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Elder Care News 04/2006



MARY B. MOORHEAD: ON ELDER-CARE: Net yields wealth of elder care info (Contra Costa Times)
THE AMOUNT of aging and elder care information on the Internet is staggering. From caregiver support and conversation blogs to medical treatment and updates on Medicare Part D, I discover new sites on a daily basis.

Senior Dateline (Winchester Star)
Lynn Care Center in Front Royal needs one or two volunteers to come in and do nails for residents in the assisted living ward. If you have the time, a little skill in doing nails, and a lot of patience, please consider volunteering here to make the residents feel special.

Health care group honors two for efforts (The State)
A Columbia insurance executive and medical professional have been recognized for their efforts in helping to improve the health care of the area’s disadvantaged youth.

Senior News (Milford Daily News)
The center is located at 40 Blackstone St. Call 508-966-0398. New Monthly Podiatry Clinic, on April 18, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., by appointment only, provided by Franklin Foot Care at the center. Call the center to schedule an appointment.

High school senior pens 'Great American Novel' (Times Herald)
ALGONAC - James Vinson has written The Great American Novel , and he's only a high school senior. Vinson, an actor, dancer and comedian, now can add playwright and director to his resume.

Preferred Care has a record surplus (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Preferred Care's finances were stronger than expected in 2005: Its bottom line, for example, doubled to $80 million.

DASH senior services fair attracts 200 (Bangor Daily News)
BANGOR - Nonagenarian Katherine Lebowitz of Bangor said the trick to her youthful appearance is staying active. And that was what she was on Friday, smiling and handing out information about how to prevent elder abuse to other seniors from a booth at the Bangor Civic Center.

'Woman, 96, evicted from care home' (ic Surrey Online)
TRADING standards have this week criticised an award-winning Reigate care home after it evicted a 96-year-old who caused £60 damage by leaving a tap on.

Senior only? (Town Online)
If the new YWCA and the senior center end up under the same roof, it will not be the first time such collaboration has taken place. There are at least 18 facilities around the country where the city's senior center shares the same address as the nonprofit organization.

Tips for caregivers (Lodi News-Sentinel)
• Taking time out for yourself is not "selfish." Terri Whitmire, director of Lodi Memorial Hospital's Adult Day Services emphasizes that caregivers often lose a sense of self when they assume the care of another person.

Caregivers needing care (Lodi News-Sentinel)
"Angels gather here." A small blue sign hanging on a plant stand in front of a Lodi home is the first indication that there is something special about the people living inside.

How long should elders remain independent? (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Most elders are reluctant to ask for caregiving from family members, even when they are ill. Whether it is fear of having to live in a care home, or an inability to be classified as "old," most people prefer to live independently for as long as they can.

A closer look at Filipinos in the health care industry (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Filipinos are no strangers to health care. Whether it's hospitals or convalescent care centers, odds are skilled Filipino workers comprise a sizable portion of the workforce.

Miss Cleveland Ansley Reagan Hosting Benefit Concert For CARE (The Chattanoogan)
Miss Cleveland 2006 Ansley Reagan will be hosting a benefit concert Tuesday evening for CARE (Community Alliance for Reaching the Elderly) at the North Cleveland Church of God on 335 11th St. N.E.

Donning uniform was my best move: US Army nursing chief (New Kerala)
By Vishnu Makhijani, New Delhi: Gale Pollock was so impressed by the way the military treated her elder brother after he was wounded in Vietnam that she decided to become a nurse. Thirty years down the line, she heads the US Army Nurse Corps.

Meeting medical needs: Local health care providers help new evacuees at Lonsdale (Benton Courier)
Medical care turned out to be the most critical need of the 300-plus Hurricane Katrina victims who arrived last week at Springlake Baptist Assembly, relief volunteers report.

Friendship Community Care announces expansion (Benton Courier)
Friendship Community Care Inc. announced it is expanding preschool services in the Saline County area. Cindy Mahan said the preschool for the Saline County area is offered through the Arkansas Better Chance program, which is a state-funded preschool that serves 3- and 4-year-olds.

Working Adults Caring for Senior Parents at Home - Career Training (BellaOnline)
One of the most difficult turning points in your life is when you arrive at the realization that your own adult parents can no longer take care of themselves.

Health notes (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
A doctor will present a program on quality chiropractic care at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Village of Glenwood Senior Center, One Rebecca St. The center offers free blood pressure screenings at 10:45 a.m. the second and last Mondays of the month.

Keeping a malicious deity at bay (Kansas City Star)
The Star’s national editor recently joined a contingent of Kansas City area volunteers of DoCare International as it brought health care to the poor in three Guatemalan towns. His report:

THE PILOT LIGHT: Senior Center Issue on Agenda (Southern Pines Pilot)
Revisions to the Senior Enrichment Center floor plan are on the agenda for the Monday meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners. The board will convene at 2 p.m. in the historic courthouse in downtown Carthage.

Senior levy aimed at existing services (The Marion Star)
MARION - Al Goodwin was honored to put the first campaign sign in place for the senior services levy on Tuesday. The 0.8 mill levy is on the May 2 ballot.

Campaign to address end-of-life issues (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Hawaii residents are urged to make advance end-of-life care decisions to avoid the kind of controversy that surrounded Terri Schiavo's death a year ago Friday in Florida.

Donning uniform was my best move: US Army nursing chief (LEAD) (New Kerala)
By Vishnu Makhijani, New Delhi: Gale Pollock was so impressed by the way the military treated her elder brother after he was wounded in Vietnam that she decided to become a nurse. Thirty years down the line, she's a major general and heads the US Army Nurse Corps.

Jobs in health care on the rise (NorthJersey.com)
As improvements in medical technology result in longer life spans for the large baby boomer population, the demand for qualified individuals to assist with the care of this aging group is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the rest of the economy, according to the Department of Labor (DOL).

Senior levy aimed at existing services (CentralOhio.com)
MARION - Al Goodwin was honored to put the first campaign sign in place for the senior services levy on Tuesday. The 0.8 mill levy is on the May 2 ballot.

SPEAKING OF WORK: Hiring senior citizens just makes good sense (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Lots is being written and said about senior citizens leaving the work force. Of much concern is the potential for a labor shortage as the work force shrinks.

TIPS AND RESOURCES (Sun-Sentinel)
Scott Solkoff, a Boynton Beach elder-law attorney, suggests adding these things to living wills and health care surrogate forms.

Florida International Air Show (Sun Herald)
PUNTA GORDA -- One devil-may-care saying from aviation history maintains that "any landing you can walk away from is a good landing."

Minnesota’s poetic export, Robert Bly, is Q-C arts’ ‘super author’ (Quad-City Times)
Poet and author Robert Bly is proud to be a literary elder statesman. “I believe a lot in the responsibility that older writers have to younger ones,” Bly, who turns 80 in December, said in a phone interview from his Minneapolis home.

Senior briefs (Belleville News-Democrat)
The RSVP Orchestra will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Shiloh Senior Center, 7 Park Drive, Shiloh.

Isles struggle with senior care (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
More Hawaii residents are caring for their aging parents because the cost of nursing homes has become prohibitive -- averaging $250 per day, or about $73,000 per year.

Study Confirms Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital among Nation's Best in Quality of Care (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.----April 3, 2006--Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ranks among the best hospitals in the nation in a study of quality of care that assessed treatment of heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

Tips for caregivers (Lodi News-Sentinel)
• Taking time out for yourself is not "selfish." Terri Whitmire, director of Lodi Memorial Hospital's Adult Day Services emphasizes that caregivers often lose a sense of self when they assume the care of another person.

Caregivers needing care (Lodi News-Sentinel)
"Angels gather here." A small blue sign hanging on a plant stand in front of a Lodi home is the first indication that there is something special about the people living inside.

How long should elders remain independent? (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Most elders are reluctant to ask for caregiving from family members, even when they are ill. Whether it is fear of having to live in a care home, or an inability to be classified as "old," most people prefer to live independently for as long as they can.

A closer look at Filipinos in the health care industry (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Filipinos are no strangers to health care. Whether it's hospitals or convalescent care centers, odds are skilled Filipino workers comprise a sizable portion of the workforce.

First Horizon Msaver Names William Short Senior Vice President of Business Development (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)
William Short has joined First Horizon Msaver Inc. as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Experts say appointing 'health-care surrogate' much better than living wills (Sun-Sentinel)
Those on both sides of the contentious right-to-die debate agree there was one bright spot in the tragic events surrounding Terri Schiavo's death one year ago last Friday: It prompted thousands to draft living wills detailing the care they would want if they could not speak for themselves.

Wal-Mart's RX for health care (Fortune via Yahoo! Finance)
When Wal-Mart announced recently that it would open medical clinics in supercenters across the country, the news coverage went something like this: Get ready for a battle of the titans.

Wal-Mart's RX for health care (CNN Money)
When Wal-Mart announced recently that it would open medical clinics in supercenters across the country, the news coverage went something like this: Get ready for a battle of the titans. America's most admired, most vilified, most shopped-at retailer is finally taking on the $2-trillion-a-year U.S. health-care market, a hulking giant just begging to be whipped into shape by Wal-Mart's vaunted

Fire at senior care facility displaces 9 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
CASA DE ORO, 7:45 a.m. April 3 (UNION-TRIBUNE): A fire broke out Monday morning at a senior care facility in East County, displacing nine residents, a fire dispatcher said.

Klein's health-care reforms now in doubt (CBC)
With Ralph Klein's political future in doubt, it appears his plans for health-care reforms are in danger of disappearing. In fact, some senior Conservatives – such as leadership hopeful Mark Norris – are openly saying the so-called Third Way is dead.

Fire Breaks Out Of Senior Assisted-Living Complex (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A non-injury fire broke out at a senior assisted-living facility in East County Monday, displacing several residents, authorities said.

Experts say appointing 'health-care surrogate' much better than living wills (Sun-Sentinel)
Those on both sides of the contentious right-to-die debate agree there was one bright spot in the tragic events surrounding Terri Schiavo's death one year ago last Friday: It prompted thousands to draft living wills detailing the care they would want if they could not speak for themselves.

Senior Care: Tough Decisions & Easy Answers with Retirement Care Guide (PR Web)
As more families are faced with the need to make tough decisions about eldercare for themselves or their loved ones, the Internet has proven to be a valuable resource for getting answers to the toughest questions. [PRWEB Apr 4, 2006] Trackback URI: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/WmV0YS1Db3VwLVN1bW0tTG92ZS1IYWxmLVplcm8=

Announcement: The World Wide Networking Group - Professionals Serving the Senior Citizen Population (PR Web)
Launching officially on April the 1st with a handful of charter members, owners of the group, Richard and Barbara Mascio are poised for success. Barbara is in the elder care field and after extensive research of existing network models, both online and standard local networking groups, both feel they’ve created a unique and purposeful meeting place. [PRWEB Apr 4, 2006] Trackback URI:

Long-term-care plan worries some seniors (Orlando Sentinel)
Despite his battle with prostate cancer, Howard Niloff is healthy enough at 78 to care for himself and his wife, Florence, 72, who has Alzheimer's disease.

Hot New Company Profit Booster: Long Term Care Insurance (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
For working Americans and their employers, caring for an incapacitated parent or spouse can be expensive. "It's costing an estimated $659,000 over the lifetime of each and every employee," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, publisher of a new guidebook on the subject.

Senior NHS official condemns health reforms (Guardian Unlimited)
Society: The government claim to have successfully reformed the health service is 'a deceit', a senior NHS official says.






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