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ANN ARBOR: Don Ottomeyer opens Interim HealthCare franchise in Ann Arbor to help families with senior care
Ann Arbor resident Don Ottomeyer has taken an entrepreneurial leap and opened the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise.

Spring Hills Senior Communities and WellAWARE Systems Partner to Deliver New Standard of Care for Seniors
WellAWARE Systems, the developer of breakthrough technology designed to enable proactive and preventive senior care, announced a new partnership with Spring Hills Senior Communities based in Edison, New Jersey.

ANN ARBOR: Don Ottomeyer opens Interim HealthCare franchise in Ann Arbor to help families with senior care
Ann Arbor resident Don Ottomeyer has taken an entrepreneurial leap and opened the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise.

Laid Off? Home Instead Senior Care Network Issues Tips for Finding a New Career in Franchising
The recession and subsequent challenging job market have spawned layoffs in various industries. The number of what the U.S. Labor Department terms “separations” – job quits and layoffs – rose to 4.1 million in May from 3.8 million in April. Despite the anxiety and frustration that can accompany losing a job, there is life after layoffs. And franchise business ownership is one of the most popular ...

ANN ARBOR: Don Ottomeyer opens Interim HealthCare franchise in Ann Arbor to help families with senior care
Ann Arbor resident Don Ottomeyer has taken an entrepreneurial leap and opened the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise.

Elder Abuse and Self-neglect: "I Don't Care Anything About Going to the Doctor, to Be Honest. . . . " [Care of the ...
Elder mistreatment encompasses a range of behaviors including emotional, financial, physical, and sexual abuse, neglect by other individuals, and self-neglect. This article discusses the range of elder mistreatment in community-living older adults, associated factors, and consequences. Although self-neglect is not considered a type of abuse in many research definitions, it is the most commonly ...

Senior Advocate: Questions about Alzheimer's, long-term care and elder abuse
Q: I have had several family members who were victims of Alzheimer's disease and am most interested in any progress that is being developed to eliminate this disease. Do you know of any event that will be discussing this subject?

ANN ARBOR: Don Ottomeyer opens Interim HealthCare franchise in Ann Arbor to help families with senior care
Ann Arbor resident Don Ottomeyer has taken an entrepreneurial leap and opened the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise.

Elderly Particularly Vulnerable to Dangers of Heat Waves, Independa Chief Medical Officer Warns
As cities across the United States cope with record-breaking heat waves this summer, it is critical for those who care for the elderly to proactively protect their health, says Dr. Richard Della Penna, Chief Medical Officer of Independaâ¢, Inc. and a leading expert on elder care.

ANN ARBOR: Don Ottomeyer opens Interim HealthCare franchise in Ann Arbor to help families with senior care
Ann Arbor resident Don Ottomeyer has taken an entrepreneurial leap and opened the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise.

ActiveCare, Inc. Receives Approval to Deploy Next Generation Technology
SALT LAKE CITY, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced the FCC approval of its second generation PAL (Personal Assistance Link) handset, the ActiveOne+. The ActiveOne+ …

ANN ARBOR: Don Ottomeyer opens Interim HealthCare franchise in Ann Arbor to help families with senior care
Ann Arbor resident Don Ottomeyer has taken an entrepreneurial leap and opened the area's first Interim HealthCare franchise.

Recipe contest offers $500 in free groceries
DARTMOUTH — To promote having a family meal together, the local Home Instead Senior Care office in North Dartmouth is running a "Craving Companionship Recipe Contest" where the first prize winner will receive $500 in free groceries.

Elder caregiver workshop planned
The HESSCO Elder Services’ Family Caregiver Support Program will present, “Caregiver 10,” Thursday, Aug. 17, from 1-2:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m., at HESSCO Elder Services, One Merchant St., Sharon.  

Ombudsmen sought to monitor elder care
Ombudsman Services of Northern California seeks volunteers interested in serving as ombudsmen to inv

Recipe contest for family caregivers
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Napa and Solano counties is encouraging family caregivers to enter their favorite family recipe into an online contest by Sept. 15.

D'Youville CEO chosen for national forum
LOWELL -- Naomi Prendergast, president and CEO of D'Youville Life and Wellness Community and vice chairperson of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, has been selected for the eighth annual

Ecumen: Rethinking senior care
The nonprofit has changed from primarily running nursing homes to developing assisted-living centers.

Missouri Senior Caregiver Certification Training: 10-hour Online Course
Kansas City - Senior caregiving is not like child care – just ask any professional senior caregiver.

Care homes 'lack named managers'
Over 2,000 care homes do not have a registered manager, according to figures from the regulator in England.

Soldier's Afghan strategy: One village elder at a time
A Taliban insurgent with a rocket-propelled grenade has painfully brought back the question: Is the U.S. strategy succeeding in Afghanistan?

Winds of demographic change playing out in Houston
The coming demographic and generational revolution is playing out in microcosm at Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services in southwest Houston, where most of the residents are Anglo, and just across the bayou at Fondren Middle School, where 92 percent of the students are Latino or African-American.

News & notes: lunch menus
The week's lunch menus for Elder Care Services' Meals on Wheels program. All meals include low-fat milk.

The New Old Age: My House, Our Home
Faced with the usual options for senior housing and elder care, some older adults are inventing do-it-yourself senior living that’s friendlier, more autonomous and less expensive.

Care2Learn to Showcase Industry-leading Online Healthcare CE and Inservices at 2011 Florida Healthcare Association ...
Online healthcare continuing education leader Care2Learn will join more than 275 senior care vendors and 1,000 attendees in Orlando this month at the largest long-term care conference in the southeast. (PRWeb August 10, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/8/prweb8706250.htm

Group wants meals to make seniors more social, healthy
A senior home care group has revamped its meal program so clients can be more social while eating nutritious food. Home Instead Senior Care, which provides in-home care to seniors, is encouraging caregivers to prepare a family meal and submit the recipe to a contest that ends in the fall. This is part of the group's new Craving Companionship nutrition program, designed to keep seniors connected ...

Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation Reports Solid Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
MARKHAM, ONTARIO-- - Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2011, along with comparable results for the corresponding 2010 periods.

New philosophy for senior care
Staff at Bluewater Health may soon be asked to change how they think about long-term care for seniors. The Home First program, a provincial initiative being spearheaded in Sarnia-Lambton and the surrounding region by the Erie-St.[...]

Company Dedicated to Promoting Person-Centered Elder Care Launches Web Site
See Me Communications, a San Luis Obispo company dedicated to creating products to personalize and improve dementia and elder care, has launched a new Web site to advertise its Life Story Board, a professionally designed communication tool that presents aspects of a person's life with dignity and respect.San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 See Me Communications is proud to announce the ...

Recipe contest for family caregivers
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Napa and Solano counties is encouraging family caregivers to enter their favorite family recipe into an online contest by Sept. 15.

WISE & Healthy Aging awarded grant for psychotherapy sessions for elder abuse victims
Abuse victims in the city or county of Los Angeles will be referred to the program through the county’s Adult Protective Services, law enforcement officials, the Los Angeles Elder Abuse Forensic Center and WISE & Healthy Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Sunrise Senior Living Launches Blog for Seniors, Caregivers and Professionals
Sunrise Senior Living announced today the launch of a new blog aimed at providing online resources to seniors, those who care for them and senior care professionals. The blog is updated daily and serves as a repository of news articles, tips, advice and other information related to Sunrise and senior living.

Elder Quest provides seniors lifelong learning
Ask just about anyone under age 40 what Elder Quest is and they might come up with responses like, "it's a new video or board game," or "it has something to do with Mormon missionaries.

Poll Shows Families Overestimate Cost for Senior Care
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 73 percent of seniors and their families who receive paid home care to help with their daily tasks said they were satisfied with the care and thought it was a good value for the money. However, a recent study conducted for Home Instead Senior Care shows that many people don't know how affordable home care can be, and 49 percent overestimated the ...

Let them eat chocolate, says advocate of change in senior care
At Tena Alonzo's nursing home, residents sleep as late as they want. Care schedules revolve around their convenience, not the staff's. If they're used to a small cocktail at night, they have one.

Former Long-Term Care Ombudsman Sues Over Dismissal
The state's former long-term care ombudsman has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and two industry groups, alleging retaliation that stemmed from his oversight of nursing homes.

Preventing Family Clashes When Caring for an Aging Loved One
As an elder law attorney for the past three decades, I have all too commonly witnessed siblings, family members and friends battle for control of the finances and care of their aging parents and loved ones.

WISE & Healthy Aging awarded grant for psychotherapy sessions for elder abuse victims
Abuse victims in the city or county of Los Angeles will be referred to the program through the county’s Adult Protective Services, law enforcement officials, the Los Angeles Elder Abuse Forensic Center and WISE & Healthy Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Local elder abuse trial set for Sept. 19
George StahlSpecial to the Sun At a July 20 preliminary hearing that included seven hours of testimony and closing arguments from three attorneys, Judge David Lampe of Kern County Superior Court, declared the evidence presented provided sufficient probable cause for Joseph McCoy and Darlene Green, of Lake Isabella, to face trial for elder neglect/abuse leading to Green’s mother, Margaret Gray’s ...

Elder care facility coming to Wabash
WABASH — Mainstreet Property Group is set to build a $15 million, state-of-the-art senior living campus in Wabash on the southeast corner of Alber Street and U.S. 24.

Caring for Aging Parents is Easier with CareWellVIP
CareWell VIP provides an array of senior care services to help aging parents and loved ones stay healthy, independent and safe. [PR.com]

Wabash lands senior center
A more than $15 million senior care complex in Wabash will create 150 jobs and become the most modern of its kind in the region, officials said Friday.

Elder menus
Merrimack Valley Elderly Nutrition Program lunches are served in Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Newburyport, Merrimac, Salisbury and West Newbury. Menus are for Monday, Aug. 15, through Friday, Aug. 19.

Elder care facility coming to Wabash
WABASH — Mainstreet Property Group is set to build a $15 million, state-of-the-art senior living campus in Wabash on the southeast corner of Alber Street and U.S. 24.

Photos: Elder Marion D. Hanks laid to rest
Funeral services for Elder Marion D. Hanks, emeritus General Authority and former member of the presidency of the Seventy, took place on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Salt Lake Holladay South Stake Center.

First cases for elder abuse unit
  Following are the first cases to be prosecuted by the new elder abuse unit:• Dorian Rodney Baldwin, 46, of Ephrata, is charged with two counts of theft for allegedly taking $62,600 from a 74-year-old woman.The Ephrata woman wrote checks to Baldwin from October 2009 to July 2010, accordin...

Elder abuse: a growing problem here
  The 64-year-old Lancaster amputee depended on his personal care aide to help him bathe, dress and fix nutritious meals.But instead, police allege, the aide abused her patient's vulnerability and trust, neglecting him so badly that he developed skin ulcers deep enough to reach his muscle and b...

Reps to share info on long-term care
Representatives of Kansas Advocates for Better Care will visit Glen Elder and Beloit Aug. 25 to share information about long-term care and advocacy.

Volunteers
Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, Box 1477, Lowell, MA 01853.

Local elder abuse trial set for Sept. 19
George StahlSpecial to the Sun At a July 20 preliminary hearing that included seven hours of testimony and closing arguments from three attorneys, Judge David Lampe of Kern County Superior Court, declared the evidence presented provided sufficient probable cause for Joseph McCoy and Darlene Green, of Lake Isabella, to face trial for elder neglect/abuse leading to Green’s mother, Margaret Gray’s ...






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