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LIG Assets, Inc. Enters Senior Care Industry
DALLAS -- LIG Assets, Inc. (LIGA.PK) is pleased to announce its entry into the senior care industry ...

Gift-giving program for seniors launched
Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior — a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Napa and Solano counties.

Holiday cheer being delivered to senior care centers: Volunteers needed
Woodbine dignitaries, entertainers, athletes, singers and musicians of all ages and talent levels are invited to participate in a series of holiday caroling festivities celebrated at local senior centers across the Heartland as part of a nationwide initiative to promote the overall theme of bringing happiness and/or enlightenment to the elderly, care-givers and participants during the holiday ...

“Elders’ Elves” help local seniors with Holiday duties
In the spirit of the Holidays, caregivers from a national in-home senior care provider have formed 'Santa's Senior Helpers' to help local seniors with all their Holiday errands.   Holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” to many – but if you’re a senior, it’s also one of the most challenging.  If seniors’ children can’t be by their side to help them put all the dressings on the ...

L’Chaim, senior care centers get temporary reprieve
Anita Friedman is waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Learn warning signs of elderly needing help
An hour-long web conference on warnings signs that could indicate aging people may need help will take place at 8 p.m. Monday. Mary Alexander of Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, will moderate. She is a family care giver and a certified senior adviser.

In-home Care: Choosing the Right Caregiver Can Save Thousands of Dollars and Provide Better Senior Care
CLEVELAND, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are like tens of millions of Americans you have found a caregiver for a frail, elderly person in your life - or you will need to find a caregiver one day. "What you might not know is that there are several types of caregivers who...

Senior Citizens in Home Health Care at High Risk of Dangerous Medications
Dec. 2, 2011 – Senior citizens receiving home health care may be in danger of taking a drug that is unsafe or ineffective for older people, says a new study that found nearly 40 percent of seniors receiving medical care from a home health agency are taking at least one prescription medication that is considered potentially inappropriate for their age.

Santa to a Senior program ends Dec. 12
Home Instead Senior Care network has partnered with seven local agencies to provide gifts and companionship to senior adults who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.

Be a Santa to a Senior
Home Instead Senior Care is offering the community a chance to play Santa again this year.

Be a Santa to a Senior
Home Instead Senior Care is offering the community a chance to play Santa again this year.

Be a Santa to a Senior
Home Instead Senior Care is offering the community a chance to play Santa again this year.

Study: Elder Abuse a Serious Problem for Chinese Seniors
BOSTON—Elder abuse and neglect are growing problems with the rapid aging of the United States, but Chinese seniors in this country face special challenges, according to a new study presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) annual convention, held...

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

Rally for aged safety concerns in Mitcham
ELDER Care Watch wants the Federal Government to better protect senior citizens from abuse in the system.

SENIOR SIGNALS: Elder Law attorneys can save you money
Daniel O. Tully Dear Attorney Tully: My husband has Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home. I want to receive the best, unbiased advice possible but I am concerned about the costs. Some of my friends say hiring an elder law attorney costs too much. I am not sure if I can afford it and I don’t want to drain the money I have left. What should I do?

SENIOR SIGNALS: Elder Law attorneys can save you money
Daniel O. Tully Dear Attorney Tully: My husband has Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home. I want to receive the best, unbiased advice possible but I am concerned about the costs. Some of my friends say hiring an elder law attorney costs too much. I am not sure if I can afford it and I don’t want to drain the money I have left. What should I do?

Annual Medicare enrollment closes Wednesday
RENO — Administrators at Senior Care Plus, offered by northern Nevada insurer Hometown Health, issued a statement last week expressing concern that many Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are unaware of recent federal health care reform changes that will affect their opportunity to select private health insurance for next year.

Dyke Publishing Company Revolutionizes Help for Families with Aging Parents
Dyke Publishing Company has revolutionized the elder care book business with the power of online databases. The publisher added online database access to a recent release, Mama Moves In. The book and databases help families with aging parents assess, decide, prepare and cope. The online databases provide time-savings and easy access to real-time information and products necessary for elder care ...

Silverchair Learning Systems Partners with Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. to Provide Comprehensive Therapy Education ...
Dynamic Learning’s extensive therapy courses will be delivered on Silverchair’s online learning systemCharlottesville, VA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Silverchair Learning Systems, the leading provider of online education for senior care, has partnered with Dynamic Learning Online, Inc., the experts in online therapy education for the rehab industry. Dynamic Learning’s therapy courses will now be ...

Dyke Publishing Company Revolutionizes Help for Families with Aging Parents
Dyke Publishing Company has revolutionized the elder care book business with the power of online databases. The publisher added online database access to a recent release, Mama Moves In. The book and databases help families with aging parents assess, decide, prepare and cope. The online databases provide time-savings and easy access to real-time information and products necessary for elder care ...

Trenton family wants answers after disabled woman is stranded on bus
“Sometimes the van runs a little late, which is expected,” said Stanley Patterson, Streater’s brother. “A half hour went by, then an hour goes by, and my mom is concerned. After two hours went by, she was hysterical.”

Be a Santa to a Tucson senior
Home Instead Senior Care has teamed up with non-profit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior-a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Tucson. The program runs through Dec. 19.

B.C. care home group makes recommendations to improve seniors' care
VANCOUVER - A group representing seniors' care homes in B.C. is recommending several measures to improve care, including cutting wait times and reducing elder abuse.

Heitman, Signature Form $120M JV for Seniors
LONDON-Chicago-based Heitman has partnered with Signature Senior Lifestyle Ltd., a local firm, to develop, own and operate three senior care communities here and in the southeast United Kingdom area. The projected development cost for the planned projects is $120 million.

Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters plan $4 million renovation to care for elderly
The project would be financed through a pass-through $4 million city bond issue.

Annual Medicare enrollment closes Wednesday
RENO — Administrators at Senior Care Plus, offered by northern Nevada insurer Hometown Health, issued a statement last week expressing concern that many Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are unaware of recent federal health care reform changes that will affect their opportunity to select private health insurance for next year.

Occupy Elder Care: Why Caregivers are Bad Advocates
Why are caregivers for the elderly such bad advocates? There are 40-60 million Americans caring for loved ones yet their needs are widely ignored by the political system. Thus, politicians rarely rouse themselves to do much to help, and when budget-cutting time comes, what little assistance there is often ends up on the block.

Occupy Elder Care: Why Caregivers are Bad Advocates
Why are caregivers for the elderly such bad advocates? There are 40-60 million Americans caring for loved ones yet their needs are widely ignored by the political system. Thus, politicians rarely rouse themselves to do much to help, and when budget-cutting time comes, what little assistance there is often ends up on the block. The ...

Dyke Publishing Company Offers Elder Care Book at Pflugerville, TX Health Fair
Dyke Publishing Company will participate in the Pflugerville, TX Health Fair on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM. Tom Dyke, the publishing company’s principal and author of Mama Moves In, will be available to discuss the primary facets of elder care: assessing, deciding, preparing and coping. Dyke will be offering insight and advice to families with aging parents.Austin, Texas ...

Be a Santa to a senior
Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring the Be a Santa to a Senior program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to needy seniors in Dauphin County.

Licensed companies help seniors age in place
Kelly Hutchison, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Elk Grove Village, has seen the world with a new set of glasses since his father's long decline and subsequent death and his mother's struggle to care for him at home.

Suburban senior communities offer different levels of care
You've made the decision to move into a senior community, but what are the choices? What kind of community will fit your particular needs? All suburban Chicago retirement communities offer one or more types of living arrangements, each with differing levels of care.

NAELA Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Marilyn Tavenner to CMS Administrator
NAELA Supports Obama Administration's Nomination; Tavenner Would Continue Implementation of Affordable Care ActWashington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports the Obama administration’s nomination of Marilyn Tavenner for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator and urges the Senate to swiftly confirm her. NAELA ...

Assisted Living Today Announces the Top Texas Assisted Living Facilities
Web publisher releases an extensive and comprehensive list of the best senior living providers in Texas (PRWeb December 09, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9021818.htm

Assisted Living Today Announces the Top Texas Assisted Living Facilities
Web publisher releases an extensive and comprehensive list of the best senior living providers in TexasBoston, Ma (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 Assisted Living Today (http://www.assistedlivingtoday.com) a provider of free senior living and elder care information, today released its list of “The Top Texas Assisted Living Facilities”:http://assistedlivingtoday.com/2011/12/top-texas-assisted-living ...

Assisted living facility proposed in Post Falls
POST FALLS - A 32-unit senior care facility called The Lodge at Riverside Harbor is proposed for the northeast corner of Cedar and Maplewood in Post Falls, the same site where a 33-unit apartment complex was denied last summer after neighbors' concerns.

Sun Post-Herald Person of the Week: Brittany Clevenger
When it comes to being a model employee, Brittany Clevenger knows that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Clevenger was named the November “Employee of the Month” at the Renaissance, Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network’s continuing care retirement community in Olmsted Township.

Home Instead Senior Care Program Offers Free Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
The Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care for seniors, is now offering free continuing education credits (CEUs) in conjunction with the organization’s Family Caregiver Support Webinar Series program. The program, titled Caring for Your Parents: Education for the Family Caregiver, has been adapted for CEU accreditation in cooperation with the ...

Silverchair Learning Systems to Present Online Learning Solutions for Senior Care at 2010 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention
Silverchair Learning Systems, the leader in online training for senior care, will exhibit at the 2010 AHCA/NCAL 61st Annual Convention and Expo in Long Beach, CA, October 11-12. Attendees can visit Silverchair at Booth #207 to discover Silverchair’s latest course offerings, check out client success tips, and preview Silverchair’s newest education product.Charlottesville, VA (Vocus) October 7 ...

Seniors' gift: A helping hand
Laurie Fiste was on a mission. She was on a shopping spree last week with an 81-year-old client searching for...

Coveo to Participate in Argyle Executive Forum's 2011 Customer Care Leadership Forum
QUEBEC-- - Coveo today announced that Ed Shepherdson , Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, will moderate a session at the Argyle Executive Forum 2011 Customer Care Leadership Forum in San Francisco ...

Aprexis Health Solutions Unveils New Tool for Pharmacists to Conduct Comprehensive Senior Assessment Enabling the ...
BURLINGTON, VT-- - Aprexis Health Solutions , the leader in patient medication adherence technology, today introduced Senior Care, a module of the Aprexis Platform for pharmacists and other healthcare ...

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Co-Sponsors Event for Senate Special Committee on Aging 50th Anniversary ...
NAELA Congratulates Committee on 50th AnniversaryWashington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a proud co-sponsor of an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at the Russell Senate Office Building on Wednesday, December 14. NAELA is a long-time supporter of the work of the Senate Special Committee ...

Program in need of donations to benefit local senior citizens
A local senior care service is working to make sure the elderly are not forgotten during the holiday season, but the program is falling short of its goal. Home Instead Senior Care plans to bring a little

Inspections decline as elder watchdogs are muzzled
Amid the exodus of volunteer elder advocates, state ombudsman leaders had a difficult choice: dismiss a productive volunteer, or allow his outspokenness to influence others. They decided to get rid of him.

Home Care Assistance Announces New Book, The Handbook of Live-In Care
Written for caregivers, "The Handbook of Live-In Care" provides practical, how-to-advice on caring for an elderly loved onePalo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Home Care Assistance, North America’s premier provider of in-home senior care, is excited to announce its newest book, The Handbook of Live-in Care. Written by Dr. Kathy Johnson, PHD, Dr. Jim Johnson, PHD, and Lily Sarafan, the book ...

Health Care service celebrates 10 years in Morristown
MORRISTOWN ‑ Senior Home Care Services of Morristown, is celebrating 10 years in business on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 4:30 – 8 pm. The home care agency provides caregivers to seniors and are proud to be a main street employer that is growing and creating jobs for the community.

Program to provide seniors in need with Christmas gifts overwhelmed by community support
The second annual Be a Santa to a Senior program has been overwhelmed with gifts that will be handed to needy seniors before Christmas. "It has been absolutely fantastic," said Anne Gill, president of the local Home Instead Senior Care locations that organized the fundraiser.[...]

Senior Care Franchise Announces Unique Expansion Model
Home Care Assistance is now pursuing an aggressive campaign of corporate expansion to complement its successful franchising strategy across the United StatesPalo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce an innovative new business model in home care. In addition to its ongoing franchise expansion ...


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