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Elder Care News 01/2016



Senior care and land development were hot-button issues in county
By 2015, Blaine County was no longer in the senior care business, as it had been at the old Blaine Manor in Hailey, though the issue refused to completely go away. Two important development projects were controversial—ARCH Community Housing's ...

Top local stories of 2015: Readers' choice
Similarily, providers of local social services, such as the Area Agency on Aging and the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County faced the same issue, closing senior service centers and struggling to meet food demands for impoverished county ...

Business Briefs: Home Instead Senior Care received re-accreditation
Home Instead Senior Care, a private-pay home care agency, has earned re-accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The alliance, which represents 190 home health and elder care agencies across Massachusetts, created an ...

Sanctity of Life Committee says it should stay active through legislative session
McNicholas is looking for privileges at Boone Hospital and is still awaiting a response from University Hospital. Laughrey asked Planned Parenthood and the Department of Health and Senior Service to propose a schedule ensuring that a final decision on ...

Lunch and Learn program on Alzheimer's disease prevention
Senior Service offers support for caregivers. Senior Services has caregiver support groups for families and caregivers of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory impairment. The free meetings are held at the Williams Adult ...

Drawing up new plans: Richard McCarty retires from McCarty Architects
Methodist Senior Service is another client of McCarty Architects. Together, they developed the innovative and award-winning Green Houses. “That whole effort has helped change senior living, and it was some way for us to give back tot he community,” he ...

'Elder care is the new child care,' professor says
“I would say very clearly elder care is the new child care,” said Linda Duxbury, a Carleton University business professor who has spent her career researching work-life balance and is studying how workers like Ms. Sinclair manage demands. Her findings ...

A Twist on Caring for a Parent: Move Into the Home
... can go from independent living to assisted living to a nursing home as their needs mount — house roughly 750,000 people, said Steve Maag, director of residential communities for LeadingAge, an industry association for nonprofit senior service ...

Hometeam raises $27.5M for mobile-enabled senior care services
Hometeam, a senior-focused, home care company, has raised $27.5 million from Oak HC/FT as well as existing investors Lux Capital, IA Ventures, and Recruit Strategic Partners. “Hometeam is about creating beautiful days for older adults while giving ...

River crest Jefferson County still under flood warning
“It's on its way back down,” said National Weather Service senior service hydrologist Tabitha Clark of the river. “It's going to be above flood stage until the 7th and then it will hoover around action stage and level off.” Clark said action stage is ...

'Priviliged' Brian Carroll calls time on Offaly career after 14 years of service
The Coolderry native has been part of the Offaly set-up since 2002, amassing a championship total of 5-191 during his 14 years in senior service. Carroll lined out at corner-forward in last July's qualifier defeat away to Clare; his final appearance in ...

Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte, NC Earns “Featured” Approved Senior ...
Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte, NC Earns “Featured” Approved Senior ...

Katz, 100, was small in stature, yet larger than life
It was so much fun.” In 2013, Katz was named Florida's winner of the Salute to Senior Service, an award Home Instead Inc. annually gives to seniors who have had a positive impact on their community. “She always told me that giving is better than ...

Around Tech Valley
Citizens Bank announced a grant of $10,000 to support Colonie Senior Service Center's Umbrella of Colonie, a home maintenance program to help seniors remain independent and stay in their homes. The grant will go directly to assist members with home ...

Latest storm brings flooding, road closures, but burn areas OK
The heaviest rain came through the county midmorning. "There was a really heavy line that came on shore, hit the Solimar burn area and then went through Ventura," said Jayme Laber, a senior service hydrologist for the National Weather Service. At its ...

Herman Wouk, the American Jewish Writer Who Wrote Huge Best-Sellers and Wasn't ...
Herman Wouk, the American Jewish Writer Who Wrote Huge Best-Sellers and Wasn't ...

More precipitation needed to combat 4-year drought
“It is going to take a lot (of water) to make any hydrological changes (for the drought),” said Tim Bradsley, Senior Service Hydrologist at the Reno National Weather Service. “We are ahead of average to date, but we have a long way to go for the rest ...

Home Instead Senior Care offers scam awareness courses to Chester groups
Chester at-home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, has delivered scam awareness training to more than 500 people through its partnership with national scam awareness charity, Think Jessica. This type of fraudulent activity reaches people via ...

MDOT closes Miss. 465; other roads going under
“They do a senior service volunteer project and we usually work at Good Shepherd,” she said. “We just changed plans and came here. We have 12 seniors and three alums from the classes of 2013 and 2015.” “It feels good to come down to the downtown ...

Senior Care Center to host blood drive
Senior Care Center of Jacksonville is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, January 11, at 810 Bellaire in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Belinda Murphy at ...

Irving Levin Associates, Inc. To Host Webinar, “Investing in the Senior Care ...
Irving Levin Associates, Inc. To Host Webinar, “Investing in the Senior Care ...

Elder Care: Patient satisfaction affects hospital reimbursement
When individuals are experiencing medical situations that require hospitalization, and the opportunity to choose between several facilities is available, most will choose the hospital that they believe will provide quality care. But what exactly is ...

Air Force Drones May Fire Laser Weapons
Air Force drones will one day fire high-tech laser weapons to destroy high-value targets, conduct precision strikes and incinerate enemy locations from the sky, senior service officials told Scout Warrior. The Air Force Research Laboratory is already ...

The Record: Senior care
HERE IS a sobering statistic: According to a national AARP survey, New Jersey nursing homes rank 49th out of 50 states on preventing bedsores. It is a dubious distinction, one that spurred legislators in the state Senate to take action last month and ...

Wedding announcement Silen - Nelson
Ruthie Ellen Silen and Randle Lee Nelson were married March 6, 2015 in Las Vegas. A reception was held at the Village Inn in St. Helens. The couple honeymooned in Chico, Calif., Disneyland and attended a NASCAR event in Las Vegas. Randle Nelson is ...

Delaware County getting paid for human services and gets good bond rating
County officials estimated by the end of last month that they had lost $40 million in human service funding and $5 million in senior service funding. The county had been using about $3.1 million of its own money to pay for minimal services, but was ...

Aging Matters: AARP chapter to meet Tuesday
Senior Service offers support for caregivers. Senior Services has caregiver support groups for families and caregivers of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory impairment. The free meetings are held at the Williams Adult ...

Elder Care adds Lajara-Nanson to staff
Lajara has had a diversified neurology practice, implementing deep brain stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, Duopa and Baclofen pump therapies. He was instrumental in the development of the Center for Aging and NeuroHealth at Elder Care. He speaks ...

Letter of thanks: Home Instead Senior Care grateful for Be a Santa to a Senior ...
Letter of thanks: Home Instead Senior Care grateful for Be a Santa to a Senior ...

Elder-Care Employment Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
Commonwealth that a provision in Chapter 5 of the Older Adults Protective Services Act prohibiting convicted workers from elder-care employment, no matter the time of their conviction, violates due process because it goes beyond the necessities of the ...

LifeCircles expands senior care model to Holland with $3 million project
HOLLAND — An aging population and growing demand for services gave a Muskegon-area senior care provider the opportunity to expand and extend its care model into southern Ottawa County. LifeCircles, a partnership between Mercy Health and Porter ...

Seniors re-live lives for Lynn students
Along with a half a dozen other people her age, Smith spent an hour Thursday at Greater Lynn Senior Service Center on Silsbee Street talking to Silva and 18 other Classical students. Organized by Classical history teacher Dena Capano for the second ...

Senior falls lead to higher rates of injury, death, McHenry County health ...
Senior falls lead to higher rates of injury, death, McHenry County health ...

Elder-care disputes may be moved out of courts
Elder-care disputes may be moved out of courts. Law Commission of Ontario proposes using a special tribunal to cut the time, cost and animosity in settling who makes decisions for incapacitated people. Share on Facebook ...

Why leadership will either make or break combat integration …
Examining the differences in tone of the reactions of senior Service leaders thus far is instructive of this point: General Joseph Votel, the commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), recorded a lengthy message with his ...

Roger That: Reports of sexual assault skyrocket at U.S. military academies
Reports of sexual assault at the three U.S. service academies jumped 55 percent in academic year 2014-2015 while sexual harassment complaints also rose, according to a new Defense Department report. The Pentagon review of sexual harassment and ...

Despite flooding, good things still happening in Vicksburg
On Dec. 29, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. formed the High Water Response Team Committee to coordinate the city's response to flooding from a 50.5-foot flood crest predicted to hit Vicksburg Jan. 15, and in response to the efforts being made to help those in ...

Fix Ontario's broken elder-care rules: Editorial
Most of us, at some point, will be touched by provincial laws governing the care of people who can't fend for themselves. It may be as a senior who is no longer capable of making sound choices; as that person's “substitute decision-maker”; or as a ...

Federation grant enables continuation of elder care
Federation grant enables continuation of elder care. Share |. Victor Walcoff, who resides at Abrams Assisted Living Residence at Greenwood House, is assisted + enlarge image. Victor Walcoff, who resides at Abrams Assisted Living Residence at Greenwood ...

Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo
“It's on its way back down”, said National Weather Service senior service hydrologist Tabitha Clark of the river. On Tuesday, it added one for a 21-mile (34 kilometer) stretch near Baton Rouge, Louisiana There are also towing limitations in effect near ...

Elder care issues topic of free seminar
Elder care law, Veterans Administration benefits, hospice care and documenting health care wishes in advance of a serious illness will be discussed beginning at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The free ...

Harriet Crabb
She joined University Place Christian Church and was involved in the Disciples Women's Club and senior service activities. Declining health saw her move to the Meadowbrook Care Center at Clark-Lindsey. The family extends its deepest gratitude to ...

Chippewa Township senior care facility receives recognition
CHIPPEWA TWP. -- Elmcroft of Chippewa, a senior living and memory care community, has been awarded Best of Senior Living from SeniorAdvisor.com for 2016. This is the second year the facility has received the award. Officials said only communities and ...

Afghanistan orders additional MD 530F helos
The AAF's intention to order additional MD 530Fs was first reported by IHS Jane's in January 2015, when a senior service official speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London said that a total of 20 armed helicopters ...

Business Notes: Donohoe Leases Office Space in Bethesda
The development company Donohoe has leased two floors at 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, which recently underwent a $10 million renovation. The Washington, D.C.-based company is planning on splitting its operations between its D.C. office and the ...

Betty Berry BETTY BERRY
For reservations call (805) 497-0189. Jan. 20: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 2nd Annual Wellness Fest — at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. A day to meet Senior Service Providers — check out all your wellness needs under one ...

Thames Valley Council for Community Action seeks volunteers for senior care ...
Thames Valley Council for Community Action seeks volunteers for senior care ...

Keep OFA director, says elder care nonprofit
A nonprofit organization that offers elder care services to the tri-county area urged lawmakers on Monday to reconsider their decision to appoint a director of aging services as part of ongoing department restructuring. Essex County's aging population ...

BC Health Minister pushes Ottawa for overhaul of elder care funding system
B.C.'s Health Minister says he will push Ottawa next week at federal-provincial meetings to change its funding system so that provinces caring for a larger share of the country's seniors get more money. British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake told ...

Davidson County named Messer award recipient for 2015
Upon receiving the award, commissioners deflected the praise to staff members from both senior service centers on-hand. “We get the plaque but y'all did the work so all the credit goes to the people who were involved in the process,” commissioner Larry ...


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