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Elder Care: Changes to the power of attorney law in the new year
House Bill 1429 was signed into law on July 2, but many of the changes to the law did not take effect until Jan. 1. HB 1429 amends Title 20 Chapter 56 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. HB 1429 covers general provisions and special rules for ...

Tending to Unmet Dental Needs—a Root of Elder Hunger
Before now, few researchers focused on the dental problems of homebound seniors, said Judith Jones, an assistant dean for faculty development at Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and elder-care spokeswoman for the ...

Elder-care challenges prompt tech execs to create startups, apps
SAN FRANCISCO • For years, Google Inc.'s commerce chief, Stephanie Tilenius, held a demanding job and helped oversee the medical care of her parents, an experience that led her to leave the Internet search giant in 2012 and start a company to help ...

Evermind review: This minimally intrusive system for monitoring your elderly ...
Evermind review: This minimally intrusive system for monitoring your elderly ...

Malvern Prep senior Andrew Stetser is Main Line Student of the Week
A senior, Stetser has been named to the All-Catholic Chorus team each of the past four years. A member of the Malvern Theatre Society, he played several roles in Malvern's production of The Laramie Project. He is active in Christian service, and did ...

Man believes CN is blocking his elder care inquiries
On its CEC website, the Cherokee Nation advises under the heading How to File An Appeal: “You can file an appeal if Cherokee Elder Care refuses to provide or pay for services you feel are necessary for your health. If your Personal Care Team denies a ...

FaverGray doing $9.3 million senior care renovation in Jacksonville
The FaverGray Co. is doing a $9.3 million renovation of a senior living facility on Jacksonville's Southbank. The renovation of the Towers of Jacksonville at 1400 Le Baron Ave., near Nemours Children's Clinic, will involve 194 units in the 12-story, ...

2014 Highlights in the Diocese of Worcester
October: Catholic Charities Worcester County announced that it had received a grant of $849,022 from Senior Service America Inc. The funding, originally from the U.S. Department of Labor, will pay wages and benefits to 133 low-income older adults ...

Malvern Prep senior Andrew Stetser is Main Line Student of the Week
A senior, Stetser has been named to the All-Catholic Chorus team each of the past four years. A member of the Malvern Theatre Society, he played several roles in Malvern's production of The Laramie Project. He is active in Christian service, and did ...

The Sandwich Generation: Adult Child Caregiver Population Growing
Senior service providers, including Foxdale Village, are looking to help adult child caregivers by exploring the possibility of establishing an ACAPcommunity chapter in the area. ACAPcommunity is a nonprofit organization that provides monthly ...

Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry
Working with medical device companies, he saw the emerging need for senior care providers as baby boomers grew older. He believed in this change so strongly, he decided to take action and become part of the growing home care industry. Here are the ...

Two nonprofits collaborate to expand senior home care services
“As Michigan's senior population continues to grow, nonprofit organizations committed to a mission of senior care must seek to meet an increased demand for services,” said John Thorhauer, UMRC's president and CEO. “The creation of Caring Partners Home ...

Elder care study on Bisbee agenda
BISBEE — On Jan. 6, the Bisbee City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. with the iBisbee Committee to discuss the feasibility study for elder care facilities in the town. The study was done in partnership with the Copper Queen Community ...

Elder care study on Bisbee agenda
BISBEE — On Jan. 6, the Bisbee City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. with the iBisbee Committee to discuss the feasibility study for elder care facilities in the town. The study was done in partnership with the Copper Queen Community ...

REA & Assoc. donates nearly 25000 pounds of food, cash; Cambridge, Marietta ...
REA & Assoc. donates nearly 25000 pounds of food, cash; Cambridge, Marietta ...

Home Instead Senior Care Hosts Family Caregiver Education Series
senior nutrition HISC Home Instead Senior Care, serving the greater South Puget Sound region, is now offering a monthly family caregiver education series. This family caregiver education series is designed to support you, the family caregiver, and will ...

Harry?s Daddy, and Diana?s ?Murder?: Royal Rumors In a New Play
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

Remembering ESPNs Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

Two nonprofits collaborate to expand senior home care services
“As Michigan's senior population continues to grow, nonprofit organizations committed to a mission of senior care must seek to meet an increased demand for services,” said John Thorhauer, UMRC's president and CEO. “The creation of Caring Partners Home ...

FAQ: Elder care and California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program
FAQ: Elder care and California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. Anna Gorman | Kaiser Health News. 30 minutes ago. Show caption. Toni Giusto became paralyzed after a spinal cord injury and requires 24-hour care. Nurse Rachel Baldoz has ...

China healthcare: government incentives for foreign investors in for-profit ...
China healthcare: government incentives for foreign investors in for-profit ...

Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at Breaking Point, Air Force Says
In other words, the Air Force is saying that its drone force has been stretched to its limits. “It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes ...

De Blasios Enemy Folds at NYPD Funeral
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

US drone fleet at 'breaking point' over operator shortage
A senior service official told The Daily Beast that this situation had been “at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” and that it has only worsened because “Band-Aid fixes are no longer working.” For example, commenting on the Pentagon's ...

Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

The 100 Rich People Who Run America
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle says that the Air Force's current ...

Leisureworld Senior Care Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from ...
Leisureworld Senior Care Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from ...

Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?
“It's at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What's different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” In the internal memo, Carlisle noted that the Air Force's current ...

Air Force Drone Program On The Verge Of Collapse
An internal memo from senior officials reveals that the Air Force's drone program is on the verge of collapse due to limited personnel just when the military is stepping up efforts against ISIS, The Daily Beast reports. The memo from Gen. Herbert ...

State lottery funds allow for more senior services in Carbon County
Additional state funds are allowing expansion of services to senior citizens in Carbon County, the commissioners say. Meeting as the county salary board — the first county meeting of 2015 — the commissioners approved salaries for all county employees ...

Caremerge Raises $4 Million To Expand Its Care Coordination Platform In ...
Caremerge Raises $4 Million To Expand Its Care Coordination Platform In ...

UK to assign A400M crews according to their abilities
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to assign roles to its crews for the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft depending on their particular skillsets and competencies, a senior service official revealed in late 2014. Speaking at the ...

Influx of Silicon Valley Execs Cashing In on Senior Care Tech
Driven by the aging challenges faced by their parents, a number of tech executives have left positions at prominent Silicon Valley companies, like Google, to create a flurry of new startups and apps dedicated to elder care. And the trend doesn't appear ...

Caremerge Aims To Help Coordinate Elder Care Communications
Chicago-based Caremerge initially launched in 2012 to address care coordination and communication issues in the elder care industry with a HIPAA-compliant mobile and internet-based platform that allows staff at senior care facilities to communicate ...

Senior Care Platform Independa Enters Into Consumer Market
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are 65 million caregivers in the US — and 51% of their care recipients are aged 75+. To open up communication possibilities for cargivers, senior care platform provider Independa has announced ...

Feed the Children, non-profits to deliver food to needy
The George Shinn Foundation, senior service non-profit FiftyForward and Feed the Children are partnering to deliver food and essentials to 400 families in need, as identified by FiftyForward. Beginning at 10 a.m., volunteers will give each family a 25 ...

What's happening at Senior Services in January
Message from Jim Lange, Supervisor for Senior Service. As the New Year starts, the senior services staff and I hope you enjoyed your holidays. We are all thankful for the continued support we receive from our Community and our volunteers. We look ...

Cambia adds to its growing portfolio with investment in senior care platform
Caremerge launched its first product in late 2012 to help solve the care coordination and communication problems surrounding the senior care industry. It is a HIPAA-compliant, mobile/web-based platform that allows all senior living staff, as well as ...

West Boulder Senior Center remodel begins as users decry lack of input
On Monday, Nolin said, he and some other seniors met with Betty Kilsdonk, Boulder's acting senior service manager, Human Services Director Karen Rahn and City Manager Jane Brautigam about their concerns. He described the meetings as "stalemates" ...

Senior exercise classes to begin at Medford Senior Care
MEDFORD, Minnesota — A senior exercise class with Nancy Nieman, MS, ACSM, is from 2-2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Whistle Stop Diner at Medford Senior Care, 108 3rd Street NE in Medford. Class participants may use back/east diner ...

'Coats for Comfort' grows beyond school assignment
Rather than walking dogs at an animal shelter or serving food at a soup kitchen, Sarina Tran decided for her senior service project she was going to create her own charity. It was October, and the temperature was dropping, when the Westerville North ...

Winter safety tips for senior care
A news release from Home Instead Senior care said winter can be a difficult time, as the harsh conditions especially impact seniors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people over the age of 65 make up nearly half of all hypothermia ...

Top 10 Senior Care Franchises Releases New 2015 List of Best Franchise ...
Top 10 Senior Care Franchises Releases New 2015 List of Best Franchise ...

China Encourages Foreign Investment in Senior Care Services
In late 2014, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China jointly issued the Announcement Encouraging Foreign Investors to Establish For-Profit Senior Care Institutions to Engage in Senior Care Services in China. Senior care ...

City returning to more oversight of Imperial's senior care facilities
That group has not been a working committee for several years since the city hired Rural Health Development (RHD) to manage operation of the three senior living units. “Something needs to change,” Mayor Dwight Coleman said. “I don't know if this ...

Baylor Sociologist Earns Award from Gerontological Society of America for Her ...
Baylor Sociologist Earns Award from Gerontological Society of America for Her ...

Elder-care facilities must be on watch for neglect, abuse cases
Neglect is defined under California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 15610.57 as including: "failure to protect from health and safety hazards." Today's question is another elder-law question from Francis P. in Marin: Q: "I visited my mother over ...

Protecting senior citizens during extreme cold
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 7, 2015) — During this ice cold snap, officials say you need to remember to check on the elderly. “They are more vulnerable,” said Nina Carr, a caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care. When it's this cold, even if you make a ...


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