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Elder Care News 04/2010



Hinchey assures senior citizens health care reform good for them
ROSENDALE U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey , D-Hurley, met with a group of about 50 senior citizens at the Rosendale Community Center to tout the benefits of health care reform.

W.Va. Gov. Rethinks $5M Senior Care Veto
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin is reconsidering his recent line-item veto of $5.5 million budgeted for senior in-home care. Manchin agreed Wednesday to propose a supplemental measure to restore that funding during an upcoming special legislative session on education.

Manchin Reconsiders Veto of Senior Care Funds
Gov. Joe Manchin is reconsidering his recent line-item veto of $5.5 million budgeted for senior in-home care.

Montachusett Home Care holds ACE meeting
Montachusett Home Care held its biannual Agencies Concerned with Elders (ACE) meeting at its office in Leominster last week. read more

New Mexico Police Arrest Paul Montano, Bio Care Southwest Owner, In Missing Body Parts Case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Police in Albuquerque arrested a businessman on fraud charges in a gruesome case in which body parts that were supposed to be cremated and returned to families turned up in plastic bins in a delivery truck in Kansas.

New rules make it harder to afford long term senior care
In 1900, only 3.5 million Americans lived to the age of 65. More than a century later, that number is climbing to nearly 40 million.

Report: 1 in 4 Will Need End of Life Care
NEW YORK -- A new study further emphasizes our society's need for elder care and end-of-life counseling. It reveals that a significant number of the elderly -- more than one in four -- will eventually need someone to make end-of-life decisions about their medical care.

Suspected Filipino smuggling scheme results in Paso arrests
Two suspects were arrested in Paso Robles on in connection with a scheme to smuggle Filipino nationals into the United States and force them to work at elder care homes, owned by a couple in Paso Robles.

Fleming voice concerns about health care
Congressman John Fleming visited The Oaks of Louisiana retirement community Thursday voicing his concerns to senior citizens about the negative effects of the health care reform bill.

Firm looks into North Pole senior centers closure
FAIRBANKS A nonprofit law firm has opened another investigation of Forget Me Not Senior Care Homes closure. The Disability Law Center of Alaska, a watchdog for disabled residents, announced it ...

Hospice care event is on Monday
Johnson County AARP will meet in the Conference Center at Elder Services Agency, 1556 S. First Ave., with the chapter meeting at 1:30 p.m. and a program at 2 p.m. Monday.

U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer will discuss impact of new health-care reform law in Jackson on Monday
Congressman Mark Schauer will be in Jackson Monday afternoon to discuss how the new health-care law will impact senior citizens.Schauer told WKHM this morning that the discussion will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department. To see...

New health care law has benefits for seniors
A clear goal of the new health care reform law: increased access to home-based care.

Area legislators attend Mystic Valley Elder Services annual breakfast
Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) annual legislative breakfast held on March 24 was well attended, with area legislators from MVES eight-community service area and beyond in attendance.

Mitch McConnell: What the Health Care Law Should Have Looked Like
Ever since President Obama signed the health care reform law Kentucky's senior senator Mitch McConnell has said we need to "repeal and replace" it. Friday he told us what he thinks Congress should have done with health care.

Man who died on Caltrain tracks apparently involved in Atherton case
A 52-year-old man who died on the Caltrain tracks in San Bruno early Friday morning was apparently involved in a case of alleged elder abuse discussed at recent Atherton meetings.

Elder L. Tom Perry: 'Mothers teaching children in the home'
One of the most effective methods of improving teaching in the Church is to improve teaching in the home, declared Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Elder abuse investigations linger in incidents at state veterans home
Charges were only recently filed for 2007 incidents at a West Texas facility where regulators have repeatedly cited violations.

Elder abuse investigations linger in incidents at state veterans home
BIG SPRING, Texas - The Veterans Land Board promotes its seven state-owned veterans homes with a glossy brochure titled "Where Honor Lives."

'Care should be taken while maintaining records'
Srinagar, Apr 4 (PTI) Care should be taken while maintaining records pertaining to crime especially against women, ST, SC and communal clashes, a senior Jammu and Kashmir Police official said here today.

How Californians are doing more with less
Last year, the governor and the California legislature shaved more than $30 billion from the state budget -- mostly from public social services like elder care, child welfare, and welfare assistance. The School of Social Welfare takes an in-depth look at the impact of the cuts.

Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer: Developing good judgment and not judging others
"One must judge well when making critical decisions in each phase of our life," Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer of the Seventy...

Low scores in Nu-Hope golf tourney
Most of the 132 golfers that participated in the annual Nu-Hope Elder Care Services golf tournament took advantage of ideal scoring conditions to post some sizzling scores in Saturday's 18-hole tournament.

Lance pledges to work to get health care bill repealed
President Obamas signature has hardly dried on the health care reform bill and plans to repeal it have already started to circulate.

Health care reform may increase shortage of doctors
WASHINGTON Nothing Congress has done to reform the nation's health care system will address a serious national shortage of primary care doctors, a problem that is expected to grow worse as the reforms take effect.

Baucus: health care overhaul will gain popularity
HELENA - U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says he is confident that the health care overhaul he played a big part in drafting will gain in popularity as its provisions come into effect.

Experts to Highlight Health Care Fraud-Fighting with Business Analytics
CARY, N.C.----With estimates of annual losses as much as $230 billion and legitimate costs also skyrocketing, the US health care industry is now looking to better control the impact of fraud.

Senior mental health needs addressed By MAC CORDELL
Union County Senior Services is partnering with a local mental health facility to provide services to the county.

Many Hawaii care homes lack liability insurance
The state does not require operators of residential care homes to carry commercial liability insurance, exposing yet another gap in the safety net for vulnerable seniors in Hawai'i's long-term-care system.

LHC Group acquires Salem Hospital Home Care
LHC Group, Inc., one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced that on April 1, 2010, it completed its previously announced acquisition of 100% of the assets of Salem Hospital Home Care located in Salem, Oregon.

Penang govt gives senior citizens RM100 each as appreciation as PAP leaders worry about entitlement mentality of ...
Written by Our Correspondent The Penang state government has given out RM100 to some 83,000 senior citizens living in the state under its appreciation programme. Long queues were seen outside selected banks in Penang as senior citizens came forward to collect money promised to them which will be given out on an annual basis, the Star reported [...]

Senior Services of the Chathams depends on donations
CHATHAM TWP. Senior Services of the Chathams is asking the public for donations to help make a difference in a seniors life.

Perriello Talks Health Care Reform with Seniors
Congressman Tom Perriello talked with seniors Monday afternoon at the Senior Center in the first of two scheduled tele-town hall meetings. The topic is health care reform

7th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 12-14, Washington, D.C.
The 7th Annual World Health Care Congress convenes CEOs and senior-level health care leaders from all industry sectors. This year's conference will mark the first gathering of health care CEOs in Washington D.D. in the post health reform era.

New Study on Elder Care Marketing Reveals Fresh Insights in Targeting Aging Population
Free Report Analyzes How Social Media and Other Innovative Marketing Techniques Are Impacting the Face of the Senior Care Industry

Man who died on Caltrain tracks apparently involved in a case of alleged elder abuse
A 52-year-old man who died on the Caltrain tracks in San Bruno early Friday morning was apparently involved in a case of alleged elder abuse discussed at recent Atherton meetings.

Health Care Reform and Medicare Recipients
From the time presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt first discussed health care reform in 1912, the topic has been a precedent-setting issue in the U.S. The 2010 passage of health care legislation is no different, but has many Americans in a quandary about how it will affect them. This is especially true of senior citizens.

Elder Care Expo to be Held on April 13th in Brockton
Boston - BROCKTON, MA...Older adults and caregivers are invited to attend an Elder Care Expo which will be held on April 13, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Brockton Council on Aging, located at 10 Father Kenney Way.

Many Hawaii care homes lack liability insurance
The state does not require operators of residential care homes to carry commercial liability insurance, exposing yet another gap in the safety net for vulnerable seniors in Hawai'i's long-term-care system.

Laws extend care for adults under parents' plans
Young adults will soon qualify for coverage under a parent's group health insurance policy until age 26, thanks to the new health care laws signed last month. Today, most plans cover dependents only until age 19 or 20 unless they are in college full time or a... Insurance - Health insurance - Health care - Insurance policy - United States

Attorneys to offer help on Decisions Day
Next week, local attorneys who specialize in elder law will recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day by offering free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms.

Shahrizat chides Guan Eng for giving only RM100 to senior citizens
SEREMBAN, April 6 Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil today said she felt ashamed to read that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng only gave RM100 per annum for the welfare of senior citizens in Penang. (He said it) like he has done enough for the senior citizen... It was less than RM10 a month and he said that it was a statement of appreciation ...

A strike against elder abuse
Elder abuse hurts. Nationwide, it is estimated that 11 percent of Americans age 60 and beyond suffered some form of abuse in the last year alone. That number is an estimate because the abuse very often goes unnoticed and unrecognized. For good reason, elder abuse is referred to as the dirty little secret.

Relevant Links
In his view, an Elder Statesman, Chief Yemi Farounbi, identified conflict between the running of a Parliamentary and Presidential system of government in Nigeria, a weaker society and stronger nation, as well as a drought of visionary leaders as the problems with the Nigerian democracy and called for vision, character and competence as the virtues that should be encouraged in selecting leaders ...

7th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 12-14, Washington, D.C.
With the most sweeping changes to national health care policy now law, the 7th World Health Care Congress will feature the first post-reform gathering of the nation's top health care executives from all industry sectors. The three-day summit of 1,800 senior leaders will include: Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Governor Edward Rendell, Pennsylvania ...

Health Care Reform And Medicare Recipients
From the time presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt first discussed health care reform in 1912, the topic has been a precedent-setting issue in the U.S. The 2010 passage of health care legislation is no different, but has many Americans in a quandary about how it will affect them. This is especially true of senior citizens. Seniors, who generally are on fixed budgets and have increased ...

Vicki Jones, SVP, Mass Market Sales, Service, and Care for AT&T Joins the Board of OxySure(R) Systems, Inc.
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwire - 04/06/10) - OxySure Systems, Inc., a manufacturer and pioneer of innovative emergency/short duration respiratory solutions , announced today the addition of Ms. Vicki Jones, SVP, Mass Market Sales, Service, and Care for AT&T to its Board of Directors. As a senior executive of AT&T, Ms. Jones leads an organization of approximately 28,000 employees within the company. She ...

Kennedy, Frank talk health care
Other than getting greater assistance to pay for their prescriptions, most seniors currently on Medicare will notice little or no change once the new federal health care reforms kick in, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and Vicki Kennedy told a crowd of senior citizens on Monday during a stop in Taunton.

Elder Care Expo to be Held on April 13th in Brockton
Boston - BROCKTON, MA...Older adults and caregivers are invited to attend an Elder Care Expo which will be held on April 13, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Brockton Council on Aging, located at 10 Father Kenney Way.

Man killed by train was investigated for involvement in Atherton elder abuse case
Jon Armstrong, the pedestrian who died after being hit by a train on Friday, April 2, in San Bruno was a 52-year-old Menlo Park resident who was being investigated by the Atherton Police Department on suspicion of abusing an elderly Atherton woman.


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