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Elder Care News 09/2010



Health care reform is a reality: Now what?
What: Health care reform is a reality: Now what?

Elder abuse: Domestic violence in the shadows
Sonoma West Times & News is featuring a special series on domestic violence in Sonoma County. This is the fifth installment of our series leading up to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

Shining a light on elder abuse
In anticipation of October’s designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Windsor Times is featuring a special series on domestic violence in Sonoma County. The following is the fifth installment of the series discussing elder abuse.

Senior fair set for Sept. 21 in BiCenter
The 2010 Senior Fair, "To 'Oldly' Go Where No One Has Gone Before," is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Bicentennial Center. The fair is sponsored annually by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging to highlight options for seniors and family caregivers.

Nursing Home Accused of Abuse
Elderly Abuse in long term care facilities is a serious problem that affects hundreds of thousands of elderly people across this country. It is widely under reported and as TV10 recently found out it can happen anywhere.

Old Colony Elder Services launches new website
Old Colony Elder Services of Brockton, an Aging Services Access Point serving seniors and caregivers in 23 towns south of Boston, recently launched a new website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org .

Right at Home moving to Ak Village
Right at Home Inc., a senior care franchise company, will move its headquarters to 6464 Center St. in Aksarben Village from 120th and Q Streets, occupying twice as much space because of the company’s growth.

Parma mayor donates proceeds of fun walk to Parma Hospital
Parma Mayor Dean DePiero has presented the Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation with a check for $10,000, the proceeds coming from his annual 5K and 2K Fun Walk Charity.

Omnicare Announces Acquisition of Continuing Care Rx
COVINGTON, Ky. -- Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), a leading provider of pharmaceutical care for the elder...

Generosity of an heiress: 4 homes for the nurse
Huguette Clark has been generous to those close to her, as indicated by large gifts to her social secretary, longtime nurse and attorney. Msnbc.com's Bill Dedman reports. Bill Dedman - Msnbc.com - United States - Huguette Clark - Law

Urgent-care clinic funded
The Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is expected to become more "senior friendly" by next spring thanks to a $4.8-million provincial announcement Tuesday, an official said.[...]

Old Colony Elder Services Announces Caregiver Support Group in Hanson
Boston - BROCKTON AND HANSON, MA... Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) offers a Caregiver Support Group on the second Wednesday of each month beginning in September, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hanson Senior Center located at 132 Maquan Street.

Child care owner gets two years in prison
A woman who founded a church and later a child care center in it received two years in prison Wednesday for stealing $450,000 from the state's taxpayer-financed child care program.

Elder abuse: Domestic violence in the shadows
Sonoma West Times & News is featuring a special series on domestic violence in Sonoma County. This is the fifth installment of our series leading up to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

Elder abuse ‘chronically underreported’ but common problem
Domestic violence is often equated with spousal abuse but advocates for Sonoma County’s senior population say the impact of elder abuse is similar to traditional domestic violence, and it’s on the rise.

Kanjorski discusses health care legislation with local senior citizens
PLAINS TWP. - U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski said many senior citizens will see cost savings and other benefits as a result of health care reform legislation, during a stop Wednesday at the Plains Senior Center.Wednesday's discussion was one of several stops

Right at Home moving to Ak Village
Right at Home Inc., a senior care franchise company, will move its headquarters to 6464 Center St. in Aksarben Village from 120th and Q Streets, occupying twice as much space because of the company’s growth.

Health Care REIT is making its move
By JULIE M. McKINNON BLADE STAFF WRITER After nearly a year of multimillion-dollar renovations incorporating green energy and employee-wellness features, Health Care REIT Inc. is moving its headquarters this weekend into 4500 Dorr St., the stately longtime former home of Dana Holding Corp. Ninety-five employees, mostly from Health Care REIT's downtown Toledo office, will start working Tuesday at ...

For-profit scoops up Senior Care
Senior Care and Activities Center, the Greenwood Avenue nonprofit that nearly became Montclair’s first dedicated community center, has been purchased by a for-profit healthcare company that operates two similar facilities in New Jersey.

Care for Yorktown's senior caregivers
YORKTOWN — A collaborative effort here among those who provide services for seniors aims to answer the question: Who cares for the caregivers?

Senior meals
Senior meals

Because You Ought to Do Right by Your Parents...
Parental Controls" chronicles the worst case scenarios and the choices that are available to avoid these pitfalls. Â Elder abuse haunts the headlines and Ms. Hollins-Moore is on a mission to help prevent such abuse in our society. Â Having been a caregiver herself for an elderly parent and with a background in dementia care , she has written this novel to document what she learned along the way ...

MP learns about elder abuse issues
Cases of elder abuse are increasing. That was one of the messages that Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley heard during a public consultation meeting held in Wallaceburg on Aug. 25.[...]

Concord township senior citizens club meets Sept. 7
The meeting of the Concord Township Senior Citizens Club will be at noon Sept. 7, one day later than usual, because of the Labor Day holiday.

State Department of Aging accepting nominations for Elder Caregiver Award
The Ohio Department of Aging is taking nominations for its annual Elder Caregiver Award. The honor recognizes outstanding individuals who sacrifice their time and independence to provide much-needed care to a loved one who is aging or who has a disability.

Senior Center dinner fills the hall and pleases the palate
Guests at the Kennett Area Senior Center Dinner who were looking for culinary variety found it in abundance on Sunday night.

Moving in, eight per day
The first eight residents moved into Michener Hill Village continuing care centre on Wednesday making way for the closure of two public Red Deer nursing homes.

The cost of long-term care
Some insurance decisions are easy. Take life insurance. You know you need it to replace the income your spouse and kids would lose if you died. Insurers don't have much leeway to dispute claims for death benefits because "deceased" is a pretty definite condition.

Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses Offer Coverage: Report
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act begin to be implemented, many small businesses in the United States will be able to take advantage of new tax credits, a new report shows.

Senior Expo Scheduled Sept. 14
Pharmacies and eye-care specialists will be among the participants and exhibitors scheduled at the third annual Senior Expo, hosted by the town on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Understanding Medicare, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue, Among Topics at Geriatric Care Ministry Program
The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University is sponsoring an innovative Geriatric Care Ministry Program to help clergy of all faiths improve the quality-of-life for older people in their communities.

Phoebe details plans
Elder care provider looking to build housing in Lower Saucon for up to 500 seniors. Representatives of Phoebe Ministries fleshed out plans to build a 350-unit continuing care community for senior citizens on 65 acres off Meadows and Friedensville roads in Lower Saucon Township.

Highland Park Family Service Awarded $10,000 from Local Home Instead Senior Care®
Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling of Highland Park has announced that it has received a donation of $10,000 from the Home Instead Senior Care® Northbrook, Ill., office, which will be used to help subsidize senior care services in Lake and northern Cook Counties.

Seniors question state reps on health care and economy
LUNENBURG -- Construction, health care and the economy were on the minds of residents at the Pearl Brook Senior Housing Complex Thursday, during an ice cream social with state Sen.

Senior Nurse - Paediatrics. - 48k
Lehman Ambrose are seeking a Senior Sister to work in a highly respected Paediatric Unit. As a Senior Sister within this team, you will be responsible for managing a team, typically 6-8 nurses on shift.

Concord township senior citizens club meets Sept. 7
The meeting of the Concord Township Senior Citizens Club will be at noon Sept. 7, one day later than usual, because of the Labor Day holiday.

Latest Jobs
We are currently seeking to recruit committed Senior Care Workers for our two Extra Care schemes in Enfield. Our extra ... Metropolitan Housing Trust London changes the lives of literally thousands of people every day. One of the largest and most ...

A shrewd withdrawal
Bruce Elder checks into the safest place in town - The Bank Guest House.

Elder Rights Coordinator speaks at AARP Meeting
AARP Chapter 829-Victoria held its meeting Aug. 31, at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center on Murray Street.

Technology improves senior care quality
Innovative technology being used at a local senior community supports senior independence while helping to improve the quality of care. One of Edmond’s best-kept secrets, Copperlake Estates is located off 15th Street west of Kelly. Nestled among trees on 35 acres with its own seven-acre lake, this senior community, complete with privacy homes, independent living apartments and an assisted living ...

Parental Care Primer for Baby Boomers
31.08.2010 Author: Michael Mclaren Posted in Elderly CareBaby Boomers becoming caregivers for one or both of their parents face a challenging and rewarding responsibility. If you are in this group, you belong to a fast growing segment of the Baby Boomer population. Elder care is difficult, but giving back support and love to your parents can create a special time that brings you closer.Here is...

Prosecutions of elder abuse cases decline under Brown
The office of Attorney General Jerry Brown has dismissed an increasing number of criminal cases against defendants suspected of elder abuse, while cutting back on surprise inspections to investigate v

Older residents get special care
If you have a medical issue or physical disability, even a weak hurricane can turn into a catastrophe.

Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses Offer Coverage: Report
Title: Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses Offer Coverage: Report Category: Health News Created: 9/2/2010 12:10:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 9/3/2010

Deer Run senior housing project approved in Sturgeon Bay
A new 36-unit, community-based residential facility (CBRF) for specialized memory care was approved Aug. 25 by the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission as phase two of the Deer Run senior housing development.

Senior housing advocates make offer on Moore parcel
The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF) has made a $12 million offer for a critical piece of land on which it hopes to build a senior housing center, but the parcel is currently under contract to another buyer. read more

Baby boomer, senior groups start without a hitch
New Canaan residents appreciate the town’s vibrancy, proximity to New York and breadth of talented professionals, according to members of focus groups called upon to offer opinions on senior health care and housing needs.

REAL Services sponsors seminar on health care reform's impact
SOUTH BEND — Area senior citizens can get answers to their questions about how the government's health care reform affects them at a free seminar.

Senior Kings, Queens crowned
Several centuries of talent and wisdom were on display Friday at Meadowbrook Mall during the 16th annual Little Balkans Senior King and Queen Pageant.

MP learns about elder abuse issues
Cases of elder abuse are increasing. That was one of the messages that Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley heard during a public consultation meeting held in Wallaceburg on Aug. 25.[...]


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