Home > Elder Care News

Elder Care News 05/2010



Marlene Dietrich, 90, Symbol of Glamour, Dies
Marlene Dietrich, the magnetic movie star and singer who was an international symbol of glamour and sex for more than half a century, died yesterday at her home in Paris. She was 90 years old.

Financier's Fortune in Oil Amassed in Industrial Era of 'Rugged Individualism'
John Davison Rockefeller was the richest man in the world at the height of his active career.

Care home told to close
The McSherrystown Borough Council on Wednesday unanimously denied a conditional-use request that would have allowed an elder-care home to operate at a house in a residential zone.

Senior Alliance honors Commissioner Webb
DEARBORN HEIGHTS/GARDEN CITY -- At its annual awards banquet on April 23, the Senior Alliance of Wayne County honored Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb (D-Garden City) with its 2010 Legislative Award.

SENIOR CALENDAR
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.

Rehab for 'negligent' elder care
Major reforms are coming to the city's embattled Human Resources Agency as it looks to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit alleging it has neglected the senior citizens in its care. At the heart of the 3-year-old case is the agency's Adult Protective Services unit, which helps about 6...

Home Instead Senior Care Introduces Unique Memory Archival Opportunity for Elderly Clients
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - 05/03/10) - Home Instead Senior Care, a leading provider of in-home care for Northern California seniors, has extended its service options by offering clients an opportunity to capture their memories through LifeCatching, an educational company that creates memory vaults for seniors. Nearly 20 Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers have completed the LifeCatching ...

Common questions about senior care
NBC24 took time Monday evening to answer common questions and concerns about senior care with the help of experts from ProMedica.

JFK University may shutter Elder Law Clinic
A program at the Pleasant Hill campus helps seniors combat pyramid schemes and other scams.

David Dodson, Senior IT Manager, Leaves KearIT and Launches Simple IT Care, a New IT Services Company
David Dodson, previously the Senior IT Manager with KearIT in Baltimore, MD, has left the company and launched a new information technology service company called Simple IT Care. Simple IT Care is unveiling an innovative and new method for delivering IT service and support to small businesses in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area.

JFK University may shutter Elder Law Clinic
John F. Kennedy University may close a free clinic that helps seniors navigate the world of pyramid schemes and other scams that could drain their life savings.

Pershing Heights senior apartments could offer personal care
More than a decade after public outcry over the proposed Pershing Heights senior citizen apartments nearly scuttled the project, the facility's owner easily gained approval Tuesday to operate as a personal care home.

Healthcare coalition works to prepare for disasters
The Northern Utah Healthcare Coalition is comprised of a diverse group of professionals from six Northern Utah counties, including Cache, Rich, Box Elder, Weber, Morgan and Davis. Professionals include those from hospitals, health departments, first responders, primary care clinics and county emergency managers.

Elder Law Seminars Hosted by Flushing House
FLUSHING, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you a senior citizen stuck on a financial roller coaster due to the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole?" How will health insurance reform impact Medicare benefits? Did you know that the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 makes it more difficult for seniors to obtain Medicaid benefits? Have you called a lawyer to protect your assets and save estate ...

Geriatric care manager: Plan ahead
'Family Care Senior Solutions' in Portsmouth is encouraging Hampton Roads to take some time to talk about the future and long term care.

Medical alert talk at Senior Center
A representative from the Camarillo Health Care Districts Lifeline service will be at the Santa Paula Senior Center on Wednesday, April 28. Starting at 12:30, the presentation will cover fall prevention and medical alerts, including a new product that goes off automatically if a fall occurs.

Shoreline day care owner charged with molestation
Prosecutors have filed child molestation charges against the operator of a Shoreline day care accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl there.

Senior art show set at Woodcrest Center
Woodcrest Health Care Center in New Milford is ready to display the creativity of its senior residents. The "Ageless Beauty" senior spring art show will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 12, as part of a week-long celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

Local attorneys join forces
NEWTON Elenora L. Benz and Nancy Heslin Reading have joined forces recently and formed the Newton law firm of Benz and Reading, with a focus on estate planning and elder law.

Nigeria's situation stable after president's death (2)
Acting President Jonathan described the death of the late President Yar'Adua as "sad, unfortunate and regrettable," said the statement. Yar'Adua had a serious kidney complaint in 2000, and tried to dismiss rumors of continued ill health in 2007 by challenging his critics to a game of squash. He interrupted his presidential election campaign months later to seek medical care in Germany. On Nov ...

Elder abuse often treated as personnel issue instead of crime
Christina Jewett If you saw someone punch a disabled person with a closed fist on a street corner, most people would call the police. But when it happens behind the closed door of a nursing home, the response tends to be less clear-cut. At least thats what staff attorneys from Disability Rights California found in a report issued this week that explores 12 cases of abuse against elderly or ...

Senior services levy wins easy approval
OAK HARBOR -- County residents passed a senior services levy by a vote of more than three to one, according to unofficial results released by the Ottawa County Board of Elections on Tuesday.

Oregon Enhances Elder Advocacy by Automating Paper Processes with PerfectForms
CARLSBAD, Calif.----PerfectForms, a company that enables anyone to create custom workflow applications online, and the State of Oregons Office of Long -Term Care Ombudsman , today announced the statewide roll-out of an online reporting process that will save time and result in better care for residents of the states long term care facilities.

Home care providers vote to unionize
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. In-home care providers who help disabled Missouri residents with daily activities such as bathing and cooking have voted to be represented by a new union.

GeckoSystems Secures Manufacturing Quotes to Expand Elder Care Robot Trials
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - 05/10/10) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pinksheets: GCKO - News ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they have taken another critical step to make their elder care capable personal robot, the CareBot, available to the consumer market. They are in the process of negotiating initial contract manufacturing quotes on their ...

GeckoSystems Secures Manufacturing Quotes to Expand Elder Care Robot Trials
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that they have taken another critical step to make their elder care capable personal robot, the CareBotT, available to the consumer market. They are in the process of negotiating initial contract manufacturing quotes on their ...

'Barack Obama Doesn't Care About White People!'
"Barack Obama doesn't care about white people!"

Elder abuse often not reported - Thu, 13 May 2010 PST
According to a 2009 report by Adult Protective Services, Spokane County had almost 200 substantiated reports of elder abuse in 2008 Its a number that experts say is likely just the tip of the iceberg, with many cases of elder abuse going unreported. About 86 percent of abuse goes unreported, said Jennifer Taylor, branch manager with AtHome Care, a private home care service for Spokane area ...

National Council on Aging and PHI Launch Falls Prevention Awareness Training for Home Health Care Workers
WASHINGTON----The National Council on Aging and PHI have launched a new partnership to provide, at no cost, a Falls Prevention Awareness curriculum for home health care workers across the country, in an effort to reduce occurrences of the most common injury to older adults.

Woman charged after allegedly exploiting senior citizens for money
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A woman with a long history of exploiting senior citizens for their money is back in jail. This time, police say the suspect actually set up shop in a senior citizens' apartment complex, where she had easy access to her alleged victims. It was earlier this year that Kristi Lawson was given a three year sentence and ordered not to work in the care of seniors again. But ...

GeckoSystems Releases World's First Elder Care Robot Trial Videos
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - 05/14/10) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pinksheets: GCKO - News ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that it has released videos taken in the home of one of its elder care robot trial participants. GeckoSystems initiated these groundbreaking mobile service robot trials late last fall. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the ...

News Near You for May 14
Henrico The Henrico County Extension Office and Henrico County Master Gardeners will offer the final installment of the Tree Smarts seminar series Monday through Wednesday with a program on elder-tree care. The program is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. each day at the following locations (each session will feature the same information): Monday, Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road ...

GeckoSystems Releases World's First Elder Care Robot Trial Videos
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. ( PINKSHEETS : GCKO ) ( http://www.geckosystems.com/ ) announced today that it has released videos taken in the home of one of its elder care robot trial participants. GeckoSystems initiated these groundbreaking mobile service robot trials late last fall.

Senior Homecare Company Home Helpers President Appointed Home Care Expert for Parentgiving.Com
CINCINNATI , OH Home Helpers , the nations leading senior care franchise, is pleased to announce President Emma Dickison has been appointed the home care expert for the Question an Expert section of Parentgiving.com, a national news Web site dedicated to exploring issues regarding caring for aging parents.

Volunteers needed for transportation service serving senior citizens
Provide-A-Ride is an all-volunteer transportation service developed by Care Connection for Aging Services and the Vernon County Senior Center.

Perinatal Care Delivery Improving Among Hospitals Participating In Collaborative Designed To Reduce Preventable Birth ...
Hospitals participating in the Premier healthcare alliance's Perinatal Safety Initiative are achieving sustained improvements in their delivery of obstetric care. Participating hospitals are improving their culture of safety, increasing teamwork and improving communications among team members. Improvements are being achieved through the use of consistent, reliable delivery of care bundles and ...

11 volunteers are honored by Senior Hall of Fame
Nearly a dozen of Broward County's hardest-working senior volunteers now hold a place in an exclusive club. The Dr. Nan S. Hutchinson Senior Hall of Fame recently welcomed 11 new members as thanks for their service to the community.

New law firm
NEWTON Elenora L. Benz and Nancy Heslin Reading have joined forces recently and formed the Newton law firm of Benz and Reading, with a focus on estate planning and elder law.

Torrance Home Instead Senior Care Sponsoring Event May 17 to Support Stroke Survivors and Caregivers
Torrance Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a bowling tournament at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge in Torrance May 17 at 5:30 to raise funds for stroke victims. Twenty percent of the cost for each participant will go to the National Stroke Association. For more information, please contact Farrah Benedict at 310-542-0563 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Medical Attention Following A Fall Critical To Senior Health
Falling down is hazardous to a senior citizen's health, yet fewer than half of all seniors see a doctor after a fall. And those who don't seek medical attention are far less likely to engage in any of the six widely recommended activities - such as a review of their medications or getting a cane or walker - that might prevent repeated falls, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center ...

Cease-and-desist sent to elder-care applicant
McSherrystown Borough has sent a cease-and-desist order to a resident they say is illegally running a business in a residential area.

Hundreds attend 41st annual Senior Day in the Park at Mooney Grove in Visalia
Joe Hannah, one of the founding members of the Sons of the San Joaquin, downed an energy drink before taking the stage at Friday's Senior Day in the Park in Mooney Grove Park.

Peek inside their pay packets: Compensation How salaries for senior executives compare
Ever wonder how much senior executives at some Crown corporations or provincially funded authorities are paid? Let's take Nalcor Energy, for instance.

SENIOR CALENDAR
Exercise, crafts, entertainment and education combine with meals served at the Ottawa County Senior Citizens Center and nutrition sites to form the county senior citizens activities program.

Monitor nursing home ratings
NU Many nursing homes are overburdened, leading to a lower quality of care. Families searching for elder care can check the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare ratings, which evaluate homes based on a five-star system.

Prepare now for a future that might include caring for your elderly family
The time has come. As the nation ages, millions of adults will find they are thrust into caring for an aging parent or other relative. My husband and I have just joined this group of caregivers. We recently began taking care of my father-in-law, a fiercely independent, 81-year-old ex-military man... Health - Home care - Future - Senior Health - Caregiver Support

Health care offers healthy prospects for second careers
Maybe you never will work as a nurse or a doctor because you get dizzy each time you see blood. Yet health care looks like a smart second career, especially with the health-care overhaul potentially pumping in millions of new customers -- and jobs. United States - Health - Politics - Health Care Reform - Health care

United Way gears up for Community Care Day
The United Way of Union County's signature event - Community Care Day - is set for Tuesday, May 18, matching dozens of volunteers with service projects throughout the county.

Savvy Senior: What health care reform means for seniors
DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: How will the new health care bill affect seniors? My wife and I both receive Medicare benefits and would like to know what we can expect.

Increasing demand for elder care spurs Greenhills Village expansion
Greenhills Village Retirement and Assisted Living Residence recently completed a yearlong expansion


all-about-mortgage.com | real estate site | here