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Elder Care News 11/2009



Senior Solutions adds insurance provider (Anderson Independent-Mail)
ANDERSON — The latest division of Senior Solutions is headed by Jack Smith, who has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry. The new insurance division aims to help seniors select the best, most cost-effective health-care plans available. “Health care is a hot topic nationally, and with so much information coming in from varying sources, it becomes quite confusing to the ...

Seniors learn about health care (The Steubenville Herald-Star)
Seniors attending the Weirton Senior Center on Thursday received information regarding President Barack Obama's agenda for changes on health care reform.

Health-care reform likely to be shaped in statehouses (Washington Post)
The debate over whether to let states opt out of any government-run health insurance plan overlooks a key facet of the health-care measures being assembled in Congress: When Washington is done, the shape of any new health-care system is likely to be finalized in Lansing and Boise and Baton Rouge.

Marshall Cusick (Hutchinson News)
MINNEOLA - Marshall Cusick, 92, died Oct. 31, 2009, at Minneola Long Term Care Unit, Minneola. He wa ...

South Bay Nonprofit Organizations and Businesses Pitch In To Support "Be a Santa to a Senior" Gift Giveaway (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Torrance Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program that collects and distributes gifts to needy seniors. Volunteers, boxes and donations, especially of grocery and pharmacy cards are urgently needed. Please contact Farrah Benedict or Teresa McNeil at 310-542-0563 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

South Bay Nonprofit Organizations and Businesses Pitch In To Support "Be a Santa to a Senior" Gift Giveaway (PRWeb)
Torrance Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program that collects and distributes gifts to needy seniors. Volunteers, boxes and donations, especially of grocery and pharmacy cards are urgently needed. Please contact Farrah Benedict or Teresa McNeil at 310-542-0563 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. (PRWeb Nov 1, 2009) Read the full story at ...

H1N1 vaccine offered at El Monte senior center (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
The H1N1 vaccine will be offered to people who are uninsured or do not have a regular health care provider from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Jack Crippen Multipurpose Senior Center, 3120 N. Tyler Ave.

Library has caregiver information available (Park Hills Daily Journal)
Since time began, families have taken care of their elderly and frail loved ones at home.

Poudre pummels Fruita Monument on Senior Day (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Senior Day and Halloween coincided Saturday for the Poudre High School football team, and the Impalas made sure they delivered plenty of treats to their fans on hand at French Field.

Top Scoops (Scoop.co.nz)
After nine months of political extremism - bankrolling huge banks, escalating the Afghan war, treating local public schools like they were just another federal agency and finding new ways to subsidize the health insurance industry - it may finally ...

Sketches at exhibit honor Illinois' fallen heroes (The Champaign News-Gazette)
studied the pencil drawing of his only son. "I used to call him my war baby," said the Champaign police officer from Fisher, explaining that his son was born when the elder Kimme served in the Air Force.

SENIOR MOMENTS: Bristol seniors honored with photo awards (The Bristol Press)
The Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) honored 32 winners of its 2009 Senior Photography Contest during its annual meeting held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville Oct. 22. Five of those winners were Bristol residents — Taffie A. Bentley, Leonard Maron, Judi Ferro Jacqueline Dagenais and Neil Gagnon.

Senior Signals: Saying good bye to ‘The Colonel’ (The Bristol Press)
Practicing elder law for the past 20 years, I am constantly exposed to the physical and emotional stress that my clients and their families deal with in end of life situations. I am in awe of the strength and positive attitude that many families display in the face of life changing situations. I find it personally inspiring to see firsthand the courage, faith and grace that many individuals who ...

Expo for seniors set for Nov. 12 (The Marietta Times)
The Choices Expo, coming up Nov. 12, offers area seniors assistance with planning for long-term care, health care options, retirement and more. The expo is put on by the Area Agency on Aging 8, and communications director, Gwynn Stewart, explained a little bit more about the event.

Non-profits and businesses in San Luis Obispo launch "Be a Santa to a Senior" program (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with local non-profits and businesses to give gifts to seniors in San Luis Obispo.

Focus on Seniors: Plan now for retirement years (Florida Today)
It is unceasingly amazing to me that good usable aging tools are so well hidden from those of us who need the assistance. In today's column I will share some necessary facts for elders, those who care for elders and those who one day will be old enough to use these wonderful tools.

Many reasons why health-care reform cannot wait (The Tennessean)
Why We Can't Wait, the title of the powerful book written by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the early '60s, has been resonating in my heart and mind as I have listened to the debate over the issue of health-care reform.

Positive reviews for York Care Centre expansion (Daily Gleaner)
York Care Centre hasn't completed Phase 2 of its expansion project, but the public is invited to come and see the future of senior care.

Debate Continues Over Public Option, Health Care (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A new report by the Congressional Budget Office could have an impact on the future of the ongoing health care debate.

Health care reform hits home when the insurance forms come in the mail (Daily Local News)
Halloween week seemed a good time to receive health plan renewal and open enrollment forms from my health insurance broker. The thick packet received last week did not disappoint. It was scary stuff.

Library has caregiver information available (Park Hills Daily Journal)
Since time began, families have taken care of their elderly and frail loved ones at home.

Senior Care Communities Report Abundant Benefits as a Result of Implementing the InSites Enterprise Visibility Platform (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - 11/02/09) - Intelligent InSites announced today that three assisted living residences known as The Laurels and six memory care residences known as The Haven reported significant benefits as a result of implementing the InSites Enterprise Visibility Platform. The InSites solution combines leading location-sensing devices and web-based software which provide measurable ...

Senior Care Communities Report Abundant Benefits as a Result of Implementing the InSites Enterprise Visibility Platform (Marketwire)
Three Assisted Living Residences and Six Memory Care Residences Embrace the Power of Real-Time Locating and Sensing Technologies

Finding its NICHE (The Record and Herald News)
Pequannock's Chilton Memorial Hospital's fifth annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) Conference, "Excellence in Elder Care," was held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Cedar Crest, an assisted living facility in Pompton Plains.

McCain Economist: GOP Will Lose Without Alternative Health Care Bill (The Huffington Post)
What's Your Reaction? The McCain campaign's senior economist said on Monday that the Republican Party will lose the health care debate unless it presents one, comprehensive alternative plan to compare with Democratic-led effort.

SENIOR MOMENTS: Bristol seniors honored with photo awards (The Bristol Press)
The Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) honored 32 winners of its 2009 Senior Photography Contest during its annual meeting held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville Oct. 22. Five of those winners were Bristol residents — Taffie A. Bentley, Leonard Maron, Judi Ferro Jacqueline Dagenais and Neil Gagnon.

'Be a Santa to a Senior' Program Spreads Christmas Cheer (The Kitsap Sun)
While it is indeed true that "Christmas is for kids," Home Instead Senior Care is challenging everyone to think of seniors during the holiday season, too. The local home-services franchise, based out of Bremerton, is sponsoring the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program . In its second year, the program is designed to spread Christmas cheer to seniors who are least likely to receive a present during ...

Halloween tour visits senior centers (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)
Health care industry professionals gathered just before Halloween to tour area senior centers.

Abortion Part of Health Care Reform Still in Question (Fox News)
The unexpected absence of a key lawmaker could profoundly impact the ongoing debate on abortion access encompassed in health care legislation being weighed this week in the U.S. House.

Health care reform hits home when the insurance forms come in the mail (Daily Local News)
Halloween week seemed a good time to receive health plan renewal and open enrollment forms from my health insurance broker. The thick packet received last week did not disappoint. It was scary stuff.

GeckoSystems' Mobile Robots Conference to Discuss GA Tech's Home Care Robot Market Research (Marketwire)
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they will be discussing the recent white paper, "More Than a Servant: Self-Reported Willingness of Younger and Older Adults to Having a Robot Perform Interactive and Critical Tasks in the Home" recently published in the ...

Senior care homes’ post bill of rights (Business Examiner)
A Residents’ Bill of Rights was introduced last week to ensure that residents in some British Columbia care facilities know their rights.

Chili Senior Center hopping (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Not only is Mary Anne Sears credited with reinvigorating the Chili Senior Center since she took over as director in 2005, but Sears said the job itself has jump-started her life.

Group worries elder abuse underreported in Calif. (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES — A state watchdog group says elder abuse may be underreported because of budget cuts to programs aimed at ensuring the safety of California seniors, and confused interpretations of state and federal law.

Library has caregiver information available (Park Hills Daily Journal)
Since time began, families have taken care of their elderly and frail loved ones at home.

Calif. Watchdog Worries Elder Abuse Underreported (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A state watchdog group says elder abuse may be underreported, in part because of budget cuts to ombudsman programs.

Football: Hilhi sours Centurys senior night (The Oregonian)
In what could have been a trap game, the favorite took care of business, while the underdog continued its downward spiral.

Open enrollment for Medicare begins Sunday (The Villages Daily Sun)
THE VILLAGES — Medi-care open enrollment begins Sunday for anyone at least age 65. Don’t wait until then to act, however, Medicare spokeswoman Lee Millman said.

Watchdog: Elder Abuse Underreported? (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
Elder abuse may be underreported, in part because of budget cuts to ombudsman programs, a state watchdog group says.

Watchdog: Elder Abuse Underreported? (KSBW Salinas)
Elder abuse may be underreported, in part because of budget cuts to ombudsman programs, a state watchdog group says.

Travelers New Product Targets Medium-Sized Health Care Firms (Insurance Journal)
Travelers Insurance Co. is targeting a new product toward what it says is a growing market: The insurance needs -- other than medical malpractice -- of medium-sized health care firms. The new ...

Calif. watchdog worries elder abuse underreported (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A state watchdog group says elder abuse may be underreported, in part because of budget cuts to ombudsman programs.

Five Star Quality Care Nets $4.1M In Q3 (Banker & Tradesman)
Newton assisted living and senior housing facility operator Five Star Quality Care Inc. has reported net income of $4.1 million for the third quarter, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million for the same period last year, despite a decline in occupancy.

Calif. Budget Cuts Concealing Elder Abuse? (CBS News)
Watchdog Worries Elder Abuse Underreported Because of Budget Cuts to Ombudsman Programs

Durot Joins HealthPlan Services as Senior Vice President of Business Development (dBusinessNews.com)
(Nov. 3, 2009) – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, has appointed George Durot to the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Abortion Part of Health Care Reform Still in Question (Fox News)
The unexpected absence of a key lawmaker could profoundly impact the ongoing debate on abortion access encompassed in health care legislation being weighed this week in the U.S. House.

Caroline May Roman, of Hampton, dies at age 71 (The Warren Reporter)
Caroline May Roman, 71, died peacefully Oct. 31, 2009 at Genesis Elder Care, Westfield. Carol, who lived most of her life in Hampton, was born March 27, 1938 in Wood Glen to the late Fredrick and Ethel Backhus. Carol was...

Top Dems: No Health Care Bill in 2009 (ABC News)
Senior Congressional Democrats say reform before end of year is highly unlikely.

Three N.O. area day care centers lose licenses because of safety concerns (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Twelve day care centers, including three in the New Orleans area, have lost their state operating licenses because of safety concerns, the state Department of Social Services announced Tuesday, as it wrapped up a new round of inspections. DSS Secretary...

Reid indicates timetable for health care may slip (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a blow to the White House, the Senate's top Democrat signaled Tuesday that Congress may fail to meet a year-end deadline for passing health care legislation, leaving the measure's fate to the uncertainties of the 2010 election season.


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