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Elder Care News 01/2012



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

Elder 2011 Caregiver of the Year
Joy Elder of Watkinsville was selected as the 2011 Georgia Volunteer Caregiver of the Year at the annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) Summit Gala on Oct. 6 at Georgia Southwestern.

Amy Hull, 39
When Amy Hull began operating the Knoxville office of Home Instead Senior Care, the concept was brand new to everyone — including her.

Timber Ridge senior facility sting catches alleged thief; no arrest yet
A local senior care home recently set up a sting that caught a new employee stealing property, but no arrests have been made as the matter appears stalled at the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

Health centre leads Jan. talks
The Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities has two health events to help kick off the new year. The coalition’s John Olsen stressed the similar events on the health centre and senior care are separate, it’s just coincidence “they came about out of thin air at the same time.”

Bay Area Senior Home Care Provider, Reliable Caregivers Provides Tips to Help Caregivers Differentiate Between Age ...
Bay Area senior care provider, Reliable Caregivers offers tips to understand the differences between age-related forgetfulness and dementia. (PRWeb January 03, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/senior-care/bay-area/prweb9048076.htm

Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at homePalo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2012 Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the Hospital to Home Care program, a comprehensive set of educational resources for families ...

Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at home (PRWeb January 03, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9075349.htm

Be A Santa to a Senior program a success
Seniors who would otherwise not have had Christmas were supported by Home Instead Senior Care's Be A Santa to a Senior program.

Elder care firm opens new offices in Groton, Cheshire
Golden Horizons Elder Care Services Inc., an in-home service aimed at senior citizens, has opened a new office at 1057 Poquonnock Ave. in Groton and one in Cheshire, the company said in a press release.

Elder Care Services chief James Croteau announces retirement
By Desiree Stennett Democrat staff writer -- After five years serving as the president and CEO of Elder Care Services Inc., James Croteau has announced his retirement.

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Elder of 'treasure trove' burglars on $350,000 bail
Older half of a Sydney father-and-son duo accused of a multimillion-dollar burglary at a Melbourne storage facility is released on bail.

Resolve to Spend Time in 2012 Discussing Retirement and Long Term Care Plans
Half of individuals who are 45 years or older have not started strategizing about retirement and other needs as they age. The actions among this age group show that the volatility of the economy, stock market, and prospects of Social dwindling is causing them to put off planning rather than confronting the challenges head on. ...

Charges dropped against former senior care center CEO
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Drug and assault charges have been dropped against a former senior care center CEO after a January 2011 incident. Joseph Patrick Snyder was the president of Aldersgate, a large senior care complex in Charlotte.  He was accused of assaulting police officers during an incident in a west Charlotte parking lot.  During the incident police initially said Snyder smelled of marijuana ...

Northern Central New Jersey Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at home (PRWeb January 04, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9079428.htm

LETTER TO THE EDITOR/EAST: Thanks for holiday help
On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year's very successful Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Elder Placement & Referral Agency Concierge Care Advisors Expose Heroes in “Best of 2011” Awards
Rep. Jim Moeller, Columbian Reporter Marissa Harshman, and Detective Pamela St. John feted advancing Safety and Security for SeniorsSeattle, Washington (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Concierge Care Advisors closed out its first full year of operations by “exposing heroes” that reflect the Agency’s mission of secure and safe seniors above all else. Criteria for the recipients required results. ...

Central Ohio Senior Care Company Partners with the Alzheimer’s Association to Promote Early Detection of Alzheimer’s ...
As a Champion Partner of the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA), Home Care Assistance is committed to Alzheimer’s education and outreach. (PRWeb January 05, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9079549.htm

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Jersey Shore Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at home (PRWeb January 06, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9079990.htm

Warren residents help make holidays special for seniors
Tracy Fazzolari of Home Instead Senior Care, serving seniors in Warren County, is extending her thanks to members of the community who reached deep into their hearts and pockets for the eighth consecutive holiday season. More than 160 seniors received...

Central New Jersey Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at home. (PRWeb January 06, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9080048.htm

Steve Malman’s Chicago Law Firm Targets Poorly Run Nursing Homes
The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates PC announces record number of successful elder care facility-related settlements as its Nursing Home Team becomes “huge part” of firm’s overall success.Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 07, 2012 The Law Offices of Steven Malman & Associates PC announced today that it successfully settled a record number of nursing home-related cases in 2011. ...

South Jersey Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at home (PRWeb January 07, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9080018.htm

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Wanted: 11,000 elder care workers by 2020
By 2020, Singapore will need almost four times the number of people to work in the elder care sector than it now has, revealed Dr Amy Khor, who has been tasked with getting those workers.

Why the Consumer Electronics Show Matters to Seniors and Their Families
While many family members express doubt about the acceptance of technology by their senior loved ones, Senior Care Corner knows that technology can improve the lives of both the seniors and their families. It is that potential in technology - the devices available today and, even more so, those on the horizon - which brings Senior Care Corner to the International Consumer Electronics Show. ...

High-tech beds to help the elderly and infirm
'Smart bed' from BAM Labs — a Campbell company started by two Apple alumni — provides caregivers with real-time remote monitoring of patients.

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Warren residents help make holidays special for seniors
Tracy Fazzolari of Home Instead Senior Care, serving seniors in Warren County, is extending her thanks to members of the community who reached deep into their hearts and pockets for the eighth consecutive holiday season. More than 160 seniors received...

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Rehrersburg resident receives Caregiver of the Year award for work with seniors
Home Instead Senior Care has selected Rita Hall, of Rehrersburg, as the 2011 Caregiver of the Year. Hall’s nomination and subsequent selection were the result of countless acknowledgements of gratitude from her many clients.

Nebraska Senior Care Company Launches Revolutionary Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance program educates patients and families on the discharge process, eases the transition home post-hospitalization and facilitates recovery at home. (PRWeb January 11, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9084900.htm

Mother, son take plea deal in gruesome case of elder abuse
George Stahl/Special to the Sun On Wednesday, Jan. 4, in a Kern County Superior Court appearance, co-defendants Joseph McCoy, and his mother, Darlene Green, entered no contest pleas in the case of elder abuse leading to the death of 90-year-old Margaret Gray on April 1. Gray was Green’s mother and McCoy’s grandmother. McCoy had been Gray’s IHSS primary caregiver since he turned 18 in 1999.

Advocate: Abused U.S. elders need shelters
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. elder care advocate said the graying of America has increased the need for shelters to serve abused senior citizens.

Employers Can Be Great Resource for Workers with Ailing Parents
As a parent ages, many adult children are left to pick up the pieces. The parent’s financial and medical needs increase and issues start to take over the adult child’s work time. Employers who can help their workers connect with elder care resources and allow for flexible schedules can retain hard workers and help them through a tough chapter in life.

Elder Abuse Problems Expected To Mount
Elder abuse is expected to continue to rise. A sad expectation given that seniors are among our most vulnerable citizens, often depending on the benevolence of strangers. We’ve long been following the issue of elder abuse, a devastating indignity that … Continue reading →

Report: Fort Hudson Health System contributes $32M per year to economy
FORT EDWARD -- A new report on the economic impact of long-term senior care facilities in New York hopes to highlight their contribution in the face of Medicaid changes and declining reimbursement rates.

Letter to the Editor: Home Instead thanks those who helped with 'Be a Santa to a Senior' program
On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year's very successful Be a Santa to a Senior program.  read more »

Alzheimer's cafe support concept comes to Knoxville
Alzheimer's cafes are a popular concept in Europe that an innovative senior care activity director decided to try in East Tennessee.

Leisureworld to Acquire 160 Bed, "A" Class LTC Facility in Orleans, Ontario
MARKHAM, ONTARIO-- - Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Madonna Long-Term Care Residence, a 160 bed, "A" Class facility ...

Leisureworld Senior Care buys Orleans, Ont., residence in $20.1M deal
MARKHAM, Ont. - Leisureworld Senior Care Corp. (TSX:LW) is acquiring the Madonna Long-Term Care Residence in the Ottawa suburb of Orleans in deal worth $20.1 million.

Seniors care in B.C. subject of Jan. 19 documentary
Free event slated for Parksville Community and Conference Centre

Michigan Senior Care Company Launches Hospital to Home Care Program
New Home Care Assistance initiative educates patients and families on the discharge and recovery process and eases the transition home post-hospitalization (PRWeb January 13, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9107833.htm

New Hampshire Senior Care Company Announces Local Hospital to Home Care Program
As an advocate for patients transitioning out of the hospital setting and a trusted partner of leading medical institutions, Home Care Assistance is committed to reducing avoidable hospital readmissions with a trailblazing approach to post-discharge careBedford, NH (PRWEB) January 14, 2012 Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors throughout the ...

Elder abuse pair prepare for hearing, jury trial in Bakersfield
George Stahl/Special to the Sun Joseph McCoy, 30, of Lake Isabella, and his mother, 54-year-old Darlene Green of Weldon, were in Kern County Superior Court again on Thursday, Dec. 29 for a Readiness Hearing. The two face charges of causing harm or death to an elderly person in connection with the April 1,2011 death of Green’s mother, Margaret Gray.

Estate planning seminar set
SPECIAL TO THE LOG CABIN A seminar for estate planning is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center, 110 S. Amity Road. Questions about the “Elder Care Journey” will be answered at the free workshop that includes dinner. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 329-8344. Questions related to planning to be considered will include • Who will get the farm? • Is ...

Blotter: Man reports care incident after hospitalization of dad
A man reported to police Friday that he believes his 87-year-old father was assaulted at a senior care facility a week earlier, and Denton police are referring the matter to state officials.






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