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Senior Market Sales Launches Direct Mail Lead Program for Long-Term Care Insurance
SMS agents now have access to the same direct mail program used by respected Long-Term Care carriers.

Letters to the editor
Nutrition, teachers, gay history, elder care, etc.

Medicare's future a senior concern
The Republicans and Democrats differ on Medicare reform. Here are some examples: ELDER CARE DEMS: Obama says the GOP would leave frail seniors at the mercy of profit-driven insurance companies.

The Costs of Elder Care: The Race Against Time
By Charles Feldman KNX 1070 Investigative Reporter LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Burbank resident Von Johnson, 56, is finding out what more and more adult children are learning as they navigate the often turbulent waters of [...]

Home Care Industry Attracting Nurses, Helping Reduce Hospital Costs – Study Confirms Home Instead Senior Care Forecast
As the home care industry grows, it’s attracting entrepreneurs from varied backgrounds, including nursing. In 2011 home care is expected to attract more nurses and other professionals from the healthcare field as those with experience discover the ability to make a difference in the lives of older adults in ways that they couldn’t in a traditional medical setting. Further, the increasing ...

Home Care Industry Attracting Nurses, Helping Reduce Hospital Costs – Study Confirms Home Instead Senior Care Forecast
As the home care industry grows, it’s attracting entrepreneurs from varied backgrounds, including nursing. In 2011 home care is expected to attract more nurses and other professionals from the healthcare field as those with experience discover the ability to make a difference in the lives of older adults in ways that they couldn’t in a traditional medical setting.

Salvation Army brings services to seniors and the disabled
The Salvation Army of Nevada County has been coordinating with the Elder Care Providers' Coalition to bring more services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities to help more individuals maintain their independence.

Teaching The Future Generation Of Physicians About Elder Care
Twenty percent of Medicare patients -- the majority of whom are elderly -- need to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, and in many cases, likely to have longer hospital stays. Several studies presented at this year's American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting showcase how the education of future healthcare providers in all disciplines can reduce the rates of frequent ...

Leisureworld Announces May Dividend
MARKHAM, ONTARIO-- - Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation today announced that the Company's dividend for May, 2011 will be $0.0708 per share, representing $0.85 per share on an annualized basis.

Teaching The Future Generation Of Physicians About Elder Care
Twenty percent of Medicare patients -- the majority of whom are elderly -- need to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, and in many cases, likely to have longer hospital stays. Several studies presented at this year's American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting showcase how the education of future healthcare providers in all disciplines can reduce the rates of frequent ...

Senior care company seeks to hire caregivers
Home Instead Senior Care, 1129 Miamisburg-Centerville Road., Dayton 45449Home Instead Senior Care of Dayton began in 2003 to provide superior in-home care to individuals enabling them to remain in their homes as long as possible. Services include companionship, personal/incontinence care, medication reminders, light housekeeping and incidental transportation.

Business roundup: ACN, Home Instead develop Gift of Caring for seniors
ACN Inc. has helped Home Instead Senior Care of Rowan and Cabarrus counties develop a program called “The Gift of Caring” to benefit isolated and financially challenged seniors. The program is to fund 40 grants to provide nonmedical i ...

Chuck Molnar, Senior Corner: Unregulated prescription of antipsychotic drugs in elder care facilities on the rise
A recent study by the Office of the Inspector General of the United States indicates that residents of some nursing homes may be regularly given atypical antipsychotic drugs as a means of chemical restraint, sometimes to the detriment of their health, including death.

Chicago Senior Care Jobs Increasing as Companies Expand Hiring
Chicago seniors are most likely to stay in the Chicago area, studies show, providing ongoing employment opportunities for senior caregivers. Hiring has increased in the last month in the Chciagoland area for senior caregivers, Caregiverlist reports. [PR.com]

Report: Residents evacuated after fire strikes senior care home
A small fire caused the evacuation of all 150 residents of the Chateau Senior Care facility on Railroad Ave. in Haverford this morning.

Old Colony Elder Services to Hold Elder Abuse Awareness Event on June 8th
Boston - BROCKTON AND PLYMOUTH, MA. will hold an Elder Abuse Awareness Event on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2 pm at the Conference Center in their Brockton office located at 144 Main Street. This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Elder abuse everyone’s business
Adult Protective Services has kicked off its annual prevention campaign to urge Texans to get involved and report elder abuse.

Waters joins Born To Age
Born To Age, a Napa County senior care directory, recently hired Julie Waters to expand operations, including Born To Age Senior Information Centers, to 25 locations throughout the county. 

WellAWARE Systems Awarded 2011 RichTech Award
WellAWARE Systems, the developer of breakthrough technology designed to enable proactive and preventive senior care, announced it was recognized with the Technology Innovation: Healthcare Award given by RichTech.

Senior care facilities getting priced out
Another year passes, and we see another budget proposal that ignores the realities facing Pennsylvan

NLMA Wants Public Input on Senior Care
The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association is asking for the public's input on care for seniors.

New senior care home opens in Greenhaven
A new assisted-living facility has opened in Sacramento's Greenhaven neighborhood.

Cherokee Elder Care to host open house Friday
Cherokee Elder Care is hosting its fourth annual open house to celebrate Older Americans Month from 10 a.m. to noon May 20.

ActiveCare Featured in Report by First Berlin Equity Research GmbH
ActiveCare, Inc. a leader in senior care technology, today announced on going coverage and profile from First Berlin Equity Research, GmbH.

ActiveCare Featured in Report by First Berlin Equity Research GmbH
SALT LAKE CITY, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced on going coverage and profile from First Berlin Equity Research, GmbH. "The technology and service has a huge growth potential as health costs especially in the US are exploding , " (First Berlin, 2011). ActiveCare's technologies and services assist seniors no matter where ...

Blacksburg seniors, nurses sign petition against health care cuts
The petition, signed by nurses, caretakers and seniors at Heritage Hall, is focused on reducing cuts to senior care.

Santa Rosa woman commits financial elder abuse against Sebastopol residents
A Santa Rosa woman has admitted to committing financial elder abuse against one victim and grand theft from a second deceased senior victim’s estate, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Friday.

Elder abuse prevention seminar scheduled; registration deadline Friday
Bettye Mitchell, president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and chief executive officer of Life Span Care Consulting Group, will conduct a one-day professional seminar on elder abuse prevention and building effective coalitions on behalf of the HELP Coalition and the Council on Aging of Etowah County.

Free annual Elder Law Fair set for May 25 at Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Free 20-minute lawyer consultations available on first-come, first-served basis.

Santa Rosa woman commits financial elder abuse against Sebastopol residents
A Santa Rosa woman has admitted to committing financial elder abuse against one victim and grand theft from a second deceased senior victim’s estate, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Friday.

Prather to speak in Naples at senior care planning seminar
Beth Prather, certified elder law attorney with Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, P.A., will participate in a senior care planning seminar “What is Your Aging in Place Plan” Wednesday, May 25 at The Club at The Strand located at 5840 Strand Boulevard, Naples. Prather will present estate planning considerations addressing seniors’ changing needs, abilities and health concerns. The event will take ...

Company offers 'Senior Emergency Kit' in Danville
A Danville senior care company unveiled a new resource for those adult children who live in fear of getting “the call” that tells them their senior loved one is in trouble.

Company offers 'Senior Emergency Kit' in Danville
A Danville senior care company unveiled a new resource for those adult children who live in fear of getting “the call” that tells them their senior loved one is in trouble.

Nurses accused of stealing elderly patients' painkillers
Two elder care nurses in Rutland could face criminal charges for allegedly stealing painkillers from their patients.

Medications a big challenge in caring for an elder
Posted May 20, 2011, at 10:02 p.m. Caring for an elderly person can be rewarding but also challenging. While caregivers are as varied as the tasks they perform, they share some of the same concerns.

Holistic approach for elder care
Lacy Birdseye will enter the next phase of her health care career when she graduates this month from Fairfield University's master's program in nursing. For three years, this Fairfield, Conn., resident has worked to become a family nurse practitioner.

Board Room 5/22
Dora Garcia was honored as CareGiver of the Year by the Home Instead Senior Care franchise office serving Fresno County. The award recognized Garcia's commitment and service to older adults.

'A Bittersweet Season': the all-consuming task of elder care
"A Bittersweet Season" by New York Times reporter Jane Gross chronicles the author's challenges negotiating the labyrinthine world of elderly care, after she became caregiver to her fiercely independent but aging mother.

Elder Law: Be wary of 529 plan becoming a spend-down asset for seniors
In previous columns, we discussed the issues seniors face when unanticipated nursing home expenses foil the best laid retirement plans. However, as baby boomers come of age, we are seeing more 529 Plans in use (and, at risk) of long-term care cost exposure. Let's first review the basics of this type of plan. A 529 Plan is a way to save money for future college costs.

Holistic approach for elder care
Lacy Birdseye will enter the next phase of her health care career when she graduates this month from Fairfield University's master's program in nursing. For three years, this Fairfield, Conn., resident has worked to become a family nurse practitioner.

Elder abuse of epidemic proportion
A Santa Rosa woman has admitted to committing financial elder abuse against one victim and grand theft from a second deceased senior victim’s estate, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Friday.

Elder abuse, exploitation reports rise in Asheville
ASHEVILLE — The number of reported cases of older and mentally compromised adults being abused, neglected and exploited in Buncombe County has more than doubled over the past six years.

Concierge Care Advisors Adds Certification Program to Deliver Uniform, Trustworthy Recommendations for Senior Care
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - 05/23/11) - Concierge Care Advisors , a pioneering Seattle-based senior care and housing referral agency, has expanded its service to Washington State with seven advisors completing the company's rigorous certification process and receiving regional assignments. Concierge Care Advisors is the only referral agency specializing in the needs of the aging population to ...

ActiveCare Announces New Independent Market Report by Leading Research Agency
ActiveCare, Inc. a leader in senior care technology, today announced the release of "Aging in Place: The Current and Future opportunities of the Electronics Based Home Healthcare Market," a newly completed market report, published by Incucomm Inc., an independent research firm. Â ActiveCare's technologies and services assist seniors no matter where they may be, allowing seniors to live an ...

Concierge Care Advisors Adds Certification Program to Deliver Uniform, Trustworthy Recommendations for Senior Care
Seven Concierge Care Advisors Complete Rigorous Training and Receive Company Credentials to Offer Services Throughout Washington State

Elder abuse of epidemic proportion
A Santa Rosa woman has admitted to committing financial elder abuse against one victim and grand theft from a second deceased senior victim’s estate, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Friday.

ActiveCare Announces New Independent Market Report by Leading Research Agency
SALT LAKE CITY, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced the release of "Aging in Place: The Current and Future opportunities of the Electronics Based Home Healthcare Market," a newly completed market report, published by Incucomm Inc., an independent research firm. ActiveCare's technologies and services assist seniors no matter ...

Diversified Global Holdings Group Acquires an Equity Position in Banyan Development LLC
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - 05/23/11) - Diversified Global Holdings Group Inc. (OTCQB: DGHG) today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Banyan Development LLC. Under the terms of the acquisition, DGHG purchased 48 percent of the outstanding equity of Banyan Development. Banyan Development has repositioned itself into an Elder Care management and investment company ...

Sharon Harper, The Plaza Companies
When Sharon Harper arrived in Arizona from Wisconsin in the early 1980s, she was an aspiring journalist and her husband was a physician. At that time, the young couple had no way of knowing that they would go on to revolutionize the housing market for seniors in need of regular medical assistance.

Donations Will Benefit Needy Tarrant County Seniors; Presentation Scheduled for May 23
Three Tarrant County organizations – Neighbor Helping Neighbor, Meals On Wheels and Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County – will receive nearly $50,000 in donations from the Home Instead Senior Care® Fort Worth, Texas, office. The money will be used to help subsidize senior care services during a time when many older adults are struggling financially as a result of the recent ...






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