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Health and safety policies for therapy animal visits vary widely
A survey of U.S. hospitals, elder care facilities, and therapy animal organizations revealed their health and safety policies for therapy animal visits varied widely, with many not following recommended guidelines for animal visitation. The research ...

Haverhill's Hatem-Roy Takes the Reins at Elder Services | WHAV
Joan Hatem-Roy of Haverhill is the new chief executive officer of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, replacing Rosanne DiStefano who retired. Hatem-Roy ...

New day care enrolling infants to 5-year-olds in DeKalb
Both she and Sanchez have more than 20 years experience in childcare, and have most recently worked in elder care. Herrmann worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois until she became one of hundreds of casualties of the state budget impasse that ...

Elderly animals get the care and comfort they need in Santa Fe sanctuary
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary is an elder care and hospice sanctuary for dogs, horses and more. Monday they brought two ambassadors to the studio to promote an upcoming fundraiser. The resident animals of Kindred ...

Don Who to perform at Golden Hour
Elder Care will host its monthly Golden Hour meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 1223 Swan Dr. for those interested in learning more about Golden Opportunities. This month's social meeting features Don Who, a duo that consists of Tom Stevens of ...

Tips for Choosing a Care Provider for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease
Deciding to use elder care providers for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease is always difficult but professional carers can offer solutions for family members who have to work or who need a break for any reason. MORE: Could phosphatidylserine ...

5 free resources for caregivers providing dementia care
Providing dementia care can be a challenge, but at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) we help caregivers identify services that help maximize independence and quality of life for both themselves and the people they care for. Senior Elder Care ...

Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Nurse Practitioner Jean Hinrichson has joined the Elder Care Department at Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. "I chose this opportunity because of my previous experience in nursing working with the elderly ...

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: Estate Planning ...
Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: Estate Planning ...

Nature Connection expands caregiver training in Lexington
Professional caregiver trainings are open to professionals working across the elder care spectrum including residential, assisted living and memory care settings, and family caregiver trainings are for members caring for loved ones at home. “We are ...

Elder Care: Federal regulations of nursing home
Oftentimes, news reports about nursing homes highlight tragic incidents or perceived failures of a specific facility or the industry in general to care for vulnerable, older adults. Our firm works with many clients who are receiving excellent care in ...

Elder Care: Federal regulations of nursing home - Cumberlink.com
Oftentimes, news reports about nursing homes highlight tragic incidents or perceived failures of a specific facility or the industry in general to care for vulnerable, ...

St. Charles offers free consults for seniors
By empowering seniors and their families, St. Charles' mission is to help them make informed decisions and discover the gamut of elder care services that can help alleviate worry and stress. St. Charles' Resource Center for Aging is exclusively for ...


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Top 7 Therapies for Comfort and Symptom Management for your seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Those who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia are looking for the best ways to create comfort and peace for those who suffer from these diseases. However, caregivers need to take some time for themselves to recharge and relax when necessary. In these instances, in-home services are available to not only allow you to have a break, but to provide complementary... [Continue Reading]

Important Things You Have To Know About Elderly Falls

When looking at elder people, falling injuries make up most of the injury mechanisms that appear. Close to 50% of the injuries are minor like lacerations and bruises. However, 10 percent are quite serious like intracranial injuries or fractures. Around 1% of the falls will end up being hip fractures that could lead to high risk of mortality and post-fall morbidity. The CDC showed that between... [Continue Reading]

3 Top Beauty Tips for The Face

In a world where beauty dictates status and can naturally make an individual feel better about themselves, many dream of having a beautiful, smooth, and clear face that is blemish free. People aspire to stay in optimal condition and slow the visible aging process as they journey through life, and this article will outline methods to help you achieve a healthy look and develop self-confidence.... [Continue Reading]

The GrandPad Gets an Update

If you haven’t seen the grandPad yet, you are really missing out. After years of catering exclusively to the tech market’s preferences for packing maximum power into machines, devices like this one have finally started to signal a shift to meeting the needs of all kinds of consumers with the hardware and software packages that are tailored to their needs, making computers... [Continue Reading]

Self-Care Tips for a Higher Quality of Life

Lucille Ball was onto something when she said "Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” As an aging senior, self-care can get pushed to the back burner, especially when your to-do list involves caring for a spouse or relative or dealing with your own health issues and appointments. The quality of your... [Continue Reading]

Template Legal Papers - An Elder Lawyer’s Perspective

Preparing the paperwork to manage your assets after your passing is important. You probably didn’t need that explicitly stated but the availability of pre-prepared legal documents and the people who avail of them show up with terrifying regularity. The promise of savings thousands of dollars; making everything faster and easier; or doing something yourself without the need of lengthy... [Continue Reading]

Medication Management Made Simple: Safety Strategies for Smart Seniors

If you are in your senior years it is quite likely that daily medication is a big deal and you may have to cope with taking various meds to cope with a multitude of maladies. Medical issues and illnesses are a fact of life and need to be talked about and addressed, as do topics like InvoCare cremation planning. When it comes to medication management, here is a look at some smart safety... [Continue Reading]

Tell Chronic Pain Goodbye

If you are one of the millions of Americans waging a war against chronic pain, are you winning? Unfortunately, countless people would answer no to that question. In fact, their suffering grows seemingly year after year. As a result, their lives become more of a challenge, in some cases leading to all but giving up. In an effort to defeat (or at least lessen) chronic pain, you have to do your... [Continue Reading]

Going the Distance: The Long Distance Grandparent

The relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is special. To the child, their grandparent is equal parts buddy, parent, teacher, benefactor, and translator. Whether it's a fishing trip, or just a visit to the playground, the child won't see their grandmother or grandfather as the wise old sage they are; when they turn to face their grandparent, they see grandma or grandpa. For those... [Continue Reading]

5 Cancers That Can Be Treated with Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses a particular kind of high-energy beam to destroy cancer cells and it can be done internally or externally. It is considered a cost-effective cancer treatment that can be used either after or before surgery. It is administered in an out-patient basis and use to treat different types of cancer. Some of these include the following: Breast Cancer It is the most common... [Continue Reading]

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