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Elder Care News 04/2009



Company moves into KC market with urgent care centers (The Kansas City Star)
Concentra is not exactly a household name in health care. For most of its history, the privately held company based in Addison, Texas, has focused on occupational health, such as workers compensation and drug screenings. Now Concentra is pumping up its profile with employers and individual consumers.

Senior Fair slated for Friday (The Sentinel)
State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-89, is inviting area seniors to attend his 2009 Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Old County Market Building in the South Gate Shopping Center, Chambersburg. Admission to the fair is free.

Osseo takes 1st at State Emergency Care Competition (Osseo-Maple Grove Press)
Osseo Senior High's Opportunities in Emergency Health Care program, also known as OEC, hosted the 23rd Annual State Emergency Care Competition at Park Center High School on Feb. 28, with Herzing University as a sponsor.

Families struggle to find quality senior care (Suburban Journals)
When Ray Linhoff's aunt, Barbara Gibson, entered Blanchette Place Care Center in January 2007 to recover from back surgery, the family thought she'd be back on her feet and out of the senior care center quickly.

Senior demands better care (The North Bay Nugget)
Two strokes have robbed Robert Stevens of his independence, but he’s determined not to let a struggling health-care system take away his dignity. “I’m not afraid to carry the banner for everybody here.[...]

Woman injured in Box Elder house fire in critical condition (Rapid City Journal)
A Box Elder woman injured in a house fire Friday evening is in critical condition, and her husband in stable condition at a Colorado burn center.

Council’s new body to run city care services (EveningTimes Online)
ALMOST 9000 Glasgow City Council carers have a new employer. Cordia, created by the city council, today takes over the work of the former Direct and Care Services department.

Health and care inspections (Guardian Unlimited)
On the eve of the great jamboree to re-regulate finance, one by-product of the earlier Brownian stance on regulation comes to fruition. The NHS and social care inspection commissions will be amalgamated today, along with a third body which keeps an eye on detentions under the Mental Health Act. The merger is one of a myriad set out in the 2005 budget when - with the slogan "not a light touch but ...

Moving UTMB an 'excellent opportunity' (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY If UT regents move the medical branch off the island, League City would gain jobs, new businesses and top-notch health care.

UTMB ends treat-and-transfer,' shuts ER (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON UTMB has closed its emergency room, ending a treat and transfer program.

Taylor Care nursing home closes (The Journal News)
YONKERS - A ventilator prevents Shirley Centrillo from doing a lot of things but doesn't stop her from mouthing 'I love you' when her daughter, Louann, gives her a hug.

Health care officials lead $100,000 club (Ancaster News)
Hamilton’s health-care officials topped the list of public sector salary earners in 2008 with St. Joseph’s Healthcare president and chief executive officer Kevin Smith at the financial peak taking in over $620,000 in 2008.

Research and Markets: Aging Populations: Senior Consumers No Longer See Themselves As Old, But Instead See Age As A ... (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Aging Populations: Changing Personal Care Needs and Behaviors of Senior Consumers" report to their offering.

Elder abuse on the rise (Mississauga News)
Peel Regional Police are seeing an increasing number of elderly people being abused. A report submitted to the force's Police Services Board recently showed that reported cases of elder abuse went up 18 per cent last year.

Caretaker arrested for financial elder abuse (The Desert Sun)
A 60-year-old caretaker has been arrested on charges of financial elder abuse after she was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Palm Desert resident she was hired to take care of, officials said today.

Ill Prepared for Long-Term Health Care (BusinessWeek)
The high cost of long-term health care will drag down the quality of life for nearly two-thirds of today's retirees.

Woman injured in Box Elder house fire in critical condition (Rapid City Journal)
A Box Elder woman injured in a house fire Friday evening is in critical condition, and her husband in stable condition at a Colorado burn center.

Nepalnews Feature (Nepalnews. com)
With tubes and needles attached to his wrist and various parts of his frail body and nurses regularly checking on him, Sunny Nakarmi, 20, is struggling between life and death at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Blue Cross Hospital in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu after he was hit by a U.S embassy vehicle just a day ahead of Holi festival on March 9.

Agency gets contract for Alzheimer's care (Marin Independent Journal)
Senior Access has won a $75,214 contract from the county for providing adult day care services to Alzheimer's patients.

Emeritus Senior Living Announces National Branding Initiative (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Emeritus Senior Living, a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer's and memory care services to seniors announces the steps it's taken to unify its brand across all communities through its brand promise, renamed communities, new collateral and its redesigned website.

Families struggle to find quality senior care (Suburban Journals)
When Ray Linhoff's aunt, Barbara Gibson, entered Blanchette Place Care Center in January 2007 to recover from back surgery, the family thought she'd be back on her feet and out of the senior care center quickly.

Woman injured in Box Elder house fire in critical condition (Rapid City Journal)
A Box Elder woman injured in a house fire Friday evening is in critical condition, and her husband in stable condition at a Colorado burn center.

Hearing set on plans for senior apartments at Kane (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
April 13 will be an important date for the developers of a proposed "continuum of care" community for senior citizens at the Kane Regional Center in Ross.

New Law Comes Into Force To Strengthen Protection Of Vulnerable People, UK (Medical News Today)
Some of the most vulnerable people in society will be better protected against abuse and poor care as a result of new legislation coming into force today. People who lack capacity in hospitals and care homes will now be protected by a new law known as the 'Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards'.

Savvy Senior (Northville Record)
Dear Savvy Senior Are there any special computers out there designed for senior citizens? My 70-year-old mother would like to get a home computer so she can use the Internet and e-mail but she's not computer savvy at all. Computer Shopping Cindy Dear Cindy, There are actually several senior-friendly options on the market that can help your mother join the computer age. Here's what you should ...

Shard Villa gets reprieve from closing (The Addison County Independent)
SALISBURY — Shard Villa trustees will not proceed with their previously stated direction of closing the elder care facility this fall.

Ill Prepared for Long-Term Health Care (BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News)
The high cost of long-term health care will drag down the quality of life for nearly two-thirds of today's retirees. It can cost $77,000 a year for a nursing home room and $20,000 for in-home care, expenses that many people are ill prepared to absorb, said the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

Burn victim in medical coma; fire blamed on propane leak (Rapid City Journal)
The Box Elder woman burned in a house fire Friday has suffered second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent to 60 percent of her body.

Woman arrested on suspicion of financial elder abuse (The Desert Sun)
A 60-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of financial elder abuse in Palm Desert, authorities said Wednesday.

Senior Fair slated for Friday (The Sentinel)
State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-89, is inviting area seniors to attend his 2009 Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Old County Market Building in the South Gate Shopping Center, Chambersburg. Admission to the fair is free.

Health Care Home Invasion (Forbes)
GE and Intel bet there's a huge market in taking care of the elderly outside of hospitals.

Elder half of mother-daughter Craigslist team pleads guilty to promoting prostitution (Philadelphia Daily News)
Traci Young, the Northeast Philly woman who made up one half of a mother-daughter team allegedly offering "erotic services" in a Craigslist ad last year, pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of promoting prostitution and conspiracy.

Utah Utes football: Senior linebacker Sylvester not satisfied (Deseret Morning News)
For the second consecutive year, the Utah Utes have a previous team captain participating in spring ball. Senior linebacker Stevenson Sylvester is following a path similar to that of quarterback Brian Johnson.

Paterson touts health-care improvements (The Journal News)
ALBANY - While Gov. David Paterson yesterday touted the state budget's increased spending on primary and preventive health care, hospital groups said cuts to those institutions would lead to big service reductions and layoffs.

Gozo Age Concern’ and AD ask for Senior Citizens' Care homes and adequate services in Gozo (di-ve)
The Gozitan NGO, "Gozo Age Concern" (GAC) and Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) - The Green Party have made a joint appeal to the authorities to set up Senior Citizens' Care homes in Gozo and other services related to the Care of the Elderly.

Burn victim in medical coma; fire blamed on propane leak (Rapid City Journal)
The Box Elder woman burned in a house fire Friday has suffered second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent to 60 percent of her body.

Need a job? Verizon has 100 openings in Irvine (Orange County Register)
Job benefits include annual bonuses, profit sharing and health care starting on Day 1.

AG's office starts training program on elder abuse (The News Journal)
In September, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden gave his staff a directive to alert, train and protect the elderly and now it's coming to fruition.

Families struggle to find quality senior care (Suburban Journals)
When Ray Linhoff's aunt, Barbara Gibson, entered Blanchette Place Care Center in January 2007 to recover from back surgery, the family thought she'd be back on her feet and out of the senior care center quickly.

GAC makes appeal to set up Senior care homes in Gozo (Malta Star)
Over 21.5% of the inhabitants of the Island of Gozo are senior citizens over the of 60 and amount to over 7,000 people, Rev. Fr. Mario said.

Intel, GE announce health care research partnership (San Jose Mercury News)
Santa Clara chipmaker Intel on Thursday announced a $250 million research partnership with General Electric to develop innovative health-care products to help the elderly and others maintain independence in their own homes.    More Intel news

Caretaker accused of fleecing $100K from senior couple (The Desert Sun)
A woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 in money and jewelry from a senior couple for whom she was a caretaker got the couple to lend her much of the money, according to court records.

Company Profile for Workplace Options, Inc. (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
----Workplace Options develops employee service offerings in a comprehensive range of areas from workplace wellness initiatives to child and elder care, from concierge services to back-up care services.

Workers Allege Rights, Pay Violations: Protest Seeks Overtime Wages from Madison Earth Care (The Source)
By Marianne Sullivan, Source Senior Staff Writer: JUNTA for Progressive Action and four former employees of Madison Earth Care Services are alleging the local landscape and design company owes its workers “thousands of dollars” in overtime wages and has violated both state and federal labor laws. Robert Blundon, president and founder of the company, said, in part, “Madison Earth Care Services ...

Woman Accused of Stealing Money During Home Care Job (KESQ Palm Springs)
PALM DESERT - A 60-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of financial elder abuse in Palm Desert, authorities said.

Community Calendar (Cape Coral Daily Breeze)
Conference on Aging to explore local health and care issues, including economy Hope Hospice and Community Services will host the Eighth Annual Southwest Florida Conference on Aging, to be held in Fort Myers on Friday, April 17. The Conference is sponsored by Osterhout, McKinney, & Prather, PA., Elder Law Attorneys.

Elder Flushing survivors recall Armenian Genocide (YourNabe.com)
Two Armenian women who live in a Flushing home for the elderly recalled their experiences escaping the genocide that killed most of their family members and nearly 1 million other people in the Ottoman Empire just under 100 years ago during a remembrance of the massacre held by the Armenian House.

North Side event to focus on looming senior care 'tsunami' (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The well-intentioned but fragmented system that cares for older adults will be overwhelmed when baby boomers start turning 65 in 2011, said a health official moderating a panel discussion Tuesday in the North Side.

HHHC TO HOST FOOT CARE CLINIC AT AYNSLEY PLACE (The Nashua Telegraph)
Home Health & Hospice Care (HHHC) is now hosting a Foot Care Clinic Aynsley Place, 80 Lake Street in Nashua. The clinic is open to the public and will be held on Friday, April 17 from 9am to 12:30pm. ... - Laurie Dufault

Scholarships open to health care students (Missoulian)
New West Health Services is continuing its “Health Care for Montanans” scholarship program to help keep Montana health care students in Montana after graduation.


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