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Elder Care News 11/2007



Announcing Always Best Care Senior Services Expansion into Santa Barbara, California (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Santa Barbara area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in Santa Barbara can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

Announcing Always Best Care Senior Services Expansion Into San Diego, California (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the San Diego area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in San Diego can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

Foster mother describes care for Savannah (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The foster home where Savannah Hall lived was a big house full of kids and activities and stuffed with toys, an inquest into the death of the three-year-old heard Wednesday.

Wood lottery attracts carvers, hobbyists (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
After others laid claims to osage orange, box elder and other coveted woods, Nick Holloway would have received oak as the last remaining lot in Wednesday's city-sponsored wood lottery.

(AFX UK Focus) 2007-11-01 07:09 GMT: Clorox' long term senior unsecured rating under review for downgrade - Moody's (Interactive Investor)
MUMBAI (Thomson Financial) - Moody's Investors Service placed consumer products maker Clorox Co's 'Baa1' long term senior unsecured ratings under review for possible downgrade, but affirmed the company's 'Prime-2' short term rating following its agreement to acquire personal care goods manufacturer Burt's Bees for about 925 mln usd in cash.

News Brief: Nursing celebrates landmark donation (Daily Pennsylvanian)
Nursing faculty, staff and students gathered with outside guests in the auditorium of Claire Fagin Hall yesterday to celebrate the official launch of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health and the landmark $5 million gift from the NewCourtland Elder Services.

Anuj Saxena introduces Chirag Paswan (cinesouth via Yahoo! India News)
Multi-faceted Anuj Saxena, doctor by education, actor by choice, businessman (Managing director Elder Health Care Ltd .) and restaurateur ( Blue Waters) by hobby, Brand Ambassador (Fair One - Men's Fairness cream) and CEO of Maverick Productions Pvt. Ltd. is stepping ahead to launch Chirag Paswan into Bollywood.

The U.S. Is Unhappy with Its Health Care (BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News)
In a freshly minted radio commercial, Republican Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani boasts, "We have the best health-care system in the world." It's an oft-heard refrain from politicians and policymakers. Patients beg to differ.

Medical Tourism Offers Hope To Control Health Care Costs (National Center For Policy Analysis)
“Wealthy patients from developing countries have long traveled to the U.S. for high quality medical care," said NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick , author of the report.

Announcing Always Best Care Senior Services Expansion Into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California Areas (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California areas. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

Announcing Always Best Care Senior Services Expansion Into Cleveland, Ohio (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into Cleveland, Ohio. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in Cleveland can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

Plan early for aging parent care (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Signs of decline often startle out-of-town adult children when they visit aging parents. With planning, such crises perhaps can be avoided.

Weekend games at a glance (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
St. Xavier defeated Elder 18-0 Sept. 28, one of the Bombers' three shutouts. It is the first time St. X has faced a GCL opponent in the playoffs since a 10-7 loss to Moeller Nov. 13, 2004.

Senior calendar (Contra Costa Times)
Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Exercise, art and Paratransit information. Mercy Brown Bag today. 510-524-9122. Berkeley Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center -- 9 a.

15% of Businesses Plan to Reduce Health Care Benefits to Employees in Coming Year (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
CHICAGO----In a national survey of chief financial officers and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations, 15 percent of those who provide health care to employees, plan to reduce these benefits in the next 12 months.

Burkle's Billions Get Bill Clinton's Ear, No Respect From Ovitz (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- ``Sweet'' Alice Harris can't heap enough praise on Los Angeles billionaire Ronald Burkle.

Getting a lift from watching movies (The Star--The People's Paper)
THE good guy always wins. This is the ending that Neil Maffey, the general manager of Watson’s Personal Care Stores Sdn Bhd, always likes in a movie. “I like the idea that things would always turn out nice and happy,” said Maffey, who loves romantic comedies.

As Pets Age, Owners Must Step Up Care (The Tampa Tribune)
one of life's greatest joys - are with us just a fraction of our lives.

Reid: Our prayers are with the boys (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A day after missing practice for the first time in his nine seasons as the Eagles' head coach, Andy Reid ended his silence on the legal problems facing his two oldest sons, Garrett and Britt Reid. The elder Reid, who returned to practice yesterday after attending the brothers' sentencing on Thursday, began his news conference with a statement before circumventing subsequent questions.

Slain dentist's daughter in foster care after abuse charge (New York Daily News)
The 4-year-old Queens girl who saw her father shot to death in a park is now in foster care amid allegations that her grandmother hit her, attorneys said Friday night.

Senior vote dominates Pequannock (The Record)
If you're trying to win an election, places like Cedar Crest in Pequannock are must-stops on the campaign trail. It's all about the power of the senior citizen ballot, and officials all over North Jersey are showing they know a significant voting bloc when they see it.

North diver Feivor earns trip to state (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
NEENAH Appleton Norths Amy Feivor wont have to spend tonight clicking on the WIAA Web site to see if she qualified for the WIAA Division 1 state swimming and diving meet in Madison one week from today.

Business calendar (Portsmouth Herald)
n The International Trade Resource Center, in coordination with Dahn & Leahy LLP, will host a half-day "International Tax Strategies" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon to help local businesses develop concise strategic international business, legal entity and...

Cal Harris Trial: Verdict overturned; judge throws out “guilty” verdict; Harris, free on $500K bail, to get new trial (Evening Times)
OWEGO - Calvin Harris is a free man today after a Broome County judge overturned a “guilty” verdict against him Friday and granted a request for a new trial.

Taking Care of Your Parents: Safeguarding Their Health and Safety (US News & World Report)
Much of the decline that many people assume defines aging can be avoided or postponed.

Taking Care of Your Parents: Protecting Their Finances (US News & World Report)
Money is a touchy subject, but avoiding the tough discussions can lead to disaster.

Agency board awaits response on new lease (The Joplin Globe)
Officials with the Four County Elder Advocates said they have not yet reviewed changes to their lease agreement with the Area Agency on Aging for the agency’s central office.

Unblinking Look at Death Without Nobility (New York Times)
With ?The Savages,? Tamara Jenkins creates an unsentimental portrait of competitive siblings facing a parent?s decline.

As care needs increase, so does need for proximity between elderly and kin (New Hampshire Union Leader)
With the holidays approaching, elder-care providers know the phone calls will soon follow: Adult children, worried about how much Mom or Dad has failed since their last visit home. Is it time to make a change?

Events happening in southwestern Michigan (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
v A SENIOR SUMMIT WITH STATE REP. ROBERT B. JONES is being held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Senior Services, 918 Jasper St. Topics include prescription drugs, transportation issues for seniors, Medicare/Medicaid, elder abuse, mental health care for seniors, the State Office of Long Term Care and the Single Point of Entry Program/Resources. 382-0515.

Reid: Our prayers are with the boys (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A day after missing practice for the first time in his nine seasons as the Eagles' head coach, Andy Reid ended his silence on the legal problems facing his two oldest sons, Garrett and Britt Reid. The elder Reid, who returned to practice yesterday after attending the brothers' sentencing on Thursday, began his news conference with a statement before circumventing subsequent questions.

Senior Fair planned; flu shots offered, and more health news (The Sentinel)
Comfort Keepers of Fayetteville is sponsoring a Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Hampton Inn in Chambersburg.

Patty Murray becomes voice of veterans care (Seattle Times)
The U.S. senator from Washington has made veterans' care her cause, prodding a war-strained VA.

Romney's life is his father's legacy (AP via Yahoo! News)
From his slicked, carefully coifed hair to his data-driven business principles to his unwavering devotion to his oft-maligned Mormon faith, Mitt Romney is the spitting image of his father physically, professionally and morally.

The Importance Of Language Services On Disparities, Quality Of Care (Medical News Today)
New studies published in a special supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) examine the consequences of language barriers for patients who speak little, if any, English and the impact of the absence of language services in health care settings. [click link for full article]

International Survey Finds US Adults The Most Dissatisfied With Health Care (Medical News Today)
At a time when the U.S. spends more than double what other countries spend for medical care -- $6,697 per capita in 2005 -- a new Commonwealth Fund seven-nation survey finds that U.S. patients are more likely to report experiencing medical errors, to go without care because of costs, and to say that the health care system needs to be rebuilt completely. U.S. [click link for full article]

Cell-phone users unhappy with customer care: survey (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India may be the world's fastest growing telecom market, but subscribers are increasingly dissatisfied over poor customer care, according to an International Data Corp (IDC) survey.

Democrats seek better care for veterans (Boston Globe)
A Democratic senator on Saturday accused President Bush of "hollow talk" in support of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and said the Bush administration has not done nearly enough to provide veterans with the care they need.

Area hospitals cope with rising costs of uncompensated care (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD -ÊFor the fourth year in a row, Stamford Hospital had the highest rate of spending in the state on patients who could not pay for their own care, according to a report recently released by the state Office of Health Care Access.

Senior Calendar (The Garden Island)
Tuesday, Nov. 6 Kilauea — Senior Center Closed. Kapa‘a — ‘Ukulele 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Beg. ‘Ukulele 11:00 a.m. to noon; Japanese Dance 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

State push targets TennCare fraud (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
TennCare fraud arrests totaled 42 in October as Tennessee law enforcement officials cracked down on manipulation of the state's Medicaid managed care program.

Surface Care in Malaysia Report Offers a Comprehensive Guide to the Size and Shape of the Market at a National Level (Business Wire via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c73389) has announced the addition of "Surface Care in Malaysia" to their offering.

Toilet Care Products in Taiwan Report Offers a Comprehensive Guide to the Size and Shape of the Market at a National ... (Business Wire via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c73380) has announced the addition of "Toilet Care Products in Taiwan" to their offering.

Senior Fair planned; flu shots offered, and more health news (The Sentinel)
Comfort Keepers of Fayetteville is sponsoring a Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Hampton Inn in Chambersburg.

Shippensburg Senior Center events (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Activities Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Council to air senior care site options (East Valley Tribune)
The former home of the downtown Scottsdale senior center faces an uncertain future whose variables include becoming the new home of an adult day care center, more city government offices or being sold to Scottsdale Healthcare.

In-home elder care urged (Deseret Morning News)
A pilot program that could be prologue to a new era of hospitals discharging ailing seniors to their homes instead of to care centers received unanimous approval Friday from a state legislative panel.

Caregiver-related suits grow (Courier-Post)
As the number of employees with elder and child care demands grows, more workers are filing lawsuits claiming they've been discriminated against on the job because of their family caregiving obligations.

Around the Big 12 (USA Today)
Around the Big 12

FAHC adds programsfor care of older patients (The Burlington Free Press)
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