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Elder-care company slammed, defended in trial's closing arguments
The company wanted "heads in the beds," and once they got them inside, there was no "closing the back door," a lawyer argued in a blistering conclusion Thursday in the civil trial against the country's biggest assisted living company. Attorney Lesley ...

A Sign of Medicaid Improvements to Come?
Called “Senior Care Options,” the plan is free to participants – no premiums, copays or deductibles are involved. And the results reported so far show it's another health innovation worth attention. The program is intended to reduce hospital re ...

Home Instead Senior Care Franchisees to Hire More than 45000 CAREGivers ...
Home Instead Senior Care Franchisees to Hire More than 45000 CAREGivers ...

Jury awards $5.75 million to creditors of former elder care home
An eight-person federal jury on Friday awarded the unsecured creditors of the former Lemington Home for the Aged $5.75 million in damages. In a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab, attorneys for the creditors presented evidence that ...

Hays TCE Jobs
Senior Service Engineer · Hays TCE Jobs · Senior Service Engineer. Basic job. Recruiter: Hays TCE Jobs; Salary: Competitive; Location: Warrington; Job term: Permanent; Job hours: Full time. My client is a leading producer of laboratory and production ...

Plaintiffs lawyer asks jury to award millions in elder care case
The plaintiffs' lawyer asked a jury Friday to award $3 million to $5 million for pain and suffering to the family of a woman who, they claim, incurred bedsores in an Auburn assisted living facility that contributed to her death. Attorney Lesley Ann ...

Nominations sought in senior-care salute
Home Instead will donate $500 to each of the state winners' favorite nonprofit organizations, and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's nonprofit charity ...

Your Legal Corner: Family and elder care
Try to rotate visits to avoid one particular family member present all the time, as caregiver burnout is a common factor in elder care. Perhaps the out-of-town child can visit and care for the parent, taking advantage of the Family Medical Leave Act ...

Sherwood Forest Residents Armed to Oppose Elder-Care Plan at Zoning Hearing
When Sherwood Forest residents appear before the zoning administrator on Tuesday, they'll be armed with the unanimous backing of the Northridge South Neighborhood Council, the Council's planning and land use committee, the Sherwood Forest ...

Senior volunteer award nominations still open
The “Salute to Senior Service” program is looking for a few good men—and women—over 65. The program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, is seeking to honor the contributions of adults 65 and over ...

Salute to Senior Service program asking for nominations
Salute to Senior Service program is searching for a 2013 Outstanding Senior Volunteer. The program, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, asks people to nominate adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service for the ...

City adds 5000 senior care beds in 2013
SHANGHAI plans to add another 5,000 beds to senior care facilities by the end of the year to ease the acute shortage of elderly nursing homes, the city's civil affairs authorities said yesterday. At the end of last year, the city had more than 600 ...

With elder care, 'know what you're signing up for'
With elder care, 'know what you're signing up for'. NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman explains the difference between various facilities that care for the elderly including independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Share This: facebook · twitter ...

Shanghai adds 5000 senior care beds in 2013
Shanghai plans to add another 5,000 beds to senior care facilities by the end of the year to ease the acute shortage of elderly nursing homes, the city's civil affairs authorities said yesterday. At the end of last year, the city had more than 600 ...

Aging demographics highlight need for affordable senior care
“Last year 225 seniors went to nursing homes from the waiting list for senior care programs. The cost of those 225 seniors in nursing homes was $16.2 million,” said Lienhard. “We could serve the entire senior care waiting list [of 2,710 seniors] for $5 ...

Cultural issue behind senior care
Historically, senior care is a new concept. The "it's all about me" philosophy of the 1960s evolved into housing our most treasured possessions in skilled nursing homes. The breakdown of the family led to a point where it became reasonable that ...

Aging demographics highlight need for affordable senior care
“Last year 225 seniors went to nursing homes from the waiting list for senior care programs. The cost of those 225 seniors in nursing homes was $16.2 million,” said Lienhard. “We could serve the entire senior care waiting list [of 2,710 seniors] for $5 ...

Dalton: Elder care services are subject of breakfast program
The Berkshire Elder Care network breakfast will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Sugar Hill, 45 Main St. The topic is "Berkshire Resources: Spread the Word." The event is hosted by Caregiver Homes, Hospice Services of Western Mass ...

Developers Find Inroads into Pent Up China Senior Housing Market
The scope of China's senior care market vastly eclipses that of the United States, but its preparation in terms of long-term care settings is far behind. The U.S. senior population is projected to reach 88.5 million by that time, comprising 20% of ...

Help Desk: Elder care facilities and what you should know
Help Desk: Elder care facilities and what you should know. 7:06 PM, Mar 5, 2013 | comments. Quadriplegic Adam Martin, right, works with physical therapist Wes Bower at the Sarasota Health and Rehabilitation Center, the nursing home where he lives. (AP) ...

HHS Reaches Civil Rights Settlement With National ...
HHS Reaches Civil Rights Settlement With National ...

Minn. senior health care leaders study Calif. CPR case
Kari Thurlow is with Aging Services of Minnesota, a trade association of senior care providers. "I think it's hard to hear, but at the same time I don't think we have a lot of details," she said. She said in Minnesota, like California, there are varied ...

W.Pa. senior care facilities tout emergency preparedness
Officials at local independent-living facilities for seniors said on Tuesday that their policies and training guard against a replay of a California incident during which a nurse refused a 911 dispatcher's desperate pleas to perform CPR on a dying 87 ...

Elder Care—You Can't Buy, Pray or Prescribe Your Way Out of It
I had been looking forward to lunch with my friend Kate for some time. During the past few years we've bonded over the travails of raising teenagers, the challenges of balancing work and home and the exhausting job of caring for elderly parents. We ...

Englander Joins with Sherwood Forest Residents to Oppose Elder-Care Facility
An overflow crowd of Sherwood Forest residents jammed a zoning hearing Tuesday to protest plans for what has been described as a Costco-sized elder-care facility in the midst of their single-family Northridge residential neighborhood. Their opposition ...

Knox area elder-care homes say policies don't restrict CPR
The refusal of an independent-living facility employee to give an 87-year-old Bakersfield, Calif., woman CPR as she lay dying made national news and started a conversation about whether elder-care facilities' policies prevent staffers from intervening ...

W.Pa. senior care facilities tout emergency preparedness
Officials at local independent-living facilities for seniors said on Tuesday that their policies and training guard against a replay of a California incident during which a nurse refused a 911 dispatcher's desperate pleas to perform CPR on a dying 87 ...

Public invited to senior care facility meeting
The county is working with Augustana to bring the senior care facility to fruition. Kathy Kopp, vice president of New Business Development for Augustana Care, will present a summary of the development process to date. Ample opportunity will be reserved ...

Public invited to senior care facility meeting
EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Board of Commissioners and Augustana Care will co-host a public meeting regarding the Castle Peak Senior Care Community at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle County Building. All citizens interested in the project are ...

Refusal to give dying woman CPR brings elderly care problems to light, expert ...
Refusal to give dying woman CPR brings elderly care problems to light, expert ...

Company seeks to honor senior volunteers in Utah
A company that helps provide care for seniors eager to stay in their homes is looking to honor Utah's outstanding senior volunteer. Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, is seeking nominations for its "Salute to Senior ...

Vecoplan Announces Staffing Changes
Arcdale, N.C.-based Vecoplan LLC, a leader in size reduction technologies, has promoted Jason Schultz to the position of client support manager and added Greg Shaffer as a senior service technician. In his new position, Schultz provides troubleshooting ...

Jerry Davich: Do you know a senior volunteer extraordinaire?
Conducted through the Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., it honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. “These silent heroes give ...

Stay At Home Senior Care Awarded to the Franchise Business Review Top 50
The Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 26,000 franchisees representing over 350 franchise brands based on their level of satisfaction, experience, market area, business lifestyle, and other demographic characteristics. The list of the 2013 ...

Program to honor senior volunteers
The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours per month of volunteer service to their favorite ...

Local senior centers celebrate 'Meals on Wheels Month'
On Friday, March 22, the Highlands Senior Service Center in Clearlake invites the community to tie on their sneakers and come join the fun during their third annual March for Meals and Open House. March a mile for Meals on Wheels; registration begins ...

Outstanding Senior Volunteers Sought
Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the Salute to Senior Service Program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted until March 31. The State winners will then be chosen by popular ...

Senior Care Employee Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Man - 5NEWSOnline.com - Ft. Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville News & Weather
Norris works at ELDirect In-Home Senior Care in Fayetteville. Police said Norris was caught on camera breaking into the home of an elderly man on North Taliesin Lane. The cameras were set up after another in-home health care assistant noticed money ...

Community Briefs: March 9, 2013
The Salute to Senior Service program recognizes the contributions of adults 65 or older. Contest rules and nomination forms can be found at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box ...

MONDAY ON ABC40 – Your Money Monday: Elder Care
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It's a difficult time for all of us: Having to take care of your aging family members and knowing what kind of care you can afford. How do you make the best choices for your parents, or yourselves? How should you plan now ...

Student project raises funds for Guatemalan children
Together, the pair have created a senior service project to raise funds to provide computers and other equipment to poor children in Guatemala. The impetuous for their senior service project they calle Los Ninos de Nuestros Carazones or The Children of ...

Ohio residents encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers
The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours per month of volunteer service to their favorite ...

Trumbull Transit a vital senior service
Trumbull Transit a vital senior service. March 10, 2013. Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com. Save | Post a comment |. DEAR EDITOR: Thank you to the clients that used Trumbull County Elderly Affairs for your transportation needs, it was truly an honor to ...

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers being accepted through March 31
The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite ...

Salute senior service by nominating active volunteer
Home Instead Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners' favorite nonprofit organizations, and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's nonprofit ...

New Elmhurst Business Seeks to Keep Seniors Independent, at Home
A business that caters to seniors wanting to stay independent and at home has opened a service location in Elmhurst. Caring Senior Service is a San Antonio-based company founded in 1991, and locally, David Hachmeister recently opened the franchise in ...

Outstanding senior volunteers to be honored
"We all know seniors who do so much for our community," said Andrew Garrean, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Tulsa. "These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference ...

Nominations sought for senior service award
Nominations sought for senior service award Staff reports newsadvance.com. Nominations for Home Instead Senior Care's Salute to Senior Service award now are being accepted. The agency is looking for a passionate volunteer age 65 or older. The winner ...

Know a senior who volunteers? Nominate them for an award! - KLTV.com-Tyler ...
Know a senior who volunteers? Nominate them for an award! - KLTV.com-Tyler ...

Senior Care Jobs on the Rise
As seniors start needing help around the house or help just getting around with shopping and daily activities... more and more people are starting careers in caring for seniors. CaregiverList.com tracks the industry, which -- according to the website ...


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