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Elder Care News 09/2011



Progressive Non-Medical Home care Business Opens Territories for Sale
FirstLight HomeCare Business Now Available in PittsburghCincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 FirstLight HomeCare (firstlighthomecare.com), a new standard in non-medical in-home care, is now accepting inquiries from prospective owners in the greater Pittsburgh, Pa., area. FirstLight HomeCare currently has 23 locations in 13 states, after only 18 months of franchising. Senior care is one of ...

Changes needed to solve hospital bed problem: MLA
Poor co-operation between government departments isn't doing anything to break the logjam of elderly patients blocking beds in the province's hospitals, a Liberal critic says.

Home Instead Senior Care Daytona Beach, FL Will Reclaim the Future for Millions at the Alzheimer's Association Walk to ...
1888PressRelease Home Instead Senior Care Daytona Beach is pleased to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's in Volusia County, FL.Daytona Beach, FL - Walk to End Alzheimer's is more than a walk. It is an inspiring experience that calls participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. In addition to the walk, participants will learn about Alzheimer's...

Track mom and dad's medications
A recent study by the Home Instead Senior Care network revealed many adults aren't well prepared for a senior in their life to face a health crisis. - 76 per cent can't name their parents' blood type.

Emeritus Senior Living Launches “How To” Videos to Help Caregivers 21 Videos Feature Senior Care Experts Addressing ...
Recognizing the vital need for family education and support, Emeritus Senior Living has launched an extensive educational video series at http://www.emeritus.com to address the most common and challenging caregiver issues.Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 According to AARP, there are more than 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. caring for seniors. Recognizing the vital need for ...

San Antonio Seeks to Regulate Senior-Care Homes
The San Antonio City Council will soon have the opportunity to regulate assisted living facilities with three or more residents. The Housing and Neighborhood Services Department is preparing a proposal that will be submitted to the City Council, with a vote expected in January 2012. The proposal would provide the city with the ability to fine, regulate and license unregulated facilities that ...

The New Old Age Blog: A Helping Hand, Paid on Commission
Many services that refer families to local assisted living facilities and nursing homes are paid to do so by those businesses.

A Helping Hand, Paid on Commission
Many services that refer families to local assisted living facilities and nursing homes are paid to do so by those businesses.

Seminar offered on elder law
NEWTON The Sussex-Warren Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will sponsor a program entitled “When Your Employees Are Caring for Their Parents” on September 15 at the Holiday Inn at Budd Lake (formerly the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mt. Olive).

Volunteers
Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, Box 1477, Lowell, MA 01853.

Therapy dogs comfort for seniors, relieve stress
Bringing in the dogs wasn't a last-ditch effort for Senior Care Center workers at Shoals Hospital, but they must have figured it couldn't hurt.

Seminar offered on elder law
NEWTON The Sussex-Warren Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will sponsor a program entitled “When Your Employees Are Caring for Their Parents” on September 15 at the Holiday Inn at Budd Lake (formerly the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mt. Olive).

Seminar offered on elder law
NEWTON The Sussex-Warren Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will sponsor a program entitled “When Your Employees Are Caring for Their Parents” on September 15 at the Holiday Inn at Budd Lake (formerly the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mt. Olive).

Giving special attention to senior care
Faced with a growing number of older patients, the Winchester hospital has become the first in eastern Ontario to hire a vice-president of seniors' services to make the institution, at all levels, more accountable for how it treats the elderly.

Full-time Family Caregiver Wins Long Overdue Vacation: Home Instead Senior Care Network Announces Caregiver Cruise ...
A family caregiver who has provided nearly constant care to an ailing husband for the past nine years is the winner of the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway from the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The six-day, five-night cruise sets sail January 21, 2012, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with about 200 professional and family caregivers as part of the Home Instead Senior Care Caregiver Cruise. The trip ...

Full-time Family Caregiver Wins Long Overdue Vacation: Home Instead Senior Care Network Announces Caregiver Cruise ...
A family caregiver who has provided nearly constant care to an ailing husband for the past nine years is the winner of the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway from the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The six-day, five-night cruise sets sail January 21, 2012, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with about 200 professional and family caregivers as part of the Home Instead Senior Care Caregiver Cruise. The trip ...

ActiveCare, Inc. Announces Government Reimbursement for Product and Services
ActiveCare, Inc. a leader in senior care technology, today announced the annual results for the strategic partnership with Mountain Home Medical, Inc. a provider of personal emergency response and elder care products in Colorado. Â Working with county and state agencies Mountain Home Medical has over 400 members currently being monitored by ActiveCare. Â "We have been working closely with ...

New Owners Announced for Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Phoenix
Home Instead Senior Care is proud to announce new owners of the agency that serves Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Phoenix, and the West Valley in Arizona. New owners Steve and Bobbi Hunter along with co-owner Jason Nash bring a passion for caring along with strong business and health-care backgrounds.Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 The 85 and older population is expected to more ...

ActiveCare, Inc. Announces Government Reimbursement for Product and Services
SALT LAKE CITY, September 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Medicaid reimbursement grows to over 400 members in Colorado ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced the annual results for the strategic partnership with …

Pittsburgh Senior Caregiver Training and Caregiver Jobs: 10-hour Online Training
Pittsburgh - Senior caregiving is not like child care – just ask any professional senior caregiver.

Construction begins on new senior care facility
As a group of more than 50 Bel-Wood residents, West Peoria citizens and government officials watched Tuesday, the next phase of work on Peoria County's new elder care facility was launched.   The ceremonial groundbreaking on a county nursing home at 2223 W. Heading Ave. marks "a new era of care for our senior citizens," County Board Chairman Tom O'Neill told the crowd before joining with other ...

Home Health Headlines Launched by Franchise Thinking
Franchise Thinking announced today the completion and launch of HomeHealthHeadlines.com . The site is specifically designed to track news and information regarding home health care, senior care, and general home care. The site includes original content and provides news gathered from public news sources to assist anyone interested in the home health care industry. (PRWeb September 07, 2011) Read ...

Seminar offered on elder law
NEWTON The Sussex-Warren Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will sponsor a program entitled “When Your Employees Are Caring for Their Parents” on September 15 at the Holiday Inn at Budd Lake (formerly the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mt. Olive).

Cascade Healthcare to Become First U.S. Firm to Open Senior Care Facility in China
Seattle-based Cascade Healthcare, a joint venture between Columbia Pacific Advisors and Emeritus Corp., has received approval from the Shanghai government to open the first foreign-owned, for-profit senior care facility in China.

Contest seeks family-favorite recipes
Nearly every family has a favorite recipe. Home Instead Senior Care, which has offices in Edina, Burnsville, Maple Grove and more, is encouraging family caregivers to dig into their recipe box to find theirs and enter the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest.

Catering to Sandwich Generation
Type in the words "elder care franchise" in any search engine, and about a million entries will pop up.

Maine ranks 8th for elder care; Minn. leads nation
Maine ranks eighth overall in long-term care for older and disabled people, according to a national study released Thursday. Minnesota leads the nation in care, according to the study, and illustrates how the nation could cut costs by offering better care and coordination. For instance, as many as 200,000 people ...

Mass. ranks in bottom half of country for elder care, report finds
Massachusetts ranks 30th of all states when it comes to overall affordability, quality, and availability of services for residents who need long-term nursing home or home-based care, according to a new national study. The analysis ranked Massachusetts as one of the most expensive states in the country for the one in seven seniors who are paying for nursing home care out of their own pockets ...

Care home nurse jailed for kicking dementia sufferer "like a football"
A SENIOR care home nurse has been jailed for brutally kicking a dementia sufferer because he knew she would not remember the attack.

Senior news: Recipe contest, senior ministry day
Meal companionshipResearch conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network revealed that lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors.The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that favorite dish, and prepare and share a meal with their senior loved one. Then, enter that recipe and the story about ...

Elder Care Awards taking nominations
The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations this month for its annual Elder Caregiver Awards, which recognizes those who take on responsibilities of caring for a friend, loved one, or neighbor.

Contest seeks family-favorite recipes
Nearly every family has a favorite recipe. Home Instead Senior Care, which has offices in Edina, Burnsville, Maple Grove and more, is encouraging family caregivers to dig into their recipe box to find theirs and enter the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest.

Bright Days Home Care Launches New Senior Care Website, Plans to Open For Business in New York City in October 2011.
Bright Days Home Care announces the launch of their new website to showcase and highlight their companion care services, discuss and source top-notch companion care aides, as well as provide additional senior care resources. http://www.brightdayshomecare.com (PRWeb September 09, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/seniorcare/homecare/prweb8777077.htm

Kentucky Elder Abuse Attorneys Say Medicare Adjustment Should Not Impact Nursing Home Care
Lee Coleman and J. Marshall Hughes of Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers say reduced federal funding is no excuse for changes in levels of care.Bowling Green, KY (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Bowling Green personal injury attorney Lee Coleman today blasted nursing home industry warnings that an adjustment in Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities will adversely affect care given to nursing ...

Contest seeks family-favorite recipes
Nearly every family has a favorite recipe. Home Instead Senior Care, which has offices in Edina, Burnsville, Maple Grove and more, is encouraging family caregivers to dig into their recipe box to find theirs and enter the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest.

High school football: Syracuse rallies to down Box Elder, remain undefeated
Syracuse came back from a 14-point deficit at halftime to beat Box Elder 20-14 in overtime at Weber State's Stewart Stadium...

Senior care talk set at Willowick Library
Home Instead Senior Care is partnering with the Willowick Public Library to offer a program that offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care for elderly parents.

Contest seeks family-favorite recipes
Nearly every family has a favorite recipe. Home Instead Senior Care, which has offices in Edina, Burnsville, Maple Grove and more, is encouraging family caregivers to dig into their recipe box to find theirs and enter the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest.

Seattle firms plan senior housing for China's booming elderly population
Serena Xie is sure there's a market in China for American-style, for-profit senior-care facilities. Her own family underscores the demographic and social changes creating the need.

Volunteers
Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, Box 1477, Lowell, MA 01853.

Senior Care Company Expands to Baltimore Area
Leading Senior Care Franchise Holds Open House for Potential Franchisees to Open 12 Locations in Bal...

Elder Mountain residents petition against de-annexation
Susan Rich doesn't want to leave Chattanooga. But Chattanooga wants to leave her. More than a month ago, the Chattanooga City Council voted to de-annex her and other residents in the wealthy enclave atop Elder Mountain.

Senior care group plans to use grant for Framingham contest, area programs
Thanks to a grant, Framingham seniors will soon get the chance to both improve their health and to join a "Biggest Loser"-style contest called "Biggest Winner," planned by Boston's Hebrew SeniorLife.

Contest seeks family-favorite recipes
Nearly every family has a favorite recipe. Home Instead Senior Care, which has offices in Edina, Burnsville, Maple Grove and more, is encouraging family caregivers to dig into their recipe box to find theirs and enter the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest.

Advertising agency LevLane promotes vice president, group media director.
Philadelphia - LevLane, Philadelphia, has promoted Dan Hall from associate media director to vice president, group media director, responsible for LevLane accounts Taco Bell, Kennedy Health System, Senior Care Development and Saul Ewing.

Film explores challenges facing LGBT seniors
The first generation to come out en masse is going back into the closet, according to Novato filmmaker Stu Maddux.

Cerenity Senior Care closing two nursing homes
St. Paul-based Cerenity Senior Care announced this afternoon that it is closing two east metro nursing homes, a move that will affect about 187 residents and more than 300 workers.

Box Elder takes aim at properties in disrepair
The city of Box Elder took another step Monday in its mission to make the area more aesthetically appealing for homeowners by getting tough with its new maintenance codes.

Company: Two nursing homes to close
East metro St. Paul-based Cerenity Senior Care announced Monday that it is closing two east metro nursing homes in a move that will affect about

Crawford Takes Over as Editor of Home Health Care News Site
Colleen Crawford of Franchise Thinking was named editor of the news site HomeHealthHeadlines.com today. The site emphasizes home care of every sort including home health care and senior care. The site features original content in addition to public news content with updates every business day.Abilene, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 Beginning today Colleen Crawford will be the editor for ...


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