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For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

Twice a day, the 86-year-old man went for long walks and visited with neighbors along the way. Then, one afternoon he fell while mowing his lawn. In the emergency room, doctors diagnosed a break in his upper arm and put him in a sling. Back at home, this former World War II Navy pilot found […]

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The Medicare Wellness Visit: What Can It Do For You?

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Trinkle: Roanoke is great for both young families and seniors

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How the government shutdown might affect your health

A government shutdown will have far-reaching effects for public health, including the nation’s response to the current, difficult flu season. It will also disrupt some federally supported health services, experts said Friday. In all, the Department of Health and Human Services will send home — or furlough — about half of its employees, or nearly […]

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts to senior services

By Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News NAPLES — A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest […]

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Health Care Buzz: Turning 65: Annual wellness visits – Twin Falls Times

Day Egusquiza is the President Founder of the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation. Article source: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/health-care-buzz-turning-annual-wellness-visits/article_62d46ba2-d014-55ba-98e7-f4d05d9b752d.html

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts to senior services

A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida hosted a summit Tuesday in Naples with […]

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Seniors struggle in Lower 9th Ward amid boil advisory

It’s been days since Elaine Proctor says she’s been able to take a shower. As New Orleans labors under a boil-water advisory, the senior living in the Lower 9th Ward has been using bottled water fetched from Walmart for her cooking. Proctor thought the dry spell would pass quickly when water disappeared Wednesday night (Jan. […]

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts to senior services

A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for elders. Officials with the Florida Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida hosted a summit Tuesday in Naples with […]

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Garden creates community, new skills for seniors at recreation center

A few gray clouds and the possibility of rain showers didn’t keep away the devoted gardeners at the South Austin Senior Activity Center. The group, which meets each Monday, spent a recent morning tending to the snap peas, cabbage and other vegetables growing in the 18 raised beds, some built of limestone and others made […]

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Seniors alarmed at gym’s pending closure

The expected closure of a popular fitness center near Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame is alarming senior citizens who frequent the facility they claim offers a unique and specialized service. The fitness and therapy center operated by Sutter Health on property owned by the Mills-Peninsula Health Care District is slated to shutter at the end […]

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Leaders on aging prepare for funding cuts for senior services

Officials with social service agencies that help seniors met Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Avow Hospice in Naples to talk about state funding.(Photo: Liz Freeman) A top advocacy organization on aging is rallying supporters to lobby the state Legislature for $12.4 million more in funding to organizations around the state that provide community care services for […]

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Southbury expanding opioid programs for seniors

SOUTHBURY — Health officials hope to expand existing programs tackling the opioid crisis to reach the senior population, which can often be especially vulnerable to substance abuse. The Pomperaug District Department of Health, which covers Southbury, Woodbury and Oxford, will use a $23,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation to run programs for older adults […]

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CANCELED: Passport 55 Program To Offer Seniors Healthy Eating Tips

UPDATE: The Passport 55 program scheduled for today at the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center has been canceled. The center is closed today due to the weather. The community is invited to learn more about healthy eating habits at this month’s Passport 55 program at Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center. The guest speaker will be registered dietitian […]

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Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. to Participate in the Stifel Seniors Housing & Healthcare Real Estate Conference

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBRA) (Nasdaq:SBRAP) announced today that Rick Matros, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Harold Andrews, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, and Talya Nevo-Hacohen, the company’s Chief Investment Officer, will participate in the Stifel Seniors Housing Healthcare Real Estate Conference on January […]

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Company acquires New Albany senior living community

INDIANAPOLIS — CarDon Associates, Inc., a Bloomington, Ind.-based provider of senior housing, rehabilitation and long-term care services, has announced the addition of Lincoln Hills Health Center to its family of senior living communities throughout central and southern Indiana, a news release stated. Lincoln Hills Health Center is a senior living community located at 326 Country […]

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Japan’s government to aim for ‘ageless society’ with planned policy encouraging seniors to stay healthy and keep …

Japan should aim to become an “ageless society,” where people aged 65 or older will not be automatically regarded as seniors but will be encouraged to stay healthy and work, according to a draft of a revised government policy on the elderly released Wednesday. The draft, marking the first revision in five years of the […]

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Health Briefs: Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. awards ceremony

Staff Reports The nominees and recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards. will be honored today. The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards are given annually to Mission Health and MAHEC team members who have been nominated by their peers or leaders for their ability to overcome barriers that […]

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Most seniors optimistic about their health: 5 survey findings

Although nearly half of Americans age 65 and older report above-average health, nearly 97.5 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease, according to Professional Research Consultants’ recent national health survey. For the survey, researchers asked 1,000 Americans age 65 and older health-related questions. Here are five findings. 1. More than four in 10 […]

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Bay Medical to Host Senior Health Fair

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Ohio seniors: Protect yourself and those around you from the flu

Flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It can cause mild to severe illness and, in some cases, can lead to death. Flu viruses are spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing or through surfaces. Symptoms of the flu may come on quickly and may include fever, headache, extreme […]

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Vendors sought for Milton senior expo, health fair

By Press Gazette contributor MILTON — RSVP of Santa Rosa County and Santa Rosa Medical Center seek vendors for the 2018 Senior Expo and Health Fair. Businesses and community service groups can now reserve space for the event, which is set 8 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Guy Thompson Community Center. “This year’s […]

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Seniors of four cultures gather for food, fitness and fun

You’re never too old to do karaoke. On Monday and Thursday, Korean-American seniors start their morning right: with a karaoke jam session. On Tuesday morning, Chinese seniors congregate for tai chi. Every weekday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Homage’s Center for Healthy Living in Lynnwood offers a venue for groups from four cultures to […]

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Tucson health and wellness events for Jan. 22-28

Whenever Sara Brown posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://tucson.com/entertainment/tucson-health-and-wellness-events-for-jan/article_0a7f8dd0-3d22-5c46-880b-a3ab8a39b600.html

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Date, fundraising goal set for annual 5K for Health

Date, fundraising goal set for 5K for Health The Cass Community Health Foundation has set a goal to raise $60,000 for its 2018 5K run/walk, an annual event which raises money for youth in Cass County and the surrounding areas. The 24th 5K for Health is scheduled May 5 at Belton Regional Medical Center. The […]

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Editorial: Carroll seniors would benefit from hearing Partnership’s talks on health issues

Over the past two years or so, The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County has given nearly a dozen presentations regarding senior health topics to groups of older adults in Carroll, a group that currently makes up about 16 percent of the county’s population and is expected to grow to encompass nearly a third of […]

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Does your heart skip beats?

By LORIE WHITELSS The Good Shepherd February is Heart Health Month. This is important to today’s seniors because heart disease is a major health threat. In fact, 84 percent of people 65 years old and older die from heart disease. As we age, our risk for heart disease increases because blood pressure, cholesterol and other […]

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UnitedHealth stock jumps after insurer’s profit more than doubles on a one-time tax gain

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Don’t want to get the flu? Stop using hankies, experts say

One of the best defenses against the flu starts with tissue and hankerchiefs, two Northwest Indiana health professionals say. For tissue, don’t use them twice. For hankies, don’t use them at all. Donna E. Ricard, nurse practitioner with Franciscan Senior Health Wellness at the Dyer Medical Pavilion, and Laura Matthys, manager at Franciscan Senior Health […]

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Telehealth Lends a Helping Hand to Senior Fall Prevention Programs

By Eric Wicklund January 15, 2018 – A Los Angeles-based provider of senior healthcare services is expanding its telehealth footprint to help more seniors stay out of the hospital. The Los Angeles Jewish Home has been using a telehealth platform to help seniors recover from joint replacement surgery, either in a LAJH facility or their own […]

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Aldergrove seniors centre invites new members to join

It’s a modest little community centre in downtown Aldergrove that would like to invite more people to join in the fun. The Aldergrove Veterans and Seniors Society has been serving senior citizens and guests since 1980. The society owns the building and operates with the help of grants from government and organizations such as Langley […]

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St. Luke’s Home changing its name

Observer-Dispatch UTICA – St. Luke’s Home at Mohawk Valley Health System, a long-term care and subacute rehabilitation center, is changing its name to MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, according to a news release. Officials said they received approval from the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Nursing Home Licensure and Certification. The MVHS Rehabilitation […]

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France’s ‘Black Widow’ on trial for poisoning four seniors

NICE, FRANCE (AFP) – A French woman dubbed the “Black Widow of the Riviera” for allegedly seducing and poisoning wealthy elderly men, leading to the deaths of two of them, faces a life sentence as her trial gets under way on Monday (Jan 15). Patricia Dagorn, 57, is already serving a five-year prison term for […]

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Food safety violations climb at Ottawa seniors’ homes

On a sunny morning in June 2016, Joanne Lalonde went to visit her 81-year-old mother at her Orléans retirement home.   As breakfast was being served to the residents, Lalonde watched in horror as her mom, Rhealla Daoust, bit into an odd-looking piece of toast. The bread was green with mould. Orléans seniors’ home inspected 28 times in last 3.5 years […]

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The Healthy Geezer: Seniors worry about grandkids and cocaine – Times Herald

By Fred Cicetti Q. I’m afraid that my grandson may be using cocaine. Is there any way I can tell for sure? And how dangerous is this drug? A: This is a topic that is unusual for The Healthy Geezer. It’s not about a senior health issue, but it does affect seniors. Many of us […]

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Auckland resthome fosters intergenerational friendships for improved health

Roskill South Kindergarten students visit Hillsborough Heights once a month for a play date with the residents. A resthome in central Auckland is changing the lives of seniors and students alike. Hillsborough Heights Retirement Village in Mt Roskill is bringing seniors and students together as part of an intergenerational friendship program. The resthome hosts activities that match up young people, […]

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Senior Fitness and Recreation Resources

Life Exercise participants leave energized from this popular Senior Center fitness class taught by Pomeroy Brinkley and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.(Photo: Picasa) THE BENEFITS OF FITNESS SENIOR FITNESS OPPORTUNITIES We tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. Some of this may be due to health problems, weight gain, pain […]

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Ohio seniors: Protect yourself and those around you from the flu

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Two schemes to help more seniors stay out of hospital, Health News …

Thousands more elderly patients will soon benefit from out-of-hospital care thanks to the expansion of two health programmes. A scheme that provides elderly people with post-discharge care to reduce their chances of being hospitalised again will be scaled up from the current base of 3,000 patients to 5,000 by the end of the year. Another […]

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Sunday Seniors: Practice Accepting Medicare Patients

Hanover — Dartmouth Health Connect, the practice that provides primary care to employees and their adult dependents of Dartmouth College, the New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund, and some employees and their dependents of King Arthur Flour, is now accepting Medicare patients. Patients can take advantage of the practice’s longer appointments and 24-hour communication access. […]

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High-tech airbag could save seniors from breaking their hips | Fox …

Helite claims their device is different because it uses sensors to anticipate a fall and absorb 90 percent of the impact.  (Courtesy of Helite) A $750 belt equipped with airbags could save the elderly from breaking their hips. The special device, called Hip’Air, can sense when the wearer is about to fall and automatically inflates […]

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Volunteer ops for January 2018

Parties are over and leftovers are gone. But there are many in our community who look forward to their next meal and some companionship at the many dining sites throughout the county. There’s a critical need for helpers, so make it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer at one of these locations: Dillard-Winston Food Pantry […]

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13 local agencies get more than $875K in senior millage awards

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – At least 13 local health agencies will receive more than $875,000 in senior citizen millage proceeds for such programs as activities for Alzheimer’s patients, nutrition support, fitness classes, home repairs and transportation. The largest award will go to Habitat for Humanity, which is receiving $270,000 for major home repairs. Disbursements of the Muskegon […]

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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Wrap-Up: Transformation is becoming more than just a word

“We want to use digital tools to build long-term relationships with individuals in communities we serve in order to empower them to improve their health by seamlessly integrating personalized health and wellness into their everyday digital experience and throughout their healthcare journey,” he told investors. Adventist Health System at least conceptually is going a step […]

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Elder Rehab for memory-challenged seniors has immediate Tucson openings

There are about 10 vacancies for the program that begins Jan. 22. Article source: http://tucson.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/elder-rehab-for-memory-challenged-seniors-has-immediate-tucson-openings/article_63f3c7dc-4e64-5e48-a1aa-bdfe9f70a683.html

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Health officials educate about flu amid deadly season

Amid a flu season that’s left two Oregon children dead, health officials held a news conference Friday to educate the public about the illness and help people stay out of the sick bed. Among the advice: Get vaccinated, stay home if you’re sick and wash your hands. The deaths of the children — who were younger than […]

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Willingboro church hosts health workshops for seniors

Growing Gracefully, a monthly free workshop for seniors, is based at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Willingboro. The program features informational workshops on health care topics. On Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., the 2018 series will begin with a “Cancer Awareness Workshop,” with facilitator Tondi DeShields, a 20-year health care professional and project coordinator […]

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ER visits may serve as turning point for elderly patients’ health: 5 takeaways

An elderly patient’s emergency room visit often signals a major health challenge and should communicate to care providers the patient may need additional care, according to a report in The Washington Post. The nation’s growing aging population accounts for over 20 million ER visits annually. As a result, the nation’s traditional model of emergency medicine […]

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For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

Twice a day, the 86-year-old man went for long walks and visited with neighbors along the way. Then, one afternoon he fell while mowing his lawn. In the emergency room, doctors diagnosed a break in his upper arm and put him in a sling. Back at home, this former World War II Navy pilot found […]

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Church hosts health workshops for seniors

Growing Gracefully, a monthly free workshop for seniors, is based at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Willingboro. The program features informational workshops on health care topics. On Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., the 2018 series will begin with a “Cancer Awareness Workshop,” with facilitator Tondi DeShields, a 20-year health care professional and project coordinator […]

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Sen. Marc R. Pacheco to host senior health and wellness fairs

Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, will host his Senior Health and Wellness Fairs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Roseland Ballroom, 174 Broadway, Taunton; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave. The events will include blood pressure screenings, flu shots, safe sharps disposal, drug […]

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Next health and wellness event set for Jan. 31

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center has a pilot program expanding health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring, or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice. The next health and wellness date is Jan. 31. There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant […]

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The GOP Plan To Overhaul Entitlements Misses The Real Problem

Energized by the successful passage of tax cuts, some Republicans are eying a new target: entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. House Speaker Paul Ryan is leading the charge, arguing that the only way to break the cycle of rising deficits and surging debt is to reduce entitlement spending. Political resistance is likely to […]

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Trump administration opens door to let states — including Utah — impose Medicaid work requirements

Meanwhile, CMS also approved Utah’s so-called 1115 waiver late last year — a plan intended to expand health coverage to an additional 4,000 to 6,000 impoverished adults without children, many of whom are also homeless. In that case, Utah also separately requested a work requirement amendment, which was not initially approved. But now, after the […]

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For Elder Health, Trips To The ER Are Often A Tipping Point

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. Twice a day, the 86-year-old man went for long walks and […]

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Elder rehab for memory challenged seniors has immediate openings

Tucson, AZ (85714) Today Plentiful sunshine. High 67F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.. Tonight Clear skies. Low 44F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Updated: January 11, 2018 @ 6:53 am Article source: http://tucson.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/elder-rehab-for-memory-challenged-seniors-has-immediate-openings/article_63f3c7dc-4e64-5e48-a1aa-bdfe9f70a683.html

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Where healthcare innovation may lead in 2018

professor and dean of the School of Nursing and senior associate dean of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University This story is part of our multi-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in 2018. Where will healthcare […]

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Repeat Flu Vaccinations Can Help Protect Seniors

BOSTON (CBS) — While flu cases continue to spike nationwide, health officials are still urging the public to get their annual flu shot. And a new study suggests that older people, in particular, should make sure they get a flu shot year after year after year. Researchers in Spain found that people over 65 who […]

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Wellness fairs in Taunton and Middleboro aim to be one-stop shopping for seniors

Rebecca Hyman rhyman@tauntongazette.com TAUNTON — In a time of uncertainty and major changes in Washington D.C., state Sen. Marc Pacheco wants to give senior citizens an opportunity to get their questions answered without endless hold music and interminable lines, he said. “Right now, with everything happening with Medicaid and the potential impacts at the federal level […]

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Two schemes to help more seniors stay out of hospital

Thousands more elderly patients will soon benefit from out-of-hospital care thanks to the expansion of two health programmes. A scheme that provides elderly people with post-discharge care to reduce their chances of being hospitalised again will be scaled up from the current base of 3,000 patients to 5,000 by the end of the year. Another […]

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County adding food for pets to home meal deliveries for seniors

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Wellness fairs in Taunton and Middleboro aim to be one-stop …

Rebecca Hyman rhyman@tauntongazette.com TAUNTON — In a time of uncertainty and major changes in Washington D.C., state Sen. Marc Pacheco wants to give senior citizens an opportunity to get their questions answered without endless hold music and interminable lines, he said. “Right now, with everything happening with Medicaid and the potential impacts at the federal level […]

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Health Briefs: Park Ridge Health welcomes DeMatos to surgery specialist practice

Staff Reports Park Ridge Health is excited to welcome board-certified Surgeon, Pierre DeMatos, MD, FACS to Park Ridge Health Surgery Specialists. Dr. DeMatos has been caring for people across Western North Carolina since 2001. He has extensive training in a variety of general surgery techniques and care. Dr. DeMatos earned his Bachelor Degree in Biology […]

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Conn. Lawmakers Restore Medicaid Program For Seniors, Disabled

Hartford (Conn.) Courant: Despite Veto Threat, Legislature Restores Medicaid Cuts Despite a veto threat, the legislature defied Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by voting in special session Monday to restore $54 million for the popular Medicare Savings Program that affects more than 100,000 people. Lawmakers had originally cut funding last year for the program, which uses […]

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Reflexion Health’s virtual platform to power non-profit’s senior rehabilitation program

Reflexion Health, a company that develops a platform for remote physical therapy, will be working with non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) to bring virtual rehabilitation to seniors in the latter’s care. Reflexion’s “Stand Tall” program — which was initially funded by a grant from the CDC — will bring the guidance of a professional […]

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Shaking the chill:Local doctors give seniors tips on staying warm

North Texans are feeling the chill now that the unusually warm temperatures are gone and the frigid winter temperatures are beginning to set in. While younger residents are able to handle the cold, seniors can run into trouble if they fail to stay warm. “They (seniors) have less ability to handle the cold, they have […]

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Seniors disappointed PEI won’t pay for new, more effective shingles vaccine

The P.E.I. government says it won’t pay for a new, more effective vaccine against shingles. Shingrix, which has shown to be about 90 per cent effective, was approved by Health Canada last year and should be available in some pharmacies by mid-January. The shingles vaccine now on the market, Zostavax, reduces the risk of shingles […]

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Sensors keep close eye on seniors who live alone, Health News …

Sensors keep close eye on seniors who live alone Every time Madam Sitee Marnoor, 76, enters and exits her rented one-room flat in Tampines where she lives alone, she is being “watched”. A motion sensor near her main door silently tracks her movements. If the door is not opened for more than 24 hours, it […]

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Langley seniors live ‘in fear’ as they share building with people with mental health issues

Advocates are sounding the alarm over a decision by Fraser Health to house people with mental health and addiction issues in a housing complex run by the Langley Lions Senior Citizens Housing Society. Kory Down said she has heard from residents who say they no longer feel safe. “I heard from one resident who has […]

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Senior living facility in St. Peters wins state approval

JEFFERSON CITY • A state panel gave a green light Monday to an Illinois company to build a 110-bed assisted living facility in St. Peters. In a unanimous vote, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee approved plans by Naperville, Ill.-based Ryan Companies to build Clarendale of St. Peters on an 11-acre tract at the southeast corner […]

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Two Israeli Firms Selected to Test Their Aging and Brain Health Innovations at Ontario Seniors Care Organizations

TORONTO, Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Two Israeli companies will have an opportunity to test their innovative aging and brain health solutions at two Canadian seniors care organizations, after being selected for a joint partnership program operated by the Baycrest Health Sciences-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) and the Israel Innovation […]

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Reemo Health Expands Offerings with ADT, Samsung and Teradata

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reemo Health, a leader in health and safety technology solutions, today announces it has expanded its network of partners to include ADT and Teradata in addition to its current collaboration with Samsung Electronics America. This extended network will enable Reemo to deliver individualized, proactive care solutions to more seniors. The Reemo Health and Safety […]

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Early or late: One senior says ignore the conventional wisdom of waiting to take Social Security. Take it at 62.

Deciding when to start getting checks from the Social Security Administration is tricky for a lot of people. (Bradley C. Bower/AP) My husband and I are in a great debate about when to start collecting Social Security. I want to delay getting benefits until we are 70. We both reach full retirement age at 67. […]

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Help-Full ‘s Capacity to Support More Bay Area Seniors Grows

Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation conducted a pilot program using linkAges to look into ways of increasing social engagement in communities across the Bay Area, with particular focus on the health and wellbeing of older adults. Over three years, the program grew to include 1,280 members located across 10 Bay Area cities, resulting in […]

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Diakon Senior Living hosting seminar on diabetes – Herald

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New technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life

Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar?  Now there’s technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies.  One company has a solution that tracks and […]

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Physical therapist leads seniors in exercise classes – News

Whenever Monica Dunn posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://www.newspressnow.com/life/physical-therapist-leads-seniors-in-exercise-classes/article_fb1cbfaf-bd0d-5a4e-b7e7-3661b5b920ad.html

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Trying to make sense of your medical bill? Here’s some helpful advice

Making sense of a medical bill may be a little like reading a foreign language for the first time. Thankfully, help is available if a consumer will reach out to the agency sending the bill. Often, the best bet is to contact the health care provider directly and visit with someone in the customer relations […]

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Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Fees for health agent’s services and a blind trust

By Liza Horvath Senior Advocate Q: I am the agent under a Health Care Directive for a friend. She is becoming more reliant on me and I am going with her to doctor’s appointments so I can learn more about her medical needs. I am spending a lot of time on this “volunteer” project! Is […]

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Advocate worries Langley seniors complex becoming a ‘Riverview satellite’

An advocate for seniors wants Fraser Health to stop placing young people with mental health and addiction problems in a complex run by the Langley Lions Senior Citizens Housing Society. “Residents are frightened,” said Kory Down. “Housing the mentally ill and addicts with fragile seniors amounts to authoritative abuse of seniors.” The Lions complex on 203 […]

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How to figure out your medical bill

Making sense of a medical bill may be a little like reading a foreign language for the first time. Thankfully, help is available if a consumer will reach out to the agency sending the bill. Often, the best bet is to contact the health care provider directly and visit with someone in the customer relations […]

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Drexel Heights firefighters hosting free safety academy for seniors

Whenever Carmen Duarte posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Article source: http://tucson.com/news/local/drexel-heights-firefighters-hosting-free-safety-academy-for-seniors/article_cd9d1e82-12db-5cb5-8150-c230065173f2.html

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Bernardston Senior Center to offer programs on holiday grief, healthy eating

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Senior Center wants to provide support for seniors experiencing grief during the holidays with a series of workshops this month. According to Senior Center Director Dianne Cornwell, the center routinely offers pre- and post-holiday workshops to help seniors deal with loss. By teaming up with Hospice of Franklin County, the center […]

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Health care Buzz: Turning 65: Retirement challenges equals healthcare costs

In a recent survey, Merrill Lynch partnered with Age Wave to gain insight into retirement. With 10,000 seniors turning 65 daily, it is important to prepare for retirement. The survey found three important findings: 81 percent of Americans say they dont know how much they will need for retirement. Their No. 1 ingredient for happiness […]

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Seniors, rural residents need help during cold snap

DANVILLE – The bitterly cold temperatures this week have caused water pipes to freeze and prevented cars from starting. But for some of Vermilion County’s most vulnerable residents, such as senior citizens, the arctic blast could have more dire consequences than a dead car battery. Amy Brown, CEO of the CRIS Healthy-Aging Center in Danville, […]

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East Alabama Services for the Elderly helps ease matters

A variety of experiences emerge as one ages, and one local agency is devoted to helping ease matters among the elderly. Established in 1974 by Auburn and Opelika residents, East Alabama Services for the Elderly, Inc. (EASE) is a part of United Way and offers supportive assistance to seniors in Lee and Russell counties, according […]

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Nursing homes that harm seniors face fewer fines under Trump

President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, during a healthcare panel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on March 22, 2017.(Photo: Mark Wilson, Pool/EPA) The Trump administration — reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama — is scaling back the use of fines […]

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‘You can’t be lonely and be a healthy person.’ How seniors can combat isolation

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a challenge for communities across the country. She lost her husband in 2012 when she […]

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PHARMAGEST INTERACTIVE presents its AI solutions for Seniors …

Villers-lès-Nancy, 5 January 2018 – 6:30 p.m. (CET) PRESS RELEASE The PHARMAGEST Group is Revolutionizing In-Home Connected Care for Seniors with Human AI The PHARMAGEST Group, the leading innovator in French health-tech, is introducing a new way of monitoring seniors’ health from the comfort of their home, at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. From January […]

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Despite Industry Headwinds, Health Care M&A Forecast Stays …

Health care senior executives are entering the new year bullish in their mergers and acquisitions (MA) strategies, according to a survey conducted by Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF).  More than 300 senior health care executives were surveyed by the McLean, Virginia-based financial holding firm Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 6, 2017. Among those surveyed, exactly […]

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Program hopes to help seniors

As the winter holidays can be a difficult time for many, it is important now more than ever to remember that untreated depression among rural older adults poses great health risks and concerns. Effective treatments for depression do exist; however, older adults in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties have less access to those treatments than their […]

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Fraser Health warns about rise in flu cases in seniors’ homes

Person sick in bed with the flu. Getty Images / PNG Article source: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fraser-health-warns-about-rise-in-flu-cases-in-seniors-homes

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Did the GOP’s Tax Cuts Kill Entitlement Reform? – The Atlantic

The GOP’s tax cuts obliterated any hope of bipartisan reform, at least in the near future. Article source: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/gop-tax-bill-entitlement-reform/549623/

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Targeted Pre-Op Care for Seniors May Boost Outcomes

Participation in a program designed to improve surgery-related outcomes among high-risk elderly patients was associated with fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, fewer readmissions and more frequent discharges to home, according to researchers. The average hospital stay was 2 days shorter (4 days versus 6 days) among adults undergoing elective abdominal surgery taking part in the […]

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Fitness Without Freezing

Photo courtesy of BigStock/RawPixel.com Staying active and fit in the winter can be difficult when the weather is dreary and gray. For seniors, fitness is even more crucial, but also even more difficult to maintain during this chilly time of year. As GLBT seniors in particular can experience isolation during these winter moths. However, with […]

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Despite Industry Headwinds, Health Care M&A Forecast Stays Strong in 2018

Health care senior executives are entering the new year bullish in their mergers and acquisitions (MA) strategies, according to a survey conducted by Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF).  More than 300 senior health care executives were surveyed by the McLean, Virginia-based financial holding firm Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 6, 2017. Among those surveyed, exactly […]

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There’s No Way Congress Is Going to Fix Entitlements

The GOP’s tax cuts obliterated any hope of bipartisan reform, at least in the near future. Article source: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/gop-tax-bill-entitlement-reform/549623/

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Seniors should have health care options available at home

Brian Bartoz A recent article in Sauk Valley Media highlighting the shortage of caregivers for older Americans [“Fallout from the boom: a caregiver crisis,” Dec. 13] should serve as a call to action for improved public policy regarding eldercare in the United States. To both address the shortage of qualified home care workers and keep […]

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NE LHIN seniors program emphasizes exercise, socializing

ALGOMA DISTRICT –  Falling is no fun. Especially for older folks whose bones may be a bit more brittle. North East Local Health Integration Network again offers Stay on Your Feet (SOYF) strategy, administered by the region’s five public health units and consisting of free exercise classes for seniors. Falls are preventable — one in three […]

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Murphy appoints commissioners of human services, children and families

  Governor-elect Phil Murphy Wednesday appointed former Obama administration official Carole Johnson as the next commissioner of the Department of Human Services and named Christine Norbut Beyer, the former director of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, to be commissioner of the Department of Children and Families. “These are two of the […]

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