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City joining county on elder care permits
The city of St. Helena is set to adopt a new county ordinance requiring certain caregivers of elder and dependent adults to obtain a permit.

More Support Needed For Doctors Working In Aged Care, Australia
The AMA today called for more Government support for doctors to provide medical care to frail, elderly residents in aged care facilities. AMA President, Dr Andrew Pesce, said that he is not surprised by the alarming reports of poor care being delivered in some residential aged care facilities and that our senior citizens deserve better. These reports come at the same time as the results of a ...

Finding elder care proves stressful, daunting
The residents at the assisted living facility looked so frail, many sitting in wheelchairs or hunched over their walkers, making their way slowly along the hallways.

Makeover for Retirement Cottages and Memory Care Expansion at Lakeview Senior Living
Lakeview Senior Living, a Westmont Living premier retirement community, located in Lincoln City, OR.

Health Notes: Confused by home care options?
"The Home Care Solution: A Guide to the Best Choices for Seniors and Those Who Care about Them" is a FREE guide prepared by the Home Instead Senior Care network for family caregivers. The guide helps people distinguish betwee home health care and nonmedical care; the differences between types of caregivers; and the various ways to fund home care.

Pinecrest Community Fundraiser for Elderly
A Stateline senior care center known for helping our aging community is now looking back to the community for help.

Elder Care: Grandparents get involved and make a difference at a city school
Mobtown Beat by Phoebe Bright: It's lunchtime at Pimlico Elementary and Middle School, and a celebration is underway. The song "Cupid Shuffle" is playing and people are dancing--but it's not students who are stepping to the right, to the left, and then kicking out their heels. It's a group of 20 older individuals, dressed in gol...

City joining county on elder care permits
The city of St. Helena is set to adopt a new county ordinance requiring certain caregivers of elder and dependent adults to obtain a permit.

Liberals trying to slip through major legislation to further privatize senior care
Legislation to enhance the powers of private retirement homes is in the final stages of approval at Queen's Park despite the lack of public debate.[...]

Elder to host Fair One Miss Kolkata
Kolkata, June 2: Leading pharmaceutical company Elder Health Care Ltd is all set to organize its signature beauty pageant titled Fair One Miss Kolkata here.

Elder Law: Nursing homes must try to accommodate residents needs
By law, nursing homes must make reasonable adjustments to honor the preferences of the residents. The time and place to request these adjustments is in the care plan meeting for the resident. Nursing homes are required to have care plan meetings.

GeckoSystems' Elder Care Robot Trials' Caregiver Praises New GeckoScheduler(TM)
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - 06/10/10) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pinksheets: GCKO - News ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they have improved ease of use of their personal assistant robot, the CareBot as a result of their ongoing world's first in home elder care robot evaluation trials. The new GeckoScheduler enables the primary caregiver to more ...

GeckoSystems' Elder Care Robot Trials' Caregiver Praises New GeckoScheduler(TM)
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they have improved ease of use of their personal assistant robot, the CareBotT as a result of their ongoing world's first in home elder care robot evaluation trials. The new GeckoSchedulerT enables the primary caregiver to ...

GeckoSystems' Elder Care Robot Trials' Caregiver Praises New GeckoScheduler(TM)
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they have improved ease of use of their personal assistant robot, the CareBot as a result of their ongoing world's first in home elder care robot evaluation trials. The new GeckoScheduler enables the primary caregiver to more easily set the date, time and frequency of ...

Senior citizens across NC talk health care with Obama
Senior citizens across the state gathered Tuesday morning to participate in a series of national town meetings via telephone with President Barack Obama about the Affordable Care Act.

Beaverton senior housing development takes shape
The much talked about senior housing and health care development in Beaverton got a price tag this week: $20.2 million. Much of the money needed for the proposed partnership between the city of Beaverton and Providence Health & Services would come from federal Housing and Urban Development ...

Inaccurate State care deaths figure explained
Senior HSE figures have explained why they gave an inaccurate figure for the number of children who have died in State care.

Elder Care Pros Offered Phone Check-In System
SARASOTA, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique new service is being launched to help elder care professionals stay close to their clients, provide a new service unlike their competitors', earn extra income, and know when a client is in trouble.

Elder Care Pros Offered Phone Check-In System
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VHA Names Health Care Strategist Leslie Barden to Lead Regional Office in New York
IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - 06/10/10) - VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced the appointment of Leslie Barden as senior vice president/executive officer of its VHA Empire-Metro regional office in New York. The VHA Empire-Metro office coordinates and directs VHA efforts to serve 42 hospitals in New York and two hospitals in Connecticut, one hospital in New Jersey and two hospitals ...

VHA Names Health Care Strategist Leslie Barden to Lead Regional Office in New York
IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - June 10, 2010) - VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced the appointment of Leslie Barden as senior vice president/executive officer of its VHA Empire-Metro regional office in New York. The VHA Empire-Metro office coordinates and directs VHA efforts to serve 42 hospitals in New York and two hospitals in Connecticut, one hospital in New Jersey and two ...

VHA Names Health Care Strategist Leslie Barden to Lead Regional Office in New York
VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced the appointment of Leslie Barden as senior vice president/executive officer of its VHA Empire-Metro regional office in New York. The VHA Empire-Metro office coordinates and directs VHA efforts to serve 42 hospitals in New York and two hospitals in Connecticut, one hospital in New Jersey and two hospitals in Pennsylvania, all along the New ...

Senior Doctors Commend Appointments
Senior doctors commend the appointments announced by the Minister of Health to the interim board of the new Health Quality and Safety Commission, said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

We All Have the Power to Prevent Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can happen to any older individual, but experts estimate that only one in five cases of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation is reported.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day focuses on mistreatment problem
By Antrenise Cole Times Staff Writer World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Tuesday, and local agencies are encouraging individuals to raise awareness about the mistreatment of seniors.

GeckoSystems Updates Website With More Mobile Robot Solutions
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) reported today that they are very pleased with the insights and progress resulting from their ongoing elder care robot trials. They initiated their world's first personal assistant robot in home trials late last fall focused on assisting families more cost effectively caring for their elderly parents ...

GeckoSystems Updates Website With More Mobile Robot Solutions
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) reported today that they are very pleased with the insights and progress resulting from their ongoing elder care robot trials. They initiated their world's first personal assistant robot in home trials late last fall focused on assisting families more cost effectively caring for their elderly parents. Their newly revised and updated website better ...

Day care owner want charges dropped
Attorneys for Loving Care Nursing Home in Selinsgrove and the facility owner's wife are seeking the dismissal of felony theft charges in Snyder County Court.

Senior Services of the Chathams depends on donations
CHATHAM TWP. Senior Services of the Chathams is asking the public for donations to help make a difference in a seniors life.

Child care dialogue open to Breck residents
A panel of education and child care representatives will be speaking to Breckenridge residents on June 8.

Senior projects help community and the world
Gig Harbor High School senior Mikey Farrow describes how he handled teaching music to students at Kopachuck Middle School for his senior project.

Think tank analysis: Health care reform best option of 2,000 policies
The new U.S. health care reform law was the best option for providing health insurance to the largest number of people while keeping federal government costs as low as possible, according to an analysis by the RAND Corp., a nonprofit policy think tank.

Flags to raise awareness of elder abuse
Flags designed to raise awareness of elder abuse will be flown outside of all Niagara Regional Police Services districts next week. The flags, created by the Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network, which carry the message Elder Abuse, the Preventable Crime. Recognize... Prevent...

Fire department working to improve safety in senior care facilities
A private member's bill mandating all Ontario retirement homes be equipped with sprinkler systems recently passed its first reading in the provincial legislature. There are currently two senior care facilities in Orillia that are not equipped with sprinkler systems, Ralph Dominelli, Orillia's fire [...]

Senior Center Turns 25
The Southside Senior Center celebrated its silver anniversary Friday.

Rockport Ramblings: Rockport recognizes elder abuse 'awareness'
ROCKPORT The Rockport Police Department and the Rockport Council On Aging will co-sponsor a "Show You Care" presentation at Five Corners this Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. "We will stand to show our support for this worldwide effort to end elder abuse and neglect," said Council on Aging Chairman Roger Lesch.

Health care financier hailed
A health care fund with a production office in Chattanooga was named 2010 Small Business Investment Company of the Year.

Group lays out framework for tackling senior health care issues
Gayle Kvenvold, president and CEO of Aging Services of Minnesota, a branch of Minnesota's Long-Term Care Imperative which is a collaboration for changes in older adults services, knew what the Legislature was up against in balancing the state's...

Former day care operator found guilty of bilking county, state
One of two former Erie County day care operators charged with bilking the county and state was found guilty Friday by Senior Erie County Judge Michael L. D'Amico.

Bill aids in fight against elder abuse
MOUNT VERNON -- No one knows precisely how many older Americans are being abused, neglected or exploited, but the best estimates, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, are that between 1 million and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, mistreated or otherwise exploited by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.

Senior Services of the Chathams depends on donations
CHATHAM TWP. Senior Services of the Chathams is asking the public for donations to help make a difference in a seniors life.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Tuesday
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be observed Tuesday, and according to DeKalb Department of Human Resources Director Denise Raines, its focus is on a problem not limited by geography, the mistreatment of elderly citizens.

Health care reform for seniors explained
Seniors who want to know what the health care reform bill means to them can attend a free talk Monday at the Frederick County Department of Aging

Senior-focused businesses take off to capitalize on the growing senior citizen demographics
Entrepreneurs with an eye on the aging demographics of North Jersey are starting up businesses to capitalize on the growing senior citizen population.

Senior Helpers In Home Health Care of Eastern Connecticut Helps Seniors Stay Mentally Sharp in Old Age
I hate to say it, but I think our parents are starting to slip. Thousands of conversations across eastern Connecticut start this way each year. Maybe its a forgotten appointment and a missed family birthday, or maybe its misplaced medication and a strange lapse in judgment. Unfortunately, as elderly loved ones age, some amount of cognitive change is almost bound to happen. But thanks to a new ...

Self-neglect the most common form of elder abuse
There's no typical victim of elder abuse. Every case is different, says Barbara Stewart, supervisor of Adult Protective Services in Hampton. "You can't generalize. Each case is handled individually." But there are common contributing factors to a problem that's growing as people live longer. Peninsula resident Eva Gaskins, 96, was at risk on several counts: her advanced age, dementia, and ...

Shift health care system from fee-for-service model
U.S. medicine continues to resemble a 19th-century cottage industry with doctors being paid on a piecemeal basis.

Accountable care grows: Health reform spawns integrated care groups
Oakwood Healthcare Inc. in Dearborn plans to get ahead of the health care reform curve by forming an accountable care organization with up to 1,300 physicians at its four hospitals.

More health care isnt always better care
A new study from the United States estimates 30 per cent or more of health-care spending, or perhaps $700-billion a year, is wasted.

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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