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Home Helpers, One of the Nation’s Leading Senior Care Franchises, Partners with ELEMENTS for their Online Local ...
ELEMENTS will collaborate with Home Helpers to redesign and optimize its corporate website and construct locally optimized websites for franchise owners.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

Cerner Corporation Unveils Revolutionary Data Management Software For Long-Term Care Environment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In what could eventually change the way vital information is gathered and shared throughout the post-acute, community-based care industry in the United States, Cerner Corporation today announced that Bethesda Health Group, a leading senior care and services organization in St.

Demand for senior care spurs deals
Prospects of an aging U.S. population have sparked consolidation and the search for economies of scale in healtcare real estate sector.

Demand for senior care spurs deals
Prospects of an aging U.S. population have sparked consolidation and the search for economies of scale in healtcare real estate sector.

ServiceMagic Launches Online Senior Care Guide
Golden, CO ServiceMagic, the leading resource for finding local service professionals, has launched My Senior Care Guide www.myseniorcareguide.com, an online portal for finding screened and rated senior care professionals. My Senior Care Guide provides resources and information to help families make informed decisions when seeking care including in-home care, assisted ...

Market demands shape health sector growth
The Wall Street Journal reports on how a string of recent acquisitions are being spurred by an increased demand for outpatient facilities and senior care. However, The Washington Post reports that some specific facilities — those that are doctor-owned, for instance — are sparking criticism.

Silverchair Learning Systems on the Move to Accommodate Continuing Growth
Move allows for continuing growth in regional support teams, Silverchair For Families Charlottesville, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 Silverchair Learning Systems, the leading provider of online learning for senior care, has moved its corporate office to accommodate recent and future growth. Silverchair has moved from the historic “Hardware Store Building” on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to ...

Emma Dickison, President of Home Helpers, Achieves Certified Franchise Executive Designation
Cincinnati - CINCINNATI, OH (March 1) — Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship, was recognized today as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

Upside Group Client, CarePatrol Ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise in Franchisee Satisfaction for Franchises Under 50 ...
Upside Group client, CarePatrol Franchise Systems, LLC has won a Franchisee Satisfaction Award from the Franchise Business Review based on a survey of more than 10,000 franchisees representing more than 300 franchise brands. CarePatrol was ranked #6 overall for all franchises under 50 units and #1 for the Senior Care Franchise category.

Humana HomeCare Solutions Debuts at Max-Wellness Stores, a New Concept Retail Chain
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana HomeCare Solutions brings new senior care concierge service to Max-Wellness stores in Ohio and Florida, and online to consumers and caregivers across the country.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

St. Philip's to host free elder-care fair
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church will hold its second Family Caregiver and Senior Resource Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Murphey Gallery.

Cerner, Bethesda Join Forces
Cerner's skilled nursing facility solution has been deployed by Bethesda Health Group.

Old Colony Elder Services Staff & Caregivers Attend Public Hearing
BROCKTON, MA... More than 162 elderly and disabled individuals in the Adult Foster Care (AFC) Program of Old Colony Elder Services will be affected by the Patrick Administration's proposed cuts to MassHealth.

Convicted Caregivers: Feds Say Criminals Staffing Many Nursing Homes
Report: More than a dozen care facilities in the Upstate have failing ratings for elder care.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

Interim HealthCare Launches New Caregiver's Coaching Program
SUNRISE, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim HealthCare, the nation's first and finest healthcare and in-home senior care franchise, announced today the launch of its new Caregiver's Coaching Program, developed to provide emotional support and practical advice to family caregivers. The program was developed by leading gerontological social worker and caregiving author Dr. Amy D'Aprix for ...

Morning Pointe to build senior care facility in Lexington
Morning Pointe Senior Care plans to build a facility with 73 apartments, including 20 designed for s

Budget Plans Leave a $500 Million Gap in Health Coverage
The governor's budget proposals could cause some major changes in the state's health care assistance programs like Medicaid, BadgerCare, and Senior Care.

Morning Pointe to build senior care facility in Lexington
Morning Pointe Senior Care plans to build a facility with 73 apartments, including 20 designed for s

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

Healthcare Data Solutions Announces Partnership With PSS World Medical, Inc.
Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) is pleased to announce a strategic relationship has been formed with PSS World Medical, Inc. HDS has been engaged by PSS World Medical to create a master database for its physician and elder care businesses, including the integration of HDS’ proprietary PhysicianPRO® database. This database will be used for market analysis and sales planning, as well as to drive ...

ElderWood Senior Care Helps the Salvation Army with a Community Book Drive
The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services will be the beneficiary of a Community Book Drive sponsored by ElderWood Senior Care. The Salvation Army Buffalo has an established and reliable distribution system for getting food and goods to children in need. They will use this system to get quality books into the hands of children, parents and seniors who may not have the resources to purchase books ...

Sturgis Nursing Home Makes Improvements
After being named to a federal list of nursing homes in need of improvement last year, officials at Sturgis Regional Senior Care say they've made many improvements to get off the list.

Daughter charged in elder-care fraud case along with parents
SANTA ANA - The daughter of a Laguna Niguel couple charged in connection with money stolen from elderly victims was arrested Friday and also charged as a co-defendant in the parents' fraud case.Anastasia Darlena Mendezkestler, 22, was charged with two felony counts each of accessory after...

Sending Out An Elder-Care SOS
Families caring for older adults are turning to free social-networking services to help recruit and organize friends and relatives and, ideally, save some money. We survey the field.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

Man Faces Sexual Assault Charge At Senior Care Facility
A 51-year-old man was found by an employee of Stoughton assisted living facility early Saturday morning locked in a room with a 73-year-old resident, according to the Stoughton Police Department.

Home health care regulations considered
An inquiry by a woman who cares for two unrelated elderly people in her home and is thinking of moving to Johnstown prompted the Planning and Zoning Commission March 2 to consider whether it had the authority - and whether there is a need - to regulate such in-home senior care.

Revisiting: Middlepoint Mediation
Business: Middlepoint Mediation LLC Contact information: 651-331-6082 Location: 116 E. Chestnut St., Stillwater Owners: Cheryl A.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

Boise Home Care Agency Expands Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program
Home Instead Senior Care in Boise has expanded their Alzheimer’s and dementia care program to meet the increasing demand for seniors facing these diseases.

Alliances formed to serve as elder care resources
As health care costs rise and individuals live longer, the field of elder care is getting more attention locally from lawyers, social workers, nurses and other professionals who are joining forces to address the needs of senior citizens and their families.

Senior care honored
Home Instead Senior Care, which serves Volusia and Flagler counties from an office in Daytona Beach, was awarded tops in franchisee satisfaction by Franchise Business Review.

“Elder porn” finds market in Japan’s aging population
76-year-old Shigeo Tokuda big star in emerging adult-movie genre

Home Instead leads satisfaction ranking
Franchise Business Review has announced that Home Instead Senior Care tops the list of franchisors w

Sending Out An Elder-Care SOS
Families caring for older adults are turning to free social-networking services to help recruit and organize friends and relatives and, ideally, save some money. We survey the field.

WHEC-TV News 10 in Rochester, NY Celebrates Seniors at ElderWood Assisted Living in Penfield
ROCHESTER, NY ElderWood Senior Care was recently featured in a segment entitled Celebrating Seniors on NBC-affiliate, WHEC-TV News 10 in Rochester, NY. The piece focused on the unique offerings, quality care, and family atmosphere offered to residents and staff at ElderWood Assisted Living at Penfield. Click the video link to view the segment. ElderWood Assisted Living is located on Route...

Home Care for Seniors: A Vital Part of the Senior Care Continuum
A new study conducted by a team of experts on caregiving and aging showed that professional, in-home, non-medical care for seniors improved the quality and quantity of care they received and enhanced quality of life for both seniors and their family members. (PRWeb March 08, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/home-care-effectiveness/aging-study-senior-care ...

'Shoestring' elder care slammed
Now Hear This: Rest home resident Steph Cusack says she wants to speak out on behalf of vulnerable friends. Photo / Supplied

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

Home Care for Seniors: A Vital Part of the Senior Care Continuum
A new study conducted by a team of experts on caregiving and aging showed that professional, in-home, non-medical care for seniors improved the quality and quantity of care they received and enhanced quality of life for both seniors and their family members.

Cambridge Health Alliance Enhances Senior Care in Somerville
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced that geriatrician Daphne Schneider, MD, has joined CHA's Somerville Hospital Primary Care practice.

Task force tackles elder care issues
The U.S. Attorney's Office held their second statewide care fraud task force meeting in Frankfort on Tuesday. The conference was to focus on care for the elderly as well as healthcare fraud.

Veteran Star Helps Shine Light On Elder Abuse
Actor Mickey Rooney entertained America for decades both on television and stage. But his latest appearance could be his most important. The 90-year-old actor recently testified before Congress that he had been abused by a family member. In Tell Me More's weekly parenting conversation, the moms take on the problem of elder abuse and how to deal with it. Weighing in on the discussion are ...

A sampling of elder care aids for the wireless age
Wireless technology is giving adult children new options for monitoring elderly parents who want to stay in their own homes.

A sampling of elder care aids for the wireless age
Wireless technology is giving adult children new options for monitoring elderly parents who want to stay in their own homes.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.

What gifts to buy for older adults?
Telegraph Staff Report When shopping for seniors this holiday season, a practical gift is best, advises a local senior-care company.






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