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Elder Care News 09/2008



Nursing more than the body (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Four nurses have created a company that provides a variety of services to help families with elder care. It's a huge growth market.

Area senior-housing homes get national recognition (BizJournals)
Kindred Healthcare Inc.’s Bashford East Health Care and Golden Living Center–Camelot, which is owned by Fort Smith, Ark.-based Golden Living Centers, each will be recognized with quality awards by The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

Red Cross to offer first-aid workshop (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
Many caregivers find themselves faced with injuries or sudden illnesses requiring immediate care. Providing first aid to elderly individuals during an emergency situation has unique challenges, especially when the person injured or suddenly ill has additional medical complications.

Trilogy opens facility in Michigan (BizJournals)
Louisville-based Trilogy Health Services LLC has opened The Oaks at NorthPointe Woods, a health care facility in Battle Creek, Mich. It is located on the campus of NorthPointe Woods, a senior living community.

Insurance program seeking volunteers (Rutland Herald)
Elder Connection is presented in larger type for the benefit of our senior readers. ...

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The following is a list of activities and events at the Senior Center at Frisco Square for the month of September. 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Candidates tout care plans for uninsured (The Springfield News-Leader)
Jefferson City -- To expand health coverage to the uninsured, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof wants to dip deep into the money now paid to hospitals as reimbursement for their charity care.

Things to do as a senior (The Huntsville Times)
Top 10 lists are everywhere. You can find top 10 things to do in almost every city and many top 10 lists of things to do before you die. Although there are hundreds of top 10 lists, I thought the world needed one more. I am a senior, so I made a Top 10 list of things to do during my senior year.

Kenya: Kin of Late MPs Win Nominations (AllAfrica.com)
Beatrice Kones, former Cabinet minister Kipkalya Kones' widow, won the ODM nomination in Bomet, while Dr Joyce Laboso, former assistant minister Lorna Laboso's elder sister, clinched the Sotik nomination.

Senior Companions offer friendship, assistance even on holiday (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
By Kathleen Thurber Staff Writer Quita Williford grabbed the most recent photos of her great-grandchildren and leaned over to the recliner next to hers to show them off to her senior companion Nelda Sandefer.

Report Examines Health Care Access For Mississippi Residents Displaced By Hurricane Katrina (Medical News Today)
"Access To Care Among Displaced Mississippi Residents In FEMA Travel Trailer Parks Two Years After Katrina," Health Affairs: The Web exclusive by Lynn Lawry, a senior health stability and humanitarian assistance specialist with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, and colleagues provid

Officials study alternative long-term care facilities (Casper Star-Tribune)
Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers in Casper might have a new option for long-term care in the future.

Celebrating life and learning at Senior Center (The Signal)
Diana Sevanian Out of My Head Posted: Aug. 31, 2008 4:33 p.m. Long before I began working at the SCV Senior Center in July, I knew that it was a "magical" place, truly "Support and Friendship Central" for hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley seniors.

Czech health care far more expensive for patients-opposition (České noviny)
Prague- Czech health care has become 60 percent more expensive for patients over the past two years of the government led by Civic Democrat (ODS) Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, David Rath, senior opposition Social Democrat (CSSD) shadow health minister, told journalists today.

Sisters set up all-Williams quarterfinal at U.S. Open (USA Today)
By now, Venus and Serena Williams know all too well how it feels to set aside sisterhood for a couple of hours and try to beat each other on a tennis court.

Animals add love, excitement at senior-living centers (USA Today)
The pitter-patter of little feet is an increasingly common sound at nursing homes and senior-living residences. Dogs, cats and rabbits are roaming the halls, lounging about on common-area sofas and warming the beds at a growing number of residences and extended-care facilities.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Butler County Association of Retired School Personnel , for any retired school personnel, 11:30 a.m. today, Andover Pizza Hut Italian Bistro, 307 N. Andover Road, Andover. Carol Musick, 316-733-2064 or [email protected] . Prairie View caregiver group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life Care Center of Andover, 621 W. 21st St., Andover. Free. Nostalgia John, anecdotes, music and radio ...

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The following is a list of activities and events at the Senior Center at Frisco Square for the month of September. 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Whistle-blowers hit health care fraud (Belleville News-Democrat)
Whistle-blowers helped authorities recover at least $9.3 billion from health care providers accused of defrauding states and the federal government, according to an analysis of Justice Department records.

Marina eyes new senior housing (The Monterey County Herald)
Marina will look for another developer to build a senior community on city-owned Fort Ord land where plans fell through for a gated, active-seniors subdivision.

Senior Companions offer friendship, assistance even on holiday (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
By Kathleen Thurber Staff Writer Quita Williford grabbed the most recent photos of her great-grandchildren and leaned over to the recliner next to hers to show them off to her senior companion Nelda Sandefer.

Sisters set up all-Williams quarterfinal at Open (AP via Yahoo! News)
Venus Williams figures matches against her sister would be much less stressful if they weren't both elite players.

Tailored Care Management Programs Are Key to Payers Managing Highly Complex and Rapidly Growing Senior Populations (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.----Today's payers face a perfect storm of converging forces: a rapidly growing Medicare population, a Medicare population that increasingly suffers from multiple chronic conditions and growing competition for Medicare members prompted by higher reimbursements under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.

The only woman in Durham Senior Cricket League (icNewcastle - Evening Chronicle)
SHE'S got the lads stumped! As the only woman in the Durham Senior Cricket League, Danielle Hazell, 20, raises a few eyebrows when she takes to the wicket.

Senior care center ready for patients (Eufaula Tribune)
Eufaula Mayor Jay Jaxon had a message for the audience at Thursday’s Medical Center Barbour senior care center open house.

Report shows elder abuse (Austin Daily Herald)
Fifteen residents of the Good Samaritan Society one mile north of Albert Lea were found to have been verbally, sexually and emotionally abused by four former nursing assistants, all teenage girls, earlier this year, according to a Minnesota Department of Health report released Thursday.

Health Care REIT to Acquire 29 Sunrise Senior Living Properties (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
TOLEDO, Ohio----Health Care REIT, Inc. has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Arcapita, Inc. to acquire its 90% interest in a venture owning 29 senior housing properties managed by Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. for approximately $643.5 million, subject to final due diligence and excluding transaction costs.

Health Care REIT to Acquire 29 Sunrise Senior Living Properties (wallstreet:online AG)
Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Arcapita, Inc.

Thomas Bata, ?Shoemaker to the World,? Dies at 93 (New York Times)
Mr. Bata made the company founded by his father so pervasive that it became a generic noun for shoe in some parts of the developing world, particularly in Africa.

Health briefs (The Providence Journal)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Differences (CHADD), a support network for adults and parents of children with ADHD, meets on the first of each month, at Bradley Hospital, 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence. For information, call (401) 369-0045.

Hastert may still play leadership role (Daily Herald)
The man who for seven years was only a pair of heartbeats from the Oval Office is keeping a low profile this week, but Dennis Hastert's Republican colleagues say they still look to him for leadership.

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The following is a list of activities and events at the Senior Center at Frisco Square for the month of September. 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Fundraiser rolls up sleeves for Senior Services (The Courier News)
He may not have written the book on fundraising, but Michael W. Sullivan, after 20 years in sales, knows his way around financial hurdles. A Bartlett resident, Sullivan (no relation to this story's author) recently was appointed endowment fund director by Senior Services Associates, Inc., the Elgin-based organization that provides services for over 20,000 older adults in Kane, Kendall and ...

Health Care REIT in $643.5M purchase (The Toledo Blade)
Health Care REIT Inc., a Toledo real estate investment trust, said yesterday it has an agreement to purchase 90 percent interest in 29 properties owned by Sunrise Senior Living Inc. The price was $643.5 million. The senior housing communities are mostly in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago metropolitan areas, with one in suburban Detroit and another in suburban Columbus. Sunrise will manage ...

Portsmouth area community calendar (Portsmouth Herald)
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Senior Companions offer friendship, assistance even on holiday (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
By Kathleen Thurber Staff Writer Quita Williford grabbed the most recent photos of her great-grandchildren and leaned over to the recliner next to hers to show them off to her senior companion Nelda Sandefer.

Sentinel Morning Update: Local woman takes part in rebuilding Iraq (The Sentinel)
The little girl in the pink dress may as well had been a princess — not in rank or title but in attitude.

Allegiance Engage Platform Selected by Emeritus Senior Living (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
SALT LAKE CITY----Allegiance, Inc., a provider of technology and services that help companies capitalize on engagement, today announced that Emeritus Senior Living, a national provider of assisted living and dementia care services, has selected the Allegiance Engage platform to manage and measure engagement with employees, residents and their families.

Finding living room for those with memory deficit disorders (The Oklahoman)
A unique take on an assisted living environment for those with memory deficit disorders will debut Sunday in northwest Oklahoma City. Business partners Leslie McKee and Laura Hicks have been certified by the Oklahoma State Department of Health to operate their assisted living home for memory care in a neighborhood setting they believe is a much more personal approach to elder care. The pair's ...

Senior Center news and activities: Sept. 9-13, 2008 (Swampscott Reporter)
Here is the Swampscott Council on Aging Senior Center schedule for Sept. 8-12. Unless noted, activities are at the Senior Center, 200 Essex St. -- plus other items of special interest to senior citizens ....

Thomas Bata, ?Shoemaker to the World,? Dies at 93 (New York Times)
Mr. Bata made the company founded by his father so pervasive that it became a generic noun for shoe in some parts of the developing world, particularly in Africa.

Sittercity.com Becomes the First Web-Based Service Awarded the Senior Approved Certification (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The Senior Care Division of Sittercity.com, America's largest and most trustworthy online resource for caregivers, has been awarded the Senior Approved Certification, validating Sittercity Senior Care as an excellent service connecting families to independent in-home senior caregivers.

Long-Term Care Providers Form Coalition for Capital Access (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Long-term care facilities from across the country are forming the Coalition for Senior Healthcare Reform, an organization that seeks to improve the quality of healthcare for seniors by ensuring access to capital for long-term care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

Health Care REIT to offer 6 million shares (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Health Care REIT Inc. said Wednesday it plans to offer 6 million common shares and use proceeds to invest in additional senior housing and health care properties.

Study: Elder Bankruptcies Soar (CBS 5 Phoenix)
While the bankruptcy filing rate for those under 55 has fallen, it has soared for older Americans, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project.

Will her gender sway women to Palin? (CNN.com)
As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain's pick for vice president, makes her case to the convention Wednesday night, Republicans hope she will sway Democratic women toward their ticket.

What's new: Senior Helpers opens office in Boise (The Idaho Statesman)
Senior Helpers, a new business that provides non-medical assistance, companionship and/or personal care for older individuals or couples, has opened to serve clients in the Treasure Valley area.

Food trolleys carried dirty linen at aged care home (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A Melbourne aged care home has been sanctioned by the Federal Government for breaching hygiene, infection control and nutrition standards.

Food trolleys carried dirty linen at aged care home (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A Melbourne aged care home has been sanctioned by the Federal Government for breaching hygiene, infection control and nutrition standards.

One month in prison, restitution and probation to William L. Langston Jr., son of a former Alabama Fire College ... (Birmingham News)
GADSDEN - The son of the former Alabama Fire College director was sentenced Wednesday to one month in prison, three months of home confinement and two years of probation and was ordered to pay $66,000 in restitution on his guilty plea to conspiracy and mail fraud charges.






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