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Elder Care News 10/2006



Senior citizens' schedule (Herald Standard)
SENIOR CENTER - 137 N. Beeson Blvd., Uniontown; phone 724-439-5910. Meals on Wheels - The Uniontown Center is in need of volunteers to deliver homebound meals to the elderly shut-ins, one hour, one day a week. Call 724-437-6050, ext. 243.

NextSteps: Nursing homes deny admission to woman with Alzheimer's (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Q: Since my mother, now 71, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's two years ago, she has declined steadily. At first, my father was able to take care of her with part-time help from me, but as time passed, she became too much for him to handle.

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.

Troops' property: Handle with care (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. - Much of what the dead had carried into war is silent: the combat uniforms and CamelBak...

Senior-housing info at a snap (Seattle Times)
A Seattle-based Web site launched Friday — SNAPforSeniors.com — aims to transform Americans' search for senior housing —...

National Health Council for Elderly to be revived (The Star Online)
PETALING JAYA: The National Health Council for the Elderly will be revived to take care of the rising number of senior citizens in the country.

Wining for Senior Dining (The Signal)
The wind was high and so was the spirit of generosity that circulated among more than 350 guests and volunteers who showed up on a blustery Saturday afternoon to make the magic happen at the 15th Annual Classic Wine Auction Benefit in support of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's Home Delivered Meals Program.

Troops' Property: Handle With Care: At the Joint Personal Effects Depot in Aberdeen, Md., Security and Emotions Run (RedNova)
By Katherine M. Skiba, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct. 1--ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Much of what the dead had carried into war is silent: the combat uniforms and CamelBak canteens, wrap-around shades and Gerber knives, dog tags and duct tape. Little things speak loudest.

Coshocton ranks low for heart care (Coshocton Tribune)
COSHOCTON - Treating patients for a heart attack often requires high-tech equipment and specialized staff. Coshocton's hospital lacks both. A survey conducted by Gannett News Service found heart attack patients got the recommended care they needed in Coshocton 87 percent of the time.

Temple coach tells kids ‘take care of your body’ (phillyburbs.com)
With a look of adoration, Wayne Keys, 13, studied Temple University men’s basketball coach, Fran Dunphy, as he paced the gym floor of the Bristol Junior/Senior High School.

Largest gift ever goes to Senior Services (Salisbury Post)
In the last years of her life, Ruth Souther Bost survived on a meager income and help from Senior Services departments in Rowan and Iredell counties.

Legislation soon for protection of senior citizens (Outlook India)
Government will soon bring a legislation for promoting the care, maintenance and protection of senior citizens and parents, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Meira Kumar said here today.

Seattle Times: Senior housing info available at a snap (KING 5 Seattle)
A Seattle-based Web site launched Friday aims to transform Americans' search for senior housing, including the often-agonizing hunt for long-term care.

Govt launches scheme for senior citizens (Navhind Times)
Panaji, Oct 1: The directorate of social welfare today launched the ‘Ummid’ scheme for senior citizens vide a notification on the occasion of the International Day for Senior Citizens.

A case of elder abuse (Boothbay Register)
This past week I was put in the unwelcome and uncomfortable position of having to call to report a case of domestic abuse against an elderly parishioner. I was fairly certain abuse was taking place so I arranged a meeting with the victim at church.

Nanny software company introduces elder-care aid (BizJournals)
Two Philadelphia attorneys who developed payroll software for people with nannies have come out with a similar product for employers of caregivers for the elderly.

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.

People in the News | He helps get the word out for firms in health care (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Navarrow J. Wright sees himself as an enabler. "I come in and help us leverage technology to enable us to deliver effective marketing messages," the new senior vice president of technology at Medical Broadcasting Co. said in a recent interview.

NHS Chief Executive outlines challenge for new structure of Primary Care Trusts (PublicTechnology.net)
NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson has outlined the big challenge for the new structure of NHS Primary Care Trusts, officially open for business on 1st October.

Where Mature Workers Thrive (RedNova)
By Anonymous The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) ranked three New Jersey-based businesses among the 50 best U.S. places to work for employees age 50 and up. Named were Hoffmann-LaRoche in Nutley, No. 10; Saint Barnabas Health Care Organization in West Orange, No.

Seniors Remain Persistent in Protesting Closure of TCU (The Signal)
Toting signs that said "Save the TCU," and "TCU = TLC" and "If You Close, Senior Woes," Santa Clarita Valley seniors made their point loud and clear Monday against the proposed closure of the transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

Senior Circle Plus changes to Healthwise Connection (Star Beacon)
ASHTABULA - - Ashtabula County Medical Center announces that it's Senior Circle Plus program has been enhanced and expanded, and will now be known as -Healthwise Connection.- This is a benefit program designed to help community members protect and augment their health.

Court refuses to delay sentence for Yukos manager, mother of 2 - 1 (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti) - A Moscow district court refused Monday to suspend the sentence of a former Yukos executive convicted on embezzlement and tax evasion charges, despite her having two minor children to care for.

Cardiovascular program opens at ElderWood (The Buffalo News)
ElderWood Senior Care has announced the opening of a cardiovascular transitional care program at its Heathwood facility in Williamsville. The program is for patients with heart-related problems who no longer need hospital care but are not ready to recuperate on their own at home.

Senior Housing Buys 3 Properties (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Real estate investment trust Senior Housing Properties Trust said Monday it bought three senior living properties for $31.2 million and simultaneously signed a long-term lease with Five Star Quality Care Inc., an operator of senior living communities, for the same properties.

Senior Housing Buys 3 Properties (KiplingerForecasts.com)
(AP) NEWTON, Mass. Real estate investment trust Senior Housing Properties Trust said Monday it bought three senior living properties for $31.2 million and simultaneously signed a long-term lease with Five Star Quality Care Inc., an operator of senior living communities, for the same properties.

Senior Housing leases hospitals, buys new property (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Senior Housing Properties Trust has begun leasing two rehabilitation hospitals in Massachusetts to Five Star Quality Care, Inc.

State News (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
Elder Care still focused on root purposes It all started in a little house, run by two women who saw the need to provide adult daycare and support for caregivers. Today, 23 years later, Elder Care is larger and offers more programs, while still focusing on its root purposes.

Senior Housing buys 3 properties (WREG-TV Memphis)
NEWTON, Mass. Senior Housing Properties Trust is buying three senior living properties for just over 31 (m) million dollars from Five Star Quality Care Incorporated.

Police Investigate ?03 Death After Charge Against Nurse (New York Times)
A critical care nurse is said to have engaged in chatter with a co-worker about the best way to kill a spouse a day before she died, an indictment says.

'Green Houses' for Golden Years (RedNova)
By Alice Dembner, The Boston Globe Sep. 30--A nursing home with the potential to transform elder care is coming to Massachusetts. Its hallmarks: A self-contained house for 10 private rooms, home-cooked meals, and daily routines set by the residents.

Wounded British troops get 'appalling' care, officers and charities say (AFP via Yahoo! News)
British troops injured in combat receive "appalling" treatment, senior army officers and charities have said, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Work to begin on ball player's car care center (The Sun Chronicle)
BY GEORGE W. RHODES SUN CHRONICLE STAFF Monday, October 2, 2006 11:41 PM CDT ATTLEBORO - A company owned by former Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn has finalized the purchase of the former Ski Barn property, and is now nearly ready to start construction of a gas station and car-care center that's been in the planning stages for almost a year.

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.

Pets need extra care in their golden years (Bradenton Herald)
By the time this article goes to print, I'll be 58 years old. I suppose that one old dog can write about another. Here are a few thoughts on senior pet care.

Duquesne's Ashaolu begins rehabilitation (The News & Observer)
Forward moves out of critical care unit.

House 21 hopefuls spar over senior care fund (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
WATERLOO --- Candidates for an Iowa House seat from Waterloo are continuing their debate over a trust fund to aid senior citizens.

In Tomorrow's Paper (EdmontonSun.com)
We can see a pattern developing here. Whether it's food safety, farm-fuel subsidies, or health-care spending, Alberta has lots of rules and regulations, but we don't really know how well much of this stuff is working.

Brother sought help for man accused of triple murder (Aftenposten)
The 29-year-old brother of a 30-year-old man accused of murdering their three sisters tried several times to get the 30-year-old committed to psychiatric care. The murder defendant, meanwhile, claims he has no memory of shooting and killing his sisters late Sunday.

Senior briefs (Daily Southtown)
The Bridgeview Senior Citizen Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridgeview Community Center, 79th Street and Oketo Avenue, to plan for the October Movie Day.

Coalition Founded to Address Crisis of Fragmented Senior Health Care (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The Case Management Society of America and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC today announced the establishment of the National Transitions of Care Coalition to improve the quality of care between health care settings particularly for seniors.

Coalition Founded to Address Crisis of Fragmented Senior Health Care (RedNova)
NEW YORK, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC today announced the establishment of the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) to improve the quality of care between health care settings particularly for seniors.

Mikulski visits elder expo (The Frederick News-Post)
By Clifford G. Cumber News-Post Staff FREDERICK -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski wandered the aisles of the Elder Expo today shaking hands and talking to some of the hundreds of seniors and service providers at the event.

Ventas Sparks Health Care REITs (The Motley Fool via Yahoo! News)
While apartment and office space rentals have been the center of attention from a big summer for real estate investment trusts, health care REITs have also continued to experience steady gains. Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR - News) has emerged as one of the heavy hitters in the sector as it continues to turn in impressive earnings and enrich its shareholders with a 4.1% dividend yield. With a market

Ventas Sparks Health Care REITs (Motley Fool via Yahoo! Finance)
Ventas turns in impressive earnings and emerges as a heavy hitter in the health-care REIT sector.

Senior Groups Oppose Measures Q, R (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Two senior groups are speaking out against measures Q and R in Sacramento County, saying the money could be better spent.

Senior Republican fights to save his job in page scandal (International Herald Tribune)
Behind the scenes senior Republicans weighed whether Speaker J. Dennis Hastert could survive the scandal surrounding former Representative Mark Foley.

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.

Work to begin on ball player's car care center (The Sun Chronicle)
BY GEORGE W. RHODES SUN CHRONICLE STAFF Wednesday, October 4, 2006 12:31 AM CDT ATTLEBORO - A company owned by former Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn has finalized the purchase of the former Ski Barn property, and is now nearly ready to start construction of a gas station and car-care center that's been in the planning stages for almost a year.

Forensic techniques target elder abuse (Detroit News)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The elderly man in the emergency room was covered with bruises, some purple and others fading. Despite signs of dementia, he told the same story over and over: His wife's burly home health aide had beaten him. But the health aide and the wife insisted he had fallen. Now it was up to the members of Orange County's Elder Abuse Forensic Center to decide which story was true.


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