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Torrance Home Instead Senior Care Helps Keep South Bay Seniors Safe With Free Smoke Detector Installation
Torrance Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with Mr. & Mrs. Handyman of Torrance to offer seniors in the South Bay free smoke detector installation during July, August and September. The smoke detectors and installation are free while supplies last. If you know a senior who needs a smoke detector, please contact Farrah Benedict at 310-542-0563 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Senior LIVING News...
The National Institute on Aging, part of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), has an online guide available for people who care for family members or others with Alzheimers disease (AD) at home.

Ten senior centers set to close
CATHERINE M. LOZADA Next week, Queens is saying goodbye to 10 senior centers.

Parker Jewish holds third Senior Olympics
With all the pomp and circumstance befitting the occasion, residents and patients of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation gathered together for the 3rd Senior Olympics recently.

Senior living facility in SP gets new name to go with new face
While much of the site preparation work has been under way for several weeks now, with nearly all of their financial backing lined up and OKs from the city in hand, officials from Presbyterian Homes & Services broke ground this week on a $16 million overhaul of the senior living facility's Spring Park campus.

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Announces Exercise of Right to Sell Auction Rate Securities at Par
NEWTON, Mass.----Five Star Quality Care, Inc. today announced that it has exercised its right to sell $68.4 million of auction rate securities to UBS AG and its affiliates at par. This transaction nets Five Star $32.1 million of cash after the repayment of $36.3 million of debt which was secured by the ARS.

Oldest county resident title belongs to Lawson
The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs may have one woman listed at the oldest known resident of Jefferson County, but some local citizens say that title belongs to Wilma Lawson who celebrated her 103rd birthday June 17.

A done deal
Eager, excited and anxious. That's what the owners of Guardian Elder Care of Brockway, the new owners of Weatherwood, the former Carbon County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Weatherly, felt as the sale of the 200-bed facility unfolded Wednesday.

Eight Questions To Ask Before Buying Into A Senior Community
A continuing care retirement community requires a big investment and a lot of research.

New Operator for Live Oak Senior Facility
The Chanticleer Home senior residential care facility will no longer be forced to close. The state's department of social services granted a new administration and operating license to Sharon Scagliati on June 24, who takes over from Martha and Silvio Tufo.

Among Some, High Marks for Health Care Overhauls Beginnings
A new poll suggests a small increase in favorable views of the new health care law since May, but it is still unclear if many people will see tangible benefits before the November elections.

U.S. Senator Robert Byrd: Farewell to the Old Gasbag
Robert Byrd really was the soul of the Senate -- and that's why it's such a dysfunctional institution

Care Links program temporarily suspended
CLIFTON PARK A service program for area senior citizens has been temporarily suspended due to reduced donor contributions.

Ten senior centers set to close
CATHERINE M. LOZADA Next week, Queens is saying goodbye to 10 senior centers.

New Long-Term Care Program Focuses on Members and Their Caregivers
The American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA) recently unveiled a new long-term care program aimed at helping members and their families learn about the costs associated with unexpected long-term medical care.

Woyongo assures senior citizens of government support
Bolgatanga, July 2, GNA - Government has assured senior citizens that it was doing everything possible to make their living conditions better.

New Long-Term Care Program Focuses on Members and Their Caregivers
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Senior Benefits Association(R) (ASBA(R)) recently unveiled a new long-term care program aimed at helping members and their families learn about the costs associated with unexpected long-term medical care. The new program is being offered through ASBA's relationship with AIMS Benefit Solutions, a benefits administrator with a 22-year presence ...

Senior Issues
For more than 30 years, advocates of the Elder Justice Act have been fighting to create national policy and funding for the fight against the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults.

Oldest county resident title belongs to Lawson
The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs may have one woman listed at the oldest known resident of Jefferson County, but some local citizens say that title belongs to Wilma Lawson who celebrated her 103rd birthday June 17.

Saugus Senior Babe Ruth stays undefeated
The Saugus Senior Babe Ruth team is now 8-0 after beating all seven teams that form the Northeast Division.

Joey Fatone on Starting Over with Baby Kloey
The singer relearns diapering and midnight feedings- nine years after the birth of elder daughter Briahna

Third day care closed with E. coli suspected
A third Ellensburg child care facility Foursquare Church Preschool and Day Care was temporarily closed Friday afternoon after two of its children were suspected to have the E. coli bacteria.

Seniors' caregiver named nurse of year
Topping off a decadeslong career in the nursing field, Joy A. Cook, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in New Port Richey, was named People's Choice "Nurse of the Year" by the Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco Inc. The award was presented at the Fourth Annual Nurses Gala, which took place at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.

Senior housing project on hold
CATSKILL Developers of a proposed housing community for senior citizens have placed their project on hold while they await admission notification from two government aid programs.

Missing Burnaby senior found safe in Maple Ridge
A senior who went missing from his care home Wednesday was found safe and sound in Maple Ridge on Thursday.

Care Links program temporarily suspended
CLIFTON PARK A service program for area senior citizens has been temporarily suspended due to reduced donor contributions.

Alzheimers from the Inside Out
The Ark-Tex Area Agency on Agings annual REACT conference is July 15-16 at Texarkana College. The two-day Regional Elder Abuse Advocacy and Caregiver Training meeting is for professionals who provide services and care for older adults and their families.

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.

Elder abuse
As the baby boomer generation ages, the instances of elderly abuse - financial, physical and emotional - are rising, too. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Elder Abuse Unit saw a 60 percent increase in elder abuse complaints this year.

Federal Elder Justice Act summary
The federal Elder Justice act was signed into law in March. The legislation, which, for the first time coordinates efforts to prevent elder abuse on a federal level, authorizes $757 million over four years for the Elder Justice Act, which:

Stratford senior living gets new name, operator
Senior Star Living of Tulsa replaces a Madisonville residence for seniors. The community will now be known as The Kenwood by Senior Star,

Elderly must guard money from the unscrupulous
A new program launched in June seeks to train medical professionals to assess when older patients might be likely to fall prey to elder investment fraud and financial exploitation. The gist of this program is that medical professionals are in the best possible position to not only diagnose cases where elders are being swindled but also to alert state securities regulators or what some call ...

Complaints up against county care facilities since 2004 law
Complaints against Ventura County nursing homes that lean heavily on Medi-Cal increased nearly twentyfold over six years despite a California law designed to provide better care by injecting $880 million into facilities across the state.

Aging population needs plan for care
Elder law experts say medical decision documents, wills and powers of attorney should be in place for anyone over age 18, especially seniors.

When It's Time for In-Home Care
The signs can hit you quickly or sneak up on you gradually. But what do you do if Mom or Dad isn't safe living alone anymore?

Student takes health care mission trip
Senior nursing major Elaina Stockstill of Springfield recently returned from a health care mission trip to Tanzania, located in east Africa, with the College of Nursing at Harding University.

Canoga Park Senior Center receives building improvements
CANOGA PARK - Despite budget shortages facing Los Angeles, the Canoga Park Senior Center is getting a badly-needed face-lift at no cost to city coffers.

Naoto Kan Is Just Another Salaryman
Japans new prime minister, Naoto Kan, is known as a self-made politician who clawed his way up to power. Unlike his five predecessors, Kan doesnt come from an established political family.

Officials: Learn to recognize signs of elder abuse
Illinois officials are urging people to recognize signs of mistreatment of seniors during a monthlong Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention campaign.Break the Silence urges people to call police in cases of immediate danger or the states...

Mom's health woes has daughter concerned
Q: My mother has lost weight over the last year, developed additional health problems, started isolating herself from friends and seems to be struggling on her own. I have decided she would be better off in a skilled nursing facility and intend to discuss this with her when I go home for the weekend. How do I approach this subject without antagonizing her?

Summer doesnt slow activities at Senior Center of Elk Grove
Clinics, seminars, a new game and the annual Hot August Western Nights are all on tap at the Senior Center of Elk Grove, along with the organizations usual list of activities and classes.

Alternative to HMOs coordinates treatment delivery
New health-care model being developed by Summa bases financial rewards for doctors, hospitals on patients' health Partners get incentives to pursue cost savings

Sabre Airline Solutions finalises senior management appointments
Sabre Airline Solutions has announced senior management appointments to build on the growth experienced over the past few years.

Local hospital to offer in-patient care to seniors in mental health crisis
Waco's DePaul Center hopes to fill a need locally, relieving area families and nursing homes with geriatric care.

Care Links program temporarily suspended
CLIFTON PARK A service program for area senior citizens has been temporarily suspended due to reduced donor contributions.

Perry remembered as father figure
If there was one term that best described for Franklin Senior High track coach Albert Perry, it was father-figure. He took care of his track boys. He was tough, but he was fair.

Susan Ople honors her fathers legacy by taking care of OFWs
By Anna Valmero PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA For Susan Ople, setting up a center that looks after overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is her way of honoring the memory of his father, former senator and labor secretary Blas Ople.

Parenting And Elder Care Can Be A Tough Balancing Act
Raising kids and a family can be a handful for parents. It can be especially overwhelming when also caring for an elderly loved one as many families discover that providing care for aging relatives can be challenging. In this weeks weekly parenting segment, Host Michel Martin speaks with author and veteran geriatric specialist Marion Somers about balancing family life with elder care. Also ...

Electronic health records prime clinicians to provide progressive care to older adults
Researchers are refining electronic health record (EHR) technology to more efficiently meet increasing health care demands. The EHR system encompasses standard health assessments and those obtained through new technologies. The goal is to increase efficiency and accuracy, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for long-term care.

Electronic Health Records Help Clinicians Give Progressive Care To Older Adults
Enhancing clinical data improves care and reduces costs, MU researchers findIn 20 years, approximately 72 million older adults will reside in the United States, almost double the current number, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging. Potential issues are compounded by the projected shortage of health care workers needed to provide elder care. As part of the solution, an interdisciplinary ...






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