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Elder Care News 11/2006



Study: Divorced women have more illness (AP via Yahoo! News)
Women may give up more than a husband by divorcing — they may also lose some of their good health, according to a study by Iowa State University.

Reconsidering Alzheimer's care (The Sun Chronicle)
Donald McNary says he and others long suspected that his wife of 54 years, Jody, would eventually be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, given that her mother and two older brothers all fell victim to the devastating disease.

MDVIP offers more personalized patient care (Daily Athenaeum)
By Chris Huntemann Senior Staff Writer For patients wanting more personalized health care, Medical Doctors Value In Prevention may be the answer. MDVIP was established in 2000 to provide a high level of personal care to patients.

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.

Love stays on at senior center (The Herald-Sun)
Nancy Love was due to step down this week, but the embattled executive director of Durham's Coordinating Council for Senior Citizens is staying on.

Eagle Senior Center gets a face-lift (The Idaho Statesman)
When the Eagle city staff moved into its new city hall in April, local senior citizens got some new digs, too. The Eagle Senior Center, which had adjoined the old city hall, took over the 2,500 square feet of vacated city offices.

5 careers that care (The Indianapolis Star)
There are jobs that aren't about money. Jobs where high-bred education and fancy training don't mean nearly as much as this qualification: caring.

Perdue, Taylor approach health care differently (Macon Telegraph)
Gov. Sonny Perdue argues that jobs are ultimately the best way to curb the rising number of uninsured in Georgia. Tax cuts for senior citizens will put more money in their pockets for prescription drugs, Perdue maintains.

Son in jail for alleged elder abuse (Marin Independent Journal)
The son of an 83-year-old Corte Madera man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of elder abuse, police said.

Charity care refund at heart of hospital system's case (Daily Journal)
South Jersey Healthcare System officials want more money for treating charity patients from Bridgeton, one of the state's 10 poorest cities and home to some of the system's health care facilities.

M. Keith Weikel, Manor Care's Chief Operating Officer, to Retire (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Paul A. Ormond, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Manor Care, Inc. , today announced that M. Keith Weikel, Ph.D., senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, has elected to retire in December 2006 after a distinguished 20-year career with the company.

ISU study says divorcees are sicker than wives (The Des Moines Register)
Women may give up more than a husband by divorcing — they may also lose some of their good health, according to a study by Iowa State...

10th Senior EXPO Planned Nov. 7 (RedNova)
The tenth annual "Lancaster County 50Plus Senior EXPO" will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lancaster Host Resort.

Senior softballers step up to the plate (Times-Beacon)
Fire and Water met head to head for an afternoon of camaraderie and contest, as the athletes of NJ Senior Softball Association came out for the New Jersey Senior Olympics' second annual NJ County 50+ All-Star Game.

Manor Care COO Retiring in December (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Health care services company Manor Care Inc. said Wednesday its chief operating officer and senior executive vice president, M. Keith Weikel, will retire in December.

Quebec health agency to pay $160,000 for elder abuse (CBC Montreal)
The Quebec Human Rights Commission has ordered the regional health agency in the Beauce to pay $160,000 to victims of elder abuse at five long-term care facilities in the area.

Elder’s Lodge a community gathering point (Cochrane Times)
Wesley First Nation elder’s were welcomed into a beautiful new building in Morley last Thursday that will give them a place to connect with youth.

Vt. Takes a New Approach to Elder Care (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Ninety-three-year-old Florence "Tubby" Parsons has a lot going for her.

Vt. takes a new approach to elder care (Sharewatch)
Best of all, she doesn\'t have to live in a nursing home. Instead, she gets daily visits from a longtime friend who draws a $10-an-hour paycheck from the state to care for her.

Vt. takes a new approach to elder care (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ninety-three-year-old Florence "Tubby" Parsons has a lot going for her. She has her cat, Buddy, the plants in her one-bedroom apartment to tend to, and a weekly 25-cent poker game with neighbors.

Vermont program offers new twist on elder care (MSNBC)
A unique experiment in elder care is under way in Vermont.  Medicaid-eligible seniors who need someone to tend to their needs have the choice of being cared for at home by a family member, friend or neighbor, who gets paid by the state.

Obituary - Linda J. Elder (The Derrick)
Linda J. Elder, 49, of 10756 Shriner Road, Titusville, died at 3:09 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in the Titusville Area Hospital.

Send gramps to senior day camp (The Acorn)
Benidicto Rico has been coming to the Ventura County Adult Day Health Care center in Oxnard for physical therapy, and in eight months he's regained more than the use of his hands. The 75yearold Camarillo resident has recovered his independence.

Company offers home care (The Acorn)
NP As baby boomers age, the need for elder care will grow. Synergy HomeCare is a company created to meet those needs. Rich Seron recently opened a franchise at 1802 Eastman Ave., Ste. 110 in Ventura.

Families struggle with care options (Orange County Register)
As parents age, baby boomers need to begin talking about and creating a plan.

Buzz surrounds senior housing vote (Boston Globe)
Lincoln residents are nearing a vote on a proposal to rezone a swath of land along Route 2, a move that would pave the way for a 197-unit senior living complex that would be the first of its kind in the community.

Chief operating officer at Manor Care to retire (The Toledo Blade)
The chief operating officer of Manor Care Inc., one of the nation's largest nursing home operators, is to retire this year, the Toledo company said yesterday.

Capital Senior Living Corporation Announces Additional Lease Transaction (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DALLAS----Capital Senior Living Corporation , one of the country's largest operators of senior living communities, today announced it has executed an agreement to lease a senior living community from a health care REIT that is purchasing the property from a third party.

OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals to Webcast Presentation at Cowen and Company 7th Annual Global Health Care Conference (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK----OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. , a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops and markets biosurgical and antibody-based products, announced today that Michael Burshtine, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to give a company presentation at the Cowen and Company 7th Annual Global Health Care Conference on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 2:25

Local: Health care, war hot topics for gaining Hodes (The Nashua Telegraph)
NASHUA - Edward McDuffee of Hollis turned down Democrat Paul Hodes' offer of campaign literature on Wednesday as the 2nd District congressional candidate toured the Senior Activity Center. ... - By ANNE SAUNDERS The Associated Press

Care scheme team hailed for work with addict babies (The Scotsman)
A PROJECT which helps care for babies born addicted to drugs in Edinburgh has scooped a major award.

Whig.com (The Quincy Herald-Whig)
BARRY, Ill. — The Elder Authors Club at the Barry Community Care Center is at it again.

Bentley College Students Team with Hair Care Doctor on New Product (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
WALTHAM, Mass.----Marketing students at Bentley are spending time in a chemistry lab as part of an interdisciplinary course that partners them with a local company. Under the direction of Senior Lecturer of Marketing Perry Lowe and Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences Bob Wallace, the students will design a new hair care product specifically formulated to provide a healthier head

Ministry to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for medical, elderly care (Asahi.com)
The health ministry has outlined a new system that should substantially reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for medical and elderly care for senior citizens.

Cost Sharing Helps Control Health Care Costs (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
A new report provides confirmation of what proponents of consumer-directed health care have long asserted putting patients more in touch with the cost of care is essential to controlling those costs. According to Devon Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a review of research by MIT's Jon Gruber found people cut back on their use of health care the more

Businesses may move health care overseas (AP via Yahoo! News)
Businesses and insurance companies are starting to eye the potential savings of outsourcing health care from the world's richest country to the developing world.

Senior citizens to pay less for health care (Asahi.com)
The health ministry has outlined a new system that should substantially reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for medical and nursing care for senior citizens.

Rush for Wealth in China?s Cities Shatters the Ancient Assurance of Care in Old Age (New York Times)
As China?s economy develops, old customs like the ironclad obligation to care for the elderly, are breaking down.

Focus on: Home elder care (Knoxville News Sentinel)
WINOOSKI, Vt. - Ninety-three-year-old Florence "Tubby" Parsons has a lot going for her. She has her cat, Buddy, the plants in her one-bedroom apartment to tend to and a weekly 25-cent poker game with neighbors.

Rush for wealth in China shatters assurance of care in old age (International Herald Tribune)
As China's economy has developed, old customs - like the ironclad obligation to venerate and care for the elderly - with roots in 2,500-year-old Confucian doctrine, are breaking down.

Vermont Pays Family, Friends for Elder Care (RedNova)
By John Curran The Associated Press WINOOSKI, Vt. - Ninety-three-year-old Florence "Tubby" Parsons has a lot going for her. She has her cat, Buddy, the plants in her one-bedroom apartment to tend to, and a weekly 25-cent poker game with neighbors.

SENIOR CALENDAR (Contra Costa Times)
Albany Senior Center -- Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 846 Masonic Ave. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesday; $5. Mercy Brown Bag today. 510-524-9122.

Living on Their Own Terms ; Vermont Starts New Care Program for Elderly (RedNova)
WINOOSKI, Vt. - Ninety-three-year-old Florence "Tubby" Par-sons has a lot going for her. She has her cat, Buddy, the plants in her one-bedroom apartment to tend to, and a weekly 25-cent poker game with neighbors. Best of all, she doesn't have to live in a nursing home.

Shake-up to bring day care closer (Leeds Today)
By DAVID MARSH PLANS to change the way Leeds City Council provides day care for physically disabled people have been given the go ahead by senior councillors. (03/11/2006 11:11:29)

Grant to help teach detection, prosecution of elder abuse (Community Press & Recorder)
COVINGTON - On October 30, a Covington woman was arrested on charges of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly woman in her care.

Senior care agency adds Houston franchises (BizJournals)
A national senior home care agency has opened two Right at Home franchises in the Houston area.

Medicaid baby care requires citizenship papers (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New federal rules deem babies born in the United States to poor illegal immigrant parents no longer automatically qualify for Medicaid health coverage, a policy some doctors worry might deprive these newborns of vital preventive care.

Senior news (The Tribune Chronicle)
FOWLER METHODIST CHURCH invites those 60 and older to a Senior Social from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the church. There will be a night of socializing, refreshments, a DJ for dancing and chairs for chatting. For more information, call the church at 330-637-7460.

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.

Senior Center more than just activities (The Natchez Democrat)
The Natchez Senior Citizen’s Multipurpose Center is not only a place for seniors to participate in a broad spectrum of activities, but also a place to form friendships and sometimes find love.


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