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Elder Care News 05/2017



South Dakota elder care comments sought
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long Term Services and Supports is seeking public comment on the State Plan on Aging. The public comment period runs from Apr. 26 to May 25. Comments can be emailed to [email protected], ...

Elder care worker charged with 207 counts
Fraud investigators said an in-home caretaker got paid for visiting an elderly resident 70 times when he only visited once over the course of eight months. Charles Jenkins III, who faces 207 counts in connection with a Medicaid fraud scheme, was ...

Historic Cross Bell Ranch hosts upcoming Elder Care barbeque
It's all happening May 13 benefiting Elder Care, whose physical therapy services I needed myself recently for a neck problem. For those of you who may not be familiar with this great organization, here's a little history from their website that for ...

Elder Care: Navigating rough waters in a sea of Medicare regulations
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for individuals who are 65 or older, certain younger individuals with disabilities, and people with end stage renal disease. It is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a ...

Other Views: Elder care reports must be publicized
Few choices can be as wrenching as shopping for a care facility for an aging parent. The homes are expensive — but, if resources are available, who balks when it's a mom or a dad with increasing needs? Worse, the emotional challenge of the elder in ...

Oregon senior care/elder care housing database of complaints ...
Oregon senior care/elder care housing database of complaints ...

Elder care costs Canadians $27B annually in lost income, vacation
Taking care of elderly parents costs Canadians $27 billion a year in lost income and foregone vacation time, a report by CIBC Capital Markets has found. “Close to 30 per cent of workers with parents over the age of 65 lose roughly 450 hours per year of ...

Elder Care Services celebrates 46 years of Meals on Wheels
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Monday morning, senior citizens from around the capital city received meals from a few well-known local leaders. Representatives from the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Leon County Schools ...

Vail Daily column: Elder care strategies for visually impaired seniors
Helping seniors avoid falls is always a big part of elder care. But when a senior is visually impaired or legally blind, the risk of falls becomes much greater. Family elder care providers for seniors with low vision need to be especially careful to ...

Les Gilliam to play at Elder Care benefit
For those of you who haven't heard yet the ranch is hosting a big party benefiting Elder Care. It's a chance to see where it all got started along with really good music, auctions like none I've seen before, and great food. With the weather looking ...

Millburn Expert: Here Are 5 Ways Senior Citizen Care Is Changing
MILLBURN, NJ — According to Millburn resident Brian Lawrence, president and CEO of Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge, elder care is evolving from an “institutional model” to a “consumer-based model” that offers a broad range of accommodations, ...

Elder Care: Planning for payment of nursing home costs
Nearly anyone who is a long-term care resident of a skilled nursing home can immediately apply for Medicaid to pay for the care. To do so, an applicant who is not yet impoverished must shuffle assets according to a complex method that has been approved ...

Loma Linda elder care facility residents reportedly fall victim to ID ...
Loma Linda elder care facility residents reportedly fall victim to ID ...

Barbeque Raises Money for Elder Care
A tent full of bidders raised $21,150 in a live auction of sixteen items to benefit Elder Care Saturday night. Roger Skelly also took several outright donations in five-hundred and one-thousand dollars each and donors bid on about a hundred silent ...

Barbeque Raises Money for Elder Care
A tent full of bidders raised $21,150 in a live auction of sixteen items to benefit Elder Care Saturday night. Roger Skelly also took several outright donations in five-hundred and one-thousand dollars each and donors bid on about a hundred silent ...

Community Mourns Loss Of Police Chief, 2 Elder Care Workers
"It's just a little tribute," says Darlene Ruff, who is honoring the fallen police chief. It's the least Darlene Ruff says she could do. "And he gave his own life to protect everybody and now his kids don't get to see their dad again," Ruff says. For ...

Women Provide More Elder Care Than Men & It's Taking A Toll
According to research from Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center, a new study has found women provide more unpaid elder care than men, and it can really take a toll. Depending on the level of care their elderly parents require, many ...

Elder Care party a big success
Saturday night out at Elder Care's big event, The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque there was a painting in the live auction that was donated by Jane Johnstone and Mike McSpadden. Although they live in Texas now, both Jane and Mike have history in this ...

Health-care workers earn elder care certificates
Fourteen local health care workers received their elder care certificates (ECC) from the Alber Enterprise Center at Ohio State Marion on May 10 in a recognition. These dedicated, long-term health care employees participated in a pilot program funded ...

Local Care Manager Highlights Need for Quality Elder Care by ...
Local Care Manager Highlights Need for Quality Elder Care by ...

Elder Care: Medicaid assistance planning for a couple
As you may have read in our article published last week, handling the issues that surround a loved one who needs skilled nursing care can be very confusing, overwhelming and expensive. There can be so many issues, that it may be difficult to know where ...

How elder care attorneys make great assets
Elder care attorneys can offer expertise in areas of managed care and government plans that can help individuals retain more of their personal assets, even when their ability to control those assets is compromised. Any lawyer can create a will and draw ...

10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care
Virtual home assistants and portable diagnostic devices will help provide better elder care and in turn control medical costs. In 2000, about 10% of the world's population were age 60 or over. By 2015 that had risen to 12%. United Nations projections ...

Virtual EHR helps med students learn complexity of elder care
A learning tool that was developed to help medical residents gain facility with electronic health records (EHR) systems has taken on a broader application at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, which first launched the tool in cooperation ...

Virtual EHR helps residents learn complexity of elder care
A learning tool that was developed to help medical residents gain facility with electronic health records (EHR) systems has taken on a broader application at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, which first launched the tool in cooperation ...

Council potentially paves way for new Wellington Elder Care facility
With this unanimous vote, the council now has the power to approve up to four within a half mile. This vote does not allow Wellington Elder Care to build the new facility now. They will still have to submit a proposal for the new building, and the ...

Bill Calls For Elder Care Study
(MPRN-Lansing) Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it's time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require ...

Council potentially paves way for new Wellington Elder Care facility
Wellington Elder Care is an assisted-living home in Wellington. Residents participated in morning activities at the facilityon June 21, 2012. Activities Director Edna Shields (cq center), Wellington, worked with Olga Gomez (cq left), and June Small (cq ...

Elder Care: When to see an elder law attorney
An elder law attorney is often associated with negative connotations and events, such as the loss of independence and a reminder of our own mortality. However, many people would probably agree that planning for the future is a wise idea. The challenge ...

Shortage of elder care workers a cause for concern
WHITEHALL, Pa. - Hospitals and health care providers are the biggest employers in the Lehigh Valley but there's a specific corner of the industry that is facing a worker shortage. For instance, more than 350 people work at Fellowship Community, a place ...

What one Maine island is doing to keep elder residents from moving away
NORTH HAVEN, Maine — With a local elder care facility expected to open this fall, North Haven for the first time will be able to provide an on-island alternative for residents to age in place. In a yellow Victorian home donated for the cause three ...

What one Maine island is doing to keep elder residents from moving away
NORTH HAVEN, Maine — With a local elder care facility expected to open this fall, North Haven for the first time will be able to provide an on-island alternative for residents to age in place. In a yellow Victorian home donated for the cause three ...


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