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Elder Care News 02/2008



Official: Bush Budget Will Squeeze Health Care (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
President Bush's 2009 budget will virtually freeze most domestic programs and seek nearly $200 billion in savings from federal health care programs, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Safety Tips for Home Health Care (Newsweek)
Six things you need to know when hiring a home health-care worker.

Senior care at adult day centers (KHON 2 Honolulu)
Seniors are often cared for by family members, all of them living in the same home. But what happens when the family members have to go to work. Seniors at Pearl City Hale are involved in a variety of activities. They all live at home with their families.

Charlestown Fire Destroys Home (Westerly Sun)
Narragansett tribal elder and two firefighters injured during Kings Factory Road house fire. CHARLESTOWN -- A Narragansett tribal elder remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit today after a fire tore through his Kings Factory Road home shortly before midnight.

How "Senior Friendly" Are U.S. Presidential Candidates in 2008? (Newswise)
With the front edge of 75 million Baby Boomers now hitting sixty years of age, policies that affect seniors could gain substantial attention in this year's U.S. presidential race. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) examined positions from leading candidates and today released their findings on seven issues affecting America's aging population.

NOW ONLINE: Senior Living special section (Logan Herald-Observer)
The Logan Herald-Observer and Woodbine Twiner's featured special section, Senior Living, is now online. Click here to read about services and care options for Harrison County seniors.

Care in the comfort of home; franchise grows with expanding senior market (Traverse City Business News)
REGION – While many people consider this area a good place to work and raise a family, it’s also a place in which many want to “grow old.” And a large majority of them prefer to stay in their own homes as long as they’re able.

Official: Bush Budget Will Squeeze Health Care (WCBS-TV New York)
President Bush's 2009 budget will virtually freeze most domestic programs and seek nearly $200 billion in savings from federal health care programs, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Forevercare Associates -- New Company Provides Discreet Investigation of Elder Abuse and Neglect (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
In today's ever growing geriatric population, the need for elder care services is expanding. With the realization that state agencies are overworked, understaffed and cannot monitor the care of each and every resident in a nursing home on a regular basis, there is a new company offering a service to family members of individuals who are in the care of others. Forevercare Associates offers a ...

Getting the best elder care means not waiting until the last minute (USA Today)
How do you decide which kind of health care facility is best suited for an elderly parent? Everyone's situation, of course, is different. Here are tips on seeking the best, most appropriate long-term care for your parents:

Elder care shifting away from nursing homes (USA Today)
Adult children, worried about costs and the loss of their aging parents' independence, have long viewed nursing homes as a last resort. But a shift away from institutionalized care is growing. Elder care experts say the decline reflects the growth of less-restrictive types of care like assisted living and adult day care.

Long-term care insurance has its rewards but may not be for everyone (USA Today)
For millions, long-term care insurance, which is supposed to pay for at-home care, assisted living or nursing-home care, is a savior. But for other people, delays, premium increases and denials of payment make the enormous investment in long-term care polices all but worthless.

Research is essential in selection of right long-term care insurance policy (USA Today)
If you're considering buying a long-term care policy, be sure to do your homework first.

Prepare yourself now to help care for parents later (USA Today)
Maybe you're not caring for elderly parents now. But you might be soon. You might consider some specific actions now to prepare yourself financially, at least according to financial planners and experts in elder care.

Cuts could end senior meals (The Rock Hill Herald)
Hundreds of local senior adults no longer would receive meals through a state program if budget cuts proposed by Gov. Mark Sanford become reality.

CARE February Menu orders due Monday (Savannah Morning News)
RINCON - As part of the outreach mission of Rincon Church of God, the church's CARE (Concern, Acceptance, Responsibility and Encouragement) Board is now an Angel Food Ministries order and distribution site.

Senior Scene (The Standard-Times)
A full listing of senior center and council on aging activities will be published the first Sunday of each month, and a condensed version will be published the remaining Sundays. All overnight trips will be published throughout the month. Listings for...

Senior movers give extra attention - roanoke.com (Roanoke Times)
Companies strive to move with care as seniors downsize into smaller homes or assisted living facilities. Barbara Bowen, mover from Crowning Touch Senior Moving Services, carefully packs kitchen utensils.

In a class by himself (Seattle Times)
Eric Jones doesn't care about standing out in a crowd. You won't see him in a flashy letterman's jacket or boasting about his accomplishments...

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The Senior Center at Frisco Square recreational facility is open to all adults who meet the minimum age requirement of 50. However, a spouse of a member who is under age 50 may also join. For City of Frisco residents, there is no membership fee.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

SW column: Chili needs to add senior living homes (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The town of Chili would serve its aging citizens well if it added senior living residences.

Beverly Diaz receives New York Long-Term Care Employee of Distinction Award (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Beverly Diaz of Great Kills has received the 2007 New York Long-Term Care Employee of Distinction Award from the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA).

Senior care center sets open house Feb. 14 (Marin Independent Journal)
AlmaVia of San Rafael is having an open house and Valentine's Day celebration Feb.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The Senior Center at Frisco Square recreational facility is open to all adults who meet the minimum age requirement of 50. However, a spouse of a member who is under age 50 may also join. For City of Frisco residents, there is no membership fee.

Be sure of your needs before seeking home care (Tacoma News Tribune)
Dear Savvy Senior: What’s the best way to find a good home-care aide to help my elderly mother? – Worn Out

Single boomers like freedom, but have retirement worries, Investors Group survey reveals (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)
Single Canadian boomers treasure the personal freedom of the single life, but also plan to work longer and have concerns about who will care for them in their elder years, new research from Investors Group reveals.

Health Language, Inc., Welcomes Marc A. Horowitz as Senior Vice President (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
AURORA, Colo.----Health Language, Inc.® , the world's leading supplier of language engine technology for medical vocabulary, announced today it has appointed prominent industry expert Marc Horowitz as a senior vice president.

Town may lift cap on senior housing (Eagle-Tribune Online)
NEWTON — There are about 20 senior citizen units in town and another 140 units scheduled to be built, but some believe that still may not be enough to accommodate the town's aging population.

Britney Unable to Fight Daddy Day Care (E! Online via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears can't do it on her own.

First Electronic Medical Emergency Alert Bracelet Targets Senior Citizens (Senior Journal)
Feb. 4, 2008 – The latest idea on helping senior citizens keep their emergency medical information handy is the CARE Memory Band, a wrist band device that uses USB flash memory technology.

Single boomers like freedom, but have retirement worries: survey (Investment Executive)
Single Canadian boomers treasure the personal freedom of the single life, but also plan to work longer and have concerns about who will care for them in their elder years, new research from Investors Group reveals.

Smith criticizes proposed health care cuts (BizJournals)
Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., said Monday that the Bush administration's proposed cuts to vital health care programs could jeopardize Oregon's senior and vulnerable populations.

Britney Unable to Fight Daddy Day Care (E! Online)
Britney Spears can't do it on her own. The troubled pop star "clearly does not understand the nature of the proceedings and her rights," a mental health expert testified Monday...

Low on hope, but they'll still vote (Los Angeles Times)
Despite a glum outlook about the nation, students say they want to have a voice. College senior Brian Schreiber works as a janitor until 1 a.m. most nights, cleaning day-care centers so he can send home money to pay his father's hospital bills.

Senior Access gets $5,000 from Autodesk (Marin Independent Journal)
Senior Access, an adult day-care facility for people with Alzheimer's and dementia, has received a $5,000 grant from Autodesk to support its tai chi exercise

Elder Care Expert Shows Boomers How to Relieve Caregiver Stress: Use Valentine's Day to Say I Love You to Aging Parents (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Elder care expert Esther Koch provides insight into how Boomers can use Valentine's Day to express sentiments of love to their aging parents. It is the perfect stress reliever from the challenges of elder caregiving and in the process creates Moments of Joy, those memories that will last a lifetime.

Senior center lists activities (The Sentinel)
The Shippensburg Senior Center sponsors a wide variety of programs. Upcoming programs are listed below.

Ways to help MLK area's health care emerging (Greensboro News & Record)
Brainstorming is underway about how to improve the neighborhood's access to care. (Credit: "By Gerald Witt Staff Writer ")

Elder Care Expert Shows Boomers How to Relieve Caregiver Stress: Use Valentine's Day to Say I Love You to Aging Parents (PRWeb)
Elder care expert Esther Koch provides insight into how Boomers can use Valentine's Day to express sentiments of love to their aging parents. It is the perfect stress reliever from the challenges of elder caregiving and in the process creates Moments of Joy, those memories that will last a lifetime. (PRWeb Feb 5, 2008) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ...

Plan offers health care for very little (Oakland Tribune)
ALAMEDA — Want a health care plan with no premiums, no deductibles and no co-pays for covered benefits?

Senior Calendar (The Garden Island)
Tuesday, Feb. 5 Kilauea — Outreach: Wilcox Adult Day Care Kapa‘a — ‘Ukulele, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Beg. ‘Ukulele, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Japanese Dance, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

NOW ONLINE: Senior Living special section (Southwest Iowa News)
The Logan Herald-Observer and Woodbine Twiner's featured special section, Senior Living, is now online. Click here to read about services and care options for Harrison County seniors.

Czech health care fees against U.N. child's rights convention -MP (České noviny)
Prague- The fees introduced in Czech health care this year are against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Social Democrat (senior opposition CSSD) MP Anna Curdova told journalists.

Czech Chamber postpones debate on health care fees (České noviny)
Prague- The Czech Chamber of Deputies today postponed a debate on the senior opposition Social Democrats' (CSSD) proposal for the abolition of regulatory fees that were introduced in the Czech health care as of January 1, 2008 within the government public finance reform.

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. to Present at the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference on February 11th (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEWTON, Mass.----Five Star Quality Care, Inc. today announced that senior executives Evrett Benton and Bruce Mackey will be presenting at the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. to Present at the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference on February 11th (wallstreet:online AG)
Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (AMEX: FVE) today announced that senior executives Evrett Benton and

How to save your trees after a storm (USA Today)
An ardor for arbors does not cool with the seasons, but the cold months hold special dangers for trees: windstorms, heavy snowfall and dry air that can turn branches brittle.

Taylor open house to discuss care-giving for elderly (Detroit News)
TAYLOR -- Several agencies are expected to be on hand for an open house about care-giving for the Downriver elderly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.


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