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MedStar joins seven institutions in new home-based care initiative
MedStar has had its own home-based care program in Washington, D.C. since 1999. The program expanded to Baltimore last year. Dr. Eric DeJonge, executive director of MedStar Total Elder Care, said he served on the Home Centered Care Institute's initial ...

Comfort Keepers Home Care President: Be Proactive, Not Reactive
Myles McNamara, president of Comfort Keepers Home Care Santa Clarita, is encouraging anyone with senior parents or loved ones to be proactive when it...

New San Diego County senior residential care tool can help families 'Choose Well'
SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Families searching for quality residential elder care in San Diego now have a new tool to make sure their loved ones stay safe and healthy. The County of San Diego launched an online senior care rating system called "Choose Well" that ...

On the mayoral ballot: Woodward has long ties to the city
Woodward's platform includes advocating for science education, elder care services and economic development. He said he aims to find “creative solutions” to some of the city's largest problems. An advocate of coding literacy, Woodward said if he ...

Freedom Home Care purchases local business
Staff from Elder Care Services will be merged with Freedom Home Care. Freedom Home Care's new services will include coordinating resources for clients, crisis intervention and assisting with health care advance directives, said Chris Mihm, co-owner of ...

Ivanka Trump not helping
I'm sure they would be happy to vote for a much better family leave program, covering not just childbirth but also other family needs such as elder care. Where Ivanka does apparently have real influence is in matters of personnel. She and Jared are ...

Elder Care: Taking care of the caregiver
Many caregivers help their loved one manage their medications and perform medical and nursing tasks for physical and cognitive conditions. Caregiving can also involve physical, emotional and financial burdens to the family caregiver. The problem is ...

Howard: Help Shelf brings Little Free Pantry movement to capital city
It's no secret that the Big Bend still has the state's highest rate of food insecurity. Leon County alone is ranked third out of 67 counties. Second Harvest feeds 55,000 people per month in Tallahassee, and the need is double that amount. Elder Care ...

McGovern vows to fight for elder care program
GREENFIELD — In impassioned speech to dozens gathered downtown Congressman Jim McGovern said he would “fight like hell” for “SHINE” back in Washington, D.C., after hearing a hour of testimonials to the importance of the elder care program that ...

MedStar Health joins national initiative to train more doctors to make house calls
Eric DeJonge, executive director of MedStar Total Elder Care, said its house call program in Baltimore administered through Good Samaritan Hospital, has enrolled 105 patients since the program was established last year. It was started at the Washington ...

Opportunity on the horizon for elder care workers | North Dakota ...
Opportunity on the horizon for elder care workers | North Dakota ...

Nursing homes closed, but 'bed rights' live on
But the tactic of buying out-of-service beds has been criticized by elder care advocates who say it amounts to an end run around the Department of Public Health moratorium on creating new nursing facility beds. DPH instituted the moratorium 25 years ...

Tax reform likely a stiffer battle for GOP than Obamacare
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) speaks at President Donald Trump's press conference on May 4, 2017 with members of the GOP on the passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Cheriss May/Sipa ...

Dear Annie: Think of elder care as role reversal | Lifestyles ...
Dear Annie: Think of elder care as role reversal | Lifestyles ...

Longtime senior care administrator Arthur retiring
#Indeed, her leadership has been recognized each step of her career and through each change of elder care holding company's 721 Otis Ave. local location. #Arthur has been recognized by state and national agencies through her deficiency “free” Medicare ...

Student explores elder care tradition
Hom Shrestha, a second-year gerontology student at Huntington University, recently attended the 2017 Conference of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. Shrestha presented his ...

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services suggests caregiver resources
There is various educational materials on caregiving, from pamphlets on honoring end-of- life decisions to booklets on long-distance caregiving. Senior Elder Care Advisor Anne Keefe often recommends a guide published by the National Institute on Aging ...

Immigrant families make America great
As is true for those born in America, immigrants' families help with housing, financial capital, health care access, transportation, school enrollment, child care, elder care and more. OUR VIEW:Curtail family reunification, but leave legal immigration ...

These #4 Startups are Lending a Helping Hand to Senior Citizens
Their assistance and recommendations are free of charge, as well as the on-line directory of elder care services and senior living facilities. Apart from that, Beautifulyears' e-shop provides and lists many life-improving senior care products. Silver ...

Medicaid Planning: When Ethics Meets Reality
I am an elder care attorney and routinely do Medicaid planning, helping clients in need of long-term care to preserve assets for family members while qualifying for Medicaid. As a professional, I have a duty to advocate for my clients. But as a citizen ...

Fallon expanding elder care program to Webster
Worcester-based Fallon Health on Monday announced it will move its elder care program in Charlton to Webster, which will increase program capacity by 50 percent. Over the next 12 months, the health insurer's Summit ElderCare program will be moved into ...

Fallon expanding elder care program to Webster
Worcester-based Fallon Health on Monday announced it will move its elder care program in Charlton to Webster, which will increase program capacity by 50 percent. Over the next 12 months, the health insurer's Summit ElderCare program will be moved into ...

Elder care village planning session Aug. 13
Elder care village planning session Aug. 13. CRESTONE — A group working for five years on finding a solution for seniors needing care in their community is now seeking assistance to make their senior housing project a reality. All interested parties ...

Elder Care: Caregiving lessons and dementia
Recently I found myself heading to a presentation about a journey through dementia from a daughter's perspective. Loretta Veney is a motivational speaker, a trainer, an author, a daughter and a caregiver. This personal journey invited her audience into ...

Elder Care for Equines at Duchess Sanctuary
Paloma, a former PMU mare, is approximately 20 years old in August 2017 and is one of the senior equine residents of the Duchess Sanctuary. In Oakland, Oregon, the 1,120 acre Duchess Sanctuary is home to 196 horses and donkeys rescued from public ...

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: August 2017 ...
Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: August 2017 ...

Elder Care Services at Sycamore library
Different savings programs for seniors will be discussed, including the Benefit Access Program ($24 license plate sticker), Safelink phone, Extra Help (for prescriptions) and the Medicare Savings Program. Appointments can be made at Elder Care Services ...

Baystate Brightwood doctor sees elder care model 'great' for all ages ...
Baystate Brightwood doctor sees elder care model 'great' for all ages ...

Health Invest Finland Raises $1.5M for Smart Wearable Device for Elder Care
Health Invest Finland Oy, a digital health firm has raised $1.5 million in funding led by Finnish funds Kuus Invest Oü, Viavan Oy, and European business angel investors. The company plans to utilize the funding to accelerate the deployment of it's ...

Could This Idea Help Fix America's Shortage Of Home Care Workers?
The demographics of a growing demand for elder care in America is raising alarms. The number of adults 65 and over requiring long-term care could rise by more than 70% over the next quarter century, estimates MIT Sloan School of Management professor ...

You can get quality elder care but be prepared to pay for it
... with $63,875 in Utah, according to a 2015 study by Genworth Financial. Sullivan said that given the varying levels of quality and care offered across the country, it's important to start giving thought to options long before elder care services are ...

Why It's Hard to Be a New Nurse in Home Care
It's certainly no secret that elder care providers of all stripes have trouble finding and retaining solid talent. But home health and home care companies have the added detriment of a largely solitary workplace environment, which can make it even more ...

JHF president to lead national elder care organization
LeadingAge is a national organization that brings together more than 6,000 nonprofit elder care member organizations and partners representing the entire field of aging services. The organization has 39 state associations, hundreds of businesses ...

America's Best And Worst States To Grow Old
This Southeastern state has lower assisted living prices than many others and ranks sixth in the nation for lowest overall elder care costs. At the same time, it's also one of the seven worst states (43rd) for choice of long-term care setting and ...

VIDEO: Elder expert opens Evergreen in Elkin to help with local elder law
... which included processing Medicaid applications as a paralegal for an elder law firm. “I quickly discovered how rewarding it is to help families through the maze of elder care benefits.” This experience aids Schrum when taking on clients who need ...

Hard-Won Advice in Books on Aging and Elder Care
Loretta Anne Woodward Veney with her mother, Doris Woodward. Ms. Veney's upbeat memoir, “Being My Mom's Mom,” describes the years she has spent caring for her mother. Credit Alex Wroblewski for The New York Times. Longevity is generally better ...

Resource Connection can help with questions about elder care
Where do you go when you need services for an elderly loved one? Mom needs transportation; dad needs help with his meds. They both should move out of that big house, but where are they going to go? It's enough to send siblings scrambling for answers ...

7 patients removed from unlicensed elder care home in San Francisco
Richmond mayor wants to scrap city's public housing authority · 7 patients removed from unlicensed elder care home in San Francisco - Photo. 7 patients removed from unlicensed elder care home in San · Federal agents block off Redwood City street to ...

China encourages PPP in elder care - Xinhua | English.news.cn
BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- China has said it will encourage public-private partnership (PPP) in the senior care industry. Wider use of PPP should introduce ...

These books offer hard-won advice on aging and elder care
Loretta Veney, author of "Being My Mom's Mom," with her mother Doris Woodward in Ft. Washington, Md. By Ron Lieber / The New York Times. Longevity is generally better than its alternative. But when the body or especially the mind wears out, caring for ...

Local elder care provider inks deal to establish advocacy center ...
Local elder care provider inks deal to establish advocacy center ...

How will you care for your aging parents?
Bowers said the price to see an elder care attorney can vary from a flat fee of a few hundred dollars to an hourly rate, depending on how complicated the financial situation is for whomever is footing a loved one's health care bill. "What we do for our ...

Suspects steal car in home invasion at Fullerton elder care residence
FULLERTON (CNS) - Three suspects forced entry into an elder care home in Fullerton, taking personal items and a car, police said Friday. No one was injured in the home invasion, which occurred at 11:11 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of West Las Palmas ...

Elderly care facility robbed at gunpoint by woman and two masked ...
Elderly care facility robbed at gunpoint by woman and two masked ...

Former elder care manager sentenced in federal case - Wbal TV
A 35-year-old Lutherville man, the former manager of an assisted living facility, was sentenced to prison Friday in connection with federal bank fraud and identity ...

Sportsman named to lead Nodaway Nursing Home
Newly hired administrator Jeanette Sportsman is shown standing outside Nodaway Nursing Home west of Maryville. A native of Maitland, Sportsman has spent 18 years in the elder-care and healthcare fields, most recently working as a respiratory therapist ...

FOCUS ON ELDER CARE
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD might have been proud of the folks from Cherokee Elder Care Friday, as its annual fundraiser -- the Turtle Round UP -- played off the theme of "A Roaring 1920s Casino Night." Guests of the fundraiser strutted among the crowd in ...

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Autism, Elder Care, Alzheimer's…Meet the Mortons!
Note: “Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition” is a new column beginning today that, unlike the national “Autism Without Fear” column, takes a local look at Michael John Carley's new hometown. Carley writes, “Being (1) a brash New Yorker, (2) a blunt ...

How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap - San Francisco ...
How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap - San Francisco ...

How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap
Yet demand for professional caregivers already far outstrips supply, and experts say this workforce shortage will only get worse. So how will our society bridge this elder-care gap? In a word, robots. Just as automation has begun to do jobs previously ...






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