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Elder Care Alarms for "Ann" and Me
By 10000 Couples Contributors Thu, Mar 01, 2012 This is the continuing story of life with "Ann," my transgendered mother-in-law, and what I, my family, and, hopefully, you will come to appreciate about family love and real life. by "Fanny Arnstein" ...

Dyke Publishing Offers Database Education Program for Eldercare Caregivers
The databases are for elder care information and elder care products. The initial use of the databases requires entering a PIN and use thereafter is automatic—no PIN reentry. The company discovered that most of its eldercare-package buyers were not ...

Carnavale di Venezia to bring party to Lanam Club
All fundraiser proceeds from the $125-a-plate, three-course dinner paired with wines will benefit the Elder Care Fund. The night will include live music, auctions and additional entertainment. The Elder Care Fund is for any individual, age 60 and older ...

Tax Change Could Sink Elder Care Facilities
Members affiliated with United Methodist Elder Care asked council members to support efforts to retain the non-profit's tax-exempt status. By Abigail Crocker According to City Manager Peter Graczykowski, 37 organizations could be removed from the ...

Program allows free installation for seniors
by Patrick Varine Editor If not for the handrail program offered through the Penn Hills Senior Service Center, a Penn Hills woman might have been unable to bring her husband home from his physical rehabilitation center. Thanks to the program, ...

Elder care organizations to hold training session in Bath
Type "Corning Inc." into Google and you get nearly 3.5 million results in less than a second.- 5:30 pm This is usually a slow time of year for me. Small game hunting ended quietly Wednesday -- although I still hope to go out with a bang with a preserve ...

Elder care organizations to hold training session in Bath
Project Care and Faith in Action, two organizations that help senior citizens live on their own, will sponsor a volunteer training session at 10 am March 6 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath. Project Care has about 98 volunteers and 70 ...

EP Budget Commission approves spring coaching hires, including middle school
Of note as well, Mr. O'Keefe said a small increase in Senior Service fees should be proposed and implemented. Many of those fees, he added, have not be adjusted since the programs first began in 1998. Similarly, Mr. O'Keefe said fees for use of the ...

Homer Glen State of Village address set
The Home Instead Senior Care offices announced the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers. Nominees must be 65 or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through ...

Standout service
It's little wonder that Home Instead Senior Care of Winchester considers Gaunt a contender for its local Salute to Senior Service award. The organization, which serves seniors in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, is accepting nominations for the award ...

Senior's care: a build-up of neglect
Thanks for highlighting the ombudsperson's report on seniors' care, both in your front page story and your editorial (Coast Reporter, Feb. 24). Is there a crisis? Probably not, but there is definitely a build-up of neglect and false economy by the ...

Baby boomers shaping the future for senior care
Baby boomers are “the Silver Tsunami” for senior-care providers. Just as they flooded classrooms in the 1950s, the boomers will make waves when they hit the senior-care market during the next 20 years, experts say. Their attitudes, finances and sheer ...

Health fair to target senior care
When it comes caring for the aging population, one of the biggest hurdles is knowing what local resources are available. To remedy this, NY Connects of Warren/Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging is holding a Senior Health Fair at the Aviation Mall ...

New Senior Care Center in Zanesville
Home Instead Senior Care opened its doors less than a month ago on Maple Avenue. Owner Amy Huddleston said her company provides non-medical services for not only seniors, but people of all ages. "We provide services where care-givers come into people's ...

Kingfisher misses deadline, more accounts frozen
A senior service tax official said the airline's management is in talks with CBEC officials to resolve the issue. Kingfisher declined to comment on the matter. The income-tax (IT) department, too, has frozen the airline's bank accounts for non-payment ...

Springfield senior care facility to close in June
A Springfield senior care facility that employs about 125 workers plans to close this summer, but the company plans to try to find other jobs in western Ohio for those employees, the Springfield News-Sun reports. Catholic Health Partners sent a Worker ...

TEMECULA: Senior Service Center sets activities
The Senior Citizen Service Center and Food Bank of Southwest Riverside County has scheduled a series of trips for seniors. April 2 -- Viejas Casino trip. The cost is $8 a person. A discount of $5 off for lunch is offered. The trip leaves at 8:30 am and ...

Kingfisher Airlines misses deadline, more accounts frozen
A senior service tax official said the airline's management is in talks with CBEC officials to resolve the issue. Kingfisher declined to comment on the matter. The income-tax (IT) department, too, has frozen the airline's bank accounts for non-payment ...

STATE BOWLING: County entries making mark
Home Instead Senior Care No. 2, Racine, 3094; 15. Home Instead Senior Care No. 1, Racine, 3070. 1. W. Staude-L. Staude, Fort Atkinson, 1466; 7. Matt Zagar, Racine-Tim Ruelle, Sturtevant, 1388; 11. Charles Torosian Jr.-James Nannemann, Sturtevant, 1373; ...

Stanbridge College Nursing Student Nominated for Senior Care Humanitarian Award
Stanbridge College Vocational Nursing student Lisa Daniels was honored at the First Annual Senior Care Humanitarian Awards Ceremony for her work with the elderly at a skilled nursing facility in Orange County. Irvine, CA, March 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- ...

Program set to recognize volunteers
The organization is taking nominations for the Salute to Senior Service program, which includes a search for the most outstanding senior volunteers statewide and nationally during Older American Month in May. “Studies show people who volunteer are ...

At-Home Care Options Keep Seniors Out of Nursing Homes
They are now beginning to retire, and each year more and more of them will be in need of long-term elder care in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. However, there is a problem—the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities is ...

Greenville County to get health checkup
How many smoke or have trouble getting elder care? Greenville Forward is about to launch a new effort to find the answers to those and other questions surrounding the county's health, such as health-care costs, quality and access, key needs and ...

Progress is being made with Samaritan Medical Center's senior-care complex
In 2010, Samaritan was awarded a $34 million Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers grant to help pay for the senior-care complex. About $25 million would go toward the construction of the Samaritan project and $9 million for the ...

Need for city-run long-term care queried
In the decades since, the Berlin Wall has fallen, man has walked on the moon and the landscape of elder care has changed markedly, but London and others are bound by the same rule. This year, London residents will pay $4.3 million in property taxes to ...

The high costs of elder care
Elder care around Puget Sound is some of the most expensive in the nation, Taylor said. Figures she gathered in 2010 show charges ranging from $4000 to $9000 a month at assisted-living facilities. The Stratford, where Nappa lives, gets just under $2000 ...

Seeking senior volunteer nominations
Olscamp said he has seen volunteering drop in his years, but hopes the Salute to Senior Service recognition would inspire some to help out. “I think it would be a darn good job to all of a sudden get the paper and see so and so has been recognized as a ...

St. Charles County medical calendar
SENIOR SERVICE: SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, offers resources to seniors in western St. Charles County and Warren and Lincoln counties. Senior Services can connect seniors to specialists; give referrals for other ...

Senior volunteer likes making a difference
Home Instead's national headquarters has launched an effort titled "Salute to Senior Service," to honor senior volunteers in all 50 states for their contributions to local communities. "We're asking people that have senior volunteers with a unique ...

Glamour & Grit - Feb. 20, 2012L
Kathy, an advocate for all things related to elder care, is the new executive director of Abingdon at Tradition and she has jumped back into things by agreeing to co-chair the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Traditionally held in March in past years and ...

Personal Care Worker
Previous experience working in an assisted living or Senior care environment helpful. Grace Willowbrook is a 36-unit assisted living (RCAC) residence, located on Eau Claire's south side. TO APPLY: download application from: www.graceluthfound.com; ...

What Are Ancillary Services and How They Can Help You
Senior care and housing clearly encompasses more than just retirement community condos and assisted living suites. Yet even beyond the levels of care covered in this series, there are several additional services that often “wrap-around” or supplement ...

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead
... and even though the literature reports that 95.5 percent of those operated on achieved 20/40 uncorrected vision or better outcomes following cataract surgery, here -- in this neck of the elder care woods -- near two weeks have come and gone, ...

House bill would help Arizona families pay for long-term care
Kathleen Collins Pagels, executive director of the Arizona Health Care Association, said the bill won't solve all challenges associated with elder care but is a start. “Right now people don't have resources,” Pagels said. “They spend down until they ...

Valle Verde Earns Five Stars for Senior Care
Valle Verde, a senior living community in Santa Barbara, earned a five-star national rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Valle Verde is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) owned and managed by ABHOW, a non-profit ...

J. Thomas Briody Named President and CEO of IOA
“Tom's 25 years of leadership in the continuum of elder care services, coupled with the breadth and depth of his expertise in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors makes him the ideal individual to undertake leadership of IOA as it continues ...

Home Care Assistance Launches ElderAdult.com
“We are excited to provide seniors and their loved ones with resources on a variety of topics that we know to be of interest to them, including aging in place, healthy longevity and senior care options.” Home Care Assistance has positioned itself as a ...

Family Caregiver and Senior Resource Fair
This fair will bring a full range of resources and experts to address a variety of issues regarding elder care. The information is geared not just for elders, but also for those who care for or about them, and even for those who expect to be an elder ...

Salute To Senior Service Program
Home Instead Senior Care is looking for outstanding senior volunteers for the Salute to Senior Service program. It honors senior volunteers who make tireless contributions to their communities. Nominees must be age 65 and older and volunteer for at ...

House bill aims to help Az families pay for long-term care
Kathleen Collins Pagels, executive director of the Arizona Health Care Association, said the bill won't solve all challenges associated with elder care but is a start. “Right now people don't have resources,” Pagels said. “They spend down until they ...

A 'Salute to Senior Service'
'Salute to Senior Service,' public education program to honour the many volunteer contributions that older adults make in the community. As part of the program there is a search being conducted for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each province ...

Now, Tables for (Almost) Everyone
Many of the country's 1900 or so CCRC's (including several Harbor's Edge competitors in Virginia) make such decisions on an individual basis, said Stephen Maag of Leading Age, an association of nonprofit elder care providers. That's what the Harbor's ...

SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Awards Finalists Announced
SeniorHomes.com, an online directory and resource for seniors and their families searching for senior care or senior housing, has announced finalists in its second annual SeniorHomes.com Best of the Web Awards. The SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web ...

Senior service: Tevez scores for City
Although this is a second leg and thus has the potential to produce goals, the profile of the teams ... Following a globetrotting few weeks the UFC takes a well earned hiatus prior to its inaugural Swedis... A five foot 10 inch forward with a Mohawk ...

School news
Senior service hours: Seniors who need to finish their Knights-In-Action community service hours to be eligible to receive their community service graduation cord must turn in their final hours by April 26. Hours will not be accepted after that, ...

Judge Stops Cuts to In-Home Services
These include people with an AIDS or developmental disabilities waiver, recipients of in-home operations, multipurpose senior service programs, and nursing facility and acute hospital services. Also exempted from the cuts are people with severe inside ...

AgriLife Extension to host Elder Care Conference on March 24
March 24, according to Andrea Stelting, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for Donley County. The program will start with registration at 8:45 am and conclude at noon, Stelting said. It will be held in the Donley County Activity ...

State senior care cutbacks will hurt
I was very concerned to learn last week of a planned change in the way care is provided to some of the most vulnerable seniors in York County and across Pennsylvania. For decades, the York County Area Agency on Aging and its counterparts across the ...

Mpls. model seniors complex offers housing with peace of mind
The Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, a tenant organization that represents 5000 households in 41 public housing high-rises, will have offices at the senior service center. Feeney Manor is heated and cooled through geothermal green ...

Spitz: Woman retiring after 45 years of elder studies
Since then, “the institute where I work has grown from a local entity to an international entity'' whose studies on aging and wellness help shape changes in elder care at home and abroad. “I think I came in on the cutting edge of looking to make ...


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