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Trump administration caves to nursing home trade group
The federal moves should give Minnesota policymakers even more impetus to strengthen state elder care protections. Minnesota's congressional delegation should also step up to stop further erosions of protections for vulnerable seniors. The recent ...

Guest Opinion: The future of aging in Ashland
Poor elder care affects not just older individuals. Family resources become strained supporting parents and grandparents. Employers lose workers and productivity decreases. Our taxes fund Medicaid long-term care. Farsighted local and state leaders ...

Before you need nursing care, bone up on Medicaid eligibility
Medicaid regulations are complex, especially as they pertain to nursing home care. No one knows in advance whether they will need such care, but if you do, it will have serious consequences for your finances and those of your heirs. So it's important ...

Working caregivers get financial support under new Hawaii law
The Kupuna Caregivers Assistance Act, which was signed into law in the summer and went into effect in December, will give about 154,000 Hawaiian employees financial reprieve. Employees working more than 30 hours a week while also caring for an elderly ...

State Sen. James Welch recognized for elder advocacy
Barreira received the The John J. Ford Litigation Advocacy Award, which honors a member's efforts to educate the chapter membership relative to litigation strategies. "The MassNAELA annual meeting was preceded by a vendor fair which featured 15 ...

Test our water, but do it right, Flint school officials tell state | MLive.com
"As has been shared with the state of Michigan, Flint Community Schools will not allow students to drink water from the tap in the schools until ... the Board of Education, its superintendent and the health and medical professionals of this great city ...

More people aging alone as 'elder orphans' | The Olympian
According to AARP, more than 20 percent or 8.6 million people older than 65 are now, or are at risk of becoming, an elder orphan — a senior citizen who does not have a spouse, significant other or children to help care for them as they age. A far ...

Elder Care Services celebrates 100th birthday of Amanda Gee
(WTXL) - Tallahassee's Elder Care Services is celebrating the 100th birthday of one of their foster grandparent volunteers. Amanda Gee has served for 20 years at George W. Munroe Elementary School in Quincy, Florida. Gee was born in 1918 in Quincy and ...

State paid $285K to settle suit by former elder care advocate
Gov. Susana Martinez's administration paid $285,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the state's former chief advocate for residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Sondra Everhart, who served more than a decade as New Mexico's long-term ...

Helpful apps for families caring for an aging parent
We know that digital technology is revolutionizing elder care. Today, it's easier than ever for adult children to stay in touch with their senior loved ones and keep abreast of changes in their health. Which mobile apps are the most helpful for ...

The Elder Care Epidemic
About 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day and by 2030 they'll be part of a large swath of the population (72 million). Longer age spans are creating both problems for elders wanting to live more independently and opportunities for younger retirees ...

Health care leader breaks ground on co-working space in Northeast Heights
Albuquerque will soon have a new elder care-focused co-working space – the first of its kind locally, according to its founder. Mary Martinez broke ground on the Isabel Gallegos Center for Aging on Wednesday afternoon, putting her closer to her goal of ...

Bottlenecks in economy can mean companies turn away business
Judith Clinco, a registered nurse and entrepreneur, said this is the situation she faces with her elder care company, Catalina In-Home Services in Tucson, Arizona. Clinco has 85 employees, and said she often does a dozen interviews to find one ...

Elder Care: Avoiding major decisions while grieving
Serving as a guide to help our clients make wise decisions as they face long-term care issues is challenging. No two fact patterns are exactly alike. Even when facts or circumstances seem to be similar, it is important to recognize that different ...

Health Committee Chair: Martinez Administration Violated Federal Law Canceling Elder-Care Contract
Debbie Armstrong (D-Bernalillo), chair of the New Mexico House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee, today denounced the Department of Aging and Long-Term Services Department's decision to arbitrarily cancel a critical elder-care ...

Elder care law firm Cordell Planning Partners opens in Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE - Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors, opened a new office in Edwardsville, Ill., on Jan. 2, 2018. (105 W. Vandalia St., Suite 450, Edwardsville, IL 62025). Joseph E. Cordell ...

Tests show high lead levels at 4 Flint schools, care centers
State agencies tested water at 63 of 78 schools, day care centers and elder care facilities in the city in November and December. They found that 98.5 percent of the locations sampled were at or below the 15 parts per billion federal threshold for lead ...

Elder care law firm opens Edwardsville office
EDWARDSVILLE — Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors, opened a new office Jan. 2 at 105 W. Vandalia St., Suite 450. Joseph E. Cordell is a dually licensed attorney-certified public ...

Elder care law firm opens Edwardsville office
EDWARDSVILLE — Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors, opened a new office Jan. 2 at 105 W. Vandalia St., Suite 450. Joseph E. Cordell is a dually licensed attorney-certified public ...

US easing of nursing home penalties could imperil Minnesota's crackdown on elder abuse
Still, as elder care advocates point out, monetary penalties are just one tool in the regulatory toolbox, and states still have other ways to hold nursing homes accountable. States can, for instance, increase the frequency of regulatory surveys and ...

After mental health mess, state tries same with elder care
In the summer of 2013 Gov. Susana Martinez upended the state's mental health care system, freezing Medicaid funds for providers throughout the state and bringing in new providers from Arizona to take over. It was a mess. The Arizona provider set up ...

The Immigrants Who Deliver Health Care
Immigrants not only staff our hospitals but also are a vital component of the labor force for delivering in-home health care and elder care. Working one-on-one with seriously ill and/or cognitively impaired patients many hours each day over extended ...

Hospital crisis: Cash offer to GPs for elder care to ease beds crisis
Hospital crisis: Cash offer to GPs for elder care to ease beds crisis. Scheme aims to ease pressure on hospitals. Taoiseach remains silent on trolley crisis. Warning waiting patients face added risks. Hospital crisis: Patients on trollies in the ...

Elder care workers in spotlight at Golden Globes
Ai-Jen Poo attended the event with Meryl Streep, who was nominated for an award in the Best Actress, Drama, category. The co-director of Caring Across Generations and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance sent out periodic ...

Retirement and Elder-care Planning Seminar Slated for Feb. 3
SPRINGFIELD — A retirement and elder-care planning seminar will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3. Presenters include David Fedor, certified financial planner, practitioner, and chartered retirement planning counselor from Commonwealth Financial Network ...

Elder care workers in spotlight at Golden Globes
Ai-Jen Poo attended the event with Meryl Streep, who was nominated for an award in the Best Actress, Drama, category. The co-director of Caring Across Generations and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance sent out periodic ...

Turnover a challenge to providing elder care
At Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, the area's largest elder care provider, a team-oriented culture promotes recruiting employees who want to work with seniors. Career path opportunities and investing in training all help with the retention of its ...

Elder care industry transitions toward more independent living ...
Elder care industry transitions toward more independent living ...

Cordell Planning Partners presents free elder care workshops in Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE - Cordell Planning Partners, an elder care law firm dedicated to providing smart solutions for seniors, is hosting two complimentary workshops in Edwardsville to reveal the shocking truth about pre-planning and long-term care. The ...

Fallon Health names elder care exec
Fallon Health names elder care exec. Courtesy. Annamaria Salisbury worked for Rhode Island providers before joining Worcester insurer Fallon Health in 2010, advancing to the position of executive director of the Summit ElderCare program. by Emily ...

10 questions to ask before hiring an elder care attorney
They may have some cognitive issues as well, but even if they don't, trying to figure out how to deal with Medicare and Medicaid coverage and eligibility challenges can be overwhelming. I often refer such questioners to a qualified elder care attorney ...

UK Human Resources Elder Care Program to Host Several Events This Spring
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2018) — University of Kentucky Human Resources Work-Life's Elder Care program is hosting several events this spring for employees who provide care for older adults. Elder Care invites employees to bring a lunch and learn about ...

UK Human Resources Elder Care Program to Host Several Events This Spring
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2018) — University of Kentucky Human Resources Work-Life's Elder Care program is hosting several events this spring for employees who provide care for older adults. Elder Care invites employees to bring a lunch and learn about ...

Vanke Takes Plunge in China's Fledgling Elder-Care Market
China is seeing its population rapidly age after decades of single-child families. From 2010 to 2040, China will see the proportion of those 60 or older grow from 12% to 28%, according to the United Nations. Pictured is Vanke's 100-bed Beijing elder ...

Elder Care: Carlisle cares about homeless and dementia
During the extended sub-freezing temperatures, I heard from “Sam,” a faith-based volunteer who serves Meals on Wheels. Sam was trying to get help for “Joe,” a man in his 70s who lives alone in small travel-trailer that is no longer towable. Joe is ...

Editorial: Act would help solve looming elder care crisis | HeraldNet ...
Editorial: Act would help solve looming elder care crisis | HeraldNet ...

Editorial: Act would help solve looming elder care crisis
Editorial: Act would help solve looming elder care crisis. As our society ages, we have to make a provision for family members' and our own long-term care. Friday, January 12, 2018 1:30am; OpinionIn Our View. You must sign in or register to continue ...

Worker stabbed to death at elder care facility in Crosby
(Crosby MN-) A woman is dead and a suspect is in custody after a Saturday morning incident at a senior living center in Crosby. The Crosby Police Department responded to a 911 call of a reported stabbing at a facility on Heartwood Drive Saturday ...

Financing long-term care
Sharing financial responsibility is looked favorably on lenders and therefore can help to expedite approval of these loans. Ideally, a timely approval means quicker access to needed care. Something to review when researching an Elderlife Bridge Loan as ...

How to be financially prepared when your parent needs Alzheimer care
You should also have a backup person to exercise power of attorney if their first choice cannot. A living will: Your parent may want to earmark some of their assets for specific purposes other than elder care. If this is the case, they should do so ...

The Anti-Trump Wave May Position Hawaii to Lead Way on Work-Family Policies
HONOLULU, Hawaii—In 2017, Hawaii celebrated the passage of the Kupuna (Elder) Care Act—a groundbreaking law in a legislative session that otherwise left many advocates disappointed. Yet Hawaii's response to President Trump and his policies has turbo ...

Is America's elder care system broken?
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Elder Care: Is nostalgia good for a new year?
Some people may focus on January as an end to negative events of the previous year and look forward with hope to a new beginning. Others may look back over any number of years and reminisce about days gone by, and perhaps feel a little uncertain about ...


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