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Elder Care Fair 'one-stop shop' for health-related services, resources
MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes the toughest part of getting information on the care of older adults is knowing where to find resources. The Highland Lakes Health Partnership addresses that issue with its annual Elder Care Fair on April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon ...

Elder-care facility taps McCarron
"I have a long history in elder care and I can say they (the Merrimack River Valley Home) offer something unique in that they offer a very affordable and welcoming environment. When working in residential care, you are with elders on a constant basis ...

Senior Care Technology Round-Up: ALFA's New App, Senior Housing Search ...
Senior Care Technology Round-Up: ALFA's New App, Senior Housing Search ...

Daughter sues senior care centre, alleges staff let her mother starve
MONTREAL - A lawsuit alleges staff at a senior care centre in Montreal stopped feeding a 94-year-old woman who later died. Helene Charette Pichette filed the suit against the University of Montreal geriatric institute as well as its doctors, blaming ...

Elder Care Helper Launches Consumer-Focused Provider Evaluation Tools
Elder Care Helper announces the launch of online Provider Evaluation tools that help consumers evaluate and find the right long-term care provider for themselves or a loved one. “Our Provider Evaluation tools aim to bring clarity and confidence to one ...

Construction has begun on a residential senior care facility on Madison's West ...
Construction has begun on a residential senior care facility on Madison's West ...

National Charity League Senior Recognition Evening
... in formal white gowns, beautifully set dinner tables and florals, a sentimental Father-Daughter dance, special recognition of the Senior Mothers and a Senior Service Award given to senior Gabrielle Rios for volunteering the most hours over the six ...

Dementia info program an eye-opener for senior care facility staff
Dementia info program an eye-opener for senior care facility staff, PDF · Print · E-mail. Sixty-four employees of the Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights experienced the symptoms of dementia at a two-day program last week. Tammy Simpson, Director of ...

Digital Pills Could Revolutionize Medicine Intake for Senior Caregivers
Imagine a typical day in a senior care setting. Caregivers visit the rooms of all residents who receive medications. They administer the meds, then wait several minutes for each resident to take them, one by one, ensuring the doses are not forgotten or ...

Golden Rule Elder Care offers more than homecare
The business has three components: non-medical care provided in the home, consulting services for families seeking the right services for the elder in their life, and consulting work with companies that want to provide elder care services for their ...

Senior Solutions Management Group Adds Two New Assisted Living Facilities in ...
Senior Solutions Management Group Adds Two New Assisted Living Facilities in ...

Report: Sports & Rec, Travel, Senior Care Top Sectors for Franchisee Satisfaction
Sports and recreation, travel, and senior care are the top industries for franchisee satisfaction, according to a new report released today by market research firm Franchise Business Review. Franchise Business Review's 2013 Guide to Today's Top ...

Truths on senior living and long-term care
It's essential to become familiar with key issues associated with senior living and long-term care before being confronted with the situation in your family. Most people are surprised to learn about the various nuances of insurance coverage, costs and ...

Generational benefits: Employees use offerings to care for both parents and ...
Generational benefits: Employees use offerings to care for both parents and ...

Integra Home Care and Telemonitoring Services Provides in Home Senior Care
Older family members who need additional home or specialized care can find the services they need through Integra Home Care and Telemonitoring Services. As a local Twin Cities-based service that is licensed and Medicare certified, Integra provides ...

Patricia Walden, Executive Vice President, Central CT Senior Health
CCSHS also manages the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, a resource and assessment center located, and the Good Life Fitness Program, an exercise and wellness model embedded in each of CCSHS's senior care communities. CCSHS is currently ...

Senior care is a cool job option
After researching a bit, I decided to set up Epoch Elder Care,” says Kabir Chadha, founder and CEO, Epoch Elder Care, that trains and employs young elder care specialists. With a population of 100 million above 65 and majority of population within the ...

Judge Spotlight: SageMinder Offers Senior Care Calls and Caregiver Tools
This is the first in a series of spotlights highlighting our 2013 Best Senior Living Awards expert judges. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to find out about our spotlights as they go live and learn more about our panel of ...

Springfield senior care center expanding
PTA Nikki Stevens works with Oakwood Village resident Harold Skinner in the facility's Therapy Gym, which will be doubled in size with the facility's expansion. Oakwood Village will expand by 46 beds, offering two new care levels for seniors, a short ...

Franchisor Has Eye On Portland, Oregon For Large Growth In Senior Assisted ...
Franchisor Has Eye On Portland, Oregon For Large Growth In Senior Assisted ...

Strategic Acquisitions Boost Senior Housing & Care Deals 9% in 2012
The 2012 healthcare M&A market was a “mixed bag” influenced by uncertainties stemming from the fiscal cliff and the federal debt limit, as dollar volumes decreased while transactions were on the rise, according to Irving Levin Associates' Senior Care ...

Senior Care Authority Conducting Informational Webinar on Senior Care ...
Senior Care Authority Conducting Informational Webinar on Senior Care ...

Funding for elder care is critical
It is with great pleasure that I thank Sen. Dan Sparks and Rep. Shannon Savick for visiting our facility on Minnesota's Visit your Senior Day on March 27. Residents and staff used this valuable time to speak with our state legislators about the issues ...

Elder Care, iPad Toys, & Food: Inside the HBS New Venture Competition
Business plan competitions are in full bloom at colleges and universities around Boston. One of the most prominent ones, at Harvard Business School, got a facelift this year and is in the process of selecting its semifinalists. The program is now ...

Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin Hires Business Development Manager
Their online university for caregivers features courses with extensive training in many areas including healthy cooking, memory loss training, and even geriatric exercises…all things vital to optimal senior care and healthy aging.” Cindy, who is ...

Home Instead Senior Care moves office to new spot in Grover Beach
Tiffany Alcantara, who owns the Home Instead Senior Care office serving San Luis Obispo County, said that caregivers help clients maintain their independence by helping prepare meals, running errands, doing light housekeeping, laundry, medication ...

Senior care provider moves
Tiffany Alcantara, who owns the Home Instead Senior Care office serving San Luis Obispo County, said that caregivers help clients maintain their independence by helping with meals, errands, light housekeeping and laundry, as well as providing ...

Auburn seminar presents info on elder care planning
As senior citizens age, legal issues arise that need attention. Some face age discrimination; others become fraud victims. Most everyone needs to look ahead and plan for future needs and for dealing with a life event — generally the need for long-term ...

Regency Home Care of Atlanta Expands Senior Services to Cover Fourteen ...
Regency Home Care of Atlanta Expands Senior Services to Cover Fourteen ...

Senior Care Trade Group's Members Reduced Rehospitalizations by 15%
Senior care providers have begun to see substantial results in their efforts to improve quality of care in the months following the American Health Care Association's (AHCA) Quality Initiative announcement in February 2012. By December 2012, AHCA ...

Golden Reviews Wants to Bring Transparency to Senior Housing and Care
Based in Chicago, Ill., and launched by Leo Friedman, the company's goal is to bring transparency and accountability to the senior care industry through its 110,000 community listings on its website. After going live in March, the company has more than ...

Salinas bank funds senior care center program
Residents of the Windsor Skyline Care Center in Salinas will have the benefit of the Senior Crimestoppers program as 1st Capital Bank makes good on its federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act requirements. The bank will fund the program, which ...

Maryland senior care costs rise in last five years
Senior care costs are on the rise in Maryland, according to a new study by Genworth. The Virginia financial security company's annual Cost of Care survey shows that annual costs in Maryland for home health services, assisted living facilities, adult ...

Flu Outbreak Prompts Reminder From Senior Care Experts
“The flu can be very dangerous for seniors, so we are concerned about this recent outbreak,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. "We encourage seniors and their families to ...

Home Instead Senior Care to host workshop
Home Instead Senior Care will be hosting a workshop April 23 to help siblings overcome family conflict which may arise while caring for an aging parent or family member. This presentation will be held at Independence Village, 345 Lear Road, Avon Lake, ...

Elder care costs in North Jersey among highest
A private nursing home room in northern New Jersey costs more than $138,000 a year, making it the most expensive region in an already high-priced state, a survey released Tuesday found. While New Jersey ranks sixth-highest among states in nursing ...

First Universalist coming full circle with elder care
First Universalist coming full circle with elder care. Apr 10, 2013. Share. Rockland — Maine has become a national leader in development of an alternative to traditional assisted living and long-term care facilities that will work for many elders. The ...

Home Instead Senior Care expands
“We're basically living on top of each other,” says Michael Steinberg, who owns the business with his wife, Ewelina. “I have an employee who's desk is in the break room.” When the Steinbergs started the business, they had 20 employees in the field ...

Obama, HUD 2014 Budgets a Mixed Bag for Senior Housing & Care
Those senior care providers may see their Medicare reimbursements decline, but will likely maintain their ability to get federally-insured financing with no plans to raise premiums on new Federal Housing Administration-insured loans. Additionally, HUD ...

Home Instead Senior Care opens a franchise in Crossroads
Owners Stephanie Niles and Chris Baughman opened the office in March to fill a gap toward helping families care for loved ones. Home Instead Senior Care is a franchise, which provides in-home, nonmedical care through caregivers. "It's my desire to help ...

$250K GIVEN TO COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS FOR SENIOR CARE ...
$250K GIVEN TO COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS FOR SENIOR CARE ...

Public invited to dementia and elder care TV production
People with an interest in elder care and dementia are invited to be part of an April 30 television special addressing those issues at NET Television Studios, 1800 N. 33rd St. A panel of experts will answer live audience questions for airing in May on ...

Protecting your Future: Elder care might include thousands in surcharges
Protecting your Future: Elder care might include thousands in surcharges. Text Size: A | A | A. Print this Article Email this Article. of 3 clicks used this month. LOGIN | REGISTER | SUBSCRIBE. By Bonnie Kraham. Published: 2:00 AM - 04/11/13. Many ...

Senior care worker cleared of ill-treating vulnerable person at home
A senior care worker has been cleared of an allegation that he ill-treated a vulnerable person. John Riddell-Turner was found not guilty by a unanimous verdict at Swansea Crown Court. The jury of three men and nine women took less than an hour to reach ...

U.S. News: Appeal for Green House Senior Care Model "Dwarfed" by Need
Receiving quality care does not always require moving into an expansive (or expensive) senior living community—sometimes it can be found in a small-scale solution, reports U.S. News. Designed for only 10-12 seniors, Green House model nursing homes ...

Navigating Elder Care Resources Event
This event, designed to be for the aged and those who are helping and supporting aging parents, seeks to educate participants and provide local resource information for navigating the many decisions to be made concerning elder care. Featuring a main ...

Lourey takes up senior care concerns
Lourey takes up senior care concerns. Story · Image (1). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Previous Next. Tony Lourey visits St. Clare. Senator Tony Lourey visited with residents and employees at St ...

Eureka law firm routes $250K to CR for senior care program
A Eureka law firm recently announced it's received court approval to direct $250,000 from a successful class action lawsuit against Skilled Healthcare's nursing homes in California to College of the Redwoods. CR's Health Occupations Programs will ...

Public invited to free senior care event
The public is invited to the free event, which will feature information from 70 organizations about elder care. Attendees may sign up for private sessions with health experts to talk about a range of issues that include planning ahead, caregiving at ...

How to Approach Senior Care When a Loved One Has Mental Illness
Discussing long-term senior care and assisted living with elderly loved ones can be tough, but when a senior loved one suffers from bipolar disorder or other mental health issues, a tough topic can turn combustible. We asked our experts for strategies ...






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