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Elder Care News 06/2012



Community Portrait: An Auburn elder cherishes relationships that endure
At 92 years, Ben Slater currently lives at Almond Gardens Elder Care in Auburn and is well liked by the other residents and staff. This story is sort of a love story, though Slater probably does not want to admit it. You see, Slater has a girlfriend, ...

Senior living facilities survive by diversifying
The senior care business has coped with the ailing economy by diversifying its services and targeting growing areas such as respite and dementia care. That's the tactic used by Hank Fisher Properties, a Sacramento company that develops and manages ...

Elmcroft to manage new Louisville senior community
Elmcroft Senior Living, a division of Louisville-based Senior Care Inc., operates more than 40 senior-living communities in 19 states. Andrew Robinson covers these beats: Health care, health insurance, attorneys, human resources, technology, ...

Nikiski Senior Center breaks ground
Members of the Nikiski Senior Service Area Board and the public gather Wednesday afternoon to officially break ground for the new Nikiski Senior Center on the shore of Marie Lake in Nikiski. By Rashah McChesney When Jim and Nedra Evenson set off on ...

CHURCH BULLETINS: Singles picnic set for this evening
A nutritious meal will be provided by the Senior Service Center of Will County and Channahon Township for residents 60 years or older. The luncheon will be served at 11:30 am on the second Wednesday of each month at Channahon United Methodist Church, ...

Washington Township seniors clean up the community
The first Senior Service Day was held in 2001 and was organized by then-Student Council President Mackenzie McNaughton, now a graduate of Brigham Young University. High School Principal Joe Bollendorf said he was excited to see the event continue to ...

Festival TransAmériques: Sur le concept du visage du fils de dieu (On the ...
Festival TransAmériques: Sur le concept du visage du fils de dieu (On the ...

Epoch Elder Care | Grandmom's helper
The founder and CEO of Epoch Elder Care, Kabir Chadha, 26, grew up in Delhi, studied economics at Stanford University, California, worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., New York—and then wanted to do something different, like many of his ...

The definition of service
For my senior service project, we were asked to choose something we love to do. I am volunteering at the Archdiocese of Boston's Pastoral Center in Braintree with the Catholic Media office. My faith is the most important thing in my life and every ...

Letters: Walker's decisions are hurting seniors
Walker has done nothing to secure the necessary approval from a federal agency to extend the Senior Care prescription drug benefit beyond December. By his failure to do so, 100000 low-income seniors could be forced to purchase Medicare Part D insurance ...

Senior golf tourney set
EXCITING prizes are up for grabs in the 12th Senior Care Fellowship golf tournament set on June 15 at the Alabang Country Club course in Muntinlupa. Tee off time is 6 am Presented by the Federation of Golf Clubs Phils., Inc., the 18-hole tourney is a ...

Lee grad plans to work while getting degree in nursing
I'm looking forward to spending the next two months hanging out with friends, getting my certified nurse's assistant license and continuing to work at Senior Care of Midland before I make the terrifying move to San Marcos to attend Texas State ...

US employers waiting and watching before hiring
Caring Senior Service is hiring, but not as much as it had expected to, said CEO Jeff Salter. One factor has been high unemployment itself: People who are out of work are taking over caregiving for elderly and sick relatives that the company would ...

Chicagoland Senior Caregiving Jobs Plentiful Despite Overall High Unemployment ...
Chicagoland Senior Caregiving Jobs Plentiful Despite Overall High Unemployment ...

Experts Say Popcorn Has More Healthful Antioxidants Than Fruits and Vegetables
By Sharon Massafra, CSA from the Home Instead Senior Care office in N. Fairfield, S. Litchfield, NW New Haven Counties By Jeniferlyn O'Neil Q. Mom's appetite for munchies seems to have kicked into high gear. At 85, she doesn't seen interested any ...

Much Achieved on San Marin's Senior Service Day
By Patch Staff San Marin High School students participate in a graffiti removal project on Senior Service Day, May 2012. San Marin High School Senior Service Day, held in May, was a huge success for the students at San Marin High School and the ...

Moss gave wise counsel to elder care commission
Recognizing this, the government of Montana in November 2004 initiated the Long Term Study Commission (ADHOC). The commission was composed of a broad coalition of interested citizens to review and come up with suggestions to deal with the impact on ...

The Home Instead Senior Care® Network Stresses the Importance of Early and ...
The Home Instead Senior Care® Network Stresses the Importance of Early and ...

Free online training available to those dealing with Alzheimer's
Home Instead Senior Care now is offering free online training at www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com and features lessons about managing behaviors, encouraging engagement and teaching caregivers how to care for themselves while caring for their loved one ...

Care2Learn Adds 24 New Respiratory Therapy Courses to its Premier Online ...
Care2Learn Adds 24 New Respiratory Therapy Courses to its Premier Online ...

Huffs receive Senior Service award
Peter D. Kinder (center) honored (from left) Joanie and Paul Huff of Silex with the Lt. Governor's Senior Service Award. The Huffs have served as Volunteer Ombudsmen for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of Greater St. Louis and Northeast Missouri ...

San Juan senior community celebrates big renovation
Senior-care experts and local elected officials are scheduled to attend. The renovation includes a new beauty salon, a cognitive learning center featuring Dakim BrainFitness games, a custom fitness center with equipment designed for senior citizens, ...

Residents evacuated after dryer catches fire at Tualatin care facility
Crews responded to reports of a fire at the Farmington Square Senior Care Community on SW 115th Avenue just after 1:30 am Monday and were able to quickly put out the blaze. No injuries were reported. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue spokesman Brian ...

How Much Will Elder Care Cost? A Useful Tool for Caregivers
You see, the MetLife 2011 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs has been released, and it is chock-full of data about the cost of elder care. Thankfully ...

Hometown news in brief June 3
A 68-year-old Ballston Spa woman has been honored as the New York winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network's Salute to Senior Service award. Katharine Winderlin is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at ...

Volunteer Honored as Virginia's Salute to Senior Service Winner
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The Home Instead Senior Care® Network Stresses the Importance of Early and ...
The Home Instead Senior Care® Network Stresses the Importance of Early and ...

Poloncarz Welcomes New Commissioner of Senior Service
By WKBW News (WKBW release) Monday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz welcomed Dr. Ellen Grant as the new Commissioner of Senior Services for Erie County. Most recently serving as Director of Cornerstone Manor in Buffalo, Dr. Grant also has ...

Massachusetts Senior Care Home Company Recognizes Stroke Awareness Month
To further raise awareness around planning for an effective and successful recovery following a stroke, Home Care Assistance is offering a free download of its Post-Stroke Care Patient Guide. Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts, a leading provider of ...

Catonsville home care business named as top 100 owned by minorities and women ...
Catonsville home care business named as top 100 owned by minorities and women ...

"Senior Hero" Honored at 90
Home Instead Senior Care is honoring a man that has given selflessly of himself for years to help make the lives of those in hospice care more comfortable. Murray Leibowitz started volunteering at Hospice of the Piedmont six years ago after his wife ...

1 change seen with shift at Alegent
Immanuel, a group affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, announced Monday that it will end its 125-year mission of hospital care in Omaha by the end of 2012 to focus on nonhospital elder care. Since Alegent began operating in 1996, ...

Massachusetts Senior Care Home Company Recognizes Stroke Awareness Month
Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is raising awareness around stroke prevention and early symptom recognition as part of the company's commitment to community education around the topics of healthy ...

Baby Boom Money Squeeze Is Set To Get Tighter
"I'm concerned about the future because the cost of everything (related to elder care) is outrageous." Roughly 78 million baby boomers are moving into their retirement years now. At first, they will be the "young" old. Legions of retired boomers soon ...

North Carolina Senior Care Council's New Cloud-based Phone System Adds ...
North Carolina Senior Care Council's New Cloud-based Phone System Adds ...

A tipping point for senior care in the North Country
The long, steady erosion in government and taxpayer resources for elder care in New York State has reached a tipping point, at least here in the North Country. For years, Medicaid reimbursements have been far too low to pay for the rising costs of ...

Keystone HIE Expands to improve senior care
DANVILLE, Pa. – One of Pennsylvania's largest health information sharing organizations, Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE®), announced today that 11 Golden Living skilled nursing facilities in northeast and central Pennsylvania have joined ...

Home Instead Senior Care Announces National Salute to Senior ...
Home Instead Senior Care Announces National Salute to Senior ...

With switch to CHI, Alegent no longer doing sterilizations to halt conceptions
Immanuel, a group affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, announced Monday that it will end its 125-year mission of hospital care in Omaha by the end of 2012 to focus on nonhospital elder care. Since Alegent began operating in 1996, ...

As money runs out, counties walking away from elder care
The Essex County Board of Supervisors ended more than two years of contentious debate on Tuesday, voting 12-6 to privatize its Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown. Essex County's move is one example of a growing trend, as counties throughout New ...

Outstanding Maine South seniors honored
Student Council President Julia Kashul, winner of a student council scholarship, and Ken Reese, District 207 Senior Service Scholarship, also praised her peers for “playing to win.” “My older brother once told me that we do one of two things in life: ...

Home Instead Senior Care Announces National Salute to Senior ...
Home Instead Senior Care Announces National Salute to Senior ...

Dawn Schultz Receives Local Senior Hero Award
Home Instead Senior Care is honoring a 75-year-old Charlottesville woman for her commitment to volunteering. Dawn Schultz is the local senior hero for Charlottesville. She received an award Tuesday during the senior center's monthly active aging ...

Senior Care Technology Review: Brookdale Implements New Wireless Solution & More
This installment of senior care technology news features Brookale Senior Living's implementation of Aerohive Network's wireless network solutions, along with a new tool for assessing proper hygiene among healthcare clinicians and a German company that ...

Home Instead Senior Care Announces National Salute to Senior Service Honoree
The Salute to Senior Service program was launched this year by the network to honor seniors' commitments to their causes and communities. A $5000 gift will be donated by Home Instead, Inc., to Your Grandmother's Cupboard in honor of Clark's dedicated ...

Renodin Foundation grants help needy
From left are, James and Suzanne Krull of the Cuba Cultural Center, Sr. Avril Chin Fatt, congregational minister, Kelly Dickerson of Total Senior Care, Manager of Pastoral Care Sr. Dana Hollis, First Baptist Church of Cuba Pastor Larry Poelma and ...

Caring for Parents Who Didn't Care for You
AgingCare.com provides online caregiver support by connecting people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, elder care experts, personalized information, and local resources. AgingCare.com has become the trusted resource for exchanging ideas, ...

Targeted elder care boosts operation recovery
Colorectal surgeon Tan Kok Yang (fourth from left) and his multi-disciplinary team at KTPH. The team has introduced several measures to improve the chances of survival of patients age 75 years and older. -- PHOTO: KHOO TECK PUAT HOSPITAL By Salma ...

Department of Elder Affairs is giving assisted living industry reforms a try
... wants to identify the rules that are challenging to them as providers, not to residents," said Brian Lee, Florida's former long-term care ombudsman who says he was forced out of the job for cracking down on the elder care industry and is now suing ...

Dallas Senior Caregiving Jobs Plentiful Despite Overall High Unemployment ...
Dallas Senior Caregiving Jobs Plentiful Despite Overall High Unemployment ...


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