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Elder Care News 02/2006

Kenyan caregiver dares to dream (Inside Bay Area)
TWO WEEKS ago we introduced you to Gee Gee Williams, a senior and elder-care manager whose compassion inspired her to provide economic opportunities to young women in Kenya.

Aged care summit considers staff checks (The Age)
Aged care specialists will consider making police checks mandatory for all nursing home workers at an emergency summit in Canberra next month. -

PRIME LIVING NOTES (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Parents live afar? Check out this resource on how to manage elder care when you live at some distance -- even abroad:

Certification of senior-care managers sought to curb abuse in growing profession (Sun-Sentinel)
Rita Tyler, a geriatric-care manager from Lake Worth, used the almost unlimited access her job gave her to the medical and financial records of confused and disabled seniors to defraud three of them of more than $140,000, according to court records.

Sarasota workshop on home care for elderly (Bradenton Herald)
Congresswoman Katherine Harris is sponsoring a workshop on "Family Illness: Providing Home Care for Elderly Parents" from 2:30-4 p.m. Friday at the Selby Library, Geldbert Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota.

Stinson staying for senior year at Iowa St. (Sports Illustrated)
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Curtis Stinson said Monday he will return to the Iowa State basketball program next year for his senior season. "I'm a player, and I'm playing for four years," said Stinson, who's averaging 19.4 points a game. "I think Will (Blalock) will be here, too. We're together.

InsureMe Advises on Preparing for the Golden Years (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
(PRWEB) February 28, 2006 -- As the population ages, life spans lengthen, and elder care costs increase, long-term planning becomes more and more important for that generation known as the Baby Boomers.

Senior center to host workshop on addictions (MLive.com)
Senior citizens and health care workers are the targets of a free workshop about addictions, including excessive use of medications and gambling. The workshop is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. March 8 in the Owosso Senior Center, 300 N. Washington St.

How to choose a nursing home (WOOD TV 8)
(Grand Rapids, February 27, 2006, 11:35 p.m.) 24 Hour News 8 checked in with watchdog group Citizens for Better Care to learn about selecting a nursing home.

Overlooked child care industry has big economic, social impact (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - Child care operations, from public preschool providers and large day care centers down to small home providers, have a bigger impact on New Jersey's economy than many higher-profile industries, the first study on the issue shows.

Douglas schools gets new leader (Rapid City Journal)
BOX ELDER -- All schools have the same needs, no matter what their size, according to the Douglas School District's new superintendent Loren Scheer. The Douglas School Board finalized Scheer's hiring at its meeting Monday night.

Theravance to Present at the Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
Theravance, Inc. announced today that Michael Aguiar, Theravance's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 4:50 p.m.

Senior killed in crash (Brandon Sun)
Bubbly and quick with a smile, a Brandon senior who was killed in a two-vehicle collision this weekend was dedicated to her job caring for the elderly, friends said.

The future of aged care in Grenfell (Grenfell Record)
It was only after I dropped into the Forbes Street units of the Senior Citizens that an idea started to form in my head. It was February 23 and the tenants for the new units had started to move into their new homes and the next step of care attracted my attention.

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