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Elder Care News 05/2011



Cuts in elder care don't add up
With state lawmakers slashing funding for adult day care centers' programs by more than half, owners are now facing the prospect of closing their doors.

Deadly Consequences To Aging Parents
Care homes and nursing homes can be sources of elder abuse. If your loved one goes to a nursing hom

State, federal officials to hold local meeting on elder health care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Christie Hager and Secretary Ann L. Hartstein, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, will meet Wednesday with local officials, Councils on Aging, elder providers, older adults and...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Southeast Michigan Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Farmington Hill, Michigan One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Southeast Michigan MI, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Lansdale, Pennsylvania One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Lansdale, Pennsylvania PA, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Lower and Upper Coastal Fairfield County, Milford and Orange, Connecticut, Raises ...
Stamford, Connecticut One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Lower and Upper Coastal Fairfield County, Milford and Orange, Connecticut CT, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among ...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Spokane, Washington, Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Spokane, Washington One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Spokane, Washington WA, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible arthritis ...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Des Moines, Iowa One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Des Moines, Iowa IA, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible arthritis-related...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Kansas City Northland, Missouri, Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Gladstone, Missouri One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Kansas City Northland, Missouri MO, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of South Metro Atlanta, Georgia, Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Peachtree City, Georgia One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of South Metro Atlanta, Georgia GA, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Fairfield County and Litchfield County, Connecticut, Raises Awareness About ...
Sandy Hook, Connecticut One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Fairfield County and Litchfield County, Connecticut CT, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis,...

Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Hollywood, Florida, Raises Awareness About Arthritis
Miramar, Florida One in five adults in the United States is experiencing some form of arthritis. May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Senior Helpers of Hollywood, Florida FL, a local senior care company that provides in-home and companion care services for seniors, is raising awareness about the most common type of arthritis among seniors, osteoarthritis, and the most invisible arthritis-related ...

Viewpoints: Ryan plan politics; senior care; health care consumerism
Democrats spent the last week of Easter recess bashing the GOP on the Medicare reforms in the Paul Ryan budget, and Republicans tell me they are feeling the heat back home.

‘Whistleblower only made neglect claims when she faced sack’
Denise Tindall is claiming unfair dismissal from her post as a senior care worker for a housing association. She says she was dismissed in 2010 after raising concerns about alleged mistreatment of residents at sheltered housing in Oldham. But her former employer Housing 21 insist her dismissal had nothing to do with the whistleblowing allegations.

Oldest golfer sought for Elder Services Golf Classic
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is looking for the oldest golfer in the Merrimack Valley to play as a guest in the Elder Services Golf Classic on June 9 at Meadow Creek Golf Course in Dracut. The Classic helps raise money to support The Elder Care Fund, a financial resource to help older adults who may find themselves in an emergency situation. Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is a ...

National Nursing Home Week celebrated at Holt Senior Care & Rehab Center
National Nursing Home Week, which begins on Mother's Day weekend, May 8 and ends May 14, 2011, is a special week where residents, caregivers, families, staff and volunteers honor and celebrate nursing facility life.

Hearing today to focus on reforms of senior care
Fewer nursing home beds, more in-home and assisted-living care, and more flexible public funding are among the ways to improve quality of life for seniors.

Area senior care reforms aired
Fewer nursing home beds, more in-home and assisted-living care, and more flexible public funding are among the ways to improve quality of life for seniors.

Elder abuse on the rise in southern Nevada
Elder abuse is a growing crime. With an aging population and more retirees moving into our community, one local expert fears the crime will skyrocket.

Senior Care announces Easter egg hunt winner
Wanda Buckley shows off her winnings from the Easter egg hunt held at Senior Care of Jacksonville. Buckley found the prize egg during the home’s hunt.

Home Helpers fills need for in-home care
As more than 70 million Americans will reach age 65 in the next two decades, the need for in-home senior care continues to soar. Local entrepreneur, Ravi Chadha is ready to lend a hand and just launched a local agency to meet in-home care needs. As part of the nation's …

Business Briefs
Home Helpers fills need for in-home care As more than 70 million Americans will reach age 65 in the next two decades, the need for in-home senior care continues to soar. Local entrepreneur, Ravi Chadha is ready to lend a hand and just launched a local agency to meet in-home …

Senior ER enhances care for elderly patients at Mercy Hospital Grayling
Staff at Mercy Hospital Grayling began initiatives to improve communication and make senior citizens feel at ease when they arrive in the emergency room.

Talk on siblings caring for aging parents planned
DARTMOUTH — Was your role as a caregiver decided at birth? Come hear a light-hearted presentation by Jack Agati on Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MacLean Campus Center at UMass Dartmouth. You will meet four elder care professionals...

Resources Prepare Family Caregivers for Emergencies
Omaha, NE Family caregivers of seniors live with the anxiety that something could happen at any moment to their aging loved ones. But are they ready for a medical emergency No, according to the latest research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network.Less than half 47 percent say they are knowledgeable about their parents medical histories in case of an emergency. And approximately...

Senoia approves elder care facility
The Tranquil Village residential development for some of Senoia’s older citizens is a go. The City Council at the May 2 meeting heard the second reading on the proposal and voted unanimously to approve the project. The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment). read more

Senior ER enhances care for elderly patients at Mercy Hospital Grayling
Staff at Mercy Hospital Grayling began initiatives to improve communication and make senior citizens feel at ease when they arrive in the emergency room.

Should financial advisers be caretakers?
Financial advisers' role has been changing. But selling elder care? C'mon!

Couple Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Filipino Nationals Into The US
A Paso Robles couple pleaded guilty today to federal charges of harboring Filipino nationals who were smuggled into the United States and employed in elder care facilities.

Darien Woman's Biz Cares for the Elderly at Home
Right At Home's caregivers form close bonds with elderly clients. Darien businesswoman Kaisy Pan knows that when it comes to elder care, there’s no place like home.

Tempe non-profit hopes to expand elder care
Elderly who want to stay in their homes but who need a little help can now turn to new program.

Darien Woman's Biz Cares for the Elderly at Home
Right At Home's caregivers form close bonds with elderly clients. Darien businesswoman Kaisy Pan knows that when it comes to elder care, there’s no place like home.

Home Instead names Gardenhire
David Gardenhire has been promoted to vice president of operations for Home Instead Senior Care in Chattanooga.

Savvy Senior: How to find the right adult day care
Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about adult day care for seniors? My 82-year-old father, who lives with us, has dementia and needs attention during the day while we're at work. - Looking for Care Dear Looking, Adult day care is a great and affordable option for caregivers who work, or those who just need a break during the day. Here's what you should know. A growing trend T...

Maria C. Baler: Five services an elder law attorney can provide
This month is National Elder Law Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the assistance elder law attorneys can provide to seniors and their families.

Health care costs a hefty price tag for Pentagon
A military built for fighting wars is looking more and more like a health care entitlement program.

Senior Citizens Rally to Prevent Health Care Cuts
Health care providers for the elderly are keeping close tabs on Springfield.

MorseLife to host Stroke of Hope 5K Run/Walk May 22
MorseLife, a nonprofit senior care group in Palm Beach County, will host its first Stroke of Hope 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m.

Elder abuse complaints in quadruple in Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Complaints of elder abuse in Franklin County have quadrupled in just four years. The increase has been more pronounced specifically with financial and physical abuse.

Senior ER enhances care for elderly patients at Mercy Hospital Grayling
Staff at Mercy Hospital Grayling began initiatives to improve communication and make senior citizens feel at ease when they arrive in the emergency room.

SENIOR SAVVY: Gravesite care when you can’t get there
Do you know of any services or organizations that provide grave- site care and decorating? My 82-year-old mother cannot take care of dad’s grave anymore, and I don’t live nearby to do it either.

Tempe non-profit hopes to expand elder care
Elderly people who want to stay in their homes but who need a little help can now turn to a program just begun by The Centers for Habilitation.

Senior Care Plus to discuss memory loss
LONG BEACH -- Medicine, Munchies and Movies is a community event offering a lecture, lunch and movie sponsored by the MemorialCare Senior Plus program on May 20 at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Elder Health Care Q4 profit increases three-fold at 1.33 cr
New Delhi, May 10 (PTI) Elder Health Care today reported three-fold increase in net profit at Rs 1.33 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2011, against Rs 45.43 lakh in the same period last year.The company''s net sales for the quarter grew over two- fold at Rs 39.45 crore, compared to Rs 16.53 crore in the same period last fiscal.For the year ended March 31, 2011, Elder Health Care''s ...

Senior ER enhances care for elderly patients at Mercy Hospital Grayling
Staff at Mercy Hospital Grayling began initiatives to improve communication and make senior citizens feel at ease when they arrive in the emergency room.

Asheville business owners wants to help seniors stay at home as they age
Technology can help us to lead better lives. Not long ago, it was difficult to imagine a technology that could prevent seniors from having to go to a nursing home. Today, this technology has immense potential to revolutionize elder care and to improve seniors' quality of life.

Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation Reports Solid First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
MARKHAM, ONTARIO-- - Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. The Company completed its Initial Public Offering on March 23, 2010, resulting in a nine-day stub period in the corresponding period ended March 31, 2010.

WellAWARE Systems Selected to Deliver Breakthrough Technology to Transform Standard of Care for Seniors
WellAWARE Systems, the developer of breakthrough technology designed to enable proactive and preventative senior care, announced its partnership with Volunteers of America has been expanded to include all VOA assisted living and memory care managed communities.

Alternatives for Seniors Predicts Increased Burden for Caregivers
Members of the largest demographic group in American history, Baby Boomers, will begin turning 65 next year. Alternatives for Seniors predicts that as these men and women join a senior citizen population that continues to live longer lives, many in the country will face the becoming a caregiver for a parent or loved one and being involved first hand with senior care challenges.

San Francisco Senior Center Receives Grant to Help Local Seniors
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - 05/11/11) - As part of a $10,000 grant from The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, San Francisco Senior Center will support its Homecoming Transitional Care Program (HTCP). Each year, the HTCP provides services to more than 200 low-income, isolated seniors and people with disabilities who need hospital-to-home transitional care that includes case management ...






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