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Elder Care News 09/2007



Real-estate company to buy senior community (Winston-Salem Journal)
GREENSBORO - Steven D. Bell & Co. said yesterday that it has completed a deal to buy The Palms of St. Lucie West, a senior living community in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center, which meets in the Cleversburg Community Center at 56 Cleversburg Road, has planned a variety of events for the next month.

Woman buys senior living centers, will offer care certification (Portage Daily Register)
A Milwaukee-area woman recently purchased several area senior living centers and eventually will offer care certification courses to members of the public as her own staffs are trained.AmericanWay Corp. LLC, based in Portage, was founded in December by Milwaukee senior living professional Janis Deets Nowak. After serving as the president of another company for a number of years, Nowak parted ways ...

Salko case could lead to elder-care legislation (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
State representatives who met in August to talk about elder-care issues have drafted legislation that could be introduced as early as the next legislative session.

Market Memos (9-1) (The Capital Times)
Care Wisconsin moves adult day centers The nonprofit Care Wisconsin, formerly Elder Care of Wisconsin, has moved two adult day centers that previously were at separate facilities to expanded space at 2917 International Lane. Care Wisconsin said the extensively remodeled building offers a client-focused environment for The Gathering Place. The facility is Dane County's only adult day center ...

Formal apology for sufferer of inferior care (The New Zealand Herald)
A formal apology for poor quality care has been made to an intellectually disabled man who suffered in state-funded care.

Pushing mothers back into work is wrong (Times Online)
A photograph of a nasty-looking woman called Geraldine Rama appeared in a newspaper last week; she made the news because she had bitten a 10-month-old baby boy in her care “with considerable force”, according to medical evidence. It emerged that both his legs were broken as well.

Property owner says elder care will continue at facilities (The Post-Star)
Three area adult living homes at the center of a family feud and a recently filed foreclosure case in New York Supreme Court are on the market, but residents shouldn't worry about losing their abodes, the Realtor for the properties said this week.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center, which meets in the Cleversburg Community Center at 56 Cleversburg Road, has planned a variety of events for the next month.

Evans senior news (Greeley Tribune)
Evansfest will be held at Riverside Park in Evans Friday evening and Saturday. The senior center will serve the pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and would love to have you join us. The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children.

Two generations of patient care coming to an end (Billings Gazette)
LIVINGSTON - Dr. L. McLean "Mac" Baskett figures it's time.

Marion chiropractor offers alternative approach to medical care (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - When it comes to patient treatment, Dr. Angela Baxter is a firm believer that an alternative health care approach is the best approach.

Elder wisdom (SaukValley.com)
Q. My husband has a habit of drinking beer and playing cards with his friends everyday. Even when I plan something, he bails on me to play cards. I am beginning to feel our family takes a back seat to poker.

Now, a programme that prolongs senior citizens' ability to live independently (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new programme has been devised to prolong older adults' ability to live independently. The programme looks at seniors' abilities to carry out essential daily functions after enrolling in the PACE program, a large-scale managed-care project with 15,000 U.S. participants. "The objective of PACE is to enable individuals to live independently in the community ...

Taking care of business (Boston Globe)
Before returning to the College of the Holy Cross for preseason soccer camp in mid-August, Ali Peters had some business to take care of this summer.

Sandburg senior fills life with good deeds (Daily Southtown)
David Healey, a senior at Sandburg High School, has an intrinsic desire to help others.

Workers charged in death of senior (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Four people who worked at a Louisville senior center are facing felony charges related to the death of an 86-year-old resident -- including allegedly covering the incident up by moving the woman from the scene and later lying to a Jefferson County grand jury.

Chartwell Acquires More Canadian Senior Housing (Commercial Property News)
Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns senior housing in both Canada and the United States, has added to its Canadian portfolio with property purchases in Ontario and Quebec.

Prime Retirement and Aged Care Property Trust Announces Brentwood Acquisition and Settlement (PTN.AX, 00755507, ... (Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Prime Retirement and Aged Care Property Trust advised that the 598 unit Brentwood retirement village property has been settled and now becomes a significant asset in Prime Trust's portfolio of senior living class property assets. Prime Trust has also designed a strategic and marketing plan which can be implemented immediately to enhance the value of this property located just east of Gosford, NSW.

Senior center rewarded for programs (Statesville Record & Landmark)
The numerous programs and services offered by the Iredell County Senior Center have not gone unnoticed. The center has been recognized for the second time as a Senior Center of Excellence by the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center, which meets in the Cleversburg Community Center at 56 Cleversburg Road, has planned a variety of events for the next month.

In senior center death, 4 charged (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Four people who worked at a Louisville senior center were charged with felonies after an 86-year-old woman died while in their care. One of the four, Rachael Bowerman, is charged with second-degree manslaughter and wanton abuse or neglect of an adult. The other three face charges related to an alleged attempted cover-up of the incident. Lois Schaefer Bright, a retired teacher with Jefferson ...

Wigan Council pioneers social care & NHS information integration (PublicTechnology.net)
Wigan Council has become one of the first authorities to take steps to connect social care and health information, having successfully electronically uploaded NHS numbers from the NHS Strategic Tracing Service (NSTS) to its Anite SWIFT back-office social care information system.

Faith goes green (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)
With a belief that they must speak out for the silent, some people of faith in Tucson are giving a voice to Mother Nature.

Women with 160 cats to be investigated (The Star)
A mother and daughter found with 160 cats in their Caledon home are to be visited by health care experts and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) this week and assessed for a condition called Diogenes Syndrome, or senile squalor syndrome (SSS).

On the agenda (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Asset Protection Workshop - Strategies to Protect Your Nest-Egg. Two sessions: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Sept. 17, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Taught by Peter Contino, certified financial planner, attorney James Morgan, and Christine Crowley, master long-term care insurance specialist. Free. To register, call 221-6640.

Marion chiropractor offers alternative approach to medical care (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - When it comes to patient treatment, Dr. Angela Baxter is a firm believer that an alternative health care approach is the best approach.

Health care proposal could affect veterans (The San Angelo Standard-Times)
WASHINGTON — Concho Valley military retirees who live outside a 40-mile radius of a base could suffer under a Department of Defense push to change military health care insurance, retiree and veterans advocates said.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center, which meets in the Cleversburg Community Center at 56 Cleversburg Road, has planned a variety of events for the next month.

Elder-care alert (Detroit News)
Here are three case scenarios to illustrate the importance of having a plan in effect for caring for your parents:

Woman Complains About Local Nursing Home (WDEF Chattanooga)
A local woman is taking her complaint against a local nursing home to the streets. Ann Jones-Pierre protested her father's treatment today outside the Life Care Center on Highland Park Avenue.

Campaigning for health care (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The days of passively waiting to see patients who suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other ailments are over for some front-line health care providers. In far Western Kentucky, local health department nurses and health educators go to schools, senior centers and community events to preach the virtues of healthy lifestyles. "We are not just in these four walls anymore," said ...

Caring for mom and dad (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
Families should discuss needs, weigh options for long-term care.

Senior center to celebrate upgrades (The Des Moines Register)
D es Moines’ senior residents living on the south side soon will have a reason to feel rejuvenated as the South Side Senior Center celebrates...

Lifestyle Expo focus is on senior citizens (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
AUGUSTA - Senior Spectrum's ninth annual Lifestyle Expo will return to the Augusta Civic Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15. The hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Herald News)
The following activities are sponsored by and held at the Senior Services Center of Will County, 251 N. Center St., Joliet, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to make an appointment, call (815) 723-9713.

Overweight Toddlers And Those Not In Day Care At Risk For Iron Deficiency (Science Daily)
Overweight toddlers and those not enrolled in day care are at high risk for iron deficiency, according to a new study. Based on data from a national survey of 1,641 toddlers, the study found that 20 percent of overweight toddlers were iron-deficient, compared to 8 percent of those at risk for being overweight, and 7 percent of normal-weight toddlers.

Lauderdale day-care owner: Won't take down Naugle banner until rainbow flags gone (Sun-Sentinel)
A woman who tied a large banner on the side of her Victoria Park day-care center in a show of support for Mayor Jim Naugle's controversial comments about homosexuality says she has been ordered to take it down. But she's not going to, she told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel late Tuesday afternoon.

Emeritus closes on nine N.Y. senior facilities (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Emeritus Corp. said it's closed on its $88 million deal to buy nine senior living facilities in New York state.

Foss Home testing new 'Skandia' senior living (Ballard News-Tribune)
After 78 years of providing care a frail elderly population, Foss Home and Village is testing the waters for a new senior living concept called The Skandia.

Notes (USA Today)
Lightning

Emeritus Corporation and Summerville Senior Living Complete Transaction (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
SEATTLE----Emeritus Corporation , a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer's and related dementia care services to senior citizens, announced that it has completed the transaction with Summerville Senior Living, Inc. .

Key: Speech to the Health Care Providers Conferenc (Scoop.co.nz)
We are all ageing. It is one of life’s certainties, like death and taxes. In government, National intends to do something about taxes, but I’m afraid ageing and death are beyond even the most determined of prime ministers.

National launches aged care discussion paper (Scoop.co.nz)
National Party Leader John Key has today launched his party’s aged care discussion document called ‘Choice Not Chance for Older New Zealanders’. “The discussion paper proposes some actions to address concerns in the aged care sector, and National welcomes feedback.”

Mother tells of night she saw daughter, 14, stab elder sister to death in living room (The Scotsman)
A 14-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl stabbed her 16-year-old sister in the back with a carving knife after a fight about a boyfriend, their mother told a court yesterday.

John Key outlines plan for elderly care (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
National has outlined a discussion document on care for the elderly.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center, which meets in the Cleversburg Community Center at 56 Cleversburg Road, has planned a variety of events for the next month.

Changes in health-care spending give rise to online service (The Tennessean)
Christopher Parks turned a personal tragedy into a business opportunity and along the way is helping to improve consumers' understanding of medical bills and the costs of health care.

UAW stance on health care worries workers (Detroit Free Press)
A growing belief that the UAW will allow Detroit's automakers to offload health care costs onto the union is elevating anxiety levels among automotive factory workers, with at least one opposing a deal that hasn't been reached yet.

Survey: 60% Of Primary Care Physicians Would Choose Another Field (Medical News Today)
Almost two-thirds of primary care physicians would choose another field if they had their careers to do over, a new survey indicates, while more than 50 percent consider themselves "second class citizens" compared to surgical and diagnostic specialists. [click link for full article]






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