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Keiro Northwest Home Care Succeeds Using Mobile Technology in …

SEATTLE February 24, 2018 iHealthHome, in partnership with Keiro Northwest Home Care, released a case study detailing how the private duty agency uses mobile technology to manage operations and offer affordable, culturally sensitive services to seniors. Titled How Keiro Northwest Home Care Launched from a Cell Phone, the case study profiles the Home Care division […]

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How to protect seniors who are getting home care – CTV News

A hospital is not a home. If given the option, who wouldn’t prefer to care for their loved one in the comfort of their own house? As the Canadian population ages, our hospitals are running out of beds to care for this overwhelming segment of our society. Every level of government has come to realize […]

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Take time to appreciate work of caregivers

For seniors aging in place, the presence of a good caregiver can provide comfort and create smiles during difficult times. It can result in improved attitude and, ultimately, better health outcomes. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center. With a growing number of seniors opting to stay […]

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Keiro Northwest Home Care Succeeds Using Mobile Technology in Senior Care

SEATTLE (PRWEB) February 24, 2018 iHealthHome, in partnership with Keiro Northwest Home Care, released a case study detailing how the private duty agency uses mobile technology to manage operations and offer affordable, culturally sensitive services to seniors. Titled How Keiro Northwest Home Care Launched from a Cell Phone, the case study profiles the Home Care […]

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Local home care service hires Crosen as president, CEO

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‘We’ve always had to fight': Parents battle TennCare for children’s in-home care full-time

CLOSE Parents fighting TennCare to get their children full-time care at home Michael Schwab Carlene Beard, an LPN, logs the treatment she administered to Tristen Shackelford at his home on February 16, 2018.(Photo: Alan Poizner / For The Tennessean) In some ways, Tristen Shackelford’s health has only gotten better. Near death on the fourth day […]

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Caring for seniors during all of life’s stages

While many older adults want to stay in their homes as they age, others choose to move into assisted-living communities that not only offer assistance with daily tasks but also a community filled with events and activities.  Regardless of the choice to stay at home or move into a community, there are plenty of options […]

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Maine citizens’ initiative for senior, disabled home care moves forward

AUGUSTA, Maine — A citizens’ initiative to establish universal home care for seniors and Mainers with disabilities has received enough valid signatures to move forward, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Friday. The issue can now either be passed by the Legislature as is, or be put on the November ballot. The citizens’ initiative […]

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Monthly birthday party and more at Trumbull Senior Center

The following programs are listed for February at the Trumbull Senior Center. The Center at 23 Priscilla Place is open Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call 203-452-5199, unless otherwise noted. The Center provides transportation for medical, social, and nutritional needs to Trumbull residents who are age 60 and over […]

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Honor Partners with Catholic Charities, Takes on Caregivers

Consolidation is accelerating across the home care—and general health care—space. As many in-home care companies are getting snatched up in acquisitions by home health care providers, private equity groups or other entities, some organizations are seeking alternative routes to continue serving their patient population. One such group is Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County in […]

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Honor Partners with Catholic Charities, Takes on Caregivers

Consolidation is accelerating across the home care—and general health care—space. As many in-home care companies are getting snatched up in acquisitions by home health care providers, private equity groups or other entities, some organizations are seeking alternative routes to continue serving their patient population. One such group is Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County in […]

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Senior housing project at former Ravenswood Hospital blocked unless state rules change

A proposed $60 million affordable housing redevelopment for seniors at the former Ravenswood Hospital site is on life support pending legislation that would allow separate supportive and independent living facilities under the same roof. The plan, which would turn a vacant 10-story high-rise into 193 units of mixed-use senior housing, was shot down in November […]

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Senior housing project at former Ravenswood Hospital blocked unless state rules change

A proposed $60 million affordable housing redevelopment for seniors at the former Ravenswood Hospital site is on life support pending legislation that would allow separate supportive and independent living facilities under the same roof. The plan, which would turn a vacant 10-story high-rise into 193 units of mixed-use senior housing, was shot down in November […]

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Proposed assisted-living home worries neighbors, some of whom are elderly themselves

What began as a neighborhood controversy has ballooned into a federal lawsuit pitting residents of a quiet, leafy subdivision against a small business serving the Treasure Valley’s growing elderly population. The controversy began after the 75-year-old owner of a brick ranch house on Summerset Way, in Southwest Boise’s Five Mile Estates subdivision, died last year. […]

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RAB Ventures Acquires Majority Interest in HouseWorks, Leading …

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HouseWorks, LLC, the leading private-pay home care company serving the greater Boston area, announced today that RAB Ventures (HW), LLC has acquired a majority interest in the company. Founded in 1999, HouseWorks is among the largest single-site private-pay home care companies in the country. Founder Andrea Cohen will continue to run the Company as […]

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Right at Home Announces Its Recognition as a 2018 Home Care Pulse® and 2018 Best of Home Care® Endorsed …

Right at Home is ranked among an exclusive list of providers by Home Care Pulse, a third party that gathers client and caregiver satisfaction scores. The collected information proves Right at Home’s dedication to offering the highest-quality care to clients and an exceptional working environment to employees. “After providing more than 15 years of service […]

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Client & Family Ratings Earn Home Helpers Best of Home Care …

“The titles of Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider are given only to a select number of organizations who have set a high standard of care across their organization,” Home Care Pulse CEO and Founder Aaron Marcum said in a letter announcing the selection. “Your company has […]

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Senior Living Provider Adapts Board-and-Care Model for Denver Market

There is a criticism that the senior living industry is too “cookie cutter” despite demand for more diverse options. In response, some forward-thinking players—among them senior housing celebrity Dr. Bill Thomas—are experimenting with smaller format communities. But the board-and-care home model that is popular in California is another template, and providers in other parts of the country are seizing on […]

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RAB Ventures takes majority stake in HouseWorks – PE Hub

RAB Ventures LLC has acquired a majority stake in HouseWorks LLC, a Massachusetts-based provider of home care, elder care and senior home care services. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HouseWorks, LLC, the leading private-pay home care company serving the greater Boston area, announced today that RAB Ventures (HW), LLC has acquired a […]

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Client & Family Ratings Earn Home Helpers Best of Home Care® Endorsement

CINCINNATI, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Home Helpers, the leader in in-home care, has earned the endorsement of Home Care Pulse, a prestigious independent ratings organization. The Home Helpers national network was named Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider based on client and family satisfaction scores gathered by […]

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RAB Ventures Acquires Majority Interest in HouseWorks, Leading Private-Pay Home Care Company Serving Greater …

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HouseWorks, LLC, the leading private-pay home care company serving the greater Boston area, announced today that RAB Ventures (HW), LLC has acquired a majority interest in the company. Founded in 1999, HouseWorks is among the largest single-site private-pay home care companies in the country. Founder Andrea Cohen will continue to run the Company as […]

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Bill Requiring Training for Home Care Workers Advances

The Oregon Senate unanimously voted Monday to strengthen standards for home care workers, passing a bill designed to protect many of the state’s most vulnerable seniors and developmentally disabled people who receive their care through Medicaid. Senate Bill 1534 now heads to the House of Representatives. Sen. Kathleen Taylor, D-Milwaukie, said that SB 1534 orders […]

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Client & Family Ratings Earn Home Helpers Best of Home Care® Endorsement

“The titles of Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider are given only to a select number of organizations who have set a high standard of care across their organization,” Home Care Pulse CEO and Founder Aaron Marcum said in a letter announcing the selection. “Your company has […]

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Movers & Shakers: Heritage Senior Living, Greystone

Heritage Senior Living Names New COO Heritage Senior Living has promoted its vice president of operations, Pierre Verger, to the title of COO, the company announced. In his new role, Verger will focus on growth and development and place a priority on creating partnerships and relationships with other health care industry leaders. Verger, who joined […]

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Headwinds Batter Senior Housing REITs as 2018 Begins

It’s still early in what analysts had predicted would be an “eventful” earnings season for health care real estate investment trusts (REITs), but several telling themes have emerged in the reports released thus far, and they show a industry under duress. Beyond a harsher-than-normal flu season and concerning levels of new supply, health care REITs—and senior housing REITs, […]

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Executive Care Inks Deal to Bring Quality Home Care to Virginia

Home: News: Executive Care: Home health care company serves seniors, disabled and recovering individuals February 20, 2018 // Franchising.com // HACKENSACK, N.J. – With an aging population that requires help with daily activities or with managing health, in-home care has become a popular solution. Looking to help manage the rising demand for such services, Executive […]

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Senior Helpers® Welcomes New Ownership in Minneapolis and Surrounding Communities

Home: News: Senior Helpers: Local In-home Senior Care Company to Bring 100 New Jobs to the Area February 20, 2018 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis, MN – Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced its locations in Big Lake, Saint Cloud and Roseville are now under the ownership […]

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FirstLight Home Care is Coming to Pearland, Texas

Home: News: FirstLight HomeCare: National non-medical home care provider announces plan to expand in the Pearland, Texas area. February 20, 2018 // Franchising.com // PEARLAND, Texas – FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, today announced it will open an office in Pearland to serve residents throughout the Pearland area. The new […]

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Waverly Place, Albany’s new senior living facility, holds grand opening on Tuesday

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Jim Middleton: Honoring in-home caregivers

For seniors aging in place, the presence of a good caregiver can provide comfort and create smiles during difficult times. It can result in improved attitude and, ultimately, better health outcomes. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center (U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050). With a growing number of […]

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Middleton: A salute to in-home caregivers

For seniors aging in place, the presence of a good caregiver can provide comfort and create smiles during difficult times. It can result in improved attitude and, ultimately, better health outcomes. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center (U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050). With a growing number of […]

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Waverly Place, Albany’s new senior living facility, holds grand opening on Tuesday

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FirstLight Home Care to open in Pearland

Caption Close FirstLight Home Care plans to open an office in Pearland in March. The office, owned and operated by Pearland resident Aisha Haq, will provide non-medical services to seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others. The company’s caregivers can assist with tasks such as personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, errands, […]

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Meals on Wheels breakfast moves to March

GLOUCESTER ­— For 43 years, SeniorCare Inc. has hosted its annual Meals on Wheels Breakfast Fundraiser on or around Valentine’s Day, but this year is different. “We’re taking a big gamble,” said Paula Curley, SeniorCare’s nutrition director. “We’ve made the switch. We’ll see what happens.” The breakfast, which will be hosted as usual by the […]

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Down to Business: Home care providers run errands, provide transportation, ensure meds taken, more

Business: Assisting Hands Home Care Address: 200 E. 5th Ave., Naperville Phone/website: 630-352-3656, www.assistinghands.com Owners: Richard and Jennifer Ueberfluss Years in business: Nine What does this business do? “We provide ADL, that’s Activities of Daily Living, primarily for the elderly, but the elderly and disabled, in their homes. We provide one-on-one care,” Richard Ueberfluss said. […]

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Fellowship Helping Hands Receives Home Care Award – Madison …

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge, has received the 2018 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, according to Liz Fandel, vice president of Home Community Based Services at Fellowship Senior Living. Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey-licensed home care service […]

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HOLD: Fellowship Helping Hands Receives Home Care Award

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge,  has received the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, announced Liz Fandel, vice president of Home Community Based Services at Fellowship Senior Living. Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey licensed home […]

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Fellowship Helping Hands Receives Home Care Award – Basking …

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge,  has received the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, announced Liz Fandel, vice president of Home Community Based Services at Fellowship Senior Living. Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey licensed home […]

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Griswold Home Care Launches CaregiverResource.com | Business …

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Griswold Home Care, a national provider of services to help adults age in place, has launched a new website offering resources, tips and inspiration to caregivers. CaregiverResource.com is tailored for professionals and volunteer caregivers, as well as family caregivers, who comprise the majority of caregivers in the United States. Today’s website launch […]

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Down to Business: Home care providers run errands, provide …

Business: Assisting Hands Home Care Address: 200 E. 5th Ave., Naperville Phone/website: 630-352-3656, www.assistinghands.com Owners: Richard and Jennifer Ueberfluss Years in business: Nine What does this business do? “We provide ADL, that’s Activities of Daily Living, primarily for the elderly, but the elderly and disabled, in their homes. We provide one-on-one care,” Richard Ueberfluss said. […]

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LETTER: Giving kudos, support to caregivers

To the Editor, For seniors aging in place, the presence of a good caregiver can provide comfort and create smiles during difficult times. It can result in improved attitude and, ultimately, better health outcomes. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center (U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050). With a […]

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Safety renovations important for seniors’ homes

Feeling safe and secure at home is a priority for any homeowner. But safety is of particular concern for aging men and women who are at greater risk of being involved in accidents at home than younger men and women. Harvard Health Publishing says that accidents at home are among the leading causes of injury […]

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Senior Scene: From the Office: Home care workforce shortage impacts families locally

New York state is fourth in the nation for the oldest population. Much like the rest of the state, Otsego County’s aging population is growing, with 26 percent of residents age 60 and older. The U.S. Census estimates that Otsego County’s aging population will continue to grow, with an expected increase of nearly 34 percent by 2030, […]

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Extension seeking volunteers to help seniors

Dickinson County Extension has taken on the task of reviving a list of individuals who are willing to help others with random tasks. Renae Riedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, said Dickinson County Commissioners approached Extension with the request to take on the task of keeping the list updated. “Years ago when there was […]

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Elderly care center opening in El Cajon – The San Diego Union

A new medical center that cares for people age 55 and older with chronic medical conditions, offering them a way to stay out of skilled nursing homes, will open its doors in March in El Cajon. But a week before it starts offering services, St. Paul’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) will […]

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ComForCare acquires large senior placement company

CarePatrol will maintain its brand and leadership structure. ComForCare goal is rapid expansion in senior care market Deal includes 150 CarePatrol offices Bloomfield Hills-based ComForCare Health Care Holdings LLC has acquired Gilbert, Ariz.-based CarePatrol Franchise Systems LLC. The acquisition, which closed Jan. 31, is a part of ComForCare’s rapid expansion plan in the senior care […]

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Eye on Augusta: House Divided on Meals on Wheels Funding

The Maine House voted 108-35 on Tuesday to help support homebound seniors on waiting lists for the Meals on Wheels program. LD 692, sponsored by Rep. Scott Hamann (D-So. Portland), would provide $500,000 to deliver meals to people over the age of 60 who are unable to cook for themselves. The bill will now go […]

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ComForCare Home Care Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

ComForCare Home Care ribbon cutting (Sergio R. Angeles/Longmont Observer) ComForCare Home Care celebrated a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, for joining the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC). Ted Risk, a board director of the LACC, presented Larry Linnemeyer, Executive Director, and Mae Linnemeyer, Director of Operations, with a plaque to commemorate the event. “We’re just […]

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High School Senior Designs App for Caregivers

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Elderly care center opening in El Cajon – The San Diego Union … – The San Diego Union

A new medical center that cares for people age 55 and older with chronic medical conditions, offering them a way to stay out of skilled nursing homes, will open its doors in March in El Cajon. But a week before it starts offering services, St. Paul’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) will […]

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Home care franchise will offer services on the West Shore

Leigh Twiford has opened a FirstLight Home Care franchise in Hampden Township.Photo provided.  A non-medical home care franchise has opened in Hampden Township. FirstLight Home Care of the West Shore offers non-medical home care, and other services in the Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Carlisle and New Cumberland areas. FirstLight Home Care serves seniors, new and […]

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Federal funds of $750K will support three new PEI home care initiatives

Island EMS paramedics will soon play a big role in bridging the gap between hospital and home care. The province announced three new programs on Tuesday aimed at enhancing home care access for Islanders. The federal government will fund the initiatives as a new innovation, with $750,000 being provided this year. Two of the initiatives […]

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Potential dangers to be aware of when it comes to in-home care

The following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Police Department for the period of Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2018:  The previous policy of the Fairfield Glade Police Department was to only publish crimes against property that were reported. The below list stands as the new format for the Chief’s Report. All calls that generate a report […]

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Company gives seniors hope

One of the most difficult decisions families have to make is choosing who takes care of their elderly loved ones when the time comes. For many families, nursing homes or assisted-living facilities are not the answer, so they turn to exploring options for in-home care. That’s where companies like Visiting Angels Inc. come in. Located […]

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CalOptima Program for Seniors to Expand

By tsears | 11 hours ago The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bridget Kelly Director, Communications 714-246-8765 bkelly@caloptima.org CALOPTIMA PROGRAM FOR SENIORS TO EXPAND  Participants to gain greater access to adult day […]

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Federal funds of $750K will support three new PEI home care initiatives

Island EMS paramedics will soon play a big role in bridging the gap between hospital and home care. The province announced three new programs on Tuesday aimed at enhancing home care access for Islanders. The federal government will fund the initiatives as a new innovation, with $750,000 being provided this year. Two of the initiatives […]

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FirstLight Home Care is Expanding to Salt Lake City – Franchising.com

Home: News: FirstLight HomeCare: Award-winning national home care franchise is looking to open new locations. February 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY – FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, announced it is seeking independent home care owners to join the FirstLight family. “We discovered there is an increasing need […]

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Seniors Helping Seniors named one of the top 10 home care groups in the UK

Seniors Helping Seniors, the home care franchise that matches older carers with less-able elderly people, has been named one of the top 10 home care groups in the UK after just five years of operating in the country. The franchise brand was awarded the accolade by care review site Homecare.co.uk during its 2017 Top 10 […]

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FirstLight Home Care is Expanding to Portland

Home: News: FirstLight HomeCare: Award-winning national home care franchise is looking to open new locations. February 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // PORTLAND, Ore. – FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, announced it is seeking independent home care owners to join the FirstLight family. “We discovered there is an increasing need for […]

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Planned $1 Billion Medical City to Include Assisted Living

A $1 billion health care “city” that’s home to a brand new assisted living provider could soon arrive in Orlando, Florida. The planned project, called Vertical Medical City, would include three separate high-rise towers: one that’s 300 feet tall, another that’s 450 feet tall and a third that’s 540 feet tall, Ponte Health Properties founder and CEO […]

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Home Helpers of Conway Arkansas Receives 2018 Best of Home Care (R) – Provider of Choice Award

Home Care Pulse, the Home Care Industry’s Leading Firm in Satisfaction Research and Quality Assurance, Selected Home Helpers of Conway, Arkansas for the 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award LITTLE ROCK, AR / ACCESSWIRE / February 12, 2018 / Home Helpers of Conway Arkansas announced today that it has received the […]

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Norwood Seniors Network awarded for fifth consecutive year …

Norwood Seniors Network achieved a milestone in 2018 by garnering three Best of Home Care Awards–the Leader in Excellence, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards– for the fifth consecutive year. The local not-for-profit home care agency helps older adults enjoy a safer, more independent lifestyle by bringing affordable services into their homes. This […]

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Ventas Blames Supply-Demand Mismatch for Occupancy Decline

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) is currently experiencing the negative repercussions of a supply and demand “mismatch,” Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro explained during the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call on Friday. Specifically, the Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) felt occupancy pressure in 2017, and the pressure is expected to continue well into […]

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Transactions & Financings: Ensign Buys Two Communities in Texas

The Ensign Group Acquires Two Texas Assisted Living Facilities The Ensign Group, Inc., parent company of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health care, hospice care and assisted living companies, has announced that its assisted and independent living portfolio company acquired the real estate and operations of two 37-unit AL facilities […]

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State should help seniors get long-term care without going broke

As the owner of two adult family homes, I meet people on a regular basis who are unprepared when entering the long-term care system. They don’t come to us because of their best-laid plans; they show up when there is a crisis. An example of a common family experience is when Mom might have a […]

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Senior citizens are VIPs in Dallas County

In August 2016, Dallas County voters approved the Senior Tax Fund, a small five-cent levy added to residents’ property tax as of Jan. 1, 2017. The levy increase of five cents per $100 of assessed valuation is to provide services to persons 60 years of age or older. A home assessed at $100,000 will increase […]

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Home Care Assistance Welcomes Becky Happach as Manager of …

Home: News: Home Care Assistance: Happach will play an important role in the Pasadena community and surrounding areas by serving their rapidly growing senior population. February 09, 2018 // Franchising.com // Pasadena, California – Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to welcome Becky Happach as Manager of Business […]

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FirstLight Home Care Named a Top Franchise Opportunity for 2018

CINCINNATI, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, has been named by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise opportunity for 2018 based on franchisee satisfaction and performance. Approximately 30,000 franchise owners were surveyed, representing 334 franchise brands, to compile data for the listing. Unlike many lists […]

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Tensions Flare at Capitol After Democrats Try to Pass Pro-Union Bills After Midnight

Democrats in Washington’s Senate tried to advance controversial union-backed legislation Wednesday but debate was postponed after it stretched into the early-morning hours Thursday and sparked fierce backlash over transparency from Republicans who oppose the measures. Democrats said they pushed into the night with the two bills because they are trying to pass as much legislation […]

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Can Tech Sustain a Super-Aged Japan?

Getting old is hard. That’s how I feel every time I see my parents lately. My father, 84, a lifelong social dancer, is in good health, but he often feels down about his age and his state of being – increasingly frail and in constant decline. My mother, 79, a passionate hiker, is much stronger […]

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Americans Will Struggle to Grow Old at Home

At 6 a.m. on a winter morning in Ridgewood, N.Y., a woman I’ll call Valia leaned on her kitchen counter, drinking black tea and packing a giant purse. She wore her blond-gray hair in a bun and pulled on an ankle-length brown puffer coat. “OK, I’m taking my medication, I’m taking my telephone, my tablet,” […]

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FirstLight Home Care Named a Top Franchise Opportunity for 2018 …

CINCINNATI, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, has been named by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise opportunity for 2018 based on franchisee satisfaction and performance. Approximately 30,000 franchise owners were surveyed, representing 334 franchise brands, to compile data for the listing. Unlike many lists […]

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Olympian Finds Gold in Giving Back to Seniors

NASHVILLE (February 8, 2018)—World Champion and Olympic Freestyle skier Jeremy Bloom is used to skiing with some of the world’s best skiers, but his most recent skiing partner was equally inspiring. He recently met up with an 88 year old Brookdale resident who dreamed of skiing one last time. As founder of Wish of a Lifetime, […]

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As Johnson County senior population grows sharply, agencies worry about access to services under KanCare

Photo credit Lisa Edmonds. (Used under a Creative Commons license). A group of 11 agencies focused on providing services to senior citizens in the state is raising concerns that aging Kansans have not done well since the switch to the KanCare system in 2010 — and the issues appear particularly pronounced here in Johnson County. […]

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Longtime elder affairs advocate Al Norman says clashes with state elder affairs officials forced him out

Longtime elder affairs advocate Al Norman quit his job as executive director of Mass Home Care late last year, citing clashes with Baker administration officials. In a recent interview, Norman claimed state officials, particularly Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner, isolated him from the rest of the elder advocacy community and singled him out for criticism. “I […]

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Gadgets for seniors: Ambitious techies roll out robots, smart gear for …

For older adults who grew up before the personal computer, iPhones and Amazon Echo became technological mainstays in everyday life, a growing number of startups are working on smart devices with features designed to keep aging minds and bodies healthy. Personal-assistant robots such as the ElliQ and Cutii, smart shoes that signal a fall and […]

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Riverside adds on home-care services franchisor CarePatrol to ComForCare platform

The Riverside Co. has acquired CarePatrol, a services franchisor of home-care and assisted-living facilities in Gilbert, Ariz., as an add-on to its Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based platform company ComForCare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ComForCare franchises provide non-medical care for seniors and individuals with disabilities or who are recovering from illness or injury in […]

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Home Care Assistance of Centennial receives excellence award …

Home Care Assistance of Centennial is recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the top home-care agencies in the country based on client satisfaction  Home Care Assistance of Centennial, the premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2018 Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence. The […]

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Senior millage money to boost meal, home services for county’s elderly

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A proposal to use senior millage dollars on home care services would help up to 120 elderly county residents maintain their independence with access to housekeeping, medication management and home-delivered meals. The request for $329,280 was approved by the county’s Senior Activities Committee in January. The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners […]

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Senior Retreat an option for retirement

Senior Retreat focuses on providing residents with comfort, personal care and attention. There are currently two Senior Retreat facilities in the Charlotte area. Senior Retreat at Lansdowne is at 7219 Folger Drive while Senior Retreat at Park Crossing is at 10408 Avondale Avenue. “Senior Retreat is what we call a licensed family care home,” Phil […]

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Adoptable puppies help seniors living with dementia, Alzheimer’s

Julia Knight had her dog Lucky, George Lee his cocker spaniel Rusty, and Eileen Jackman raised collies growing up. Fond memories of their former furry friends replaced whatever hardship these Oyster Bay Senior Campus residents were dealing with when two 12-week-old puppies visited the home care facility earlier this year, triggering the recollections. The program, […]

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In-Home Care Franchisor ComForCare Acquires CarePatrol

Recently backed by The Riverside Company, a private equity firm that handpicked new CEO Steve Greenbaum, ComForCare has more than 200 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. ComForCare’s acquisition of CarePatrol is a first step in realizing the company’s vision to rapidly expand its footprint in the older adult care space through strategic […]

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ComForCare Acquires Senior Living Placement Service CarePatrol

With a new CEO at the helm, home care franchise company ComForCare is growing in new directions. ComForCare, which has more than 200 locations across the United States, Canada and the U.K., has acquired CarePatrol, a company that helps place individuals in assisted living and other senior living settings. Like ComForCare, CarePatrol operates on a […]

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Adoptable puppies help local seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s

Julia Knight had her dog Lucky, George Lee his cocker spaniel Rusty, and Eileen Jackman raised collies growing up. Fond memories of their former furry friends replaced whatever hardship these Oyster Bay Senior Campus residents were dealing with when two 12-week-old puppies visited the home care facility earlier this year, triggering the recollections. The program, […]

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Adrian firm offers aid to elderly, veterans

Lonnie Huhman Daily Telegram Staff Writer @lenaweehuhman ADRIAN — With nearly a year of service under its belt, Visiting Angels South Central Michigan wants to let people know what it can do for those who need help the most. Focused on the senior community and those who would benefit from assisted living services, Tim Welbaum […]

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Adoptable puppies help local seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s

(PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.) — Julia Knight had her dog Lucky, George Lee his cocker spaniel Rusty, and Eileen Jackman raised collies growing up. Fond memories of their former furry friends replaced whatever hardship these Oyster Bay Senior Campus residents were dealing with when two 12-week-old puppies visited the home care facility earlier this year, triggering […]

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Crisis point: four out of ten seniors are waiting for home care packages

101,500 older people were waiting for packages while 41,000 had packages that did not meet their needs, according to the Department of Health’s quarterly report to September 2017. It’s being driven by demand for level 3 and 4 packages – around 79,000 people are on the queue for a high-level package. The Government did convert […]

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West Pasco in-home care service part of healthcare trend

At age 89, New Port Richeys Ken Gregory prides himself on living independently. Yet when a few bad falls resulted in hospitalization, he knew he might need help. His insurance company referred him to Home Instead Senior Care in New Port Richey, a local division of a national agency devoted to providing care and companionship […]

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Algorithm Identifies Vulnerable People During Natural Disasters

© Copyright 2018 Advantage Business Media Article source: https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2018/02/algorithm-identifies-vulnerable-people-during-natural-disasters

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West Pasco in-home care service part of healthcare trend

At age 89, New Port Richeys Ken Gregory prides himself on living independently. Yet when a few bad falls resulted in hospitalization, he knew he might need help. His insurance company referred him to Home Instead Senior Care in New Port Richey, a local division of a national agency devoted to providing care and companionship […]

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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 new and 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 on […]

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Dealing with hearing loss – Lockport Union

Hearing loss affects nearly 28 million Americans. It can begin gradually, with a buzzing in the ears or the sense that others are mumbling, or it may come suddenly after an illness or accident. Hearing loss can range from very mild, when only faint, high-pitched sounds or voices are not heard, to so severe that […]

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Senior care firm in American Canyon changes ownership

Home Instead Senior Care of American Canyon, which provides senior home-based services in Napa and Solano counties, has changed ownership. Article source: http://napavalleyregister.com/business/senior-care-firm-in-american-canyon-changes-ownership/article_cafc47e7-b156-5dda-970a-0bc6b17e765e.html

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More day care and home care spaces in 2020 as caregiver support ramps up

SINGAPORE: Resources will be expanded to support caregivers, as Singapore hurtles towards an ageing population, said Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor on Saturday (Feb 3). These include increasing the capacity of day care and home care spaces from 5,000 and 8,000, to 6,200 and 10,000 in 2020. This would ease the workload […]

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New algorithm enables responders to better help elderly people … – News

Economical Fluorescence Adapter for Stereo Microscopes Charles Mazel, PhD An interview with Charles Mazel, President of NIGHTSEA, conducted by Barbara Foster, The Microscopy Imaging Place, Inc. Article source: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180202/New-algorithm-enables-responders-to-better-help-elderly-people-during-natural-disasters.aspx

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New algorithm enables responders to better help elderly people during natural disasters – News

Economical Fluorescence Adapter for Stereo Microscopes Charles Mazel, PhD An interview with Charles Mazel, President of NIGHTSEA, conducted by Barbara Foster, The Microscopy Imaging Place, Inc. Article source: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180202/New-algorithm-enables-responders-to-better-help-elderly-people-during-natural-disasters.aspx

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Home care services: Questions to ask

If you are recovering from surgery or need long-term care for a chronic illness — or you have a loved one facing a similar situation — you might be interested in home care services. Home care services range from skilled care provided by nurses or physical or occupational therapists to household support, such as cleaning, […]

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Letter: Medicare caps preventing seniors from receiving rehabilitation care

To the Editor: We are happy to see that Maines Federal Delegation unanimously supports bi-partisan legislation to end an arbitrary cap on the annual amount Medicare will cover for those who need outpatient therapy services. These arbitrary spending limits are preventing older Mainers from receiving the rehabilitation care they need from their therapists. Strokes, surgeries, […]

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Home care services: Questions to ask – KYMA

If you are recovering from surgery or need long-term care for a chronic illness — or you have a loved one facing a similar situation — you might be interested in home care services. Home care services range from skilled care provided by nurses or physical or occupational therapists to household support, such as cleaning, […]

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Nofles: Congress should act so seniors get the care they need

Clear skies this morning in the Southwest allowed sky gazers to see the rare super blue blood moon. The Earth blocked the sun’s light and cast a reddish hue. It was triple lunar event: a blue moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse. Article source: https://durangoherald.com/articles/206544-nofles-congress-should-act-so-seniors-get-the-care-they-need

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