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Elder Care News 11/2008



Home Care and Hospice Month activities Wednesday (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
MATTOON — Lincolnland Home Care of Sarah Bush Lincoln and Lincolnland Hospice are celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month with a health fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Country Mall, Mattoon.

Albertville supports Guardian Angels plan for senior housing campus (North Crow River News)
The Albertville City Council Monday, Oct. 20, heard from Dan Dixon, President of Guardian Angels of its desire to construct a continuum of care campus in Albertville.

Older pet owners hail caring volunteers (New York Daily News)
Maria Zhorella and her shy 16-year-old Tibetan terrier, Maxie, are constant companions. But 93-year-old Zhorella says she couldn't possibly care for her beloved dog without the help of some big-hearted volunteers.

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care? (Palatka Daily News)
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy.

Biden a man of quick wit, depth and gaffes (AP via Yahoo! News)
If Joe Biden becomes vice president, expect to hear variations of this from his boss every now and then: What Joe meant to say was ...

Wisconsin Rapids seniors will sign Bare Because We Care calendar today (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune)
The 2008 Bare Because We Care calendar will be on sale from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rapids Mall during the calendar signing event. Lowell Senior Center members featured in the calendar will be on hand to sign the calendar, which sells for $20 and is a fundraiser for the Lowell Senior Center.

Lars Anderson: Why Logano is the most compelling driver to watch Sunday (Sports Illustrated)
It is eerie, the way his face so closely resembles that of another stock car driver from another era. Take a headshot of Joey Logano and lay it next to a photo of an 18-year-old Richard Petty, and they may as well be brothers, so similar do their portraits look. They have the same hair color, the same squinty, twinkling eyes, the same toothy smile, the same elongated, pointed chin. And here's ...

Chicago Festival of Isreali Cinema hits mark (Chicago Sun-Times)
Now that the Chicago International Film Festival has ended, the city's more specialized fests begin to unspool. The 2008 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema is one that targets its audience with special care.

MI6 :: The Home Of James Bond 007 (MI6)
James Bond 007 at MI6 Headquarters - Latest news on Quantum of Solace (2008) the 22nd James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig as 007 due out November 7th 2008 (AKA Bond 22), plus complete coverage of all 007 movies including Casino Royale, the new videogame from Activision, the Ian Fleming centenary, Devil May Care and Young Bond, plus the largest discussion forum.

Sunwest senior housing's problems mount (The Oregonian)
The financial problems of Oregon's largest provider of senior housing appear to be crashing down on Sunwest Management's residents and employees, alarming state regulators who have fined the company repeatedly over the past three months and demanded the company make...

News Brief (Ekklesia)
"For those house churches without registration, we will try our best to be with them, to recognise them and to help them, so long as they have an orthodox faith, don't stray from the truth and don't follow heretics," Elder Fu Xianwei, chairperson of the National Three Self Patriotic Movement, told some 200 Hong Kong church leaders at a 22 October 2008 seminar titled "Chinese Church - New ...

Local Senior Models Sign Calendars In Wisconsin Rapids (WSAW Wausau)
Some area seniors are signing off while showing off, for a good cause. Seniors at the Lowell Senior Center in Wisconsin Rapids decided to create their own calendar called "Bare Because We Care" to save the facility they live in.

Letters: Inflammatory words on end-of-life care (Guardian Unlimited)
Letters: Denial of the right to die is sheer religious primitivism

Congressional candidates consider senior health care costs (The Williamsport Sun-Gazette)
Each week the Sun-Gazette queries candidates on various issues. This week's slate of candidates responding to questions are: Chris Hackett, Republican, and U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, D-Dimock, 10th Congress; and Mark McCracken, Democrat, James Fryman, Libertarian, and Glenn Thompson, Republican, 5th Congress.

Elder Law: Plenty on ballot will affect seniors, their money (The News-Press)
Last week, I mentioned that voters in Florida will be given the opportunity to vote Nov.

Home Care and Hospice Month activities Wednesday (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
MATTOON — Lincolnland Home Care of Sarah Bush Lincoln and Lincolnland Hospice are celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month with a health fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Country Mall, Mattoon.

Albertville supports Guardian Angels plan for senior housing campus (North Crow River News)
The Albertville City Council Monday, Oct. 20, heard from Dan Dixon, President of Guardian Angels of its desire to construct a continuum of care campus in Albertville.

Medicare covers ambulance services (Courier-Post)
Many people who have serious health problems are unable to acquire transportation on an emergent basis for health care. Medicare does provide coverage for ambulance services.

Silver Alert Helps Keep Senior Citizens Safe (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - If you've got a senior citizen in your life suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you probably worry about them wandering away and not being able to find their way home. A new law that addresses this issue is under consideration right now.

Report: Fraud at adult care centers (WABC-TV New York)
A moratorium on the licensing of adult day care centers in New Jersey is set to take effect Monday.

Home Care and Hospice Month activities Wednesday (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
MATTOON — Lincolnland Home Care of Sarah Bush Lincoln and Lincolnland Hospice are celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month with a health fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Country Mall, Mattoon.

'A privilege and honor' (Northwest Herald)
ALGONQUIN – Katie Lashbrook holds a lasting memory of her high school tennis coach from 31 years ago.

Albertville supports Guardian Angels plan for senior housing campus (North Crow River News)
The Albertville City Council Monday, Oct. 20, heard from Dan Dixon, President of Guardian Angels of its desire to construct a continuum of care campus in Albertville.

Moratorium on adult care centers starting (Daily Record)
TRENTON (AP) -- A year-long moratorium on the licensing of new adult day care centers in New Jersey is set to take effect Monday.

Q&A: Brit Hume Looks Back (Time.com via Yahoo! News)
The FOX News managing editor talks to TIME about stamping out bias, what's next for the GOP and the differences between FOX and the rest of the mainstream media

Adult day-care centers face N.J. moratorium (Courier-Post)
A yearlong moratorium on the licensing of new adult day-care centers in New Jersey is set to take effect today.

Money and Health Care Top the List of Senior Concerns (News10 Sacramento)
Talk to seniors citizens about the presidential race and you'll quickly find out - they could care less about how much money Sarah Palin spends at a department store or Barack Obama's acquaintance with Bill Ayers.

Family Ties: More Adult Children Are Supporting Their Parents Financially (ThirdAge)
Sue Martin does her best to be a dutiful and loving daughter. So when her 84-year-old mother finally retired from a family electronics business -- at age 82 -- Martin bought the small three- bedroom ranch house next door to her own home in Claymont, Del., and moved her mother in.

New senior housing planned (Palladium-Item)
The developers of a new 33-acre senior living community expect to break ground on the project by year's end and complete the first of its three phases by late 2009.

Jehlen honored by Silver Legislature (Somerville Journal)
Sally Hoyt, Senate President of the Silver Legislature, cited Senator Jehlen’s history of working on behalf of the elder community and in particular noted the Senator’s achievements on the Equal Choice Law, which allows seniors to remain in their homes while receiving care.

Fun, food, games and prizes highlight at Bethel Senior Day Care's first fall festival (Gaffney Ledger)
Bethel Senior Day Care Center will host its first fall festival Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the center located at Bethel Baptist Church, 218 Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane. Various games, cake walks, door prizes, face painting and bingo will be featured.

Election: 47th District (Ellwood City Ledger)
Voters in the 47th Senatorial District will choose either Democrat Jason Petrella or Republican Elder Vogel Jr. to replace state Sen. Gerald LaValle, who is retiring after 18 years in office.

12 Survival Tips For The Next Four Years If Your Candidate Loses (Fox News)
12 Survival Tips For The Next Four Years If Your Candidate Loses

Home Care and Hospice Month activities Wednesday (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
MATTOON — Lincolnland Home Care of Sarah Bush Lincoln and Lincolnland Hospice are celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month with a health fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Country Mall, Mattoon.

The A List (Tucson Citizen)
Attorney Bruce Martin has joined estate planning and elder law firm Bogutz & Gordon. Martin will work with clients on estate and trust administration, guardian and conservatorships, as well as fiduciary and care management services. He has more than 11 years' experience practicing law in the Tucson area.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Lord's Diner Drive for men's, women's and children's new hats, scarves, gloves and socks through Dec. 15, Bel Aire Senior Center, 7651 E. Central Park Ave., Bel Aire, 316-744-2451, ext. 121. Take items between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or during any scheduled event. Butler County Association of Retired School Personnel , for any retired school personnel, 11:30 a.m. today, Andover Pizza Hut ...

Final plat approved for senior complex (Blaine - Spring Lake Park Sun-Focus)
Members of the Mounds View City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to approve a final plat and development agreement with Select Senior Living for a 95-unit senior housing complex planned to be built on the north side of County 10, west of Groveland Road.

Colerain vs. Elder? It can wait (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Cincinnati high school football fans are buzzing about a potential Elder-Colerain playoff game, but the coaches definitely are not ready for the blockbuster matchup would feature Cincinnati's top two teams Nov. 15 in the Division I regional finals.

Couple assaulted over campaign sign dispute (San Diego Union-Tribune)
CARLSBAD: A 53-year-old man punched two neighbors in their 70s in a dispute over Proposition 8 yard signs last night, Carlsbad police said.

Sabre Airline Solutions Expands Global Customer Care with New Support Center (Centre Daily Times)
Sabre Airline Solutions has opened a new, full-service customer care center in Bangalore, expanding its current customer support operations and providing enhanced expertise to Sabre's global airline customers.

Quarterly profits rise 96% at Health Care REIT (The Toledo Blade)
Three days after shelving a $644 million deal to buy more than two dozen senior housing communities, Toledo's Health Care REIT Inc. issued a third-quarter financial report showing growth in revenues and profits. The firm reported quarterly income of $61 million, or 57 cents a share. That compared to $31 million, or 30 cents a share, at the same time last year. The real estate investment ...

As Border Patrolman and former Meadville resident fights for his life, benefit feast planned to help pay for care (The Meadville Tribune)
As 24-year-old Meadville native Luke Dithrich fights for his life in a California hospital, a group of former co-workers back home are preparing to host a benefit feast and a local account has been established to help offset the cost of what is expected to be an extended period of care and rehabilitation.

Remote Monitoring Technologies Could Shave Health Care Costs By $197 Billion; Broadband-based Applications Can Improve ... (Medical News Today)
The United States could cut $197 billion from its health care bill over the next 25 years by widespread use of remote monitoring to track the vital signs of patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure and diabetes, according to a new study released today by economist Robert Litan.

Volunteering opportunities (The Record)
A selective list of non-profit agencies and organizations in North Jersey needing volunteers and donations. * Donations of gently used items for Our Thrift Shop, 245 Old Hook Road, Westwood. Proceeds of sales benefit the Art School at Old Church in Demarest.

NEWSLINE: Voting ... Record temperature ... Health care work force shortage ... Craft show (Grand Forks Herald)
Voting: Polling places will be open in Ramsey County from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Memorial Building in Devils Lake and the Senior Citizens Center in Edmore, N.D.

Robert Szepvolgvi Joins NDC Infrared Engineering as Director of Customer Care Asia (ThomasNet)
IRWINDALE, CA, October 9, 2008 - (www.ndcinfrared.com) - NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Robert Szepvolgyi as the Director of Customer Care Asia. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for all customer care activities in both the Asian and Japanese arenas. He graduated from California Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering. Before joining NDC, he ...

Hospira to Present at the 2008 Annual Credit Suisse Health Care Conference on November 12 (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Hospira, Inc. , a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced that Christopher B. Begley, chairman and chief executive officer, and Thomas E. Werner, senior vice president, Finance, and chief financial officer, will make a formal presentation at the 2008 Annual Credit Suisse Health Care Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Phoenix.

Early Detection Vital To Stop Gastro Spread In Aged Care (Medical News Today)
Elderly residents with gastroenteritis must be tested as soon as possible to minimise the effects of outbreaks in aged care facilities (ACFs), say senior government medical advisors in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Features Recent Developments Related To Health Care In Presidential Election (Medical News Today)
Summaries of several recent developments related to health care issues in the presidential election appear below.Challenges for next president: The next president, regardless of whether Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) or Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.

Speaker will promote person-directed care at Celebrate Aging Conference (Quincy Herald-Whig)
Culture change in nursing homes and other elder-care settings will be the focus of the 23rd annual Celebrate Aging Conference taking place Nov. 13 at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York.






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