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Elder Care News 08/2009



Video: War over health care turns ugly (MSNBC)
July 31: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod joins Countdown guest host Richard Wolffe to discuss conservatives’ strategy of disrupting Democratic town hall meetings during the August recess to derail the Democrats’ health care agenda. (Countdown)

Key House committee passes health care bill (CNN)
A key House committee passed comprehensive health care reform legislation Friday, moving President Obama's domestic priority one step closer to congressional approval.

Rides to senior meal site in Camarillo to end (Ventura County Star)
The Camarillo Health Care District has decided to eliminate transit services to a senior nutrition meal site starting next week, but officials said other transportation will be available.

'Euthanasia' claims stoke seniors' fears on health care (Seattle Times)
A campaign on conservative talk radio — fueled unintentionally by President Obama's calls to control exorbitant medical bills — has sparked fear among senior citizens that the health-care overhaul bill moving through Congress will lead to end-of-life "rationing" and even "euthanasia."

Butte College cuts elder education (Chico Enterprise-Record)
Tears rolled off the weathered cheeks of many residents Thursday at the WindChime Assisted Living Community in Chico after their last exercise class with Cory Williams.

All about family (Ralston Recorder)
Milissa Vodicka, recent winner of the title of 2009 Nebraska Child Care Provider of the Year, is a woman who is all about family.

Seniors Rally at the State Capitol (PR.com)
Several hundred seniors, adults with physical disabilities and advocates rallied in Lansing on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday, June 11 to implore legislators to increase funding for senior services. Seniors at the rally held placards reading Create Choices for Independence, Elder-Friendly Means Everyone-Friendly, and handmade signs reading Hell No, We Wont Go to the Nursing Home. [PR.com - June ...

Senior Housing Leader Ecumen Points Way to Post Partisanship: Long Term Care Financing Reform (PR.com)
Guest post in New York Times and latest whitepaper illustrate reasons why Sens. McCain & Obama are silent on Long Term Care Financing Reform and Outline Opportunity for Candidates [PR.com - September 11, 2008]

Grant to aid training of senior care workers (The Buffalo News)
The Western New York Alliance for Person-Centered Care has been awarded a $370,000 grant by the John R. Oishei Foundation to develop education and training programs for senior care facilities in the region.

Locals answer senior center’s call for help (The Signal)
It didn’t take long for Santa Clarita Valley residents to come to the aid of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Adult Day Care program.

Children put in care over father's abduction fears return to family (Daily Telegraph)
Children who were taken into care by social workers after their father asked to pick them up from inside the school gates have been reunited with their parents by a judge.

With Health Care Talks Uncertain, Democrats Consider a Last Resort (New York Times)
Democrats are talking about exploiting a procedural loophole they planted in this year’s budget to skirt Republican filibusters against a health care overhaul.

Softer Demand for Senior Housing (New York Times)
Many potential residents of senior housing have been unable to move in because their houses won’t sell and their investment portfolios are down.

Community honors former mayor (The Katy Times)
Katy mayor Don Elder Jr. hugs Jan Cox, the daughter of Dan Cox who served as mayor from 1971-79 and councilman from 1980-84. A memorial service was held Wednesday for family and friends to remember the man and his accomplishments.

Elder Law: Guardianship can offer last resort for protection (The News-Press)
If you have no spouse, children, relatives or friends, to protect your assets and your health when you become elderly and incapacitated, who will...

Focus on Seniors: Ways to manage the big four (Florida Today)
Problems associated with aging come in many forms, but elder care professionals can tell you most fall under four categories: medication, falls prevention, socialization and nutrition. Fortunately, with some attention to detail and a bit of planning, many of these problems can be avoided.

Adult day care offers help to those with dementia (The Oakland Press)
The Adult Day Care Program offered through Bloomfield Township will soon have a new home.

How to Save Money on Senior Care (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - With America's population aging, billions of dollars are spent each year on senior care expenses. But with economic worries affecting many families, cutting costs has become more important than ever. With a little creativity, seniors and their families can save a substantial amount of money.

Caring for dad opened eyes to elder care issues (The Jackson Sun)
During the first months of 2006, my father's life gradually came to an end.

FACT CHECK: Distortions rife in health care debate (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system. Opponents of proposals by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats falsely claim that government agents will force elderly people to discuss end-of-life wishes. Obama has played down the possibility that a health care overhaul would cause large numbers of people to change ...

FACT CHECK: Distortions rife in health care debate (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system. Opponents of proposals by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats falsely claim that government agents will force elderly people to discuss end-of-life wishes.

FACT CHECK: Distortions rife in health care debate (AP via Yahoo! News)
Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system.

Foundation's gift of $30G helps parents of babies in intensive care unit at New Brunswick hospital (MyCentralJersey.com)
Parents with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital now have a new way to comprehend the often-confusing medical conditions and treatments their infants are dealing with.

FACT CHECK: Distortions rife in health care debate (AP via Yahoo! News)
Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system. Opponents of proposals by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats falsely claim that government agents will force elderly people to discuss end-of-life wishes. Obama has played down the possibility that a health care overhaul would cause large numbers of people to change ...

Elementary, My Dears: Money and happiness (San Mateo County Times)
Can money really buy us happiness, or is it the root of all evil? Are we toiling away at work, saving and investing just to shake the devil's hand? Well, money can certainly buy us happiness in the form of safer living conditions, better health care, elder care, vacations and many other tangible

Senior citizens rap: the new old school (Los Angeles Times)
A rap class at the Watts Senior Community Center run by Keith Cross enables senior citizens to relate to the young people in their lives. No one can rock it on the mike like Patsy Cole, also known as Lady P, a 48-year-old rapper and grandmother of 28, with two more on the way. She hustles, flows, rhymes and raps, all with the intention of conveying an important message to kids and teens: If the ...

FACT CHECK: Health-care reform debate analyzed (Chicago Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system.

Chuck Molnar, Senior Corner, Aug. 2, 2009: Health care reform faces setbacks (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
It appears that President Obama, no matter how well-intentioned, may have bitten off more than he can chew when it comes to health-care reform.

Los Osos: Woman sues over mom’s health care (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
The daughter of a 96-year-old woman with dementia is suing a local care facility and a doctor, claim

Adult day care offers help to those with dementia (The Oakland Press)
The Adult Day Care Program offered through Bloomfield Township will soon have a new home.

Los Osos: Woman sues over moms health care (The Cambrian)
The daughter of a 96-year-old woman with dementia is suing a local care facility and a doctor, claiming her mother was given medication without her family’s consent as a way for caregivers to keep her docile and asleep through the night.

New Pennsylvania elder law attorneys' group battles for seniors (Daily Local News)
As the Pennsylvania budget impasse enters its second month, the participants are getting weary. While Pennsylvania has not ever in the six years of Gov. Rendell's administration passed an annual budget on time for July 1, this year — according to at least one commentator — is different.

Stop, ask hard questions and think about health-care reform (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
It would be great to enjoy a carefree summer without all the sound and fury about health-care reform. But since it's being forced on us, and the proposed changes will profoundly impact our country and you personally, you need to pay close attention and ask some hard questions.

Air Products Showcases Personal Care Polymers at In-Cosmetics 2009 (ThomasNet)
Intelimer® Polymers Boost Deposition and Retention of Active Ingredients LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (April 23, 2009) - Personal care formulators can expect enhanced deposition and retention of actives on the skin, as well as excellent sensory benefits, using Air Products' (NYSE:APD) Intelimer® 8600 Emulsion Polymer, Mona Noor, senior chemist with Air Products, told attendees during an Innovation Seminar ...

Politics Today: The Health Care "Drumbeat Across America" (CBS News)
President Obama and Members of Congress Will Be Selling Health Care Reform Across the Country This Month

Elder Care: Coping with the twilight years (The Jackson Sun)
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Adult day care offers help to those with dementia (The Oakland Press)
The Adult Day Care Program offered through Bloomfield Township will soon have a new home.

Senior care center now closed to public (14 WFIE Evansville)
The center was put under quarantine last week after a scabies outbreak.

Daryl Hall: Read the fine print on health-care reform (Silver City Sun-News)
Senior citizens on Social Security and younger people hoping someday to enjoy the benefits of paying into the system their entire working life shouldn't feel too secure with the 1017-page Health Care Bill (HR 3200) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and being pushed hard by President Obama and his Democrat followers.

Family Caregivers Feel the Heat: Stressed Family Caregivers Look to In-Home Care Providers for Help (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
A recent study conducted by the Boomer Project for the Home Instead Senior Care® network of more than 1,600 adult caregivers revealed that nutritional risk factors for seniors are indicators of the stress levels of their caregivers, heightening the growing demand for in-home, non-medical care providers.

Dining event raises funds for Senior Concerns (Ventura County Star)
Guests attending the 24th annual Ultimate Dining event at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, left, inspect the items available at a silent auction held before the dinner is served. Above, Lake Sherwood residents Steve Bansbach, left, and his wife are two of the more than 500 attendees at the fundraiser for Senior Concerns of Thousand Oaks, a Conejo Valley nonprofit agency that provides respite care for ...

Family Caregivers Feel the Heat: Stressed Family Caregivers Look to In-Home Care Providers for Help (PRWeb)
A recent study conducted by the Boomer Project for the Home Instead Senior Care® network of more than 1,600 adult caregivers revealed that nutritional risk factors for seniors are indicators of the stress levels of their caregivers, heightening the growing demand for in-home, non-medical care providers. (PRWeb Aug 4, 2009) Read the full story at ...

Courtney Is Salesman For Health Care Reform (New London Day)
Norwich - Back in the 2nd District for the congressional recess, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney found no respite from the topic that lately has been consuming the House and Senate - health care reform. Not that he was looking for one. Monday morning, the first weekday of the recess, Courtney attended previously scheduled meetings at a local defense contractor and with senior citizen center directors, ...

Drivers sought for WS Mobile Meals program (West Salem Coulee News)
Volunteer drivers are needed for Mobile Meals of West Salem, a program based at Mulder Health Care Facility that delivers up to 14 evening meals to elder and shut-in clients on weekdays.

Largest Online Directory of Senior Care Providers GilbertGuide.com to Co-Brand Directory Starting with Well Known ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Largest Online Directory of Senior Care Providers GilbertGuide.com to Co-Brand Directory - most comprehensive site on the web for everything related to aging and senior care partners with Parentgiving and Caregiving to Co-Brand their Offerings

Largest Online Directory of Senior Care Providers GilbertGuide.com to Co-Brand Directory Starting with Well Known ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Largest Online Directory of Senior Care Providers GilbertGuide.com to Co-Brand Directory - most comprehensive site on the web for everything related to aging and senior care partners with Parentgiving and Caregiving to Co-Brand their Offerings

Largest Online Directory of Senior Care Providers GilbertGuide.com to Co-Brand Directory Starting with Well Known ... (PRWeb)
Largest Online Directory of Senior Care Providers GilbertGuide.com to Co-Brand Directory - most comprehensive site on the web for everything related to aging and senior care partners with Parentgiving and Caregiving to Co-Brand their Offerings (PRWeb Aug 4, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2714884.htm

Elder Care Resources (The Jackson Sun)
Elder care resources are available. See a list including area contacts and web sites.

Daryl Hall: Read the fine print on health-care reform (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Senior citizens on Social Security and younger people hoping someday to enjoy the benefits of paying into the system their entire working life shouldn't feel too secure with the 1017-page Health Care Bill (HR 3200) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and being pushed hard by President Obama and his Democrat followers.

Obama Gives Democrats Health Care Pep Talk (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
President Obama gave Senate Democrats a pep talk Tuesday on their health care overhaul efforts as the lawmakers prepare to counter blistering attacks from Republicans over the August recess.


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