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Elder Care Information

Prevent or Delay Alzheimers Disease


Argh! Where are my glasses? I put them down . .

Short Trips Can Stimulate Alzheimers Patients


Severe degradation of short-term memory means that my father, an Alzheimer's elder, is seldom interested in movies or books. And, although music used to be a source of enjoyment, he no longer listens with pleasure.

Scaling Down (almost) Painlessly


Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

Nursing Home Staffing Levels: How Much Is Enough?


During the week of February 17, 2002, headlines screamed the news - more than 92% of US nursing homes fail to have an adequate number of staff to provide quality care for elderly residents. Newspapers and radio programs based their stories on the new study the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) recently provided to the Senate's Special Committee on Aging.

Respiratory Help Is Available For Seniors With COPD


As HMOs Continue to Drop Coverage for Seniors - Now Over 500,000 Victims - Those Needing Expensive Respiratory Medication, Support and Homecare Services are the Hardest HitOne Patient Advocate, Geriatric Services of America, is Providing Relief to Victimized Patients Through a Unique, Often No-Cost ProgramMore than 536,000 US senior citizens are scrambling to find new doctors or new coverage because their health plans terminated their Medicare managed-care services, according to a Nonrenewal Report issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the year 2002. Among the hardest hit are seniors in California (84,000), Florida (59,000), Pennsylvania (55,000), New Jersey (53,000), Texas (46,000), and Michigan (31,000), who will be losing coverage in the coming year.

When the Box is Empty


The King had a modest kingdom. He was Danish.

Angels Are Reaching Out to the Elderly


I am reminded time after time of the profound effect Angels have on people. Recently, I have been receiving manyemails containing examples of how the Angels are reaching through the veils to assist the elderly.

New Hope for Alzheimers Treatment


There is now widespread agreement among research scientists and medical professionals that Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a problem quickly growing to vast proportions. As the life expectancy of Americans continues to rise, increasing the percentage of the population over 65 years of age, so does the number of Alzheimer's cases.

Hinged Rail Stair Lifts


If a door at the top or the bottom of the stairs may be blocked by the rail of the stairlift, there are a number of models designed to overcome this problem. Some manufacturers are able to produce a rail with reduced overhang upstairs, so the lift will not protrude as far into the hallway.

Whos Gonna Take Care of You When Youre Old?


I finally went to the doctor this morning for my bad cold. My appointment was for 9:30 am and yet I didn't get home until after 1:00 pm.

Baby Boomers: Will They Be Able to Afford Their Parents?


Do you worry about whether your aging parents have their "affairs in order?" You should. After all, you're the one who will have to pay unnecessary taxes and endure time-consuming court procedures if your parents don't have an effective estate plan.

Senior Living: 5 Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Falling


Every year we hear stories of seniors falling, ending up in hospitals and never fully recovering. Unfortunately, these falls often result in death.

What Colour was Your Great-grandmothers Hair?


I've just made another Photoshop video. This one is about colour tinting (or "colorizing") an old photo.

Skilled Nursing Homes - What Are They?


A skilled nursing home is a medical facility providing services similar to a hospital. The homes are staffed with licensed nurses, shared rooms, hospital beds, regular scheduled doctor rounds, meals and housekeeping.

Arizona Assisted Living: Resident Rights


According to the Arizona Administrative Code (R9-10-710), those who reside in assisted living facilities in Arizona have certain rights. In addition to having the right to live in an environment that promotes dignity, independence, self-determination, individuality, privacy and the right of choice, the following are a few of the rights given to residents who reside in assisted living facilities:1.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Legionnaires' outbreak at Albert Lea elder care facility sickens 2
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A small outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has sent two residents of an Albert Lea elder-care facility to the hospital. Residents, visitors and workers at the facility have been notified and public health officials are working to determine the cause ...

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Elder Care: Penalty relief for late Medicare enrollment | Elder Care ...
Carlisle Sentinel
Health care coverage has been a hot topic in politics for a number of years now. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, some confusion has resulted for ...

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Bartlesville Radio

Elder Care Trying to Keep Senior Cool
Bartlesville Radio
With the heat being so severe in and around Bartlesville it is hard to imagine those without air conditioning. Sadly that is the case for some of our most at risk citizens. Those over 65 years of age. Bartlesville's Elder Care has the cool room project ...



Worcester Business Journal

Fallon opens new elder care facility in Webster
Worcester Business Journal
A 14,000-square-foot elder care facility will open Monday in Webster as Fallon Health's newest such center. The center is located at 108 Thompson Road (Route 193) and will consolidate the Summit ElderCare operations previously in two sites leased at ...



Bartlesville Radio

Green Country Village Partners With Elder Care
Bartlesville Radio
Bartlesville's Green Country Village has partnered with Elder Care's Brighter LIving Program to enhance the quality of life for its independent living residents. Residency Director for Green Country Village, Casey Williams says the partnership enhances ...



Technology 24

Global Market Study on Elder Care Services: High Demand for ...
Markets Insider
NEW YORK, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Synopsis This report examines the global elder care services market for the period 2018–2026. The primary ...
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WFSU

Elder Care Services Wants People To Help Seniors Beat The Heat
WFSU
This is the reality for many senior citizens and the reason Elder Care Services Abby Cooke says we need to help. “Think about how hot you are coming out of grabbing lunch or going to the mall and you get into your car and it's 90 degrees," says Cooke ...



Elder Care: Are you aging alone?
Carlisle Sentinel
I often receive telephone calls from individuals who are seeking information regarding care for a spouse or aging parents. The demographics of our country's older adult population are beginning to change, however. Increases in the number of adults who ...



NewsChannel5.com

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: Legislation Affecting Seniors
NewsChannel5.com
We are inundated with so much information from the news, social media and other mediums, it is hard to keep up with every bill and to know what should really be getting our attention. One in particular is one that protects seniors and vulnerable adults.



MedCity News

When it comes to elder care, where are healthcare organizations investing?
MedCity News
BDO recently released a survey of 487 NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members, including executives, clinicians and clinical leaders. Conducted in March, the study is called “Candid Conversations on Elder Care” and looks at where healthcare ...


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