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Elder Care News 10/2011



Aging baby boomers drive growth in health care field and its students
Patti Mack said she panicked when her 73-year-old mother wandered away from home last year in Georgia, turning up disoriented at a car dealership three miles away.

Local nurse tapped for education initiative
FITCHBURG -- Jane Case, LPN and faculty member at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, was a member of the inaugural class of the Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing, established by the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation, in

Event helps seniors clear clutter and improve safety
Home Instead Senior Care is hosting a fall cleanup event to encourage seniors to clear out household clutter that could be a risk to their safety. Seniors are invited to dispose of their sensitive information and old bills using the shredding truck that will be available free of charge.

Interim HealthCare Announces Grand Opening in Langhorne, Pennsylvania
SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest home healthcare franchise company announced today the grand opening of its location in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110214/MM48246LOGO) Local owner,...

New Book Helps Seniors With Care Questions
With more people living longer, we find ourselves in need of information concerning senior care. It may be those of us caring for our aging parents or a senior researching for themselves. We found a wealth of knowledge published by Wellmont Heath Systems in one easy-to-understand book.

Ohio gets go-ahead, grant for in-home elder care
COLUMBUS -- Ohio has gotten the green light from federal authorities to allow the elderly and disabled more chances to get medical care in their homes rather than nursing homes.

Software Consulting Firm Delivers New SaaS Product
Surge Consulting Group, a US-based software development and consulting firm, today announced the completion of a new SaaS-based software product for Senior Care Software, Inc. This new software product is designed to assist seniors’ housing operators to accurately and securely collect, analyze and report on all operational aspects, and was created using cutting-edge programming technologies and ...

Ohio gets approval, grant for in-home elder care Monday
COLUMBUS -- Ohio has gotten the green light from federal authorities to allow the elderly and disabled more chances to get medical care in their homes rather than nursing homes.

Senate committee spanks Elder Affairs over ombudsman firing
TALLAHASSEE — A Senate committee gave a lashing Tuesday to Gov Rick Scott’s elder affairs secretary over the firing of the state’s top nursing home watchdog and a subsequent federal report that determined Florida had violated the law by “muzzling” his office. Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Chair Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, called Elder Affairs Secretary Charles Corleyto explain [...]

State Senator Discusses Senior Care in Charlottesville
State Senator Edd Houck (D-17th) visited the Jefferson Area Board for Aging in Charlottesville on Tuesday to discuss his support for senior care initiatives and respond to critics who say he threatens “biblical values.”

Fla. elder chief promises ombudsman compliance
The panel's chairwoman, meanwhile, blasted an anti-ombudsman website as "childish" and "political." Elder Affairs Secretary Charles Corley outlined his compliance plans in an appearance before the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee.

Lawmakers grill state Elder Affairs chief over allegations of muzzling activists
The elder-affairs agency head comes under fire amid accusations that the administration attempted to silence critics of nursing homes and assisted living facilities

About Town: Evergreen Place
Heritage Health: Therapy & Senior Care and Evergreen Place Supportive Living hosted its annual family picnic for residents and their families Sept. 17 at the campus parking lots. This year's theme was a Fall Fiesta. The weather was beautiful therefore

Senior Seminar On Health Care Proxy
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and the law firm of Brady & Marshak are sponsoring a senior sunset seminar series that will begin with a health care proxy/elder law session on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Howard Beach. As announced, the seminar will begin at 6 p.m. at Sugar Bun Bakery, located at 156-22 Cross Bay Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. read more

Barbara Coombs Lee: Hawaii: The Latest State Where Doctors Can Provide Aid in Dying
On October 5, in Hawaii, a panel of experts convened at the state capitol. Legal, medical, elder care, legislative and end-of-life authorities concluded Hawaii law permits physicians to provide aid in dying subject to professional best-practice standards.

Senators grill elder-care officials over ousting of watchdogs
Anyone who cares about elder abuse and neglect in Florida got a bit of encouragement this week when legislators lit into the state officials responsible for muzzling — and ousting — the watchdogs who try to protect some of our most vulnerable residents. As many of you know, this issue is a problem of deadly serious proportions…. As [...]

Marshfield area senior care facilities add amenities to cater to boomers
Shrimp scampi, barbecue ribs, sweet potato fries, asiago cheese dip, homemade soup. No, this is not a scrumptious sample off a restaurant menu -- its part of the spread at the revamped dining hall at Golden LivingCenter-Three Oaks in Marshfield.

Developer eyes ‘senior health care corridor’ in Longview near shopping center
Hawkins Parkway appears destined for extension between Eastman and Tryon Roads, as a Tyler businessman plans to build the area into “a senior health care corridor.”

20 Under 40 honoree has passion for senior care
OAK HARBOR -- Kendra German grew up in Graytown, a small, tight-knit community. German said her upbringing was positively influenced by many people throughout the community.

Elder care grows as business sector
People 65 and older account for 11.6 percent of Nevada's population.

Raymond Gonzalez: Take care of yourself while caring for another
This month's personal finance series addresses elder care.

Elder care grows as business sector
People 65 and older account for 11.6 percent of Nevada's population.

Wait for long-term care now four years
Arnprior needs more nursing-home beds to cut a waiting list that has stretched to four years, making it one of eastern Ontario’s overlooked and under-served areas for elder care, says the chief executive of the Arnprior and District Hospital.

Fire forces evacuation of senior home
Officials said 40 people were evacuated when smoke filled the second floor of the senior care living facility.

Heritage nursing homes undergo name change
BLOOMINGTON — Effective today, all Heritage Manor nursing homes in Illinois owned by Heritage Enterprises change their name to Heritage Health: Therapy & Senior Care.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA: Fresenius Medical Care successfully raises EUR 100 million via issuance of ...
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA: Fresenius Medical Care successfully raises EUR 100 million via issuance of floating rate senior notes DGAP-News: Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA / ...

Hooper Holmes Appoints Susheel Jain Senior Vice President, Health Care
Hooper Holmes (NYSE Amex:HH) today announced the appointment of Susheel K. Jain as Senior Vice President, ...

Jews, Catholics join to care for ‘our elder brothers and sisters’
In 1994 my Catholic cousins in Charlotte, N.C., sent me a short book — only 96 pages long — titled, A Letter to a Jewish Friend , by Gian Franco Svidercoschi. It told the beautiful, simple story of Karol Wojtyla, later Pope John Paul II, and Jerzy Kluger, his Jewish childhood friend in Wadowice, a very small town in Poland.

Health, Wealth & Aging
Advice and insight from Forbes on exercise and healthy aging, living with elderly parents, buying long-term care insurance and nursing home quality.

U.S. Assisted Living Model To Be Tried In China
Two Seattle-based companies plan to open the first American-operated senior facility in China. Chinese families used to rely on children and grandchildren to care for aging parents, but people are working long hours, and options for senior care are limited.

Volunteers of America Launches WellAWARE Sleep Quality Sensors into Skilled Nursing Communities Nationwide
WellAWARE Systems, the developer of breakthrough technology designed to enable proactive and preventive senior care, announced its partnership with Volunteers of America has expanded to include all Volunteers of America skilled nursing communities.

SilverCensus.com and LTC Financial Partners Announce a Strategic Partnership to Educate Boomers on the Benefits of ...
SilverCensus.com Inc., the premier senior care resource, is pleased to announce its new partnership with LTC Financial Partners . LTCFP is among the nation's most experienced Long Term Care insurance specialists, offering its clients a wide selection of products from leading insurance carriers, including John Hancock, Mutual of Omaha and Prudential.

SilverCensus.com and LTC Financial Partners Announce a Strategic Partnership to Educate Boomers on the Benefits of ...
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverCensus.com Inc., the premier senior care resource, is pleased to announce its new partnership with LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP). LTCFP is among the nation's most experienced Long Term Care insurance specialists, offering its...

Concierge Care Advisors Launches Free Census Portal for Assisted Living Communities and Adult Family Homes
CCA Creates Secure Web Portal for Senior Care Partners to Make Current Information on Open Beds and Living Quarters More Readily Available

Care2Learn to Showcase Award-winning Online Healthcare CE and Services at 2011 LeadingAge Annual Meeting
Online healthcare CE leader Care2Learn will join more than 600 of the top aging services providers this month in Washington, D.C. at one of the largest trade shows in the senior care industry. (PRWeb October 11, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/10/prweb8859443.htm

10,000 'victims of elder abuse'
More than 10,000 pensioners are estimated to be victims of elder abuse or neglect, research has revealed.

Manchin staff plans senior care meetings
Sen. Joe Manchin’s staff will focus on caring for aging relatives during a series of meetings next week and Manchin hopes the information collected during the meetings will influence national elder care policy.

Elder Abuse Rising In Shasta County
After an 80 year old woman is abused by her son. How prevalent is elder abuse in Shasta County?

Elder abuse 'under-reported'
More than 10,000 pensioners are estimated to be victims of elder abuse or neglect, research has revealed.

Sturgeon Bay: Skilled Nursing Facility receives national honor
My InnerView, a research and consulting firm for the senior care profession, has honored Ministry Door County Medical Centers skilled nursing facility by presenting the nursing home with its 2010-11 Excellence in Action Award.

Elder abuse caught on tape triggers lawsuit in Delco
A Delaware County woman who used a nanny cam to secretly tape workers allegedly abusing her mother at a senior living facility sued the employees and the facility for negligence Wednesday.

Care.com adds $25 million
The online marketplace for family care services has raised $25 million in new venture capital funding.

Holiday Blues: Home Instead Senior Care Network Releases Warning Signs of Depression
Holidays normally are happy times for families, but such is not always the case with seniors. The loss of a spouse and families that live far away can lead to the holiday blues and, much worse, depression. Older adults who are depressed and suffering from health problems such as diabetes may even be at greater risk of death, according to recent research. That’s why the Home Instead Senior Care® ...

Mental health services are 'critical' to comprehensive approach for people living with HIV
In this post in USAID's "IMPACTblog," Melissa Sharer, AIDSTAR-One senior care and support officer at John Snow, Inc., writes, "Although treatment is now widely available and people living with HIV (PLHIV) are able to live normal and active lives for many years, their mental health needs are often overlooked in care, treatment, and support programs." Sharer highlights the success of programs in ...

Palatine Planners OK Senior Care Facility
The Palatine Plan Commission voted unanimously on Oct. 4 in favor of a three-story, 75-unit senior assisted living facility to be constructed on Quentin Road just north of Northwest Highway where Mia's Nursery currently operates.

Florida Caregiver Training Certification and Jobs
South Florida - Florida Caregivers seeking positions with professional senior care companies may now find online career tools at Caregiverlist.com.

New Senior Care Assessment Form Helps Seniors Find Personalized Retirement Care
In response to a trend of dissatisfaction with life after retirement, Seniors Guide has launched an online tool to help retirees choose the right path to their comfort and care.Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Seniors Guide’s new online tool, called “Assessing Senior Care Solutions,” is a series of questions intended to help evaluate whether the retiree should pursue independent living ...

Secure Care Selects Intelligent InSites for RTLS and RFID Healthcare Solution
The leader in providing security solutions for hospitals and senior care facilities expands its offering to respond to growing needs of their 6,000+ healthcare clients.Fargo, ND (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise real-time location systems (RTLS) software helping hospitals improve patient satisfaction and operational performance while ...

Secure Care Selects Intelligent InSites for RTLS and RFID Healthcare Solution
The leader in providing security solutions for hospitals and senior care facilities expands its offering to respond to growing needs of their 6,000+ healthcare clients. (PRWeb October 13, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Secure-Care-Selects/Intelligent-InSites-RTLS/prweb8875327.htm

Florida firm to market county's new elder care facility
The Peoria County Board on Thursday approved a resolution to let an out-of-state firm to do marketing of the new elder care facility that will replace Bel-Wood Nursing Home.   The decision was heavily debated by the board, but passed 12-5, with Robert Baietto, Brian Elsasser, Brad Harding, Paul Rosenbohm and Carol Trumpe voting no.   "I can't believe there isn't somebody local who can do it ...


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