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Elder Care Expert Barbara Freisner to Present "The Sandwich Generation" at Kansas City Event
Barbara E. Friesner, creator of The Ultimate Caregiver’s Success System, is a Generational Coach and expert on issues affecting the elderly and their families.

Inovonics Delivers Passive Wireless Sensor for Monitoring Senior Care Resident Activity
Inovonics , the industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications, today announced the release of the EN1240 activity sensor, a wireless sensor solution designed specifically to meet the unique needs of senior care facilities.

Inovonics Delivers Passive Wireless Sensor for Monitoring Senior Care Resident Activity
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Inovonics ( http://www.inovonics.com ), the industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications, today announced the release of the EN1240 activity sensor, a wireless sensor solution designed specifically to meet the unique needs of senior care facilities. Based on ...

'Santas' needed for lonely seniors
The tree at the entrance to the Walmart was trimmed with ornaments. But they weren't the usual glass Christmas balls.

Authorities search for missing Midway City man
MIDWAY CITY – Authorities are searching for a 64-year-old man who walked out of an elder-care facility early Tuesday morning and is need of medication for schizophrenia. Bruce Cohen, 64, left the Pacific Royale Assisted Living Community about 3...

November is Family Caregiver Awareness Month
November is Family Caregiver Month and Alternatives for Seniors (AFS) is pleased to announce it now publishes Senior Care Directories in nine markets across the U.S.

Janice Glick speaks on elder care panel
Janice Glick, director of social work services at Swampscott-based Aviv Centers for Living, was part of ....

Update: GeckoSystems' CEO & Japanese Officials Set Agenda for "Life Support" Robot Summit
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GOSY ) announced today that their CEO, Martin Spencer, will be meeting with senior Japanese government officials per their request in early December to discuss the societal impacts of life support personal companion robots, such as GeckoSystems' CareBot(tm).

Senior Care Plans Grand Opening
Christian Companion Senior Care will host a grand opening celebration next week, according to a news release.

VIDEO: Elder care staffing changes raise concerns
The B.C. Nurses Union says the Fraser Health Authority's changes to elder care is creating new problems, the CBC's Lisa Johnson reports.

Vocollect Healthcare Systems and Silverchair Learning Systems Join Forces to Enhance AccuNurse Training for Long-Term ...
New Partnership Allows Individuals to Access AccuNurse Instruction Anytime, Anywhere

Local News More>>
The Fresno County Sheriff's Department is kicking off a popular campaign, which they hope will bring joy to needy seniors. For the sixth straight year, the department, along with Home Instead Senior Care and participating retailers, will be holding their "Be A Santa To A Senior Program."

Senior VP Of Health Care Interview: SAP AG (SAP) - John Papandrea
67 WALL STREET, New York - November 4, 2010 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Health Care IT Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This Special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money Managers. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952 ...

FirstLight grows to help seniors
Jeff Bevis has launched in March his own franchising operation focused on non-medical senior care. That means services like meal preparation, house cleaning, bathing and dressing, grocery shopping and running errands, and even entertainment including card playing.

RediLearning Closes $1.75 Million For Systems To Train Senior Care Workers
RediLearning, a Florida startup that delivers continuing education coursework to nurses, therapists and other senior care health workers closed a $1.75 million round of funding from angel investors, SEC filings revealed today. The chief executive and co-founder of RediLearning, Michael Hemlepp said that the company would use its new found growth capital to "Create additional content and features ...

Missing Midway City man located
MIDWAY CITY – A 64-year-old man reported missing after he walked out of an elder-care facility earlier in the week was found at a motel Thursday, Orange County Sheriff's Department officials said. Bruce Cohen reportedly walked out of the Pacific...

Woman complains about elder abuse
AN aged care worker claims she was sacked because she complained about the how elderly residents were being treated at a major Toowoomba home for the aged.

Murphy and Malisow Present at Elder Law of Michigan's Long Term Care Medicaid Boot Camp
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elder law attorney and Michigan Medicaid expert David Shaltz will host Elder Law of Michigan's Medicaid Long Term Care Boot Camp in Southfield December 2, 2010 and in Grand Rapids on December 10, 2010. Art Malisow, of Mall, Malisow & Cooney in Southfield, and Laurie Murphy, of Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, join Mr. Shaltz as local experts ...

Murphy and Malisow Present at Elder Law of Michigan's Long Term Care Medicaid Boot Camp
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elder law attorney and Michigan Medicaid expert David Shaltz will host Elder Law of Michigan's Medicaid Long Term Care Boot Camp in Southfield December 2, 2010 and in Grand Rapids on December 10, 2010. Art Malisow, of Mall, Malisow & Cooney in Southfield, and Laurie Murphy, of Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, join Mr. Shaltz as local experts ...

Be a Santa to a senior
Home Instead Senior Care wants residents to play Santa Claus to hundreds of Mississauga seniors.

Audit says grants for Iowa elder care were misused; official disagrees
Millions of dollars that were to be directed to elderly Iowans were used in other ways. Although some state code allowed the expenditures, that code language did not comply with the law.

Pasco business digest
By Jean Hayes, Times Staff Writer Friday, November 5, 2010 Briefly Home Instead Senior Care, 7716 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, is organizing its third annual "Be a Santa to a Senior" program to bring holiday cheer to isolated seniors in west Pasco. Local nonprofits will identify needy, orphaned and isolated seniors and provide those names to Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead Senior ...

2-county elder care program marks 20 years
FLORENCE — Leaders in Pinal County communities, staff and service providers gathered recently to recognize Pinal-Gila Long Term Care’s two decades of service in the two counties.

Agencies pair with store to play Santa
As soon as Thanksgiving feasts are cleared from the family table, thoughts of Christmas shopping will dominate the minds of many Shelby County residents. Home Instead Senior Care hopes that shoppers will find time and a few extra dollars to remember senior citizens in the community with a gift through its Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Home Instead Senior Care® Provides Needed Help and Emotional Connections for Elderly In Tucson this Holiday
Home Instead Senior Care ® - Tucson, headquartered in Tucson Arizona, announced today that this year’s Be a Santa to a Senior program set to begin November 22 – December 19 and distributes gifts to the elderly in Tucson - will be bigger and better than ever before with nearly 1,800 seniors expected to receive gifts and encouragement this Christmas.

2-county elder care program marks 20 years
FLORENCE — Leaders in Pinal County communities, staff and service providers gathered recently to recognize Pinal-Gila Long Term Care’s two decades of service in the two counties.

Holiday Helping
Home Instead Senior Care kicks off its 2010 Be a Santa to a Senior Campaign on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Walgreens, 3019 Floyd Ave. in Modesto. Home Instead is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and retailers to sponsor the program, which collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Stanislaus County. Members of the community may contribute by purchasing and donating a gift at ...

Forum focuses on elder-abuse prevention
Elder-abuse experts speak about the crime and the impact it has on victims.

Agencies pair with store to play Santa
As soon as Thanksgiving feasts are cleared from the family table, thoughts of Christmas shopping will dominate the minds of many Shelby County residents. Home Instead Senior Care hopes that shoppers will find time and a few extra dollars to remember senior citizens in the community with a gift through its Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Program will deliver to needy seniors
Home Instead Senior Care, nonprofit agencies and retailers will sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior, a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Peru. Santa to a Senior trees go up in

GeckoSystems Reveals Heightened European Interest Due to Elder Care Robot Trials
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GOSY ) announced today that two different European organizations have expressed interest in conducting their own elder care robot trials using GeckoSystems' "life support" personal robot, the CareBotT. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging mobile robotics industry revolutionizing their development ...

Home Instead Senior Care® Provides Needed Help and Emotional Connections for Elderly In Tucson this Holiday
Home Instead Senior Care® Provides Needed Help and Emotional Connections for Elderly In Tucson this Holiday Home Instead Senior Care ® - Tucson, headquartered in Tucson Arizona, announced today that this year’s Be a Santa to a Senior program set to begin November 22 – December 19 and distributes gifts to the elderly in Tucson - will be bigger and better than ever before with nearly 1,800 seniors ...

China to establish subsidy system for elder care services
China will establish a subsidy system for elder care services, which will enable low-income senior citizens who are physically challenged or live alone to move to rest homes or enjoy home care services on government subsidies.

Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing Acquires New Client, LifeSpan Network
Mid-Atlantic Senior Care Provider Association Signs on with Award- Winning Maryland FirmBALTIMORE --...


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