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Some Mich. hospitals take precautions for ongoing shortage of saline bags
Sarah Slocum specializes in elder care for a nonprofit health group. She says the state needs to know what all that long-term care will cost. “We've been working very hard in the advocate community, from the department, from the provider prospective to ...

As Opioid Crisis Escalates, Scottsdale Latest City to Zero in on Sober-Living Homes
According to Grant, residents often wanted to establish a distinction between sober-living homes and elder care facilities that would “give more leniency” to the elder-care homes. But all city ordinances have to comply with federal housing and ...

CMS halts enforcement of some Obama-era nursing home standards
28 compliance date, according to Janine Finck-Boyle, director of Health Regulations & Policy at LeadingAge, a trade group that represents not-for-profit nursing homes and other elder-care providers. "Time was running out," Finck-Boyle said. "Some ...

70 Employees of Elmwood Hills Nursing Facility Achieve National Certification for Alzheimer and Aging Care
According to Dr. Donna Surges-Tatum, President of NCBAC, "We are pleased to be recognized in the Department of Labor's One Stop Shop as the certification for Alzheimer's and dementia (ADRD) care." Kimberely Rommen, President of the American Training ...

Permit OK'd for elder care facility
MARINETTE — The Marinette Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit on Wednesday to allow an assisted living community business to build a new elder care facility on Cleveland Avenue in a B-1 Local Shopping Zoning District. The conditional use ...

Permit OK'd for elder care facility
This artist's rendering shows the future elder care facility run by The Cottages Investment Group LLC, as viewed from the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Lake Park Drive in Marinette. The Marinette Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for ...

Market for Elder Care Services Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.4 ...
Market for Elder Care Services Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.4 ...

Elder Care Services in the US by Service, Provider, Payment Source and Region, 4th Edition
US revenues for elder care services are projected to increase 4.8% per year through 2021. The rising desire among the elderly to age in place, coupled with improvements in remote health monitoring, will encourage the use of a wide variety of elder care ...

Elder Care: Is honesty with dementia always a good policy?
Personal or professional caregivers who work with individuals experiencing dementia often encounter challenges when their care recipients possess an altered sense of reality. An individual may expect to see a deceased relative or friend, insist on ...

State official: 'Your program is a model'
“Your program is a model. It incorporates two aspects we value: Regionalizing and collaboration,” he told about 60 attendees at the fourth annual Health Aging Martha's Vineyard meeting. Mr. Stevens is the second state elder care official to visit the ...

The Feminist Case For Single Payer - Jacobin
Our special fall issue, “The First Red Century,” is out now. Subscribe or renew today! McMansion, USA · Kate Wagner · When Social Democracy Was Vibrant · Adam J Sacks · The Fight for Free Time · Miya Tokumitsu · The Revolution of 1517 · David Jamieson ...

Ex-Goldmanite Elder Care Worker Baffled By Bitcoin
A former Goldman Sachs executive who now spends most of his waking hours looking after a doddering old man in the nation's capital revealed Friday that, to the surprise of no one, he knows next to nothing about bitcoin. Asked about the cryptocurrency's ...

Elder care requires smart financial planning
As elder care expert Ben Schrock of BA Schrock financial group in Ohio explained to me, an important purpose of the mom's trust for the benefit of her children was to preserve some inheritance, even if Medicaid takes over expenses for her care in the ...

Elder care requires smart financial planning
As elder care expert Ben Schrock of BA Schrock financial group in Ohio explained to me, an important purpose of the mom's trust for the benefit of her children was to preserve some inheritance, even if Medicaid takes over expenses for her care in the ...

Raif: Considering a growing crisis in elder care
In all the hullabaloo about health insurance and who pays for what, one forgotten population is senior adults. We have a crisis in elder care. Specifically, there are those in bad health who require nursing or hospice care, or those who simply cannot ...

Editorial: Make Ontario's election about elder care
But ask yourself: How many of our MPPs, or those running to become one, have taken the time to study alternative models of elder care? Most provincial politicians seem stuck on a vision that teeters on the verge of failure. Many politicians claim they ...

Smart financial planning for elder care
A friend called me recently with a question about what to do with money he will receive from his widowed mother, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Through the imminent sale of his mother's house, held in a trust, he and his sister ...

ACA isn't enough: single-payer is a feminist issue
In short, the dynamics that make the American health-care system so hostile to women remain largely unscathed after the ACA: the pervasive commodification of healthcare and dependent care in the United States, coupled with employment-based gatekeeping ...

Taking the time to take care our elderly | Port Arthur News
States, like people, may be judged by how they treat the most vulnerable among us. Texas presents a good but not consistently great picture of how it treats the elderly and protects them from abuse, according to a recent study by WalletHub.com, a ...

A Movement Against the Melting Pot
The Western elder-care industry has a bad reputation, in part because it is based on a one-size-fits-all model. If our environment helps to create who we are, then we also risk losing part of ourselves if we move to a place we don't recognize. The ...

A Big Deal for The Ages | HuffPost
Following the CVS bid to acquire Aetna for $69 billion, there has been frantic speculation about the implications of the blockbuster deal. What wi...

Hellertown home health care business sold
“I love senior care in many aspects, but this has always been my passion,” said Weber, who has spent about 30 years in the elder-care industry, most recently as a marketing director at the Country Meadows retirement facility in Forks Township. She said ...

Minnesota elder-care whistleblower was fired, according to state lawmaker: 'I want answers'
A Minnesota lawmaker says a state manager whose bureau oversees investigations into abuse and neglect in nursing homes was fired after she blew the whistle on a “toxic culture” that was an obstacle to ensuring that officials do a better job protecting ...

Minnesota elder-care whistleblower was fired, according to state lawmaker: 'I want answers'
A Minnesota lawmaker says a state manager whose bureau oversees investigations into abuse and neglect in nursing homes was fired after she blew the whistle on a “toxic culture” that was an obstacle to ensuring that officials do a better job protecting ...

Battling it out when it comes to aging parent's care? Elder mediation might help
About 40 million Americans are helping at least one parent with the tasks of daily living, and 1 out of every 4 households is involved in some kind of elder care, according to the Pew Foundation. The numbers keep growing, and the responsibility is ...

Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired
Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired. By Dave Orrick / St. Paul Pioneer Press on Dec 13, 2017 at 7:04 a.m.. ST. PAUL—A Minnesota lawmaker says a state manager whose bureau oversees investigations into abuse and neglect in ...

Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired
ST. PAUL—A Minnesota lawmaker says a state manager whose bureau oversees investigations into abuse and neglect in nursing homes was fired after she blew the whistle on a "toxic culture" that was an obstacle to ensuring that officials do a better job ...

BLG provides holistic life care plan
The Life Care Planning Law Offices of Bradley L. Greene have more than 30 years of collective experience in supporting and enhancing the lives of older adults. We are one of only a handful of elder law offices in Northeast Ohio that has a certified ...

Now What? Behavioral Health Care
Dr. Fisher is co-producer of the NET Connects series, Now What?, about elder care and dementia. The program series received a 2014 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Silver Award in the Service to Community category and a 2012 Nebraska Broadcasters ...

Elder Care: Legislative support for caregivers - Cumberlink.com
Earlier this year, implementation of the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act took place in Pennsylvania. This state law is designed to assist caregivers by requiring hospitals to identify and provide education to family caregivers when a care ...

How to lose $270 million in Montana investment
Consider how Montana nonprofits are using these Private Activity Bonds, as reported by the Montana Department of Commerce. Thirty outstanding bond issues totaling $950 million include bonds issued by Rimrock (addiction treatment), St. John's Lutheran ...

Former Brockton temple now all-inclusive elder care center
The former Temple Beth Emunah location in Brockton is now a fully functional, all-inclusive elder care center, following a $12 million renovation. BROCKTON – Once a place of worship for Jewish people in the Brockton area, the former Temple Beth Emunah ...

Elder care benefits meet a growing need at BofA
Since Bank of America and its Merrill Lynch Wealth Management division began offering a variety of elder care support services three years ago, nearly half of the financial institution's more than 1,400 employees have taken advantage of the program's ...

How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck
In developed countries where parental leave is guaranteed by law and governments ensure free child care, women work at a much higher rate than in the United States. Still, the consensus is incomplete. It misses perhaps the most significant impediment ...

City supports Elder Care efforts
Colleen Rodakowski, Dickinson Elder Care director, requests funds at Monday's City Commission meeting to continue meal site services in Mott and Regent through a contract with New Leipzig. Asking only for $1,500, the commissioners granted the funds for ...

At Home in Darien annual meeting addresses changes in elder care
At Home in Darien annual meeting addresses changes in elder care. 1 / 2. Back to Gallery. DARIEN — Connecticut is the seventh oldest state in the country based on median age, with 487,000 residents over the age of 65. However, Julia Evans Starr, a ...

At Home in Darien annual meeting addresses changes in elder care
At Home in Darien annual meeting addresses changes in elder care. 1 / 2. Back to Gallery. DARIEN — Connecticut is the seventh oldest state in the country based on median age, with 487,000 residents over the age of 65. However, Julia Evans Starr, a ...

Elder care benefits meet a growing need at Bank of america ...
Elder care benefits meet a growing need at Bank of america ...

Elder Care Services in the US by Service, Provider, Payment Source and Region, 4th Edition
Skilled nursing will remain the largest elder care service segment, but gains will be below the market average. The high cost of this care-intensive service, coupled with the need to uproot older adults from their homes, will continue to draw customers ...

Today's letters: An elder care system that didn't care
Long-term care isn't just a problem in Ontario, as our letter writers note today. You can write to us too, at [email protected] —. Separating this couple was cruel. Re: Care home separates longtime N.B. couple, Dec. 20. Separating an elderly ...

Local Senior Discount Cards Offer Deep Discounts and Benefit Elder Care Services
Half of the proceeds from each card sold goes to Elder Care Services' Meals on Wheels program. Lew Wilson, the president of Local Senior Discounts, says he's looking to expand the member cards to other areas besides Tallahassee. "It's part of a program ...

Elder Care: How are Mom and Dad this holiday?
Holidays are emotional times. When multiple generations of a family unite to joyously celebrate, the moments are magical, and memories are special. Paradise is good health. If absence makes the heart grow fonder, it also makes changes in family members ...

"Elder Elves" spread holiday cheer to local seniors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - While elves in the North Pole have been busy making gifts for kids, Elder Elves are bringing joy to another special crowd. Elder Care services, case workers and the community have brought senior citizens in the community some ...

98.5 percent of Flint schools, day cares and elder cares below lead limit
FLINT, MI -- Water tested at 63 schools, day care and elder care facilities showed 98.5 percent of samples below the federal threshold for lead, according to new data from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The DEQ reported the new ...

State says Flint school district won't let it test water in 13 buildings
"At this point, MDEQ hasn't been granted access into Flint Community Schools (buildings) to conduct the flushing and testing we've been able to complete at all of the other charter and parochial schools, day cares, and elder care facilities" in the ...

Elder Care: Tips on making goals
The next year is right around the corner. Many people view the beginning of a year as a time to make a fresh start, and often develop resolutions that they believe will help them achieve certain goals and aspirations. These resolutions sometimes only ...

The Most Important Year-end Talk You Should Have About Elder Care
It's been a sad, tough year for my family. I lost my oldest cousin and last uncle. In the same week that they passed, I had to situate my Dad in a memory care apartment due to his dementia. None of this was easy. Although nearly every financial expert ...

2018 Rings-In Old
One such areas is in elder care, which was re-invented by Paul and Lori Hogan a little over 20 years ago through their Home Instead Senior Care, which is now a global business. In 2018, we now see the most pressing challenge for elder caregiving is the ...

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES: New year, new opportunities with Elder Care program
The New Year will start off with a bang of exciting classes and social events through Elder Care's Golden Opportunities program. “If your New Year resolutions include meeting new friends, trying different adventures or getting in better shape — Golden ...


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