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Elder Care News 07/2009 (Page 8)



Meals on Wheels menus (Tallahassee Democrat)
The week's lunch menus for Elder Care Services' Meals on Wheels program. All meals include low-fat milk.

Shine a light on the darkness of elder abuse (The Desert Sun)
We often smile at the adorable old ladies and men we see each time we visit our favorite local pharmacy, feeling compassion for the aches and pains they gracefully endure with advancing age.

Why Taxing Insurers' Cadillac Plans May Not Cure Health-Care Reform (Time Magazine)
It may seem like a neat solution to a thorny political problem, but taxing insurers who provide pricey policies to help fund health-care reform isn't so simple

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.

The Note: Democratic Infighting Slows Fight for Health Care Reform (ABC News)
The health care debate is being defined by Democrats' fights with their fellow Democrats.

New live-in senior care complex coming to A.V. (Victorville Daily Press)
APPLE VALLEY • A new facility in the works will increase the number of residential care units available to seniors in town by 33 percent. Desert Dreams is slated for five acres at the north corner of Otoe and Wyandot roads. It will offer 44

Genevieve G. Kennedy (The Southern Pines Pilot)
Genevieve Garner Kennedy, 82, of Robbins, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Genesis Elder Care in Salisbury. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Tal Madison and the Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform (CNN)
President Obama tried Tuesday to alleviate senior citizens' concerns about health care reform, saying his plan will maintain Medicare benefits and allow people to keep the coverage and doctors they now have.

Commentary: Justice Ginsburg and Abortion as Health Care and Population Control (The Christian Post)
The issue of public abortion funding is deja vu all over again.

Builders Care honored by local senior citizens agency (Fort Myers Florida Weekly)
Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, recently was honored by the Department of Elder Affairs Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Inc. Builders Care was awarded the Helen K.

Home Instead Senior Care partners with nutrition experts (The Burlington Free Press)
Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with national nutrition experts to promote healthy shopping and meal preparation.

Obama on Health Care: 'We've Provided More Guidance Than Advertised' (Time Magazine)
TIME senior writer Karen Tumulty sat down with President Barack Obama on Tuesday afternoon to talk about his work both in public and behind the scenes to push a health-care-reform measure through Congress

If you see signs of elder abuse, call the hot line (The Desert Sun)
We're all getting older, God and modern medicine willing. But as we age, many of us become vulnerable to abuse, theft and mistreatment — even from people who supposedly know us and care for us.

Health care onus on Westerners Baucus, Reid (AP via Yahoo! News)
If there is a chance for health care overhaul it most likely exists in the politically charged space between a marathon runner from Montana and a former amateur boxer from Nevada, two Senate Democrats who occasionally sound like Republicans.

Mansour, Leominster National take care of North (Sentinel & Enterprise)
LEOMINSTER -- Leominster National made the most of its scoring chances Tuesday night and, luckily for them, there were plenty of them.

Obama Health-Care Interview: On His Push for Reform (Time.com via Yahoo! News)
TIME senior writer Karen Tumulty sat down with President Obama on Tuesday to talk about his work both in public and behind the scenes to push a health-care-reform measure through Congress

New live-in senior care complex coming to A.V. (Victorville Daily Press)
APPLE VALLEY • A new facility in the works will increase the number of residential care units available to seniors in town by 33 percent. Desert Dreams is slated for five acres at the north corner of Otoe and Wyandot roads. It will offer 44

Health-Care Tax Break Drives Debate (Washington Post)
The heath-care bill that has been wending its way through the Senate Finance Committee is likely to contain a provision that President Obama opposed during his campaign: a tax on at least some employer-provided insurance plans.

Senators: No health care deal until recess is over (CNN)
Two of the three Senate Republicans negotiating a bipartisan deal on health-care reform said late Wednesday they consider an agreement out of reach before the Senate goes on its August recess.

Can Obama Close the Deal on Health Care? (Time Magazine)
As doubt grow about the White House's push for comprehensive reform, the President faces the biggest challenge of his political life. A look at what's at stake for Obama, the health-care system -- and you

Unique program helps workers get care for their elderly parents (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Andrea Wild, an administrative assistant at Fred Weber Inc., and her siblings wanted to do everything they could to keep their mother, who was suffering from ALS, out of a nursing facility. They decided they would work together to help their mother live at home.

All about family (Ralston Recorder)
Milissa Vodicka, recent winner of the title of 2009 Nebraska Child Care Provider of the Year, is a woman who is all about family.

Lawyer knows best about life estates (Post-Tribune)
Q: I always read your column and find it very informative. I have been looking on the Internet to tell me about life estates. I would like to put my condo in my two children's names and live here as long as I live. What are the pros and cons of doing this? I am 61 years old, on disability and plan on living here until I can no longer take care of myself or can't afford it. Can you direct me to a ...

Drivers sought for WS Mobile Meals program (West Salem Coulee News)
Volunteer drivers are needed for Mobile Meals of West Salem, a program based at Mulder Health Care Facility that delivers up to 14 evening meals to elder and shut-in clients on weekdays.

Breakthrough Nursing Home Alternative Now Available to Cincinnati Elders and Their Families at Deupree Cottages (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Cincinnati elders and their families can now choose a breakthrough alternative to traditional nursing homes. The new Deupree Cottages on Erie Avenue bordering Hyde Park offer a warm, inviting home supported by 24-hour professional nursing care.

Democrats press committee action on health care (AP via Yahoo! News)
Congressional Democrats are determined to show progress on a health care overhaul by pushing President Barack Obama's top domestic priority through two critically important committees before they head home for their August break.

Senior Wellness Clinic to go (The Bristol Press)
BRISTOL — After nearly 20 years of relying on health care services at the Bristol Senior Wellness Clinic, senior citizens were stunned and angry to learn that Bristol Hospital is shutting the clinic on less than a week’s notice.

Obama adviser says health care reform deal on track for fall (Kingsport Times-News)
BRISTOL, Va. — President Barack Obama’s administration remains confident of a health care reform deal with Congress getting done by this fall, Senior Adviser David Axelrod said.

Polling Helps Obama Frame Message in Health-Care Debate (Washington Post)
President Obama has framed the health-care debate in Washington as a campaign against insurance companies whose irresponsible actions, he repeatedly says, must be reined in to control costs and improve patient care. In North Carolina this week, he told an audience that the existing system "works well for the insurance industry, but it doesn't always work well for you."

Polling Helps Obama Frame Message in Health-Care Debate (Washington Post)
President Obama has framed the health-care debate in Washington as a campaign against insurance companies whose irresponsible actions, he repeatedly says, must be reined in to control costs and improve patient care. In North Carolina this week, he told an audience that the existing system "works...

Daughter fears for dad’s safety in mom’s care (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
DEAR ANNIE: A few years ago, my father had a series of severe strokes at a relatively young age. He is now disabled and at times he is quite lucid, but he needs continuous care. My parents have been married 40 years. Early on, there was physical and verbal abuse. They are extremely well off, and my mother is convinced a nursing home will drain all their assets, so she insists Dad stay home. She ...

Christian Ponder kicks off FSU football team's volunteering effort (Tallahassee Democrat)
Christian Ponder kicked off the Florida State University football team's upcoming Day of Action by delivering Elder Care Services' Meals on Wheels to local seniors Thursday.

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.

REGION: Elderly care that's just like home (North County Times)
ESCONDIDO ---- Casual visitors to Tender Nursing Home Care might mistake the residential care home for a bed and breakfast lodge. And that's just the way the owner wants it to look.

Program cuts give new spin to 'elder abuse' (Vallejo Times-Herald)
With several key senior programs facing drastic cuts, those who work with this population say the new state budget gives a new spin to the term "elder abuse."Programs that provide food for seniors, and also help keep them in their own homes are slated to be gutted by Oct.

Liberal Dems threaten health care revolt (Detroit Free Press)
After months of marching in line as senior Democrats worked with the White House to develop health care legislation, liberal members of Congress from solidly Democratic districts are threatening a revolt that could doom President Barack Obama's bid to sign a major health care bill this year.

Mom is getting revenge on disabled father (Post-Tribune)
Dear Annie -- A few years ago, my father had a series of severe strokes at a relatively young age. He is now disabled and occasionally incontinent. At times he is quite lucid, but he needs continuous care. My parents have been married 40 years. Early on, there was physical and verbal abuse. They are extremely well off, and my mother is convinced a nursing home will drain all their assets, so ...

Police blotter (Norwalk Advocate)
- Nicolas Hernandez-Paredes, 51, of 10816 37 Ave., Queens, N.Y., was charged Thursday with third-degree assault. - Elder Lopez, 21, of 116 Stillwater Ave., Stamford, was charged Thursday with second-degree breach of peace.

Cutting care: SCV Senior Center (The Signal)
Cheri Chapman cries when she thinks of life for her husband, Carman Chapman, without the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Adult Day Care program.

Drivers sought for WS Mobile Meals program (West Salem Coulee News)
Volunteer drivers are needed for Mobile Meals of West Salem, a program based at Mulder Health Care Facility that delivers up to 14 evening meals to elder and shut-in clients on weekdays.

The Note: On Health Care, No Deals, No Breakthroughs, No Bill (ABC News)
Health care bill languishes in the Senate and under fire in the House, as Dem leaders are quietly prepare for Plan B.

Malcolm Cutchins: People deserve own choice for health care (Opelika-Auburn News)
A major concern about the current health care issue is who makes the decisions about care or no-care, and upon what do they base that decision.

Drivers sought for WS Mobile Meals program (West Salem Coulee News)
Volunteer drivers are needed for Mobile Meals of West Salem, a program based at Mulder Health Care Facility that delivers up to 14 evening meals to elder and shut-in clients on weekdays.


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