after having served in a similar capacity as a consultant since 2007. In his new role, Haviland acts as chief ...

Caregiver education classes this month (Fort Myers Florida Weekly)
If you are the full-time caregiver for a loved one, you are invited to attend free caregiver training and education classes in Lee County during the month of February. The CARE Program, Caregiver Assistance and Regional Education, is a collaborative outreach effort between The State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc.

Stealth Rationing of Medical Care Sneaks Into the 'Stimulus' Bill, Says the Association of American Physicians and ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Unwanted "change" is coming to senior citizens and all those needing medical care if the stealth rationing in the "stimulus" bill becomes law. Rationing of medical care has nothing to do with stimulating the economy, but it was inserted into the bill before the public realized it.

Investigations blame human error for senior's freezing death at B.C. care home (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Three investigations into the death of an 84-year-old woman who froze to death outside her Kamloops, B.C., care home say it was the result of human error.

Investigations blame human error for senior's freezing death at B.C. care home (Times & Transcript)
Three investigations into the death of an 84-year-old woman who froze to death outside her care home in British Columbia say it was the result of human error.

Bill wants hospitals to set up of special wards for senior citizens (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - With the number of senior citizens expected to balloon to 11.1 million by 2025, a bill filed at the House of Representatives seeks to require hospitals to set up special wards for the elderly.

Doyle unveils day care oversight (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Gov. Jim Doyle on Wednesday unveiled the first part of his plan to bolster oversight of the state's taxpayer-funded child-care system - pushing a requirement that parents use swipe cards to electronically log their children in and out of day care centers.

Report highlights elder living costs (Red Wing Republican Eagle)
ST. PAUL - Elderly Minnesotans in counties outside the Twin Cities area have lower living costs, a new report shows, but even they struggle to afford to live alone. Advertisement: NYBO'S BOWLING LANES $5.00 OFF ONE HOUR OF OPEN BOWLING Limit maximum $5.00 discount per hour per visit. Not valid with any other specials, discounts or coupons. (Shoe Rental & Bumpers Extra)

Restaurants, child care, shops come back (Galveston County Daily News)
Check out which restaurants, child care providers and shops are coming back since Hurricane Ike.

Advocacy group honors Wolk for work on seniors issues (The Daily Democrat)
SACRAMENTO -- A leading advocacy group dedicated to providing seniors with quality living conditions and care honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with its Legislator of the Year award late yesterday for her "leadership on improving end-of-life care" and other senior issues.

New group aims to help senior citizens (The Daily Item)
About 170 regional agencies have been targeted to join a new organization that aims to become a clearinghouse of information for senior citizens.

Medtronic Applauds Introduction Of The National Pain Care Policy Act To Address Therapy Access For Patients (Medical News Today)
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) commends U.S. House of Representatives members Lois Capps (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) for their continued leadership in pain care policy with the introduction of the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009, H.R. 756.

Alzheimer's workshop (Ionia Sentinel-Standard)
IONIA - Doug Chalgian of Chalgian & Tripp, Elder Law Attorneys, spoke to an audience of around 15 Wednesday at Green Acres Retirement Living.

La Marque nursing home soon to open (Galveston County Daily News)
Bayou Pines Care Center in La Marque is helping fill the void in senior care left when Hurricane Ike forced many nursing homes to close.

Study finds senior froze to death due to human error (CTV British Columbia)
Three separate investigations into the freezing death of 83-year-old Juliette Bombardier a Kamloops, B.C., care home in December finds the death was caused by human error.

Urgent Care Offered in Branford (The Sound)
By Ben Rayner, Sound Senior Staff Writer: BRANFORD:     There are times when a trip to the emergency room is imperative. There are other times when your illness or injury can wait for family doctor’s next opening. For ailments in between, there’s a new business in Branford filling the gap.     Stony Creek Urgent Care, which opened in Branford on Feb. 2, is providing urgent medical care for ...

Grant provides in-home assessments to families caring for seniors with memory problems (Venice Gondolier Sun)
SARASOTA -- A $75,000 grant from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs will help Sarasota Memorial Health Care System provide free in-home assessments and assistance to local residents caring for seniors with memory problems for a limited time this year.

Information on Tax-Deductible Long Term Care Insurance Now Available Through Your Tax Advisor, Thanks to LTC Financial ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Tax time is a good time to ask your accountant about long term care insurance. Why? "Because this special form of insurance can make a big difference in your tax liability and overall financial security," says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC , one of America's most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Business Booming For Senior Care Company (KETV 7 Omaha)
A local company has seen business boom as a baby-boomer population continues to age.

'Human error' led to Kamloops senior's freezing death (CHEK News)
The death of a senior who wandered away from her Kamloops care home in December and froze to death has been blamed on human error.

'Human error' led to Kamloops senior's freezing death (Victoria Times Colonist)
The death of a senior who wandered away from her Kamloops care home in December has been blamed on human error.

La Marque nursing home soon to open (Galveston County Daily News)
Bayou Pines Care Center in La Marque is helping fill the void in senior care left when Hurricane Ike forced many nursing homes to close.

Elder takes her final journey: Agnes ‘Oshanee' Kenmille (Missoulian)
Agnes “Oshanee” Kenmille, a Salish tribal elder featured in a Missoulian article in September when she registered to vote for the first time in her life, died Wednesday at the age of 93.

Health-care provider says complaint regarding surgery for woman with HIV has no merit (Fond du Lac Reporter)
Shelly Haberman, Agnesian HealthCare senior public relations associate, issued the following statement in response to the lawsuit:

Alzheimer's workshop (Ionia Sentinel-Standard)
IONIA - Doug Chalgian of Chalgian & Tripp, Elder Law Attorneys, spoke to an audience of around 15 Wednesday at Green Acres Retirement Living.

Hospital at fault over man's care (BBC News)
Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton is criticised by the Healthcare Commission following the death of a patient who was in their clinical care.

Consultant's report: Move most of UTMB operations (Galveston County Daily News)
The best scenario for the University of Texas Medical Branch is to move most hospital operations to League City, according to a consultant’s report.

Absences hinder Senior Services (Silver City Sun-News)
SILVER CITY — About 50 concerned senior citizens attended the first meeting of the board of Grant County Senior Services to be held this year. The meeting was moved from last month due to the legislative session. Many board members were absent from the meeting.

LIVE From Kabul: A Front Line Conversation with the Home Front: We-Do-Care.Org Will Give Citizens Direct Access to US ... (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
----We-Do-Care: When: Sunday, February 15th 10 a.m.-11 a.m. What: A Web cast conversation with senior U.S. Army Leaders in Afghanistan to discuss their ongoing missions. -- Presentations from and a Question and Answer session with Major General Richard P.

Kevin Armstrong: After ejection, McClinton reacts by honoring grandparents' memory (Sports Illustrated)
It was early in the afternoon last Aug. 5, and Jack McClinton Sr. was lying on a gurney outside the Harrisburg (Pa.) Community Hospital intensive care unit. Diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia, a slow-growing blood cancer, on July 3, the quiet 72-year-old was undergoing treatment across town at Community General Osteopathic Hospital. But his worries were with his wife, Shirley. A few hours ...

Iranian reformer's campaign faces many obstacles (AP via Yahoo! News)
At a gathering of Iran's reformist leaders, former President Mohammad Khatami sat silently like an elder statesman as younger voices decried their nation's path under four years of arch-conservative rule.


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