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Elder Care Information

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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NBC 7 San Diego

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 feces in the shower, City Attorney Mara Elliott said Monday. Petra Garcia Navarro ...



Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Oakmont Senior Living drops plan to build Santa Rosa elder care home
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Oakmont Senior Living has withdrawn its plan for the company's fifth senior care center in Fountaingrove, as City Council was considering final approval of the project, a Santa Rosa city planner said. Emerald Isle, which would have housed up to 70 ...



The San Diego Union-Tribune

'Deplorable' conditions in two elder-care homes lead to charges
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The owners and managers of two San Diego elder-care facilities face a host of misdemeanor charges after inspectors found the residents living in “deplorable" conditions, including scabies and mice infestations in one of the homes and mold in the other ...
'Angel House' Among Elder Care Centers Facing San Diego Charges: 'Deplorable' ShapeTimes of San Diego

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Tallahassee.com

Elder Care celebrates two decades of Oktoberfest
Tallahassee.com
Elder Care Celebrates with real gusto! On the opening day of “die Weisn,” at noon in the Schottenhamel tent, the Mayor of Munich, Germany, taps the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. “O'zapft is!” he shouts, and revelers can drink beer throughout the festival.



Daily Yonder

Rural Workers Get Fewer Benefits to Help with Elder Care
Daily Yonder
While rural caregivers receive fewer workplace benefits that could help them accommodate their caregiving role, rural caregivers are also likely to face special geographic challenges, says one of the authors of a study on workplace benefits for elder care.



Mark your calendar for Eldercare Network's open house dates
Wiscasset Newspaper
For 20 years the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County's has been creating age friendly, community based homes for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment. Connecting the communities where we live, the ElderCare ...

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Carlisle Sentinel

Elder Care: Five approaches for dementia caregiving
Carlisle Sentinel
Caring for an individual who is experiencing symptoms of dementia requires patience and ingenuity. Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed when trying to assist their loved ones who may be experiencing changes in memory, personality, judgment, ...



Business Insider

A VC spoke to 30 founders and investors about the $350 billion elder-care market and found 3 reasons why starting a ...
Business Insider
Addie Lerner, a principal at General Catalyst, spent this past spring talking to 30 founders, advisers, and investors about the $350 billion elder-care market. She says the conversations gave her perspective on what's still missing, and how ...



The Courier-Express

Guardian Elder Care to provide transport services
The Courier-Express
BROCKWAY — Guardian Elder Care recently announced a new division aimed at serving today's seniors. Guardian Transport Services provides wheelchair and ambulatory transports in the Erie and Clarion markets; it is purposed to provide support services ...



Miami Herald

Keys elder care facilities were houses of horror, cops say
Miami Herald
On Nov. 30, 2016, an elderly woman in her 80s was brought to Mariners Hospital after she had a seizure and her heart stopped. Medical staff at the Tavernier hospital were appalled by her physical condition. Regla Alvarez was bleeding, covered in urine ...


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