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Elder Care News 10/2009



Elder care workshop set Oct. 8 (Ely Times)
RENO, Nev.- Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Caring for elders can prove to be an unnerving situation for which many may not feel prepared.

As funds dwindle, elders must wait for home care (Boston Globe)
Local agencies that serve seniors are warning that state budget cuts will leave many area elders unable to obtain needed home care services.

Montpelier gets $1M grant (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
MONTPELIER – When Gwendolyn Hallsmith's mother suffered a debilitating stroke some years ago, the Montpelier director of planning came face-to-face with shortcomings in the region's elder-care system. ... - By PETER HIRSCHFELD Vermont Press Bureau

2 Sons Arrested For Elder Abuse Of Morgan Hill Mom (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Two Morgan Hill men have been arrested on suspicion of elder abuse for allegedly failing to care for their mother, police said Wednesday. One of the sons brought his 70-year-old mother to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center San Jose's emergency room around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, and hospital staff notified Morgan Hill police of a possible elder abuse case.

Safety fears grow with demand for home care (Detroit Free Press)
The need for greater consumer protection and quality service is prompting the Michigan Home Health Association to develop and promote state licensing requirements for all providers of home care. The legislation also would require staff qualifications, training and criminal background checks.

Is IRA taxed for elder care? (Bankrate.com)
Dear Tax Talk, If a 65-year-old person withdraws a large amount of money from a taxable IRA to pay nursing home expenses, is that money taxable? -- S Dear S, No matter what you do with your IRA money, when it is withdrawn from the account it is taxable income.

Hodes promotes public option in health care talk (The Nashua Telegraph)
U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes has read the entire House health care reform bill, more than 1,000 pages worth of legislative language on revamping the nation’s health insurance system. ... - By Albert McKeon Staff Writer

Health care reform issue comes home to Madison (Madison Eagle)
MADISON – The discussion drifted irrevocably toward health care even though the subject wasn’t on the agenda for the visit by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11, to the Madison Senior Center on Monday morning, Sept. 21.

Attorney honored for health care work (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Hugh "Trey" Daly III, a senior attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, has won the 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders award for his work protecting the health coverage and ensuring the health care of many of Ohio's poorest residents.

EPIC and Senior Care Enter Memorandum of Understanding to Acquire Interests in Healthcare Facilities (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
AUSTIN, Texas----EPIC Corporation , a financial services company, announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Senior Care Group, Inc. for the acquisition of interests in 10 healthcare facilities.

Elder care workshop set Oct. 8 (Ely Times)
RENO, Nev.- Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Caring for elders can prove to be an unnerving situation for which many may not feel prepared.

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation Announces Staff Appointments (dBusinessNews.com)
Dallas - DALLAS, OCT. 1, 2009: Senior living community developer Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) , parent company of life care retirement communities Edgemere in Dallas, The Buckingham in Houston, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way currently under development in Fort Worth, and Mirador currently under development in Corpus Christi, has named Janine Cohen ...

Couple seeks guardianship of father (Bradenton Herald)
MANATEE — An Indiana family is accusing a Bradenton elder advocate of gaining legal control of the care and assets of a relative without the family’s knowledge or consent.

Senior home gets $3M loan (Key West Citizen)
The hospital district board will loan $2.98 million to the new owners of the Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center so the company can save the nursing home. After hearing from Senior Care Group... read more

Two Calif. men charged with elder abuse (UPI)
MORGAN HILL, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Bites, scratches and sores on the body of a 70-year-old California woman prompted the arrest of her two sons on suspicion of abuse, police said Thursday.

Cabot Senior Critically Injured (The Harvard Crimson)
Cabot House senior Ariel E.F. Shaker ’10 is in intensive care after suffering a “critical injury” yesterday, according to an e-mail sent to Cabot House residents by Cabot House Master Jay M. Harris late last night.

Ageing population pressures health care (Việt Nam News)
HA NOI — A dramatic rise in the number of elderly people in the country is pushing Viet Nam on its way to having an old population, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Ba Thuy yesterday at a conference on the challenges Viet Nam faces with its ageing population.

Campaign launched to combat elder abuse (Telegraph-Journal)
Some New Brunswick senior citizens are routinely abused and neglected by their families and spouses but most cases are never reported, but the provincial government is hoping new resources unveiled in Dieppe on Thursday will help inspire more people to come forward to protect them.

Senior Expo set for Oct. 15 in Eagle River (The Rhinelander Daily News)
The fourth annual Senior Expo is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Derby Track Expo Center in Eagle River. This year’s Expo is designed for senior citizens and their families and will feature seasonal flu shots, pneumonia shots, some health care related testing, bingo, lots of good food and many prizes including the Grand Prize from Jensen Akins TV and Appliance in Conover.

Chamber honors senior care franchise - roanoke.com (Roanoke Times)
Home Instead Senior Care, which provides companionship, housekeeping and personal care to elderly clients in the Roanoke Valley, was honored Thursday as the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year. Chris and Betsy Head launched the independently owned franchise in 2001. Today it provides nonmedical services to 125 clients and employs 130 full- and part-time caregivers.

Health care reform issue comes home to Madison (Madison Eagle)
MADISON – The discussion drifted irrevocably toward health care even though the subject wasn’t on the agenda for the visit by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11, to the Madison Senior Center on Monday morning, Sept. 21.

How health care overhaul could change Medicare (AP via Yahoo! News)
Businessman Stewart Grill, 75, believes there's waste in Medicare. He's just skeptical Congress can find and eliminate it without touching what he likes about his government health care plan.

Special care for disabled, senior citizens among IDPs (Daily News)
The Ministry of Social Service and Social Welfare has taken several measures to improve the conditions of the disabled people and senior citizens among the Internally Displaced Persons living in welfare villages and IDP centres in the North and had spent around Rs. 17.6 million for their services Secretary Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Jegarajasingham told Daily News. The Friend In Need Society in ...

Provincial government fails to see big picture in senior care (Stony Plain Reporter)
The provincial government's recent announcement to cut 350 hospital beds (most of them occupied by seniors needing long-term care), and rumours of eliminating long-term care altogether has one Spruce Grove senior care centre manager worried.

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation Announces Staff Appointments (dBusinessNews.com)
Dallas - DALLAS, OCT. 1, 2009: Senior living community developer Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) , parent company of life care retirement communities Edgemere in Dallas, The Buckingham in Houston, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way currently under development in Fort Worth, and Mirador currently under development in Corpus Christi, has named Janine Cohen ...

Health care overhaul could raise Medicare Rx costs (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Medicare recipients could see higher premiums for prescription drug coverage as aresult of changes to complex provisions in a Senate health care bill, a senior Republican said Friday.

Quotes: Elder M. Russell Ballard on LDS humanitarian efforts (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Quotes from Elder M. Russell Ballard on LDS humanitarian efforts:   "It was overwhelming to see the food lines. Little kids with a little cup stood patiently taking their turn, just to get a dip of whatever was in the big, big kettle.

Senior levy helps visually impaired to afford needed care (This Week Licking County)
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Health care overhaul could raise Medicare Rx costs (AP via Yahoo! News)
Medicare recipients could see higher premiums for prescription drug coverage as a result of changes to complex provisions in a Senate health care bill, a senior Republican said Friday.

Government meetings on seniors' issues held across Saskatchewan (Regina Leader-Post)
Saskatchewan seniors grappling with concerns about home care services, access to personal care homes or even elder abuse have the ear of the government at meetings taking place across the province, says Regina-Qu’Appelle Valley MLA Laura Ross.

EPIC, Senior Care Group sign MOU to acquire interests in 10 healthcare facilities (News-Medical-Net)
EPIC Corporation, a financial services company, announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Senior Care Group, Inc. for the acquisition of interests in 10 healthcare facilities.

Day care center owner refutes officer (The Nashua Telegraph)
CONCORD – A Merrimack child care center owner denied Friday that her ex-boyfriend was arrested at her facility, as part of testimony that aims to save her operating license. ... - By ALBERT McKEON Staff Writer

Elder care workshop set Oct. 8 (Ely Times)
RENO, Nev.- Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Caring for elders can prove to be an unnerving situation for which many may not feel prepared.

Health Care Overhaul Is Drawing Close to Floor Debate (New York Times)
Senior Democrats say they are confident that a bill will pass this year, but party leaders still face immense political and policy challenges as they combine rival proposals.

Health Care Overhaul Could Raise Medicare Rx Costs (ABC News)
Senate health care bill could lead to higher Medicare prescription drug costs for seniors

Elder Robert D. Hales: 'Seeking to know God our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ' (Deseret News)
Seeking to know God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ is the foundation for a meaningful life, Elder Robert D. Hales of the...

Sun Sentinel Investigation Fla. lawmakers vow changes in checking child, elder care workers (Sun-Sentinel)
Florida legislators pledged to overhaul state law to require that caregivers for children and the elderly undergo background checks before they begin work and to close loopholes that have let thousands of felons get jobs in day care and nursing homes.

Boutique assisted-living facilities in North Dallas offer more flexible care for elderly (Dallas Morning News)
DAVID WOO/DMNAs the home construction market soured last year, Dallas builders Dean Krasovitsky (left) and David Goldstein found a sweet spot. They built "boutique" assisted-living homes for older adults who don't think they'd feel comfortable at a large senior care community.

Prestige Senior Living Reinvents Its Dementia Care Program, Emphasizing the Importance of Self Expression (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Prestige Senior Living launches a new memory care program developed in collaboration with dementia expert David Troxel. The new program called "Expressions" uses innovative new techniques and approaches focusing on turning daily activities into memorable and meaningful events.

Prestige Senior Living Reinvents Its Dementia Care Program, Emphasizing the Importance of Self Expression (PRWeb)
Prestige Senior Living launches a new memory care program developed in collaboration with dementia expert David Troxel. The new program called "Expressions" uses innovative new techniques and approaches focusing on turning daily activities into memorable and meaningful events. (PRWeb Oct 4, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/10/prweb2984424[[[SHIFTIN ...

Alameda County elder care watchdogs unresponsive, underfunded (The Daily Review)
California has an array of state regulators and advocates overseeing facilities that care for seniors. But getting help from them can be confusing and frustrating, according to residents of nursing homes, their caregivers and even the operators of the facilities.

Shoshone elder shares love of nature in book (Reno Gazette-Journal)
If you don't take care of the things that make up the world, Corbin Harney's grandmother told him when he was boy, when you grow up, they'll be gone. If they're not there -- the living things of the world -- you can't survive. They need you; you need them, she told Harney.

Elder Law: Certain annuities may allow veterans' benefits (The News-Press)
Although some studies estimate that the number of American veterans will decline over the next 10 years, VA statistics also reflect that the number...

Hairstylists Often Privy to Older Clients' Health Issues (Forbes)
Some see chance to steer them towards local elder services, report suggests

Elder Quentin L. Cook: Stewardship — a sacred trust (Deseret News)
Members live in perilous times when many believe they do not have a personal responsibility or stewardship for themselves or...

Alameda County elder care watchdogs unresponsive, underfunded (Lamorinda Sun)
When Angel Carter found her elderly mother in a wheelchair soaked in urine because staff at an Oakland assisted-living home had not changed her in more than 24 hours, she complained to the California Department of Social Services — loudly. And things changed.

Elder Dale G. Renlund: 'Preserving the Heart's Mighty Change' requires constant care, obedience (Deseret News)
Just as recipients of heart transplants must take daily medications to ensure their bodies do not reject their new hearts,...

Ex-WellPoint exec to lead elder-care services startup (The Indianapolis Star)
Indianapolis startup My Health Care Manager has named Jane Niederberger, a former WellPoint executive, as its new president and soon-to-be-chief executive officer.

President Obama continues health care push Monday (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama meets with doctors from across the country for a morning Rose Garden event on health care.

How health care overhaul could change Medicare (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Businessman Stewart Grill, 75, believes there's waste in Medicare. He's just skeptical Congress can find and eliminate it without touching what he likes about his government health care plan.


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