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Caregiverlist Shares Free Tools for Evaluating Quality Senior Home Care
Understanding the Different Paths Available for Quality Care Eases the Care Planning Process for Both Senior’s with Money and Without Money Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Seniors needing caregiving services often find themselves in a last-minute situation. This is because they may have experienced a sudden age-related illness and upon hospital discharge must quickly find the right nursing ...

A 'Win Win' situation for local lawyer
A childhood friendship blossoms into a brush with Hollywood for a Jersey lawyer

Senior Helpers In Home Care of Spokane, Washington, Shares Hidden Tax Gift Families Dont Know About
The economic downturn has made life even more of a struggle for folks caring for elderly loved ones. Theyre working longer hours, paying higher gas and medical bills and struggling to find the money and time to care for aging loved ones. However, this tax season, Uncle Sam gives you a gift if youre caring for an elderly loved one a tax break many families dont even know about.One...

Senior care professionals take their message to the stage
Taking their message to the stage, a new East Bay collaborative of senior care professionals made their debut performance in hopes of breaking the ice on topics some find difficult to discuss.

Lecture series educates seniors
Free classes will be held at the Redondo Beach Main Library.

Mediation can help adult families resolve conflicts
Dear Savvy Senior: What can you tell me about elder mediation for resolving family conflicts? My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, and to make matters worse, my three siblings and I have been perpetually arguing about how to handle her care and finances. Would this type of service be helpful to us? – Tired of Fighting

Elder care can take financial toll
It's a duty that many of us will eventually assume -- that of caregiver of an elderly loved one.

Silverchair Learning Systems Congratulates Clients on ALFA “Best of the Best” Recognition
Six Silverchair Learning clients honored; Silverchair’s new For Families product recognized as a “Program to Watch” (PRWeb April 04, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/4/prweb8263264.htm

Bedbugs found at Wake County elder-care homes
The Associated Press The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. Bedbug infestations have been discovered in at least four Wake County long-term care homes for the elderly. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the homes must come up with a plan to get rid of the infestations or face fines. Bedbugs are a growing problem for group homes and nursing homes, as well as apartments and motels. Wake County ...

Bedbugs found at Wake County elder-care homes
Bedbug infestations have been discovered in at least four Wake County long-term care homes for the elderly. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the homes must come up with a plan to get rid of the infestations or face fines.

Residents get ready to strut their mutts at Paws in the Park Dog Fair to benefit Foundation for Senior Care
Thursday, March 31 st , 2011 Issue 13, Volume 15. FALLBROOK – A day of fun is in the making for dog lovers and their best dog friends at the sixth annual Ruth Redmann Paws in the Park Dog Fair on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Park.

Elder mediation can help families resolve conflicts
What can you tell me about elder mediation for resolving family conflicts? My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, and to make matters worse, my three siblings and I have been perpetually arguing about how to handle her care and finances. Would this type of service be helpful to us?

Hamilton, Kruzan debate approaches to senior care
Incumbent Mayor Mark Kruzan announced Monday his plan to improve services provided for senior citizens in the city.

Leisureworld Announces Acquisition of Two Luxury Retirement Residences and Public Offering of $40 Million of ...
Accretive Transaction Diversifies Company's Asset Base

Leisureworld agrees to pay $94.8 million for two luxury retirement homes
MARKHAM, Ont. - Leisureworld Senior Care Corp. (TSX:LW) says it has entered into an agreement to acquire two luxury retirement homes, in Kingston,Ont., and Kanata, Ont., for $94.8 million.

Leisureworld agrees to pay $94.8 million for two luxury retirement homes
MARKHAM, Ont. - Leisureworld Senior Care Corp. (TSX:LW) says it has an agreement to acquire two luxury retirement homes in eastern Ontario for $94.8 million.

Senior advocate: HICAP can help with health care questions
Q: Recently I asked a friend some questions about my health care coverage and she suggested that I contact an organization named HICAP for assistance. I've never heard of HICAP, don't know what the letters stand for or how to contact them. Do you know of this organization?

Senior Care Service Provides In-Home Assistance To Elderly
Deciding how to care for an elderly parent can be a difficult decision for any child, but a local service is helping to ease the burden.

Writer-director, Tom McCarthy, pins real-life experiences in 'Win Win' film
Friday night lights. Hoop dreams. Soccer sensations. They are all the rage in movies. But high school wrestling? Not so much. In fact, writer-director Tom McCarthy and pal Joe Tiboni were joking about how there had not been a good teen wrestling movie since 1985's "Vision Quest," starring Matthew Modine. They would know, having both been part of their high school team.

‘Nanny cam’ catches elder abuse at upscale retirement home
A Delaware County woman has been charged in a case of elder abuse at a well-known retirement home after she was allegedly caught on tape by the family's "nanny cam."

Senior Care Policy, Regulations Discussed at ALFA 2011 Conference & Expo
About 2,000 senior living professionals gathered today at day two of the ALFA 2011 Conference & Expo for candid discussions about public policy and regulations shaping the future of senior living in the United States.

Senior Care Policy, Regulations Discussed at ALFA 2011 Conference & Expo
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Assisted Living Federation of America today announced winners of several public policy awards as well as shared a summary of some of the public policy sessions.

Police cadets help spruce up senior care center
Spring is here and a group of cadets is helping a central Kentucky senior care center get ready for the season.

Senior advocates perplexed by funding cuts to home-care program
When Gov. John Kasich told Ohioans he wanted to reduce the use of expensive nursing homes and make home care more accessible, it was music to the ears of senior advocates.

Video: 'Nannycam' nabs Quadrangle staff members
Two women are in police custody and another is being sought by police in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly resident of a township senior care facility discovered when the victim’s family installed a hidden camera in her room.

ALFA Joins U.S. EPA In Honoring First Senior Care Communities to Earn ENERGY STAR® Certification
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Assisted Living Federation of America today joined with the U.S. EPA to award Sunrise Senior Living and Horizon Bay Retirement Communities with ENERGY STAR awards for senior care communities.

Ohio Joins Elder Movement Online with Website for Senior Citizens and Caregivers
13,000 free Ohio listings and current news now available online for people 50 and older at http://ohioseniorsnetwork.com

Third arrest in Delaware Co. elder abuse case
Three employees at a Delaware County assisted-living community have been charged with abusing a dementia patient.

DA: Nanny cam shows elder abuse at Pa. facility
Aides at an assisted living facility assaulted and mocked a half-naked dementia patient as the elderly woman struggled to flee her room and escape the torment, according to video evidence captured by a hidden camera in the room.

Former nursing home owner talks to seniors about proposed cuts to Medicaid, petitioning Legislature
Scott Proctor discusses state government cuts to funding elderly care facilities across Oklahoma at Greenbrier Nursing Home Thursday.

Two more charged with elder abuse at center
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Two more workers have been arrested and charged in the abuse of an elderly dementia patient at the Quadrangle, a well-known nursing-care facility in Haverford, police said Thursday.

Two more charged with elder abuse at center
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Two more workers have been arrested and charged in the abuse of an elderly dementia patient at the Quadrangle, a well-known nursing-care facility in Haverford, police said Thursday.

Video: 'Nannycam' nabs Quadrangle staff members
Two women are in police custody and another is being sought by police in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly resident of a township senior care facility discovered when the victim’s family installed a hidden camera in her room.

Assunta Santoro
Assunta “Sue” Barnett, 93, died April 1, 2011, at Beaverton Farmington Square Senior Care Community. A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m., April 11, in the Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland....

DA: Nanny cam shows elder abuse at Pa. facility
Aides at an assisted living facility assaulted and mocked a half-naked dementia patient as the elderly woman struggled to...

Elder Law Expert: Ryan Plan Would Fundamentally Change Medicare
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare for those under age 55 is nothing short of a complete reconceptualization of the health insurance program, says a University of Illinois elder law expert. Richard L. Kaplan, a professor of law and expert on retirement issues, says the Ryan proposal would scrap Medicare's current defined-benefit program in favor of a defined ...

Elder care: Where to turn for help
Dozens of social service and law enforcement agencies in the Philadelphia region focus on financial crimes or exploitation involving the elderly.

Video: 'Nannycam' nabs Quadrangle staff members
Two women are in police custody and another is being sought by police in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly resident of a township senior care facility discovered when the victim’s family installed a hidden camera in her room.

South Shore Elder Services to hold aging conference
South Shore Elder Services will hold its 6th Annual “Aging is Everyone's Future" Conference” from 5 to 8:30 pm May 10 at Lombardo's in Randolph. The focus is on caregivers taking care of themselves as well as the loved one they are helping.

Video: 'Nannycam' nabs Quadrangle staff members
Two women are in police custody and another is being sought by police in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly resident of a township senior care facility discovered when the victim’s family installed a hidden camera in her room.

Co-founders Paul and Teresa Klaassen Sell Sunrise Senior Shares Worth $2M - cbl
By Bill Murphy McLEAN, Va. -- Paul Klaassen and his wife Teresa have sold Sunrise Senior Living Inc....

Quadrangle employees in Haverford charged with physically abusing an elderly resident (VIDEO)
HAVERFORD TWP. – Two women are in police custody and another is being sought by police in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly resident of a township senior care facility discovered when the victim’s family installed a hidden camera in her room.

Working with elder parents in planning financially for their long-term care
According to a report from a USATODAY/ABCNews/Gallup Poll, 41 percent of baby boomers are helping take care of elderly parents by providing personal help or financial assistance or both.

Cutbacks see families turn to private in-home care
Cuts to government-funded in-home care for older people in the past couple of years have seen frustrated New Zealand families turn to private providers for help, according to New Zealand’s largest in-home senior care provider.

SeniorHomes.com Releases "Best of the Web" Senior Living Resource Guide
Printable Guide Identifies Top Online Resources for Consumers (PRWeb April 12, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/04/prweb5244414.htm

Low Investment, High Return Help Senior Care Franchising Prosper in Sluggish Economy
The sluggish economy has taken its toll on small business owners as many industries struggle to launch and build new ventures. A recently released study reveals that the inability to obtain credit for small business franchises could jeopardize 80,000 new jobs this year. And yet, the senior care and home health industries continue to lure entrepreneurs with the prospect of low investment and ...

April Education Forum for Local Home Care Agency Supports Arizona Active Duty Military and Veterans
1888PressRelease Supporting Arizona active duty military and veterans is the topic for April 26, 2011 event at Home Instead Senior Care Greater Phoenix.Phoenix-Mesa, AZ - Margy Bons, executive director of Operation Homefront in Arizona and Marsha Goodman, a private attorney whose practice focuses on Elder Law, will be speaking at the educational forum April 26, 2011 beginning at 10am. The topic...

Elder-care mediation can help families solve conflicts
Amtrak workers have repaired a damaged overhead wire that delayed trains in and out of New York's... - 9:03 am

Elder-care mediation can help families solve conflicts
At 10:17 p.m. - 9:20 pm The Morris County Park Commission is seeking people interested in helping to maintain Morris County... - 9:19 pm

Video: 'Nannycam' nabs Quadrangle staff members
Two women are in police custody and another is being sought by police in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly resident of a township senior care facility discovered when the victim’s family installed a hidden camera in her room.






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