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Elder Care News 08/2006



Secretary Nelson to speak at Senior Expo (The Ashland Daily Press)
Helene Nelson, Wisconsin secretary of the Department of Health and Family Services, will attend Senior Expo on August 23, at the Ashland High School. Secretary Nelson will speak at 8:30 a.m. on the future of senior care and long term care reform.

'You Have to Step Back and Take Care of Yourself' Woman AIDS Those Caring for Ill Family Members (RedNova)
By Bridget Scrimenti, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Aug. 21--WESTFORD -- As a former radiological technologist, Maura Carpriccio was used to dealing with ill patients. She wasn't prepared to care for both of her elderly parents.

Low-cost health care options for seniors and the uninsured (The Norman Transcript)
Dear Savvy Senior: Can you write a column on low-cost health care options for uninsured and under-insured pe...

Meals on Wheels Menu (Tallahassee Democrat)
Elder Care Services' Meals on Wheels menu. All meals include low-fat milk. Today: Chicken patty on bun, baked beans, Mexican corn, coleslaw, orange. Wednesday: Oven-roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, corn bread, cranberry sauce, banana.

Data of Beaumont home care patients stolen (Detroit News)
Thieves made away with a laptop computer containing personal data -- including names, medical records and social security address -- of more than 28,000 Beaumont Hospital home care patients.

Notes: Special care taken with Chan Ho (MLB.com)
Padres notes: Special care for Chan Ho

2-1-1 hotline lists child-care providers (San Antonio Express News)
Families in San Antonio have a new resource for finding quality child care.

Groundbreaking today for Hyatt senior housing (Rocky Mountain News)
Penny Pritzker, CEO and chairwoman of Classic Residence of Hyatt, will be in Highlands Ranch today for the official groundbreaking of its $150 million, resort-style senior living community.

Today's custody cases often siblings battling over mom (Birmingham News)
Mark Glasser and Suzanne Mathews are in a bitter battle over the care of Lillian Glasser. But they're not divorcing spouses, fighting over a child. They are siblings, fighting over whether their 86-year-old mother, Lillian Glasser, needs a guardian, and if so, who should play that role.

Obituaries, Aug. 21, 2006 (djournal.com)
AMORY - Chall Douglas Bryan died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

PACE: new program for elder care (WOOD TV 8)
A new state program to help the elderly live at home while getting long-term medical help opened in West Michigan.

Beaumont Home Care To Update Stolen Laptop Probe (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
Beaumont Home Care is expected to announce the latest in the investigation into a stolen laptop containing patient information in a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Woman Indicted on Perjury Charge (KTRE-TV East Texas)
An East Texas woman convicted in a severe case of elder abuse has now been indicted on another charge. An Angelina County grand jury has indicted Sharon Boulware of Geneva for aggravated perjury. Boulware was convicted back in June for mistreating elderly patients left in her care.

Beaumont Home Care To Update Stolen Laptop Probe (ClickOnDetroit)
Beaumont Home Care officials are expected to announce the latest in the investigation into a stolen laptop containing patient information on Wednesday afternoon.

Woman Indicted on Perjury Charge (KTRE-TV East Texas)
An East Texas woman convicted in a severe case of elder abuse has now been indicted on another charge. An Angelina County grand jury has indicted Sharon Boulware of Geneva for aggravated perjury. Boulware was convicted back in June for mistreating elderly patients left in her care.

Duel-career military face child care issues when deployed (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

Jailhouse shocker (winnipegsun.com)
An aboriginal elder who offered spiritual guidance to prisoners at the Winnipeg Remand Centre has been suspended without pay amid allegations he was trading drugs and smokes for sexual favours from female inmates.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Mind Over Matter, discussion of positive coping skills with registered nurse Kytt Ballet, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 4808 W. Ninth St.

Lodi senior calendar -- Published Aug. 24, 2006 (Recordnet.com)
Hutchins Street Square Senior Center 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi. Information: (209) 369-6921.

Transitional care unit fate is acute issue (Los Angeles Daily News)
SANTA CLARITA - Heeding activists' calls to find alternatives should Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital close its transitional-care unit, the city has created an ad hoc task force to explore viable options.

ELDER CARE: Nursing homes feel cost crunch (Grand Forks Herald)
Financial pressures are forcing First Christian Residence in Minneapolis to close in two months, becoming the 48th nursing home in the state to shut down since 2000.

Home Stead Senior Care gets new owner-operator (Orange County Register)
Registered nurse Nayda Poblete is the new independent owner and operator of Coastal Orange County franchise Home Stead Senior Care , covering Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Fountain Valley and Santa Ana.

Focusing on senior citizens (Baltimore Sun)
Democratic candidates reach out to key voters Settling in behind the podium at the Keswick Multi-Care Center, Kweisi Mfume thanked the elderly residents for their applause. Then he expressed gratitude for the lives they had lived.

Yavapai deputy spots pot plant in senior community (KVOA Tucson)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. They thought it looked nice, so they took care of it.

Capital Senior Living Corporation and GE Healthcare Financial Services Form Second Joint Venture to Make $38.2 Million (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DALLAS----Aug. 24, 2006--Capital Senior Living Corporation and GE Healthcare Financial Services today announced the formation of a new joint venture that has completed a $38.2 million acquisition of three senior housing communities in the metropolitan Indianapolis area.

SecureHorizons(R) Senior Security Study Survey Reveals That Health and Well-Being Tops Seniors' Biggest Concerns Over (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare, the UnitedHealth Group brand focused exclusively on the health and well-being of seniors 65 and older on Medicare, today released the results of its Senior Security Study.

Focusing on senior citizens (Baltimore Sun)
Democratic candidates reach out to key voters Settling in behind the podium at the Keswick Multi-Care Center, Kweisi Mfume thanked the elderly residents for their applause. Then he expressed gratitude for the lives they had lived.

Capital Senior Living in venture to buy senior homes (Dallas Business Journal)
Capital Senior Living Corp. has partnered with GE Healthcare Financial Services to buy three senior housing communities in the Indianapolis area for $38.2 million.

Elder Suicide Is A Hidden Social Problem (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
The case of a 91-year-old Clackamas man, who shot his sick wife and then himself this week -- because he couldn't face living apart -- has focused attention on the issue of suicide among the elderly.

LaPorta to return for senior season; won't sign with Red Sox (CSTV's College Sports)
Gainesville, FL ( CSTV U-WIRE ) -- The UF baseball team received a significant boost when first baseman Matt LaPorta attended classes Wednesday, signifying the slugger's return for his senior season.

Concluding that senior starved to death took months (The Palm Beach Post)
It took almost a year after Elly Lorey died in squalor for the daughter and son-in-law who were supposed to take care of her to be sent to jail.

War-torn families: Family-care plan helpful when parents deploy (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

Transitional Care Unit Fate is Acute Issue Task Force to Study Closure (RedNova)
By JUDY O'ROURKE\ Staff Writer SANTA CLARITA -- Heeding activists' calls to find alternatives should Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital close its transitional- care unit, the city has created an ad hoc task force to explore viable options.

Murder charges `will deter others' (Sun-Sentinel)
A husband and wife accused of killing the woman's mother remained in jail Thursday, as elder-care authorities said the first-degree murder charge against the couple sends an important message to the community.

New Survey Underscores Crisis in Shortage of Health Care Professionals (PR Web)
Shortages of health care professionals continue to challenge health care organizations throughout the country and a new survey reveals that the increased demand is outpacing the growth in supply of new health care professionals. This problem is intensifying as a result of graying Baby Boomers growing use of health care resources across the country, according to Shyrl Johnston, Senior Partner, JWT

Day-care center landlord ordered to pay $500,000 (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The landlord of a contaminated day-care center in Toms River has been ordered to pay $500,000 to the state Department of Environmental Protection to clean up the site.

QUALCOMM Announces Senior Management Appointments and Promotions (SYS-CON Media)
QUALCOMM Incorporated , a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the promotions of Kanwalinder Singh and Dr. Sung W. (S.W.) Kim to the positions of senior vice president of QUALCOMM, William Bold to the position of senior vice president of government affairs, Jeff Belk to the post of QUALCOMM senior vice

Prep Volleyball Preview: Exceptional athletes and a demanding coach has proven a winning formula for Sillings Senior (Billings Gazette)
You've got to be strong to wear the socks. Pulling on the socks means more than ascension to the varsity for the Billings Senior volleyball program.

Dedham OKs landmark senior housing facility (The Jewish Advocate)
After an exhaustive year-long review process, the Dedham Planning Board this week unanimously approved the permit for Hebrew SeniorLife’s NewBridge on the Charles project, a 256-unit senior housing and care facility and Jewish day school campus to be built on a 160-acre wooded parcel near the banks of the Charles River.

Attacked 91-year-old woman in her bed (EdmontonSun.com)
A former nursing aid convicted Friday of sexually abusing a 91-year-old care facility resident will have to wait until the fall to learn his fate - and an elder advocate is calling for a tough penalty to deter such breaches of confidence.

Delta 32 Hits Town Friday to Benefit Fund for Senior Care (RedNova)
By Sara Faiwell Palatine's senior citizens are cooking up an alternative to this weekend's Street Fest celebration. The Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council is bringing Delta 32, a national touring rock band now in the studio cutting their first CD, to the Fred P.

Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground for $1M Health Care Center in Tahlequah, Okla. (RedNova)
By Kirby Lee Davis The Cherokee Nation will break ground today for a $1 million health care center in Tahlequah to serve senior citizen needs. Cherokee Nation Home Health Services Inc. of Tahlequah will build the three-acre site at 1387 W. Fourth St.

War-torn families: Family-care plan helpful when parents deploy (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

Corzine: Toughen day-care standards (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Gov. Corzine said yesterday that he wants to toughen safety standards for day-care centers after recent revelations about a child-care center that opened in a still-polluted, former thermometer factory in Franklin Township.

Aide guilty of sex assault (Calgary Sun)
A former nursing aide convicted yesterday of sexually abusing a 91-year-old care facility resident will have to wait until the fall to learn his fate -- and an elder advocate is calling for a tough penalty to deter such breaches of confidence.

Gov. Corzine wants tough day care standards (Asbury Park Press)
Gov. Corzine said Friday he wants to toughen safety standards for day care centers following recent revelations about a child care center that opened in a still-polluted, former thermometer factory.

In Tomorrow's Paper (EdmontonSun.com)
CALGARY -- A former nursing aide convicted yesterday of sexually abusing a 91-year-old care facility resident will have to wait until the fall to learn his fate.

Home Care Industry Getting a Boost As Aging Baby Boomers Need the Services (RedNova)
By Urvaksh Karkaria, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Aug. 26--As baby boomers start to shuffle into their golden years, the home care business is standing ready.

Corzine to tighten child care safeguards (NorthJersey.com)
TRENTON -- Governor Corzine said Friday he wants to toughen safety standards for day care centers following recent revelations about a child care center that opened in a still-polluted, former thermometer factory.

Senior sex assault sparks calls for room cameras (CTV.ca)
An Alberta seniors rights group is calling for mandatory video cameras in private and public care facilities after a nursing aide was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a disabled 90-year-old woman.


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