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Grant available to help Spokane families care for seniors

SPOKANE, Wash – Time is running out for Spokane County families to qualify for funding that helps with in-home care for senior citizens. Family Home Care has grant money available that can pay for bath aides go into homes once or twice a week and provide bathing assistance and possibly help with light housework at no […]

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House Approves Bernstine Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes

Posted By: Press Releases December 12, 2017 HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved legislation, authored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), which would make it easier for seniors to maintain their independence and receive care in their homes. “A disparity in Pennsylvania law is limiting access to in-home care and actually forcing some […]

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House passes Bernstine’s bill on ‘presumed eligibility’ for seniors seeking in-home care

J.D. Prose State Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s bill that would ease the way for seniors to stay in their homes while receiving care unanimously passed the state House on Monday. In a statement, Bernstine, R-10, New Beaver, said there is “a disparity” in state law that limits access to in-home care and sometimes forces seniors into […]

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Haims: Consider local senior citizens on this year’s holiday gift-giving list (column)

A month or so ago, I wrote an article about providing holiday gifts for our community’s elder population. I had asked Vail Daily readers, and our community at large, to consider giving to our elder population by donating both time and gifts. This past week, we had seven people come by the Visiting Angels office […]

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New Medicaid Program Prioritizes In-Home Care

A new Medicaid program in Pennsylvania could make it easier for the state’s seniors to get care in their homes instead of a nursing facility. Under the Community HealthChoices initiative, insurers will be paid to manage Medicaid’s long-term care services with a financial incentive meant to prioritize in-home care for enrollees. The state is rolling out the […]

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Business Briefs: Home Care Assist, Always Best Care

Home Care Assist Expands to Florida Home Care Assist, an online compatibility matching network for in-home care, expanded to South Florida. The company, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, already has a presence in Georgia and North Carolina. “Our entry into South Florida is a significant milestone as we work to provide unique advantages for […]

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Medway Live in caregivers are providing round the clock care to seniors in Toronto

Senior care homes are a dime a dozen. It is not a new idea to let skilled professionals take care of the elderly in a way that family is unable to. This means that someone who has worked to live in a nice home is uprooted and put into a facility of strangers to receive […]

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Plan Ahead for Long-Term Support, Including Home Care

As more Americans reach retirement age, there are plenty of financial experts and consultants urging these men and women to plan better for those years. With 401(k)s, investments, bonds, CDs, and more, the emphasis could be solely placed on those endeavors, but something gets missed in the process and that involves long-term care, such as […]

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Christmas tree decorating highlights Magic of Christmas at senior home

JACKSON, MI — The finishing touches were being put on some of the 11 Christmas trees in the dining room at John Ganton’s Countryside Grand. The decorating on Monday, Dec. 11, is in preparation for the Magic of Christmas event on Tuesday, Dec. 12, where all residents at Countryside celebrate the holiday with fun, food, […]

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NH Senior News: Gifts from the Heart to help Berlin-area elderly

BERLIN — Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services and Northeast Credit Union (NECU) are once again working in partnership on the Gifts from the Heart program. The anonymous gift-giving tradition was developed to help spread holiday cheer to the elderly, homebound or disabled in Berlin, Gorham and the surrounding communities. Anyone interested in participating may visit NECU’s […]

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Heritage Senior Living Upgrades Operations with $500000 Tech Push

After fifteen years in business, Heritage Senior Living is upping its game with a $500,000 technology initiative, as part of a recently developed operational strategy drawing from best practices internationally. Heritage is one of Wisconsin’s largest senior living providers and only operates in that state. With its corporate offices located in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, […]

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Technology Helping Seniors Stay Social, Independent

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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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program spreads gifts, Christmas cheer in Lynchburg area

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Home care at a crossroad

In September 1996, Evelyn Shapiro spoke to the Manitoba Society of Seniors in Winnipeg and warned them not to be seduced by attempts to subvert Canadian values, no matter how elegant and compelling the packaging. Though herself a forceful proponent of medicare and the Canada Health Act, Shapiro was not Canadian born. She was a […]

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Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA Provides Exceptional …

Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA is a provider of home health care services. The company provides senior home care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for adults with disabilities, child care, and transportation in the Roanoke, VA area. Companion Home Care’s key strengths are the organization’s 13 years of experience in the industry and its […]

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Attacking Healthcare Inequality on the Local Level: Employing Community-Based, Culturally Tailored Approaches to …

These are all examples of how the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), where I work, is using culturally tailored approaches to close gaps in health outcomes, disease prevalence and medical support across different populations. These gaps, which are commonly referred to as health disparities, can affect various ethnic and racial groups, sexual or […]

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‘Crisis mode': As boomers age, a shortage of caregivers

As more and more baby boomers cross the threshold into old age, members of the Me Generation are confronting a growing problem: Who will take care of them when they can no longer care for themselves? It’s a situation few families are prepared for, but one many will face. As relatives gather for the holidays, […]

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Fargo entrepreneur opens state’s first franchise of senior in-home care company

The company, which was founded in 1995, now has more than 500 locations, including a separately owned Minneapolis franchise. But it didn’t have a presence in North Dakota, and Maring said he jumped at the chance. The company will primarily offer two types of in-home care in a wide area stretching from south of Grand […]

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What Senior Living Residents Really Want from University Partnerships

For senior housing providers, the benefits of partnering with nearby colleges and universities are well-documented. Before senior housing operators set out to establish these partnerships, though, they should know that prospective residents will value some aspects of the relationship and the community more than others. A whopping 91% of prospective senior housing residents, for instance, […]

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Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA Provides Exceptional …

Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA is a provider of home health care services. The company provides senior home care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for adults with disabilities, child care, and transportation in the Roanoke, VA area. Companion Home Care’s key strengths are the organization’s 13 years of experience in the industry and its […]

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Mather, Watermark Hammer Out Plans for New Highrise Senior Living

Aging baby boomers are attracted to urban centers, but meeting the demand for downtown senior living is not easy. Two operators, Mather LifeWays and Watermark Retirement Communities, are getting in on the action but taking different approaches to offering senior housing in the city. Evanston, Illinois-based Mather LifeWays is making its first foray on the […]

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Mass Nursing Homes Expected to Shutter

BOSTON (December 7, 2017)—Five facilities have filed notice with the Massachusetts state Department of Public Health of their intent to shut down. More 1,000 residents are believed to be impacted, and 600 people will be laid off by the announced closures. The Boston Business Journal reports that the closures come as no surprise to the state, which has […]

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United States Home Care Market Report 2017-2024: Market was valued at $100 billion in 2016, and is projected to …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Home Care Market Report” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The home care market was valued at $100 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $225 billion by 2024. Two factors in particular are driving this growth: an aging population adding more seniors to the market, and lower overall […]

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Visit The SHN Job Board To View New Opportunities

The Senior Housing News Job Board is one of the best resources for anyone looking to climb the career ladder in senior housing. On the job board, you’ll find opportunities in sales, marketing, operations and more with senior living organizations across the country. As 2017 comes to a close, put yourself in a position to […]

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Always Best Care Highlights ‘Always In Touch’ Telephone Reassurance Program During The Holidays

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Always Best Care® Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, aims to provide companionship to seniors and disabled adults this holiday season through its proprietary telephone reassurance program, Always In Touch. The exclusive and absolutely free program provides a friendly voice by phone […]

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Amesbury seniors make holiday gift bags for homeless

By Carol FeingoldCorrespondent It’s a win-win situation when Greenleaf Supportive Day Program collaborates with Home Care Connection Network (HCCN) to make holiday gift bags for homeless people and veterans in Amesbury and the surrounding area. “This is our third year doing it,” said Katrina Rioux, program coordinator for the Amesbury Council on Aging. “We’ve been […]

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Providers Rise to New Standards for LGBT Senior Living

Head north on Halsted Street in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood—just one block of Wrigley Field—and you’ll see it: a modern, multi-unit residence decked in green and blue hues. No, this isn’t a new condominium for the city’s young, urban professionals, but rather an affordable housing unit that has become a haven for the city’s low-income older […]

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Some seniors just want to be left alone

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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2nd Family and CarePatrol Join Forces to Help the Nation’s Elderly …

2nd Family “We’re excited to partner with a great organization like CarePatrol to provide more and more seniors with exceptional service and award-winning care,” said Chad Tracey, President and co-founder of 2nd Family. ELDERSBURG, Md. (PRWEB) December 05, 2017 2nd Family and CarePatrol are excited to announce that they’ve teamed up to offer seniors in […]

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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice named two people to its board of directors

BOARD APPOINTMENTSNan Ramsey joined the executive board of the Marginal Way Preservation Fund. Ramsey, a retired educator, previously served at Berwick Academy as director of its Teaching Institute, a master’s program for prospective teachers. She serves on the Portsmouth Pro Musica board of directors.   Androscoggin Home Care Hospice announced two additions to its board […]

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Senior Housing Finance Activity: KeyBank, Lancaster Pollard

KeyBank Provides $192.5 Million For Texas Seniors Housing Portfolio Cleveland-based KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $192.5 million in Freddie Mac financing to Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors for a six-property seniors housing portfolio located throughout Texas. Charlie Shoop and Caleb Marten of KeyBank’s Commercial Mortgage Group structured the fixed rate loans that included 10-year […]

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Longevity series aims to improve home health care

Whenever Kristin Guess 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://wcfcourier.com/news/local/longevity-series-aims-to-improve-home-health-care/article_71988bb0-17e2-5c7e-9baf-b1eb9443cf32.html

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Capital Senior Living (CSU) vs. Emeritus (ESC) Head-To-Head Review

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) and Emeritus (NYSE:ESC) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent recommendations for Capital Senior Living and Emeritus, […]

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Cox Communications Creates Seniors’ Smart Home of the Future

The senior living space has experienced an influx of age-friendly technologies and devices to help improve the aging experience. Now, Cox Communications has created a super-smart model home to be a showcase for how all these technologies can co-exist to extend independent living. Whether in a private home or in a community-based independent living setting, many […]

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Super Smart Home Is Designed To Help Aging In Place

Imagine a home where every device is “smart,” including the trash can and the silverware. Perfectly equipped for aging independent adults, the setting allow families to check on loved ones remotely, and those living in the home can connect in real time with medical professionals, physical therapy programs and other health care initiatives. This is […]

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Treating poor people as “passive” health care consumers

By Al Norman In 2009, a state legislator who chaired the House Financial Services Committee on Beacon Hill introduced a bill that would “automatically enroll all eligible seniors” into a managed care program for seniors. The chair explained: “The biggest obstacle facing the [managed care] program is reaching the population, which has proven to be […]

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24Hr HomeCare Opens New Office in Pasadena, California to …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The leading non-medical homecare company, 24Hr HomeCare, announced its latest expansion in Southern California with the opening of its office in Pasadena. Its Pasadena location will match seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities in the San Gabriel Valley area with carefully-screened, thoroughly-trained Caregivers. Its Caregivers may assist individuals with personal care, meal preparation, […]

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24Hr HomeCare Opens New Office in Pasadena, California to …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The leading non-medical homecare company, 24Hr HomeCare, announced its latest expansion in Southern California with the opening of its office in Pasadena. Its Pasadena location will match seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities in the San Gabriel Valley area with carefully-screened, thoroughly-trained Caregivers. Its Caregivers may assist individuals with personal care, meal preparation, […]

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Hacking Health Care: Silicon Valley’s Solutions To Elderly Care, Diabetes And More

Johnny Wolf From left to right: moderator Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital), Tony Wang (Color), Sami Inkinen (Virta Health), Seth Sternberg (Honor), Rajaie Batniji (Collective Health). Photo credit: Johnny Wolf. While Silicon Valley’s technological breakthroughs have transformed the way people live, work, and play, health care remains an arena bogged down by archaic technology and inefficient […]

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24Hr HomeCare Opens New Office in Pasadena, California to Support Clients and Caregivers

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The leading non-medical homecare company, 24Hr HomeCare, announced its latest expansion in Southern California with the opening of its office in Pasadena. Its Pasadena location will match seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities in the San Gabriel Valley area with carefully-screened, thoroughly-trained Caregivers. Its Caregivers may assist individuals with personal care, meal preparation, […]

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Seniors picket Mungall’s office for home care funding – Nelson Star

About 15 seniors picketed the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall on Tuesday in an attempt to secure more funding for home care in Nelson — funding they say was promised by the B.C. Liberal government but not delivered. “If you’re elderly and alone, getting to appointments and back, getting medicine, going to the hospital, […]

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Comfort Keepers Home Care President On The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea For Seniors: The GrandPad

Comfort Keepers Home Care President Myles McNamara is talking about what he believes is the perfect holiday gift idea for seniors: an innovative, easy-to-use tablet called the GrandPad. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. While it looks like an iPad mini, McNamara noted it was designed specifically […]

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Seniors Housing Crisis Forces Elderly Residents to Move Outside the City

Seniors housing in Ontario is the among the most expensive in Canada, with an average cost of almost $2,800 a month for independent living and $4,600 a month for people in need of dementia care. This high cost, coupled with a lack of available spaces, is driving many seniors to look beyond the Greater Toronto […]

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FirstLight Home Care Caregivers Recognized for Outstanding Care

“Mary is more than a caregiver, she is an enhanced member of the family,” these are the words of just one of the many happy clients of Mary Janssen, an award-winning caregiver at FirstLight Home Care. Mary was nominated by her client to be recognized at the 17th Annual Caregiver Recognition Dinner and Auction. Mary Janssen, […]

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Bringing Awareness to Home Care and Hospice in November …

According to the National Association for Home Care Hospice (NAHC), there are “millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers” across the country who support elderly and disabled men and women at home. The vast majority of these individuals are unsung heroes who don’t receive much credit or recognition. As the news media […]

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In-home care provider At Your Side opens in The Woodlands

At Your Side, an in-home care provider, opened in early November at 10200 Grogan’s Mill Road, Ste. 360, The Woodlands. At Your Side provides in-home care for those who are elderly, disabled, living with dementia or recovering from injuries. Services include senior companionship, personal care, mobility assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation services. 281-719-5221. www.atyoursidehomecare.com […]

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Home care business opens in Grayson, Ky.

GRAYSON, Ky. – On Nov. 16, FirstLight Home Care of the Foothills celebrated the official grand opening of its location in Grayson, Kentucky with a community event and ribbon cutting. The celebration took place at the Grayson Gallery Art Center. Shadow and Rebekah Skaggs own the new FirstLight Home Care, which offers non-medical home care, […]

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Bringing Awareness to Home Care and Hospice in November

According to the National Association for Home Care Hospice (NAHC), there are “millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers” across the country who support elderly and disabled men and women at home. The vast majority of these individuals are unsung heroes who don’t receive much credit or recognition. As the news media […]

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FirstLight Home Care Appoints Julie Doyle as Executive Director of Human Resources

“One of the biggest challenges in the home care industry is the recruitment and retention of great caregivers,” said Jeff Bevis, CEO of FirstLight Home Care. “Finding those folks who share your vision and core values of serving others, and being able to retain them, is challenging. Julie has the skills and depth of experience […]

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Could Singapore’s ‘ageing in place’ experiment be a model for Hong Kong?

In the residential estate of Whampoa near downtown Singapore, a fifth of the estate’s population is over the age of 60. But it is by no means a place that lacks vitality. Under a groundbreaking experiment called Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) by the Tsao Foundation, Whampoa is a place where seniors can grow old […]

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How to get long-term care at home without busting the bank

The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense. Nor do they see long-term care insurance as a viable option — because it’s expensive and is often seen as protection against the cost of nursing home care. That should change, some experts […]

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Caring.com Announces America’s Top-Rated In-Home Care Agencies, the "Caring Stars of 2018"

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — During the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s common for families to discover their elderly loved ones are in need of more companionship and care, and they turn to the Internet to explore the options for in-home care and senior living. To help them in their senior care search, today […]

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Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities At Risk Due To …

Toronto, Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Agencies that provide health care services to seniors and people with disabilities warn that Ontario’s new labour legislation could force them to reduce services, create waitlists, or increase client fees. A recently released report commissioned by the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) and Home Care Ontario and produced […]

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Movers & Shakers: Presbyterian Homes, CA Ventures

Clauson Appointed to Executive Role at Presbyterian Homes Community Evanston, Illinois-based Presbyterian Homes, a non-profit owner and operator of senior living communities, has appointed Andrew Clauson as its new executive director at Westminster Place, the organization’s senior living community in Evanston. In his new role, Clauson will oversee all community operations, manage community staff, foster […]

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In-home care provider ComForCare opens in Fairfield

In-home care provider ComForCare has opened a Fairfield office, its third location in the county. The new office at 1700 Post Road joins locations in Danbury and Stamford. Locally owned by Neil Anand, ComForCare of Fairfield provides nonmedical, in-home care to area residents who are elderly, disabled, living with dementia or recovering from injuries or surgery so […]

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High-Profile Senior Care Leader Creates Tiny Homes for Aging …

Dr. Bill Thomas is well known for taking on traditional nursing home care through initiatives such as the Green House model. Now, he has introduced two new concepts with the goal of helping people avoid institutional care as they age. At the recent Aging2.0 conference in San Francisco, Thomas formally introduced Minka. A Minka is a small […]

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When home-care costs go through the roof

For clients who need long-term attention, the home-sweet-home solution unfortunately may be a money pit. A recent poll from the Associated Press and the National Opinion Research Center shows 77% of older Americans would prefer to receive care in their own homes. That’s no surprise. How many seniors would opt instead for a nursing home […]

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Local company seeks scholarship nominations

COVINGTON, Ga. – Right at Home, an in-home care service for seniors, is offering four local families the opportunity to provide in-home care this holiday season on scholarship.  Owner Mark Ross said there are plenty of seniors who can use an extra hand, but do not have the financial wherewithal to pay for it, so he […]

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AARON BERNSTINE: Helping more seniors stay in their homes

Our seniors have contributed a great deal to our society and our communities. They’ve lived through a national depression and world war, and helped shape our country into the superpower it is today. One way that I can help them, and other taxpayers, is by making it easier for individuals to maintain their independence and […]

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Emeritus (NYSE:ESC) & Capital Senior Living (CSU) Head-To-Head Survey

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) and Emeritus (NYSE:ESC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations. Insider Institutional Ownership 97.2% of Capital Senior Living shares are held by institutional investors. 19.8% […]

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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ hope to put smiles on senior’s faces this holiday season

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. With the holidays around the corner, many of us will be celebrating with our loved ones, but seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are often forgotten about. The “Gifting Tree” inside Lighthouse Christian Books in Ashwaubenon Home Instead Senior Care in Ashwaubenon is encouraging the community to help put a smile […]

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Pennsylvania launches website to help seniors and people with disabilities find services

Pa. website helps seniors and people with disabilities find services Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, www.carelink.pa.gov, which connects older Pennsylvanians and individuals with a disability or behavioral health need to services and support available in their community. The Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website provides […]

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24Hr HomeCare Recognized in LA Business Journal’s 100 Fastest …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare has landed a spot in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies List. This year marks 24Hr HomeCare’s 5th consecutive year on the list since 2013. To be considered for the prestigious list, companies must have been established before January 1st, 2014, and headquartered in the Los […]

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Bayshore Home Care Offers Elder Care in Clearwater and Pinellas …

There is one home care agency that offers elder care in Clearwater and Pinellas County so that they can live on their terms. This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire Largo, FL — (ReleaseWire) — 11/24/2017 — As one begins to age, there comes a time when it takes a toll on their health. […]

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Bayshore Home Care Offers Elder Care in Clearwater and Pinellas County to Help Elders Live on Their Terms

Largo, FL — (ReleaseWire) — 11/24/2017 –As one begins to age, there comes a time when it takes a toll on their health. It becomes impossible for one to be able to go around like before. There are health issues, and one is incapable of going around doing the household chores. To give in to […]

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Want better homecare? Stop attacking homecare workers | Opinion

By Jody Weinreich and Rick Bloomingdale For the last nine years, Michelle Olsen has helped Michael Flynn stay out of a nursing home. At age 32, Michael was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he has needed an amputation. Michelle handles his catheter, his toileting, his appointments and his meds. Just as importantly, she supports him in […]

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Home Care Provider Opens New Office In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, CT — A Fairfield native has opened a new ComForCare, an in-home care provider, office in Fairfield to help meet the growing needs for in-home care in the area. Locally owned by active community member and volunteer Neil Anand, ComForCare of Fairfield provides non-medical, in-home care to area residents who are elderly, disabled, living […]

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When will Medicaid pay for nursing-home care?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing-home care? Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing-home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it takes to […]

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Senior Center News

Shorter than Moby Dick On Tuesday, November 28, Ray Rauth will lead a discussion on Billy Budd, Herman Melville’s final novel. It is considered a classic on the level of Melville’s massive Moby Dick. Published in London in 1924, years after Melville’s death, it is a story of swift and summary justice on the high […]

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AngelWish program to help isolated seniors this holiday season – Palladium

Honey gift bags(Photo: RobIre, Getty Images/iStockphoto) RICHMOND, Ind. — LifeStream Services is seeking the community’s help to brighten the holidays for isolated seniors in need in East Central Indiana. AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to spread holiday cheer to isolated seniors and people with disabilities, according to a release.The program coordinates doorstep delivery of packages of food, personal […]

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Supporters of home care proposal have 40000 signatures

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they’ve collected more than 40,000 signatures. Taryn Hallweaver from the Maine People’s Alliance says the signature-gathering effort on Election Day means the effort is two-thirds of the way to its goal. All told, […]

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Norristown Business Spotlight: Reliant At Home Care

NORRISTOWN, PA — Towns so often take their character from the entrepreneurial spirit that shapes its shops, storefronts, and downtown areas. Patch’s Small Business Spotlight series aims to shine a light on local business owners with a strong sense of place, with a business rooted in the community and its people. This week’s spotlight is […]

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Supporters of home care proposal have 40000 signatures – Bryan

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they’ve collected more than 40,000 signatures. Taryn Hallweaver from the Maine People’s Alliance says the signature-gathering effort on Election Day means the effort is two-thirds of the way to its goal. All told, […]

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Supporters of home care proposal near goal – WCSH

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Almost Home Care, DCCC win state award

By Ben ColeyThe Dispatch Several years ago, Kathy Hatfield began a mission to open her own full-service residential care home for seniors with memory loss. About a decade and 54 business plan revisions later, Thomasville’s Almost Home Care Group has three homes, 46 employees and 18 residents. A major portion of that work was accomplished […]

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Islanders’ senior care business thrives, seeks island caregivers – Vashon

Nearly seven years ago, islanders Rob and Marilyn Oswald started a caregiving business, and since that time, their Visiting Angels service has grown exponentially and earned several awards along the way. Six months after they started, they employed 15 home-care workers. Now, they have about 130 caregivers on the Kitsap Peninsula and five on Vashon […]

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Supporters Of Home Care Proposal Have 40000 Signatures

AUGUSTA, Maine – Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they’ve collected more than 40,000 signatures. Taryn Hallweaver from the Maine People’s Alliance says the signature-gathering effort on Election Day means the effort is two-thirds of the way to its goal. All told, 61,123 signatures […]

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Annual Senior Health & Financial Fitness Expo brings the help to local seniors

Another year, another successful Senior Expo. The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator hosted their annual Senior Health Financial Fitness Expo at the Dyker Beach Golf Course, 1030 86th Street, on Friday, November 17. The morning featured over 20 exhibitors and was highly attended by seniors from around the community who gathered information on an array of […]

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Reviewing Emeritus Corporation (NYSE:ESC) and Capital Senior Living Corporation (CSU)

Emeritus Corporation (NYSE: ESC) and Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) are both companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk. Insider Institutional Ownership 97.2% of Capital Senior Living Corporation shares are owned by institutional […]

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Home care costs in Florida are lower than the nation, study shows

CLOSE It looks as if Americans are not eating their fruits and vegetable, at least not enough of it. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story. Buzz60 Stock image.(Photo: Stock Image) Expect to pay more for a nursing home bed in Florida compared with other states, according to a recent study, but home health care […]

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Aging gracefully: The importance of home care and hospice – News …

U.S. Sen. Angus King It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges. Fortunately, Maine is home to an incredible community of home care providers who help […]

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24Hr HomeCare Partners with Meditation App Headspace® to …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a leader in non-medical homecare for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, announced that it has partnered with meditation app Headspace to enhance workplace wellness and mindfulness throughout its organization. Headspace is a digital service that provides audio sessions of guided and unguided meditation, including various mindfulness trainings, to help people […]

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Union representing home care workers supports home care registry bill

 The union representing Massachusetts home care workers is supporting a bill that would establish a registry for home care workers. Several organizations representing the home care agencies oppose the bill, arguing it does not do enough to protect workers’ privacy. But Tyrek Lee, Sr., executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, said the union believes the […]

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MPA’s ‘Universal Home Care’ initiative does little to help elderly, disabled Mainers

Supporters and volunteers of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) were set up at polling booths across the state on Election Day seeking signatures for a “Universal Home Care” initiative the group wishes to put on your 2018 ballot. The MPA announced in late September their campaign to gather signatures for the initiative, which would supposedly […]

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Laguna Planning Commission favors increasing size of granny flats

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday suggested multiple changes to the city’s ordinance related to living quarters known as granny flats, including increasing the maximum unit size. Commissioners unanimously agreed to boost the limit from 640 square feet to 750 square feet for accessory dwelling units, formerly called second residential units. The commission also […]

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Aging gracefully: The importance of home care and hospice – Fosters

U.S. Sen. Angus King It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges. Fortunately, Maine is home to an incredible community of home care providers who help […]

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Boston Senior Home Care celebrates elder independence

Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) hosted its annual gala “An Evening by the Sea” on Nov. 9 at the New England Aquarium. Guests enjoyed dinner and a silent auction, accompanied by the animals of the aquarium. Guests looked at the auction items. Event volunteers assisted with the online silent auction process for the guests. (Image […]

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Geriatric Care Services Market to Register Substantial Expansion by 2019

Transparency Market Research has published a new research report that offers a holistic view of the global geriatric care services market. According to the research report, titled “Geriatric Care Services Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019”, the market shows a positive growth trend due to several reasons. […]

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24Hr HomeCare Partners with Meditation App Headspace

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–24Hr HomeCare, a leader in non-medical homecare for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, announced that it has partnered with meditation app Headspace to enhance workplace wellness and mindfulness throughout its organization. Headspace is a digital service that provides audio sessions of guided and unguided meditation, including various mindfulness trainings, to help people […]

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Aging gracefully: The importance of home care and hospice

U.S. Sen. Angus King It’s no secret that Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. Obviously this age has many benefits – say, wisdom – but it’s also true that an aging population brings medical and logistical challenges. Fortunately, Maine is home to an incredible community of home care providers who help […]

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Toast for dinner? Senior malnutrition: a silent epidemic

My elderly parents often resort to making toast when no one is around to make meals for them. Once a week, my sister will bring them over to her house for a big meal and send them home with leftovers. Other days my brother brings them a steady stream of casseroles. But on the days […]

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Granny Cam Provision Included in Florida Power Generator Bill

Following the deaths of 13 skilled nursing residents in Florida due to a power outage following Hurricane Irma, two Florida lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent those types of deaths — while also using the bills as an opportunity to pursue a “granny cam” law. Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation) and Sen. Gary Farmer (D-Fort Lauderdale) […]

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Seniors Deserve Far More Than Provinces’ Empty Platitudes

On talk shows, in news headlines, and in speaking with seniors, nurses hear the same stories: seniors who need care don’t know where to turn. Most seniors want to “age in place,” maintaining their independence for as long as possible. Home care is in short supply, and there are long wait times for long-term care. […]

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In-home assistance for senior Veterans

Amazingly, almost 20 percent of all people are military veterans. Forty-two percent of men who are age 65 and older are veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs statistics show that close to one-third of veterans live with disabilities. In the senior care world, “living with a disability,” describes a person living with an inability to […]

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Honor Launches The Honor Partner Network, A First In The Home …

“In a little over two years since launching commercially, Honor has become one of the fastest growing home care companies in the country—and we’ve learned a lot,” said Seth Sternberg, Honor CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re very excited about our Partner Network and to be working with leaders in health and home care, sharing our respective […]

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Coming up on NTK: Diversity in public schools; ‘small homes’ for seniors

Coming up on Need to Know, New York superintendents are coming together to discuss one thing: issues of diversity in public schools. Find out why they say change must begin at the district-level. Also on the show, it’s an alternative to home care for seniors and the concept is spreading. How “small neighborhoods and “small […]

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Action leaving home care business

Action Inc., which has provided home care to Cape Ann seniors for about 30 years, is removing the benefit from its portfolio of services — but in a manner which the nonprofit believes will cause little disruption to its clients and home care staff. The Gloucester-based multi-service agency has begun notifying its approximately 200 home care […]

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TenderHearted Home Care receives award

TenderHearted Home Care, an organization that provides in-home living assistance for seniors in the Piedmont area, including Davidson County, was presented a Rising Star award Nov. 9 at the Hurricane Marketing Boot Camp in Atlanta, according to Peter Gray, certified senior care manager. Peter Gray said the Rising Star award recognizes the effort and growth […]

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Home health creates independence at home

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Home health care allows patients to take control of their own care and treatment while remaining independent and at home, where 90 percent of Americans want to be while dealing with chronic illness. The people who work in home care are devoted to the health and well-being […]

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Savvy Senior: When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? — Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what […]

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