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Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games


by Phil Campbell, M.S.

How To Find Affordable Senior Housing


A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow.

Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors


Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.

Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems


Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor.

Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care


The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month.

10 Tips to Keep a Family Caregiver from Losing Their Mind


Caring full time for a loved one can be a challenging task, and it takes a special person to get the job done right. Patience and compassion are the two top qualities a caregiver must possess in order to be successful.

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary


According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million.

Caregiving Across The Miles-Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving


Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one.

Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly


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

If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life


Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness.

Assisted Living: Tips on How to Choose a Facility


It is easy to be fooled by fancy drapery or expensive furniture that may decorate a care facility. Even though a facility looks high class doesn't always mean the care provided is first class.

Stair Lift Buying Guide


There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer.

Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails


There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved.

5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care


Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results.

Solitary Confinement -- for Life


Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his outside doors and installed bars on all the windows.

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Elder Care: Finding meaning and fulfillment in retirement  Carlisle Sentinel

When a friend of mine reached age 60, he began to fill notebooks with questions and ideas about his retirement.


Elder Care Homes Rake in Profits as Workers Earn a Pittance  Snopes.com

At least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill in California continue to operate illegally after ignoring judgments for back wages ...


Landmark Elder Care Protections: Passed & Signed | The Mighty 790 KFGO  KFGO News

Families will finally be allowed to place cameras in the rooms of their parents who are in the care of nursing homes. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:48 p.m. by Jack ...


Minnesota elder care reform awaits governor's signature  Duluth News Tribune

It couldn't wait another day. "In the next decade, for the first time ever, more Minnesotans will be over the age of 65 than in our public schools," said state Sen.


Governor Signs Landmark Elder Care Bills  KNSI Radio

One bill will allow cameras in senior's rooms and make assisted-living center get licensed.


Elder care reform package on way to governor's desk  MPR News

Lawmakers have passed a sweeping reform package for the care of elderly people and vulnerable adults across Minnesota. The measure now heads to Gov.


KARE 11 Investigates: Family advocates celebrate elder care reforms  KARE11.com

For the first time Minnesota will license assisted living facilities, the last state in the nation to do so. It's the culmination of a two-year battle by families who've ...


Victory on Elder Care Equity Sets a Marker for 2020 Debates  Truthout

Of the 11 members of Congress running for president, eight have endorsed expanded public support for long-term care.


The uncounted costs of elder careReveal  Reveal

As the population of Americans over 65 rises, families are increasingly choosing to place loved ones in long-term assisted care facilities called residential care ...


Stan Lee elder abuse: Keya Morgan, former business partner and caretaker, arrested today  CBS News

A former business partner and caretaker for comic book legend Stan Lee has been charged with elder abuse, the Los Angeles Police Department said Saturday.


Where venture capitalists are looking to invest in elder care  Business Insider

Investors are gearing up to make bets on businesses that change how we care for sick and elderly patients. Here's what's holding them back.


Elder Care Services offers free fans for seniors  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As the heat increases, so does the risk of heat-related ailments for the elderly in our community, many of whom can't afford air ...


Why these caregivers call their jobs 'indentured servitude'  PBS NewsHour

Providing for the elderly has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with about 29000 residential care facilities operating across the country. But a new ...


How Family Caregivers Make Career and Elder Care Work  Next Avenue

The many ways family caregivers hold onto their jobs and assist their loved ones.


Elder Care Law Passes House  KNSI Radio

(KNSI) - A bill protecting Minnesota seniors and vulnerable adults passed the Minnesota House. The elder care bill would require licensing of all assisted living ...


Senator Jasinski: Minnesota Senate approves landmark elder care protections, assisted living licensure  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

On Sunday, the Minnesota Senate passed monumental legislation that includes a series of protections for elderly and vulnerable Minnesotans and an extensive ...


To catch the baby-boomer wave, elder-care investors need to think differently  PE Hub

By Patrick McCormick, Plante Moran. The boomers are coming: The massive generation born after World War II is starting to hit old age, a turning point that many ...


Changes in elder care legislation gain momentum, could cost $30 million  St. Cloud Times

Stakeholders came to an agreement on licensing assisted living and other reforms to protect seniors. Will lawmakers agree to terms, cost?


Elder Care: Do you need an irrevocable funeral trust?  Carlisle Sentinel

An Irrevocable Funeral Trust (IFT) is a useful tool for people who are facing the high cost of skilled nursing care.


New rules to prevent child care fraud, first welfare increase in 33 years  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Some of the more controversial topics of this year's legislative session were about how to fund social programs and oversee them for fraud.


Senator Eichorn, colleagues, approves landmark elder care protections, assisted living licensure  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

On Sunday, the Minnesota Senate passed monumental legislation that includes a series of protections for elderly and vulnerable Minnesotans and an extensive ...


Elder care benefits: A growing need for the US workforce  BenefitsPro

Our aging population has led to a rise in demand for elder care benefits and there are a variety of options businesses can offer.


Elder Care: May is Elder Law Month | Elder Care | cumberlink.com  The Sentinel

May is Elder Law Month, according to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).


Elder Care: Five myths about nursing home costs and estate planning  Carlisle Sentinel

As we observe Elder Law Month in May, it seems appropriate to share some common misunderstandings or myths about long-term care.


IBM, Cera Care to test self-driving car tech in elder homes  Reuters

IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars "see", can enable elderly people to ...


America Needs a Long-Term Care Program for Seniors  CounterPunch

By 2035, seniors are projected to outnumber children in the U.S. population. Maybe then we'll look back and credit Washington state activists for being on the ...


Elderly Care Market Growing Demand By 2025 : Kindred Healthcare, Brookdale, Encompass Health, Genesis, Interim HealthCare Inc., Extendicare Inc., LHC Group, Compassus and Philips Benelux  StockNewsMagazine

Elderly care providers are increasing steadily due to the increase in the number of elderly people with disabilities and the improvement of childcare facilities.


Letter: Set the record straight | Letters to the Editor  Virginian-Pilot

Re “Lawmakers must halt predatory lending” (editorial, May 20): In its editorial, The Virginian-Pilot took aim at Native American tribes including the Lac Vieux ...


May 23, 2019 – PBS NewsHour full episode  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Senate finally passes a disaster relief funding bill. Plus: Overnight tornadoes cause destruction in Missouri, farmers under ...


Bonnie Kraham: What you need to tell the elder law estate planning attorney  Times Herald-Record

When you meet with an elder law estate planning lawyer, honesty is the best policy even though it may be difficult to disclose the personal information requested ...


Community leaders pool resources for elder care health fair  INQUIRER.net

Leaders of Mater Dolorosa Church Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary and Music Ministry unite with ALLICE Kumares & Kumpares to educate and prevent ...


Facebook Live: Inclusive Care at the End of Life: The LGBTQ+ Experience  Kaiser Health News

For a generation of LGBTQ+ people who lived through unprecedented social change, getting older poses new challenges. When it comes to seeking elder care, ...


Resident Margaret Gallagher celebrates 100th birthday with surprise gathering  Ricentral.com

EAST GREENWICH--The Anchor Bay Elder Care Center celebrated the 100th birthday of Margaret Gallagher on Friday, inviting friends, family and the press to ...


Minnesota House, Senate pass budget bill, ending special session  KMSP-TV

The Minnesota House and Senate both passed the $48 billion budget bill, ending the special session just before the 7 a.m. Saturday deadline. The bills now ...


Readers respond: Elder care workers need SB 669  OregonLive.com

I have worked as an elder caregiver for 22 years. I worked for four different private home-care agencies in the Portland area. I was raised in a large Italian family ...


Nonprofit notes for Saturday, May 25 - News  New Bern Sun Journal

Mosquito Insecticide: The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is giving away free mosquito dunks to Cumberland County residents while supplies ...


Informal eldercare has larger labor-market effect for women  Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Informal care for older relatives continues to affect the labor market, and the effects remain gendered, according to a new study in Canada.


Eldercare Foundation to honor CNY healthcare advocates | Local News  Oneida Dispatch

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Eldercare Foundation welcomes world-renowned Hall of Fame keynote speaker, author, entrepreneur, workplace performance expert and ...


Helping Clients With Eldercare 'A Whole Different Ballgame'  Financial Advisor Magazine

People are living longer, and with that comes attendant issues related to eldercare for the growing ranks of seniors. While it's an increasingly important part of ...


SUMC program features Elder Care Services speaker  The MidWeek

SYCAMORE – The Seniors Ministries program at Sycamore United Methodist Church will continue its series on Aging with Grace with a presentation by Tara ...


A Maine eldercare alternative fit for royalty  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

A woman in Holden left her job in corporate America to care for the elderly and is doing it from the comfort of her own home.


Elder Care Company Targeted Union Members for Firing, Demotion  Bloomberg Law

A Washington state home-care company unlawfully disciplined four of its employees during a unionization push and must now bargain with the union, the D.C. ...


State struggles with eldercare worker shortage - Manistee News  Manistee News Advocate

By ZARIA PHILLIPS Capital News *Service*. LANSING — Michigan doesn't have enough personal care workers for the growing population of elderly residents ...


Elder care giant’s CEO on $42.5 million verdict in elder abuse lawsuit: ‘Eskaton will survive’  Sacramento Bee

In what one elder abuse advocate says is the largest verdict of its kind in Sacramento history, a jury has awarded $42.5 million in punitive and compensatory ...


Westerville nursing home with history of poor care will close  The Columbus Dispatch

A Westerville nursing home will close after the federal government pulled reimbursement payments to the facility Tuesday, saying the facility hadn't done enough ...


Washington Becomes First State to Approve Publicly Funded Long-Term Care  The Intercept

Washington state lawmakers on Tuesday passed the nation's first long-term care benefit program, which would provide residents with up to $36,500 to pay for ...


Vermont's Adult Family Care Program Offers Alternative To Nursing Homes  NPR

As baby boomers age and the workforce shrinks, there may not be enough people or money to care for all our elders, especially those with medical needs.


What is an Elder Law Attorney and What Can They Do for You?  IDF Spokesperson Blog

The best way to describe the job that an elder law attorney does would be that they work to advocate for senior citizens and their loved ones. This attorney will go ...


Mental health issues front and center at University Health Services  UC Berkeley

Faculty, staff and students aren't immune from anxiety and stress, but Berkeley's University Health Services is working to get the word out about their services ...


Philly lawyer who stole $100,000 from elderly client to gamble gets 4 years in prison  Philly.com

What's so unusual about Conner isn't just that he stole from an elderly client, but that the Temple Law graduate worked as a high-profile attorney with Cozen and ...


Meet Misty, an extensible robot empowered by Microsoft and Qualcomm technologies  VentureBeat

Misty the Robot is extensible and flexible, with technologies like computer vision on board. It's tied into a number of key Microsoft technologies, too.


How financial advisory firms can engage employees  Financial Planning

Why should financial advisory firms care about employee and team engagement? According to Gallup's State of Employee Engagement 2018 study, companies ...


'Vital projects' announced at southern Vermont economic summit  Brattleboro Reformer

WEST DOVER — Out of 71 projects submitted by 47 organizations in Bennington County and Windham County, six made the cut to be considered 'vital' to ...


The sharing economy is coming for your retirement  MarketWatch

Why the retirement community of the future will be more like a WeWork.


The 2019 Legislature's most magnificent flop  Nevada Current

Your Nevada Legislature is almost done! Cool. Each time the Legislature meets there are many urgent priorities. But no priority may be more urgent to legislators ...


Obituary: Gail Mayer – Founding Member of Eldercare Services  Woodbridge Town News

It is with deep sorrow, sadness and regret that ElderCare Services announces the passing of Gail Mayer, one of its co-founders. She fought a brave nine-year ...


Reutlinger families seek assurances about home's Jewish character  The Jewish News of Northern California

After the Reutlinger Community announced in March that it planned to affiliate with a nondenominational senior care nonprofit, some family members of ...


In 10 years, half of middle-income elders won’t be able to afford housing, medical care  The Spokesman-Review

In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, ...


House Passes Bill Making Big Changes to U.S. Retirement System  The Wall Street Journal

Americans could see the most significant changes in more than a decade to their retirement plans under legislation the House passed, with measures designed ...


Legal Advocacy To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs  Health Affairs

Legal advocacy is a recognized strategy to address social factors that influence the health of populations with complex care needs. Such advocacy can improve ...


Stan Lee’s former manager arrested, charged with elder abuse  fox5sandiego.com

A man who claimed to be a manager and caretaker for Stan Lee has been charged with abusing the late Marvel Comics legend.


A/Z Health & Elder Law  Naperville Community Television

With over 30 years of experience, the A/Z Health & Elder Law team has the clinical expertise to navigate both legal and healthcare issues.


In Fast-Aging Japan, Elder Care Is a High-Tech Pursuit  The Wall Street Journal

The demand for senior care is driving innovation and spawning startups in Japan, a country with one of the world's fastest-growing elderly populations—and a ...


HouseWorks Selects CareAcademy to Support Their Innovative Approach to Eldercare Training for Caregivers  PR Web

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2019 -- CareAcademy, the home care industry's first mobile-friendly caregiver training platform, today announced that ...


US hospitals ignore improving elder care. That's a mistake  STAT

Sick children deserve optimal medical care. So why were my colleagues and I saddened by a California midterm ballot initiative aimed at doing just that?


Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing More Protections for Senior Citizens  KVRR

DILWORTH, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law that gives more protections to senior citizens. That means assisted living facilities will have to make ...


Fallon preparing to move Worcester elder care center  Worcester Business Journal

Fallon Health is looking to move its elder care program to a new medical building on Grove Street in Worcester, pending regulatory approvals.


Editorial: Give elder care workers 'enough pay to stay'  The Recorder

There are many facets to the elder care crisis in the Bay State: First, is the fact that 70 percent of nursing home residents have their care paid for by MassHealth ...


Hopeful Signs For Elder Care From Trump's HHS Secretary  Forbes

Two recent speeches by Health and Human Services Secretary Azar suggest we might be able to expect better elder care from the government.


Vallejo couple charged in alleged elder care facility pill mill  KGO-TV

Federal authorities arrested Vallejo couple Henry Benson and his wife Roselle Cipriano. They're charged with running a pill manufacturing operation at an ...


The Benefits of Offering Backup Elder Care to Employees  Workforce Management

Employees who provide elder care are more likely to be less productive, take more time off and arrive to work late, studies show.


Local News Elder Care Services holds annual Big Wheels Deliver Meals event 7:52 PM, Feb  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Elder Care Services held their annual Big Wheels Deliver Meals event Monday, where community leaders loaded their cars with ...


How Is AI Revolutionizing Elderly Care  Forbes

There is an unprecedented growth in the percentage of aging population throughout the world, particularly in growing economies such as Europe, Japan, and ...


WSU smart home tests first elder care robot  WSU News

By Will Ferguson, WSU News. A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live ...


Elder care facilities in Sarasota and Manatee County preparing for hurricane season  WWSB

According to Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, currently 113 of 115 elder care facilities in Sarasota County are in compliance while 53 of 55 are in ...


Owner of elder care home pleads guilty to two counts of endangerment  KGUN

TUCSON, Ariz. - The owner of an elder care home has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangerment in connection to an elderly abuse case. In July 2018, the ...


Assisted Elder Care or Assisted Elder Torture?  The UpTake

Click for a Shareable Version of this Video. Assisted living facilities in Minnesota can provide superb elder care or they can provide scary conditions.


SLO elder care facility owner found guilty of involuntary manslaughter  KEYT

The owner of an elder care facility in San Luis Obispo has been convicted of elder abuse and involuntary manslaughter, according to California Attorney General ...


Emigrating From the U.S. May Be the Only Way To Afford Eldercare  In These Times

A nursing home for my mother in Germany would cost less than half of what she pays in Sacramento.


A Radical Solution to the Impossible Cost of Caring for the Elderly  Mother Jones

Roland Bourque was 30 years into a career with the Public Works Department in suburban Biddeford, Maine, when his symptoms became too obvious to ignore.


Assisted living, elder care reforms evolve at Capitol, likely to pass this year  St. Cloud Times

ST. PAUL — The laws governing your residence or your parents' may change this year, as the Legislature reforms assisted living laws and takes on other policy ...


Groups that advocate for Florida's elderly join forces to keep elder care a priority for the state  The Capitolist

As Florida's elderly population continues to grow, organizations that focus on the long-term care of the state's seniors are joining forces with state lawmakers to ...


New elder care facility in works for Pilot Rock  East Oregonian

Pilot Rock's new elderly care facility could open this summer.


Elder Care Worker Gets 2 Years For Scamming Dying Man Out Of House Deed  SFGate

REDWOOD CITY (BCN) An eldercare worker has been sentenced to two years in jail and a year of supervised release for tricking an 80-year-old autistic man ...


Elder Care Services looking to crank up heater drive with donations  Tallahassee.com

For many here in the Big Bend, the onset of chilly weather means it's time to turn up the thermostat. However, for seniors struggling to make ends meet, that is not ...


Professor Peggy Kendall Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Study Elder Care  Bethel University News

Professor of Communication Studies Peggy Kendall '83 will study elder care and caregivers in Torun, Poland, through a Fulbright Fellowship in spring 2020.


$66 a month for medicine and clothes. Adult care home residents say that’s not enough.  Charlotte Observer

People on public assistance who live in adult care homes get $66 a month to pay for prescription drugs, their telephones, deodorant, clothes, and other personal ...


SNL disrupts elder care with the Toilet Death Ejector  Fast Company

What: An infomercial for an invention that would actually be pretty helpful if it weren't completely and utterly ridiculous and impossible. Who: The team at SNL ...


Rural Workers Get Fewer Benefits to Help with Elder Care  Daily Yonder

Ninety percent of the long-term care our elders receive comes from volunteers – family or loved ones who provide the care for free. For caregivers who also work ...


America's $103 billion home health-care system is in crisis as worker shortage worsens  CNBC

The nation's strained health-care system is trying to keep sick seniors out of hospitals, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes and instead have them cared ...


Senator Housley's Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act clears first committee  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

On Wednesday, comprehensive elder care reform passed the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee. The Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of ...


Elder-care researchers: Critics using invalid arguments to oppose statewide Question 1  Press Herald

Passage will actually help Maine's economy, not hurt it, while funding at-home care for seniors and giving their caregivers a badly needed pay raise. By Paul ...


Professional guardian reacts to state's new elder abuse task force  Michigan Radio

A professional guardian is reacting to Michigan's new task force for monitoring guardianship of vulnerable adults. Georgia Callis is with the Michigan.


Health care: Staffing for elder care at crisis level  The Topeka Capital-Journal

"Everywhere we go anywhere in the state, when we talk to health care providers and aging *service* providers, the number one concern that's keeping them up at ...


3 Charged for Operating ‘Deplorable’ Elder Care Facilities  NBC 7 San Diego

The city is cracking down on illegal elder care facilities where seniors live in "deplorable conditions," like a home in City Heights riddled with cockroaches and ...


Risk management in elder care facilities  PropertyCasualty360

As Americans age the population in long-term care facilities will increase as will the risks of caring for those residents.


Elder Care Services offers free fresh produce for seniors  Tallahassee.com

Leon County seniors interested in receiving *fresh* produce to supplement their nutrition should contact Elder Care Services before Friday, Nov. 16.


Elder Care Services holding annual Spread the Warmth Space Heater Drive  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As it gets colder outside, most of us just turn up the heat, but many in our area don't have that luxury especially seniors who may ...


Opinion: We are not prepared for elderly care  Newsday

Millions of Americans care for beloved relatives who are running out of money.


Hartford business development center to focus on elder care, smart buildings  Hartford Courant

Upward, Hartford's downtown business development center, is turning its attention to spurring startup companies and innovation in the fast-growing fields of ...


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