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Elder Care News 07/2009



Politicians who balk at health care for all aren't credible (Anchorage Daily News)
Americans can sometimes seem to be quite a contradictory group. Or at least, certain segments of the population are. For instance, the segment that purports to represent the Moral Majority seems to have as much trouble as other political parties in knowing when to keep their pants zipped.

District Attorney’s Office seeks to protect Montco seniors (King of Prussia Courier)
Elder Abuse Task Force exposes crimes against the elderly

Senior Care Podcast By LivHOME Releases Episode 15 -- The Myth Of Independence (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
New podcast episode features LivHOME Chief Professional Officer Steve Barlam discussing seniors' desire for independence, which actually, he says, is a need for interdependence.

Reading Obama's mind on health care (Politico via Yahoo! News)
In the end, there’s only one person who really matters when it comes to getting a health-care overhaul done this year – President Barack Obama – and he’s been maddeningly vague about what he can live with in a plan.

Obama to hold another health care town hall (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama will hold another town hall-style session on health care Wednesday.

Second phase of ERH senior housing approved (Mid-Hudson News)
ELLENVILLE - A 42-unit expansion of the senior housing development located next to Ellenville Regional Hospital is expected to begin construction in September.

Obama to hold health care online event today (Detroit Free Press)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will hold another town hall-style session on health care today.

Wal-Mart buys in to Obama's health care overhaul (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Washington » Wal-Mart is the latest in a line of traditionally Republican-leaning businesses to embrace key portions of President Barack Obama's bid to overhaul health care, a trend that could complicate opponents' efforts to build a united front when Congress ramps up its work on the issue

Obama to hold another health care town hall (Boston Globe)
President Barack Obama will hold another town hall-style session on health care Wednesday. The online event will be held at Northern Virginia Community College in the Washington suburb of Annandale, Va.

Town Hall Meetings on long-term care insurance hosted throughout Iowa (Denison Bulletin & Review)
Older Iowans and their families will have the opportunity to raise questions about long-term care insurance at a Town Hall Meeting at DMACC in Carroll on August 5, from 9 to 11 a.m..

It's hard to say how much health care overhaul might cost (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
WASHINGTON _The fate of White House and congressional efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system is likely to depend on the price tag, but there's no precise, reliable way to estimate the cost.

Obama Steps Up Drive to Tackle Health-Care Costs (Update3) (Bloomberg)
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama stepped up his drive to overhaul the health-care system, saying that the U.S. economy has been “weakened by the crushing cost” of care and the economy will “just sputter along” without changes.

Courtney defends health care reform at Norwich forum (The Norwich Bulletin)
A nearly 1,000-page bill in the U.S. House of Representatives will help contain health care costs and insure more people, said U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney Wednesday at a sparsely attended forum at Norwich’s Rose City Senior Center.

CCRC plan to be officially proposed in fall (The New Canaan News)
You may be wondering whatever became of that proposal to build a continuing care retirement center (CCRC). The idea was not shot down.

How to Save Money on Senior Care (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
(ARA) - With America's population aging, billions of dollars are spent each year on senior care expenses. But with economic worries affecting many families, cutting costs has become more important than ever. With a little creativity, seniors and their families can save a substantial amount of money.

'45 Million Americans' -- Who Are Those Guys? Part 3 (Larry Elder via Yahoo! News)
"President Barack Obama says that he can pay for his goal to provide health care insurance for every American without it. Why isn't that good enough for you?"

Health-care cost estimates mostly unreliable (Seattle Times)
The fate of health-care overhaul is likely to depend on the price tag, and estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will guide Congress during debates. But experts warn it's extremely hard to pinpoint cost estimates in this atmosphere, and most price tags are ultimately unreliable.

Key Senate Democrats trim cost of health care bill (AP via Yahoo! News)
Determined to advance President Barack Obama's health care agenda, key Senate Democrats are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees.

Senate Democrats Trim Cost of Health Care Bill (Fox News)
Key Senate Democrats -- determined to advance President Barack Obama's health care agenda -- are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees.

Key Senate Democrats trim cost of health care bill (USA Today)
Determined to advance President Obama's health care agenda, key Senate Democrats are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees.

Town Hall Meetings on long-term care insurance hosted throughout Iowa (Denison Bulletin & Review)
Older Iowans and their families will have the opportunity to raise questions about long-term care insurance at a Town Hall Meeting at DMACC in Carroll on August 5, from 9 to 11 a.m..

Fan Care Program for seniors begins 19th year (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Senior Connections is helping older adults combat summer heat as a sponsor for the Fan Care Program. Through this program, adults age 60 and older can receive a fan or other cooling assistance. They also must meet income eligibility requirements. Fan Care is made possible by a cooperative effort of Dominion Virginia Power, the Virginia Department for the Aging and Senior Connections.

CRL Senior Living Communities Chooses Yardi Voyager Senior Housing Software to Manage its Rapidly Expanding Portfolio (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.----Yardi Systems, a leading developer of real estate investment and property management software, announced today that senior care residence operator CRL Senior Living Communities has selected Yardi Voyager Senior Housing™ to manage its rapidly expanding portfolio.

Key Senate Democrats trim cost of health care bill (AP via Yahoo! News)
Determined to advance President Barack Obama's health care agenda, key Senate Democrats are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees.

State Senior And Disabilities Services Responds To Federal Review (Medical News Today)
The state Division of Senior and Disabilities Services is working this summer in coordination with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve its compliance with federal standards in the areas of Home and Community Based Medicaid Waivers and Personal Care Services (Personal Care Assistance).

Bristol Elder Services reaches out to town (Norton Mirror)
Nancy Munson, chief executive officer of Bristol Elder Services in Fall River, told selectmen last week she thinks her company and the various programs it offers needs more exposure in Norton so that the elderly population can take advantage of in-home services and transportation.

Peter’s Place outcry grows with closure looming (Gay City News)
Closing the city’s only 24-hour homeless shelter dedicated to serving seniors amounts to nothing less than elder abuse, a group of advocates charged at a rally on the steps of City Hall on Wed., June 24.

New estimate puts health care price tag at $611 billion (CNN)
A health-care reform bill that includes a public insurance plan and requires employers to cover workers would cost $611 billion over 10 years, far less than previous estimates, according to a new analysis from Congress.

Finding an Elder-Care Lawyer (BusinessWeek)
Elder-care attorneys often provide a range of services, from estate planning to health-care benefits. Try to hire one who suits your needs

Health care: Will 'pay or play' chase employers away? (CNN Money)
It is one of the touchiest issues in the health care debate: Would a government-run health plan upend the employer-based health insurance system used by 160 million Americans?

How to help your aging parents without going broke (seattlepi.com)
From making their daily life easier to affording in-home care, here's the (money) wise guide you need.

Senior says no to universal health care plan (Brick Township Bulletin)
Have we ever heard of the expression, "extensive health care for senior citizens?" I didn't think so because it's never been explained in the proper text that can be understood by seniors such as myself. This is part of the senate version of the "stimulus" bill that includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens.

Vulnerability Of Senior Doctor Workforce In DHBs (Scoop.co.nz)
“The Commission set up to look at competitive terms and conditions of employment for senior doctors employed by district health boards has confirmed how vulnerable this situation is for standards of patient care in New Zealand,” said Mr Ian Powell, ...

Supporters rally for senior home care (The Canton Repository)
More than 100 area residents — those served by PASSPORT home care and others — rallied in Canton on Thursday in support of the Medicaid Long Term Care program.

Religion Notes: July 3 (The Fayetteville Observer)
United Gospel Fellowship Covenant Ministries will celebrate its 28th National Holy Convocation this week at Christ Cathedral, 505 Deep Creek Road. Services will be Tuesday through July 10 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., and July 12 at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Speakers include Bishop J.V. Porter, Elder Nora Y. Porter, Apostles Anthony Buie and Domingo Ellington, Bishop Frank Sumerfield ...

Panel focuses on the dangers of elder abuse (Camarillo Acorn)
Esperanza Boggs, 89, lost everything after her son, David Boggs, 51, set fire to their Camarillo home and killed himself on June 11. Described by his mother as armed and dangerous, David Boggs had been under investigation for alleged elder abuse, accused of holding his mother a virtual hostage for years in their home and embezzling $211,000 from her.

How to Save Money on Senior Care (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - With America's population aging, billions of dollars are spent each year on senior care expenses. But with economic worries affecting many families, cutting costs has become more important than ever. With a little creativity, seniors and their families can save a substantial amount of money.

Recruiting has gone overboard (The Mississippi Press)
In the interest of full disclosure, let me make the following opening statement: I dislike (we're not supposed to use the word "hate") recruiting. I dislike how too many people care far too much about where a 17- or 18-year-old kid will go to college.

Old Colony Elder Services Teams with Jordan Hospital and Harbor Point to Offer Caregiver Classes in Plymouth (dBusinessNews.com)
Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), Jordan Hospital and Harbor Point at Centerville (a Benchmark Assisted Living Community for the Memory Impaired) are teaming up this summer to offer “Powerful Tools for Caregivers”, a four-week course that teaches caregivers how to take care of themselves.

Senior singers show off 'Idol' skills in Surprise (The Arizona Republic)
More than 400 people crowded into the Willow Canyon High School auditorium Wednesday to see what kind of entertainment the 50-and-over crowd can deliver at this year's Surprise Senior Idol.

On the move, July 3, 2009 (Long Island Business News)
Government Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale received the 2009 Wheeler B. Melius Award from the New York Association of Local Government Record Officers. The statewide award recognizes a member who has demonstrated outstanding service to his or her local government and the state's records management community. Health Care The North Shore University Hospital Medical Staff Society in Manhasset ...

Old Colony Elder Services Teams with Jordan Hospital and Harbor Point to Offer Caregiver Classes in Plymouth (dBusinessNews.com)
Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), Jordan Hospital and Harbor Point at Centerville (a Benchmark Assisted Living Community for the Memory Impaired) are teaming up this summer to offer “Powerful Tools for Caregivers”, a four-week course that teaches caregivers how to take care of themselves.

Health group gets $2.75M to coordinate care for needy (The Journal News)
TARRYTOWN - Hudson Valley Health Plan was recently awarded a $2.75 million state grant to coordinate health care for 250 of the neediest Westchester residents.

Free eye care offered to seniors (The Sparta Independent)
Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, watch television, or drive your car. These are a few of the things many seniors have trouble doing due to various eye diseases. In fact, by the age of 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision impairing eye disease. However, with the U.S. economy experiencing a major downturn, senior communities on fixed incomes are struggling to pay for ...

When dependence matters (Miami Herald)
This is probably not the best week to air any reservations about the American passion for independence. After all, we don't have fireworks for Dependence Day. We don't hold parades to celebrate Interdependence Day. We don't get a holiday for Connections.

Proposed senior facility back on agenda in Willoughby (The News-Herald)
The question of whether a proposed four-story, 40-unit care facility for low-income seniors is built in Willoughby will again take center stage next week.

FYI Datebook: Events calendar (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Family Art Days 11 a.m. tomorrow, Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way. Children can participate in a memorial tile painting project, expressing their feelings about the Holocaust. The tiles will be mounted on the walls of the museum during the “Fabric of Survival” exhibition.

The Terraces at Bonita Springs senior living community unveiled (Naples Daily News)
New lifecare senior living community unveiled in Bonita Springs.

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.

Child-care zoning bylaw changed in Acton (Boston Globe)
Town Meeting recently approved changes to the bylaws that govern child-care facilities in residential areas. The changes were sparked by a recent proposal for a Next Generation Children’s Center in a residential area on Main Street. Previously, the maximum net floor area of a facility in all residential zones was 1,000 square feet. The new bylaws increase the maximum ...


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