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Elder Care News 04/2008



Know benefits and risks of clinical trial in advance (The Star-Ledger)
FROM TIME to time, I am asked by an elder if she should participate in a clinical trial. Before deciding to do so, it is essential to have information about the study design.

Help sought on universal health care bill (The Sacramento Bee)
SACRAMENTO – Area residents interested in becoming advocates for universal health care legislation are invited to a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hart Senior Center, 927 27th St.

New vehicles for Community Care (myKawartha.com)
Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes' fleet of vehicles has increased as the organization got the keys to not one, but two brand new vans.

Firm to be licensee for national elder care (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
A Sarasota based home health company will be the first licensee of a national firm that manages geriatric care, a shift in strategy for the rapidly growing field.

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

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group Adopts First Online System For Centralized Continuing Care Admissions From Patient ... (Medical News Today)
Patient Placement Systems announced that Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group of Norwell, Mass., has deployed the Referral Management System(TM) Enterprise Edition, marking the first use of dedicated online referral management for centralized admissions in the continuing care industry.

Senior Calendar (The Garden Island)
Tuesday, April 1 Kilauea — Senior Center closed. 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.

U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt to Deliver Keynote on Building a Health Care System Based on Value ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt will deliver a keynote address on "Building a Health Care System Based on Value" at the 5th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 21-23, Washington, D.C. His remarks highlight a three- day roster of more than 225 speakers and a delegation of 1,800 CEOs and senior-level executives from all sectors of health care. Secretary Leavitt will ...

Eisai to Unveil 2008 Senior Health Digest at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's (AMCP) 20th Annual Meeting (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.----Eisai Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care company, has announced that it will introduce the 2008 Edition of its Senior Health Digest at AMCP's 20th Annual Meeting and Showcase in San Francisco, California, April 16-19.

State health care workers rally for higher pay, health insurance (Boston Herald)
Hundreds of caregivers have descended on the Statehouse to rally for higher wages and health insurance for those who take care of senior citizens and the disabled. Personal...

Bay State Health Care Workers Rally For Higher Pay, Health Insurance (WCSH 6 Portland)
BOSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of Massachusetts caregivers have descended on the Statehouse to rally for higher wages and health insurance for those who take care of senior citizens and the disabled.

Health care workers rally for higher pay, health insurance (Boston Globe)
Hundreds of caregivers have descended on the Statehouse to rally for higher wages and health insurance for those who take care of senior citizens and the disabled.

How can we tackle elder abuse? (Guardian Unlimited)
A three-year, government-backed study will examine the risk of abuse and neglect of older people in care homes and on NHS wards. But how prevalent is the problem, and how can we tackle it? We ask the experts

David Brindle: We've given in to the costs of elder care (Guardian Unlimited)
David Brindle: People are approaching the debate with an impressive sense of realism

Homeless cats find foster care with senior citizens (Independent)
EileenMcDonnell wants to help senior citizens and retirees with limited income to experience the joy and companionship of a pet cat. With no cost for veterinary fees and help with food and litter if needed, McDonnell can partner a suitable cat with a senior who is willing to act as a foster caregiver and who will provide a loving home for a homeless animal.

'Caring for Your Parents' (Philadelphia Daily News)
9 tonight WHYY Family members are responsible for 80 percent of the elder care in the United States, and nearly every generation is feeling the effects emotionally and economically. New documentary from Michael Kirk looks unblinkingly at the challenges.

Racial gap grows at nursing homes (Orlando Sentinel)
There are things Ronald Mitchell doesn't like about the Guardian Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Orlando: bland food, small rooms, a roommate who can't talk and watches TV all day. But he prefers the nursing home to staying with his son, who lives a few blocks away in the house Ronald owned when he worked as a probation counselor for Orange County .

Edgar Springs woman named Senior Companion for March (Rolla Daily News)
Goldie Masterson of Edgar Springs has been named Senior Companion of the Month for March. As a Senior Companion, Masterson visits several area residents in their homes each week to help them with basic household tasks and with transportation to doctors’ appointments and errands.

Fresenius Medical Care Announces Upgraded Rating of Unsecured Debt Issues by Standard & Poor's (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
BAD HOMBURG, Germany----Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA , the world's largest provider of Dialysis Products and Services, today reports that Standard & Poor's has assigned upgraded debt and recovery ratings to the Company's unsecured debt issues.

Adult day care can give caregivers a break, as well as helping aging spouses, parents (The Oakland Press)
When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care. Lundgren, who lives south of Seattle, found a program that catered to patients with Alzheimer's disease and made arrangements for his wife, Dorothee, to go there two days a week.

Adult day care gives caregivers a break (MSNBC)
When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care.

Don't change loved ones -- accept their differences (Contra Costa Times)
Advice, resources and how-to tips on elder care for the Bay Area

Homeless cats seek foster care with senior citizens (Examiner)
Eileen McDonnell wants to help senior citizens and retirees with limited income to experience the joy and companionship of a pet cat. With no cost for veterinary fees and help with food and litter if needed, Mc- Donnell can partner a suitable cat with a senior who is willing to act as a foster caregiver and who will provide a loving home for a homeless animal.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Book discussion, "The Sunday Philosophy Club" by Alexander McCall Smith, 1 p.m. Friday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 4808 W. Ninth St. Books available at Wichita Public Library. Parenting the Second Time Around, for grandparents raising grandchildren, 6:15 p.m. Monday, Kansas Children's Service League, 1365 N. Custer. Call B.J. Gore, 316-942-4261, ext. 1315, or e-mail [email protected] . ...

Corporate Counseling Associates Helps Law Firms Retain Top Talent with Integrated EAP and Work/Life Programs (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Stress management, elder care assistance and counseling are key elements of an EAP and Work/Life program that enjoys above-average utilization rates among law firms.

Corporate Counseling Associates Helps Law Firms Retain Top Talent with Integrated EAP and Work/Life Programs (PRWeb)
Stress management, elder care assistance and counseling are key elements of an EAP and Work/Life program that enjoys above-average utilization rates among law firms. (PRWeb Apr 3, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/04/prweb827744.htm

Towell Auto Centre inaugurates unique Bridgestone 'Tyre Care Plus' facility at Barkha (AME Info)
Towell Auto Centre LLC makes further strides in Oman with the inauguration of their unique BRIDGESTONE 'Tyre Care Plus' facility in Barkha, which took place on 2nd April, 2008.

Community Policing comes to Senior Complex (Observer)
By Celeste Regal The residents at the Kearny Senior Residences on Schuyler Avenue had a swell time on March 26 when the Kearny Community Policing Unit arrived on the scene to grill up some hot dogs, with all the fixings.

Sex-abuse scandal at Kingston senior home a "sad" and "devastating" situation (The Sault Star)
A sexual abuse scandal at a 150-year-old seniors home in Kingston is a "sad" and "devastating" situation, says the head of a group that represents seniors living there. Last week, Patrick Ritchie, the former co-ordinator of spiritual care at Providence Manor, was charged with two counts of [...]

System of care for Czech endangered children to be united (České noviny)
Prague- A new inter-ministerial working group led by the Czech Labour and Social Affairs Ministry will propose measures that will help unite the extremely fragmented system of care for endangered children, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Petr Necas (senior ruling Civic Democrats, ODS) told journalists today.

APAC Customer Services Appoints Mark Anderson as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DEERFIELD, Ill.----APAC Customer Services, Inc. , a leading provider of customer care services and solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark K. Anderson as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, effective April 7, 2008.

French Mission on Betancourt May Collapse as FARC Rejects Offer (Bloomberg.com)
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- A French-led mission to provide urgent medical care to rebel hostage Ingrid Betancourt appeared close to collapse after a senior guerrilla leader ruled out any more unilateral releases by his group.

Senior Connections Public Forum on Caregiving (Garden City News)
The Garden City Public Library will offer the second in a series of Senior Connections Public Forums - "Elder Law" on Wednesday, April 30th at 1:30 PM. Ellen G. Makofsky, Esq. will speak about the intergenerational issue of protecting your family and your assets. Ms.

Home Instead urges senior parents, their adult children to discuss care (El Paso Times)
Some people find it hard to figure out when to start planning for the extra care parents or other elderly relatives need in the future.

AmeriHealth New Jersey Names New Senior Director of Finance (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
MT. LAUREL, N.J.----AmeriHealth New Jersey has promoted Darren West to senior director of finance, it was announced today by the company's president and chief executive officer, Judith L.

$1.15 million released for senior housing project (Honolulu Advertiser)
Gov. Linda Lingle has released $1.15 million to complete the first phase of construction of low-income senior housing at the Hale Mahaolu Ehiku complex in Kihei. The project is being developed by the nonprofit Hale Mahaolu.

7th Annual ‘Great Night in Harlem’ Will Benefit Musicians in Need (JazzTimes Magazine)
The seventh annual “A Great Night in Harlem” concert will take place at the world-famous Apollo Theater on May 29th. The event benefits hundreds of musicians across the country, including many who suffered from Katrina as well as elder artists.

Six arrested in $2 million health care fraud ring (Los Angeles Daily News)
In a crackdown on health care fraud plaguing Los Angeles County, six men were charged with running a crime ring that stole nearly $2 million from federal and private health insurers, officials announced this morning.

3 Arrested On Suspicion Of Human Trafficking (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Two men and a woman were in custody on Friday on suspicion of human trafficking. Charges allege that the suspects brought Filipinos to the United States by claiming they were martial arts students, then forced them to work in two local elder care facilities in Long Beach, according to the FBI. Rodolfo Demafeliz, 39, Rolleta Riazon, 28 -- both Philippine nationals -- were arrested on ...

Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Senior Care Portfolio 1 in Texas (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT, Inc. has acquired the four Texas properties of Senior Care Portfolio 1.

Senior Center One Of Nation's First For Gays, Lesbians (NBC 11 Bay Area)
California is home to one of the first gay senior centers in the country.

Spurrier Jr. to do more playcalling (The State)
Steve Spurrier will call plays next season for the USC football team. The question is will it be Spurrier Sr. or Spurrier Jr.? While Spurrier Sr. said the offense will remain his responsibility, he said his son, the receivers coach, could be the main playcaller this fall. “Sometimes you need to delegate a little bit more,” Spurrier said after Friday’s practice. The elder Spurrier has called ...

Killer tells jury 'I could care less'; gets death (The News Journal)
A Superior Court jury unanimously recommended the death penalty for convicted killer Shannon M. Johnson, just a few hours after he told them Friday he did not care about their decision.

Business People (Louisville Courier-Journal)
HEALTH CARE University of Louisville Health Care has promoted Pamela Elzy to director of nursing education and Phyllis Downs to director of supply chain purchasing and accounts payable. FINANCIAL SERVICES Strategic Wealth Designers has named Ben Dean client services coordinator. HUMAN SERVICES Atria Senior Living Group in Louisville has named Michelle Carrier accounts payable coordinator. — ...

Felician Village breaks ground on new senior living facilities (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC It was a week ago when the staff at Felician Village uncovered the cornerstones from two major points in the senior living campus history.

Latest Trends And News In Health Care At 5th Annual World Health Care Congress April 21-23, Washington, D.C. (Medical News Today)
The World Health Care Congress is the premier forum for health care executives to explore a myriad of emerging issues and to network with key leaders. The 2008 Congress will include senior executives and government officials from the nation's largest employers, hospitals, health systems, health plans, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and government.

Care for the poor vs. profit; Role puts strain on hospitals (Chicago Tribune)
Care for poor vs. profit; tax breaks drawing scrutiny A national debate about how much charitable work a non-profit hospital should provide to the community it serves is encapsulated in the story of why there will be no future for St. Francis Hospital & Health Center.

Senior calendar (Port Clinton News Herald)
A program of exercises, crafts, entertainment and education combines with meals served at the Ottawa County Senior Citizens Center and nutrition sites to form the county senior citizens activities program. Suggested donation for lunch is $2.50 for those 60 and older; $5 for those under 60.

Care for the poor vs. profit; Role puts strain on hospitals (Chicago Tribune)
Care for poor vs. profit; tax breaks drawing scrutiny A national debate about how much charitable work a non-profit hospital should provide to the community it serves is encapsulated in the story of why there will be no future for St. Francis Hospital & Health Center.

Elder-care experts offer advice (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
We spoke with three experts on nursing-home care and caring for the aging to help you make choices.






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