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Elder Care News 01/2010



Senior citizens get visit from Santa (St. Tammany News)
Most people have family and friends that gather together to celebrate the holiday season, but there are some elderly residents in the parish who don’t have any family and a local home care company decided to play Santa Claus for these senior citizens.

Daisies visit Milford Senior Care (Pike County Courier)
On Dec. 10, 18 little girls from Daisy Troop 730 visited with some of the residents of the Milford Senior Care. The daisies made the residents ornaments to hang on their Christmas trees, and sang Christmas carols for them. Both the residents and the daisies really seemed to enjoy themselves.

Senior dental health clinic receives grant (Suburban Journals)
The SSM St. Joseph Senior Dental Health Clinic received a $7,500 Operation Round Up grant to support its Senior Dental Assistance Program.

Longest Reign In English History (New York Times)
The reign of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne of her ancestors in 1837, was the longest in English history; indeed, it was one of the longest in the history of Europe, whether the ancient nations or the modern be considered.

Foot care clinic scheduled for senior center (Park Hills Daily Journal)
There will be a monthly foot care clinic offered at the local senior center in Farmington. These clinics are sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and are funded in part by the Older American Act of 1965.

Senior Services of the Chathams depends on donations (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM TWP. – Senior Services of the Chathams is asking the public for donations to help make a difference in a senior’s life.

Carlton Senior Citizens met Dec. 14 (Abilene Reflector-Chronicle)
The Carlton Senior Citizens met Dec. 14, at the Carlton Presbyterian Church Annex for the Christmas dinner followed by a meeting. Jan and Ed Meuli gave the prayer before the meal. Marilyn Cormack took blood pressures and did foot care. Emil Carlson celebrated his 90th birthday. There were no anniversaries.

Alpine Home Health care option gone from Norwood (The Norwood Post)
Most people wouldn’t know there’s no longer a home health care option in Norwood. But then, most people don’t need it. For those who do, the loss was great.

City smooths path for senior care community (The State)
Columbia City Council members are practically giving away access to land on Farrow Road to clear the way for a $50 million senior community expected to bring 250 jobs.

DUI, homicide charges in crash (Chicago Tribune)
Nick Sord, a business partner of former Blackhawks great Denis Savard, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in an accident that killed his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Mejia. Nick Sord's Mercedes SUV struck a light pole, then careened into a ditch and rolled over, killing his girlfriend.

Daisies visit Milford Senior Care (Pike County Courier)
On Dec. 10, 18 little girls from Daisy Troop 730 visited with some of the residents of the Milford Senior Care. The daisies made the residents ornaments to hang on their Christmas trees, and sang Christmas carols for them. Both the residents and the daisies really seemed to enjoy themselves.

Health care screenings set at church (Akron Beacon Journal)
St. Paul Catholic plans examinations Jan. 18 that can help detect potential problems

Public education drive to get sufferers, perpetrators of elder abuse to break silence (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s main centre for dealing with elder abuse said its caseload has doubled over the past three years.

Gap Exists Between Vision For Electronic Medical Records To Improve Care Coordination And Clinicians' Experiences (Medical News Today)
A gap exists between policy makers' expectations that current commercial electronic medical records (EMRs) can improve coordination of patient care and clinicians' real-world experiences with EMRs, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) published online in The Journal of General Internal Medicine...

What you can expect over next 10 years (The Gazette)
Imagine the future, 2020 to be exact. Here’s what we know: It will be a leap year, meaning people like Marguerite Andrews of Walker will officially be a year older. The Olympic Games will be held in the summer, and the Aral Sea in Central Asia is expected to have disappeared.

Medicare cuts focus of Senate health care debate (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans forced Democrats to vote in favor of cutting billion from providers of home care for older people as partisan debate flared Saturday during a rare weekend session on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Obama urges Dems to pass health care overhaul (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting health care overhaul as a legacy for the American people and failure as politically unthinkable, President Barack Obama on Sunday rallied Senate Democrats to deliver on their party’s half-century quest to expand the social safety net by providing access for all.

Foot care clinic scheduled for senior center (Park Hills Daily Journal)
There will be a monthly foot care clinic offered at the local senior center in Farmington. These clinics are sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and are funded in part by the Older American Act of 1965.

Y2K Kids: The Next Generation (Ottawa Citizen)
In sock feet, Jamie Smith glides across the glossy hardwood, in the house his father built with hardened hands, and stops in front of a desktop computer.

Alpine Home Health care option gone from Norwood (The Norwood Post)
Most people wouldn’t know there’s no longer a home health care option in Norwood. But then, most people don’t need it. For those who do, the loss was great.

Oakwood Healthcare System launches ‘Senior Care Solutions’ (Dearborn Press & Guide)
DEARBORN -- For many of us, the holiday season is a time when we look forward to visiting and reconnecting with family. But sometimes those reconnections come with unexpected surprises.

Glimmers of hope found in Imani students (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The creation of Imani Christian Academy was, in a sense, an admission by Elder Milton Raiford and the other men of Petra Ministries that they were to blame for the violence plaguing the city's East End.

Senior project marries interests (The Augusta Chronicle)
For Michael Ryan, helping save Augusta's Miller Theater was the perfect senior project. "I want to major in theater and historic preservation, and this marries those nicely," said Ryan, who enlisted three other Greenbrier High School seniors to stage the Music for the Miller concert.

Senior citizens get visit from Santa (St. Tammany News)
Most people have family and friends that gather together to celebrate the holiday season, but there are some elderly residents in the parish who don’t have any family and a local home care company decided to play Santa Claus for these senior citizens.

Daisies visit Milford Senior Care (Pike County Courier)
On Dec. 10, 18 little girls from Daisy Troop 730 visited with some of the residents of the Milford Senior Care. The daisies made the residents ornaments to hang on their Christmas trees, and sang Christmas carols for them. Both the residents and the daisies really seemed to enjoy themselves.

It pays to be an employer progressive on parent care (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A 1997 survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP estimated parent care costs for U.S. employers was between $11.4 billion and $29 billion annually in lost productivity.

Care-A-Van services offer door-to-door transportation (Juneau Empire)
JUNEAU - Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Services, offers the Care-A-Van Transportation Service for senior citizens, age 60 and older, and people of any age who are unable to use the Capital Transit bus due to a disability. Although the Care-A-Van is primarily funded through a contract with the city of Juneau, the service also receives financial support from Medicaid ...

Medicare cuts focus of Senate health care debate (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans forced Democrats to vote in favor of cutting billion from providers of home care for older people as partisan debate flared Saturday during a rare weekend session on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Obama urges Dems to pass health care overhaul (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting health care overhaul as a legacy for the American people and failure as politically unthinkable, President Barack Obama on Sunday rallied Senate Democrats to deliver on their party’s half-century quest to expand the social safety net by providing access for all.

Foot care clinic scheduled for senior center (Park Hills Daily Journal)
There will be a monthly foot care clinic offered at the local senior center in Farmington. These clinics are sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and are funded in part by the Older American Act of 1965.

Kapolei's cultural features deserve proper care (Honolulu Advertiser)
The Barbers Point Naval Air Station was closed in 1999. To this day, much of this cultural landscape belongs to and is the responsibility of the Navy.

More hospital beds not answer (The Age)
Julia Medew's article on hospital resources for birthing mothers was very interesting. What I find particularly fascinating is the focus of the debate over appropriate resources and care for women in labour.

UTMB psychiatric hospital wont reopen for years (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON Some Galveston County psychiatric patients must travel farther to find care after UTMB's Rebecca Sealy Hospital closed indefinitely.

Alpine Home Health care option gone from Norwood (The Norwood Post)
Most people wouldn’t know there’s no longer a home health care option in Norwood. But then, most people don’t need it. For those who do, the loss was great.

Senior Services of the Chathams depends on donations (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM TWP. – Senior Services of the Chathams is asking the public for donations to help make a difference in a senior’s life.

Small adult-care facilities in vogue (Florida Today)
When Corinne Wilson's mother, Ruth, left the hospital earlier this year after an illness, Wilson knew the 70-year-old would never live on her own again.

Aegis Living provides guidance on senior living communities (News-Medical-Net)
It's a fact: each and every January senior living communities see an increase in inquiries from concerned family members looking for help and answers as to how to best care for an aging loved one that needs assistance

Senior citizens get visit from Santa (St. Tammany News)
Most people have family and friends that gather together to celebrate the holiday season, but there are some elderly residents in the parish who don’t have any family and a local home care company decided to play Santa Claus for these senior citizens.

Foot care clinic scheduled for senior center (Park Hills Daily Journal)
There will be a monthly foot care clinic offered at the local senior center in Farmington. These clinics are sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and are funded in part by the Older American Act of 1965.

Daisies visit Milford Senior Care (Pike County Courier)
On Dec. 10, 18 little girls from Daisy Troop 730 visited with some of the residents of the Milford Senior Care. The daisies made the residents ornaments to hang on their Christmas trees, and sang Christmas carols for them. Both the residents and the daisies really seemed to enjoy themselves.

State paperwork delays create financial hardships for senior day care programs (Contra Costa Times)
State blames backlog on furloughs and staffing shortages

Looking Back in Fairbanks — Jan. 4 (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
10 YEARS AGO Jan. 4, 2000 — A Tanana elder’s life-threatening illness and runway lights rendered useless by extreme cold weather combined for an emergency air medical evacuation Monday evening w...

Official urges checks for care givers (Vallejo Times-Herald)
The man hired to help grandma out around the house could be a dangerous criminal and, if she lives in Napa County or elsewhere in California, she'd have no way of knowing.Unlike driving, teaching school or many other services or activities, state law requires no license for

• Be a Santa to a Senior successful (The Salisbury Post)
There were many Santas this year in Rowan County who were, literally, Santa to a Senior. As Home Instead Senior Care "wrapped up" the third annual community outreach, "Be a Santa to a Senior," more seniors than ever had a gift under the tree. "We h ...

GeckoSystems' Elder Care Robot Trials Resume After Holiday Break (Marketwire)
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they have resumed their in home personal companion robot trials for elder care after pausing during the Holidays. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot (MSR) industry revolutionizing their ...

Capital Senior Living Corporation Announces a Five Community Lease Transaction (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DALLAS----Capital Senior Living Corporation , one of the country’s largest operators of senior living communities, announced today that Midwest Portfolio Holdings, LP , a joint venture in which it holds an 11 percent partnership interest, has entered into an agreement to sell five senior living communities to Health Care REIT, Inc. .

GeckoSystems to resume in home personal companion robot trials after Holidays (News-Medical-Net)
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (http://www.geckosystems.com/) announced today that they have resumed their in home personal companion robot trials for elder care after pausing during the Holidays.

Vascular Pathology In Familial Alzheimer Disease (Medical News Today)
A group led by Dr. Gregory A. Elder of the James J. Peters Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY has demonstrated that presenilin-1 plays a role in the vascular pathology found in Alzheimer disease. Their report can be found in the January 2010 issue of the American Journal of Pathology. Alzheimer disease accounts for half of all dementias diagnosed each year. Mutations in presenilin-1 (PS ...

UTMB psychiatric hospital wont reopen for years (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON Some Galveston County psychiatric patients must travel farther to find care after UTMB's Rebecca Sealy Hospital closed indefinitely.

For Texas Health Resources, health care debate is nothing new (Dallas Morning News)
A behind-the-scenes peek at how a hospital system gears up for reform underscores what's at stake in overhauling the world's costliest health care system.


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