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Elder Care News 12/2006 (Page 2)



NHP closes $148.6M senior communities sale (BizJournals)
Nationwide Health Properties has closed on its agreement to sell 30 senior living properties to Brookdale Senior Living for $148.6 million, the company said Monday.

Local News Restrictions at another senior's facility (Thunder Bay Post)
Another gastrointestinal outbreak at a Thunder Bay senior's facility has resulted in visiting restrictions. The District Health Unit says it's investigating an outbreak at the South James Street Interim Long-Term care facility.

Coventry Health Care to Host Investor Day (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
BETHESDA, Md.----Coventry Health Care, Inc. announced today that it will host an Investor Day on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 in New York City. Senior management will offer a comprehensive look at Coventry's financial and operational performance, strategic outlook, future positioning and expectations for the coming year.

Medicare Making Changes, Expanding Preventive Care Services to Fight Diabetes (Senior Journal)
December 4, 2006 – Medicare has announced expanded preventive services and other changes beginning January 1, that will affect millions of senior citizens battling diabetes.

Came to Mumbai from Jalgaon, loved shayari (Yahoo! India News)
Anis Patel loved to take care of his plants. His family also knew him to be a shayar - writing couplets on current affairs whenever an idea got to him. But four months after he died in the 7/11 blasts, they just can't get over his last verse: Aaj kal jo beej boye jameen mein, ped pur ugte hai bomb hi (These days, whatever you sow in the soil, the trees somehow end up bearing bombs)." "He would

CapitalSource completes purchase of 77 long-term care facilities (Commercial Property News)
Chevy Chase, Md.-based CapitalSource has completed sale leaseback transactions for 77 long-term care facilities in 22 states, for $462 million. The facilities are subject to triple-net leases with a nearly 9.5-year weighted average term and are managed by 29 different operators.

Coventry Health Care to Host Investor Day (RedNova)
Coventry Health Care, Inc. (NYSE:CVH) announced today that it will host an Investor Day on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 in New York City.

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 in need of computer whizzes (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The Natchez Senior Citizens Multipurpose Center is wishing for volunteers with computer skills to donate their time this Christmas.

American Realty Advisors Hires Senior Manager, Marketing and Client Service (SYS-CON Media)
American Realty Advisors is pleased toannounce that Richelle Hayes has joined the firm as Senior Manager,Marketing and Client Service. Based in Orlando, Florida, Ms. Hayes will beresponsible for developing and expanding client and consultantrelationships for American's commingled fund clients. American welcomesMs. Hayes to enhance the firm's depth of resources as the firm's clientbase continues

Flu shots available at Maury County Senior Citizens Center (Columbia Daily Herald)
Maury Regional Hospital will be offering flu vaccines for the community from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Maury County Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $25; however, Medicare will be filed for seniors.

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.

Menu for Meals on Wheels (Tallahassee Democrat)
Elder Care Services' Meals on Wheels menu. All meals include low-fat milk. Today: Battered fish, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, bun, apple crisp.

ASTOR SON IS CLEARED (New York Post)
Anthony Marshall was cleared of "elder abuse" allegations in the Brooke Astor case - but had to repay his 104-year-old mom $11 million, it was revealed yesterday. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice John Stackhouse found that there was no...

Home care business expands (BizJournals)
Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of nonmedical, in-home services to seniors, is opening a new franchise in Clackamas.

Senior died of bowel disease, pathologist confirms (CBC New Brunswick)
A senior who died after waiting hours for care at the Saint John Regional Hospital in 2005 succumbed to bowel disease and likely would not have survived treatment, an Ontario pathologist confirmed Tuesday.

Thomas de Zengotita: Why Big George Broke Down Sobbing Today Over Medium George (HuffingtonPost)
Down in Florida today, in case you missed it, Bush #I broke into tears while talking about his elder son Jeb's stoicism in the face of an election defeat--back in 1994. Why break down and cry about that little piece of ancient history? Perhaps this is a clue: his moment of cracking came as he said that the "true measure of a man" is how you handle "victory and defeat." Well, obviously, he

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 in need of computer whizzes (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The Natchez Senior Citizens Multipurpose Center is wishing for volunteers with computer skills to donate their time this Christmas.

Group brings joy into homes (Tallahassee Democrat)
The knock on Masalean Salter's door was the highlight of her day. Oberley Brown, 83, and her daughter, Lou, 57, opened Salter's front door toting a small covered meal courtesy of Elder Care Services.

A financial plan for senior citizens (rediff.com)
Daljeet Mongia and his wife sold their house and moved to a senior citizens' home as advancing age had made it difficult to live alone. Here's a financial plan for them.

Astor deal makes blue blood boil (New York Daily News)
The court battle over Brooke Astor's care may be over, but the nasty family feud was still raging yesterday.

Senior Whole Health to offer care (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
An organization offering managed health care to poor seniors will begin operations in Worcester County starting Jan. 1.

Maxwell-Gunter Digest (Montgomery Advertiser)
Thursday Health Consumers Advisory Council: The quarterly meeting of the Health Consumers Advisory Council will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 42nd MDG Commander's conference room, third floor, building 760. This meeting is open to all parties interested in health care and improving the delivery of health care to the Maxwell/Gunter community. SAT exam: The SAT exam will be given 7:45 a.m.

Think healthy for holiday gifts (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Sometimes giving is receiving. After Julie Wyatt and her 8-year-old daughter, Olivia, danced their hearts out at a friend’s house – trying to stay in step with the video game “Dance Dance Revolution” – the elder Wyatt knew what she was getting. That is, for her daughter.

KL City Hall Spares Senior Citizen's House From Demolition (Bernama)
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- Sabirin Tahir, 72, has struck a sympathy chord in the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), which decided to spare the senior citizen's house from being levelled to pave the way for a highway project.

Health of prisons a work in progress Prison health care a work in progress (San Mateo County Times)
Changes in nursing staff and pharmacy operations will save California millions on prison health care, but state officials and labor unions still must do more to reform the shoddy system, a federal

Reforms a start in controlling prison health care costs (Contra Costa Times)
Changes in nursing staff and pharmacy operations will save California many millions on prison health care, but state officials and labor unions still must do more to reform the shoddy system, a federal receiver reported Tuesday.

Pick name, be Santa to an isolated senior (Los Angeles Daily News)
The gift requests are often simple - a blanket, socks or food for their pets. But when local senior citizens in need receive them, it brightens their holiday season and instills a sense of community in those who give.

Volunteers sought for senior program (Union County Advocate)
Audubon Area Senior Service Corps is seeking volunteers for two new senior programs.

Virus strikes senior center (The Jackson Citizen Patriot)
More than half the residents and some workers at Faith Haven Senior Care Center have fallen ill to a nasty stomach virus in the past two weeks.

Major Structural Reform of Health Care Needed to Meet Growing Needs of Older Americans (Senior Journal)
December 6, 2006 – The U.S. health care system is not meeting the needs of senior citizens and a new policy report by the International Longevity Center-USA calls for major reforms to make it "proactive, rather than reactive" to meet the special - and mostly unmet needs - of older adults in an aging population.

Obituaries in the news (AP via Yahoo! News)
Merlin K. DuVal

Pick name, be Santa to an isolated senior (Los Angeles Daily News)
The gift requests are often simple - a blanket, socks or food for their pets. But when local senior citizens in need receive them, it brightens their holiday season and instills a sense of community in those who give.

Senior nurses to get 19pc pay rise (Stuff)
Senior nurses are to get a pay rise of 19 per cent in an agreement covering 2500 nurses working for 580 employers struck today.

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 in need of computer whizzes (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The Natchez Senior Citizens Multipurpose Center is wishing for volunteers with computer skills to donate their time this Christmas.

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.

2006 award for elder care launched (di-ve)
The 2006 Nazzareno Vassallo Award for Initiatives in Elder Care has been launched.

Long-awaited senior center opening tomorrow in Wales (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WALES - The Council on Aging invites the public to the grand opening and dedication of the new Senior Center at 85 Main St. (Route 19) from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

UA College of Medicine founding dean dies (The Arizona Republic)
Dr. Merlin K. "Monte" DuVal, the founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and an advocate for health care access, died Tuesday at 84.

UN ought to include 'Elder Care' in Human Rights. (News From Bangladesh)
Due to advances in medical science, which has increased life expectancy, the population of old age people has increased world over.

Obituaries in the news (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kevin Berry

UN ought to include 'Elder Care' in Human Rights. (News From Bangladesh)
Due to advances in medical science, which has increased life expectancy, the population of old age people has increased world over.

Much hyped health plans lead some to cut care: study (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
People with high-deductible health plans designed to raise awareness of costs and reduce unnecessary care are causing consumers to scrimp on health care, according to a study released on Thursday.

Pooled trusts help seniors remain at home (Queens Courier)
By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. Clients who require care at home and have assets below the allowable Medicaid resource level (currently $4,150) often apply for community Medicaid benefits to cover the cost of care.

Kings Park land swap could save woodland (Newsday)
In an effort to save pristine woodland on the property of a nursing home that borders Sunken Meadow State Park, State Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) has suggested the organization swap some of that land for a parcel in nearby Kings Park Psychiatric Center to build a proposed comprehensive care facility.

Senior Center in need of computer whizzes (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The Natchez Senior Citizens Multipurpose Center is wishing for volunteers with computer skills to donate their time this Christmas.

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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