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China makes senior care facilities safer
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China has addressed nearly 200,000 safety issues after inspecting all of the country's 41,700 senior care facilities over the past year, a vice minister said Thursday. Vice Minister of Civil Affairs Gao Xiaobing said at a ...

Elder Care: Feeling 'SAD'?
Have you noticed that a loved one seems to be behaving strangely? Have others suggested that you don't seem to be in a pleasant mood? It is quite possible that such atypical behavior is related to the season of the year. The Mayo Clinic sums it up like ...

China makes senior care facilities safer
Vice Minister of Civil Affairs Gao Xiaobing said at a press conference in Beijing that the national overhaul covered both registered and unregistered senior care facilities. As a result, safety incidents in senior care facilities dropped by a quarter ...

Your money: Important (and difficult) conversations about end-of-life finances, care
... including a step-through conversation that assesses how likely someone would be to endure significant side effects given the survival likelihood of the treatment. Despite these and many other resources, experts say, not everyone has gotten the ...

Japan's elder care providers head to Myanmar
Japan's elder care providers head to Myanmar. Youthful Southeast Asian country offers workers and an eventual market. YUICHI NITTA, Nikkei staff writer. Japan's nursing care providers see business opportunities in Myanmar as the country's population ...

Kupuna Caregivers Program Deserves Full Funding
Across the United States, there are some 4 million home-care workers and caregivers providing professional elder care, and some 52 million family care-givers: people who are providing up to 20 hours a week of care for their family members on top of ...

MacArthur genius Ai-jen Poo makes the economic case for listening
... have completely failed to support caregivers to the point where it's fast becoming unsustainable. In such a polarized time, we need issues and experiences that unite us. And we need solutions that make life in this country better for tens of ...

Immigration Restrictions Raise Concerns in the Elder Care Industry ...
Immigration Restrictions Raise Concerns in the Elder Care Industry ...

Adrian firm offers aid to elderly, veterans
ADRIAN — With nearly a year of service under its belt, Visiting Angels South Central Michigan wants to let people know what it can do for those who need help the most. Focused on the senior community and those who would benefit from assisted living ...

Freedonia Analyst Weighs in on Immigration Issues as They Pertain to Employment in the Elder Care Industry
According to Freedonia Group analyst Jennifer Mapes-Christ, "the formal elder care industry will require nearly 6.1 million employees by 2021 to accommodate the growing need for these services. This need will be driven largely by an aging population ...

China Is Facing An Eldercare Crisis. One Man, Inspired By Tikkun Olam, Is Determined To Fix It
“Tikkun Olam” can be a nebulous term. Caked in abstract notions of “repairing the world,” the phrase is maligned by some as often being in practice nothing more than a motto hippy-dippy Jews recite to make themselves feel good. After all, how is the ...

Nurse of the Week: Nurse Manager Joan Riggs Earns Healthcare Achievement Award for Elder Care Initiative
... hospitals and healthcare organizations in the US, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore. Riggs joined South Nassau in 2010 as the Nurse Manager of the Medical Surgical Telemetry Unit. With 31 professional years in healthcare, Riggs has spent her career ...

Japan Looking to Automate 80 Percent of Elder Care By 2020: Report
The country aims to automate 80 percent of its elder care by 2020.An October 2017 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) report addresses the country's top priorities for introducing care robots. These include relatively simple tasks like ...

First Command Reports: Military Families Stressed by High Cost of Elder Care
First Command's sixth annual elder care spending survey reveals that 78 percent of middle-class military families (commissioned officers and senior NCOs in pay grades E-5 and above with household incomes of at least $50,000) are currently or anticipate ...

Lourdes owner files counterclaim against Cooper
St. Francis Medical Center opened a new facility for its elder-care program in the summer of 2016. A developer's lawsuit against St. Francis was cited as one of the reasons Cooper abandoned the planned acquisition of Lourdes and St. Francis. by Harold ...

Elder abuse takes focus at CLC listening session
Senate District 10 includes Aitkin County, and Aitkin County has the highest median age of any county in the state of Minnesota," Ruud said. "So that we know that we have this great tsunami coming and I'm part of it." Housley, the chair of the Senate ...

Longtime elder affairs advocate Al Norman says clashes with state elder affairs officials forced him out
She called Bonner a "superstar" in elder care who is open-minded, helpful and intellectually curious. Schectman said Bonner spent a night in a housing authority building to learn what it was like. "I've never see anyone more receptive, more open, more ...

The Problem of Elder Care
Despite some creative problem-solving here and there at the local level, at the national level problem-worsening is the norm. We do not honor our mothers and fathers by strangling immigration, transportation, and Medicaid and Medicare services. Nor is ...

Elder Care: Winter warmth and the community
Whether you are bemoaning another six weeks of winter as predicted last Friday by Pennsylvania's Punxsatawney Phil and Canada's albino groundhog Wiarton Willie or celebrating the prognostications of an early spring by Staten Island Chuck and Louisiana ...

Elder abuse takes focus at elder care discussion in central Minn.
While the event was billed as a listening session on aging, most of the topics touched upon could be broken down into elder care and elder abuse. The senators listened while attendees from the area explored issues of caregiver pay and the importance of ...

Elder abuse takes focus at elder care discussion in central Minn.
While the event was billed as a listening session on aging, most of the topics touched upon could be broken down into elder care and elder abuse. The senators listened while attendees from the area explored issues of caregiver pay and the importance of ...

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: How Caregiving Impact the ...
Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: How Caregiving Impact the ...

Graff-McRae: Some modes of elder care delivery are more equal than others
Elder care should not be an industry. Decisions about caring for our aging population should be made based on best practice and the highest achievable standards of care, not on “business sense” that prioritizes cost-cutting, understaffing and profit ...

No disloyalty in enlisting outside help for elder care
Dear Carol: My friend is struggling to convince her father, who lives across the country, that he needs help caring for his 86-year-old wife who has had a stroke. Her dad is somewhat younger than her mom, but he has his own health problems. She knows ...

No disloyalty in enlisting outside help for elder care
Dear Carol: My friend is struggling to convince her father, who lives across the country, that he needs help caring for his 86-year-old wife who has had a stroke. Her dad is somewhat younger than her mom, but he has his own health problems. She knows ...

No disloyalty in enlisting outside help for elder care
Dear Carol: My friend is struggling to convince her father, who lives across the country, that he needs help caring for his 86-year-old wife who has had a stroke. Her dad is somewhat younger than her mom, but he has his own health problems. She knows ...

No disloyalty in enlisting outside help for elder care
Dear Carol: My friend is struggling to convince her father, who lives across the country, that he needs help caring for his 86-year-old wife who has had a stroke. Her dad is somewhat younger than her mom, but he has his own health problems. She knows ...

CalOptima expanding all-inclusive senior care program to Anaheim, Laguna Woods and Santa Ana
CalOptima's PACE Center in Garden Grove is an elder-care facility. The PACE program uses a team-based, interdisciplinary approach. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: ggw.centerpiece.PaceCenter.0612- ANA VENEGAS, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. 0 Comments. By Louis Casiano ...

Deal's 2018 Justice Reforms Target Elder Abuse and Misdemeanor Bail
Both new bills have been sent to the Senate Public Safety Committee. SB 406 would require comprehensive criminal background checks for elder care providers in personal care homes or other assisted-living facilities. It would also require elder care ...

Elder Care: Are you prejudiced against yourself?
Your first response to this question may be a flash of anger or defensiveness. But stop and think for a minute. Whether we want to or not, consciously or subconsciously, we make snap judgments about other people every day. Two of the basic ...

Dr. Teel Returns to Primary Care with Damariscotta Practice
“To have the courage to completely change some of the elements of health care delivery, especially with elder care, requires teamwork as you head into the unknown. And I think it was just a little too unknown.” After Teel left Eastern Maine Health ...

Dr. Teel Returns to Primary Care with Damariscotta Practice - The ...
Dr. Teel Returns to Primary Care with Damariscotta Practice - The ...

America faces a shortage of caregivers
We will be blind-sided by the complexity of elder care services, baffled by the changing health care system, confounded by the puzzle of health insurance, overwhelmed by paperwork and the demand for documentation. We have little understanding of the ...


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