OurParents Senior Care News

Published on November 23, 2011
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of big family gatherings, often at the home of the matriarch and patriarch. Children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters come together to give thanks. But not everyone has a big family. In fact, more and more, couples are having just one child, reports the Los Angeles Times. And that can affect [...]
Published on November 22, 2011
Happy with your Medicare premium? Don’t forget to check your drug copays. Though some premiums are decreasing, many copays for brand-name medications are going up, according to a study from Avalere, a data analysis firm. The Associated Press reports: The Avalere study found that copays for preferred brand-name drugs will increase to an average of [...]
Published on November 21, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving week! Have a relative in the nursing home you want to bring home for the celebrations? Don’t let Medicare myths stop you. Leaving a nursing home for a short time won’t make a person lose Medicare coverage, says the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Your relative may, however, get billed for the absence, depending [...]
Published on November 17, 2011
One woman saved her mother hundreds of dollars on medication just by doing a little research. Denver’s ABC news program 7NEWS reports that local resident Gaylene Garbizo went to fill her mother’s Alzheimer’s medicine—the generic version of Aricept—at a pharmacy chain and saw that it was $276. Garbizo said when she went to work later [...]
Published on November 16, 2011
Senior villages, virtual retirement villages … just villages. Whatever you call them, to many, they seem like a great option. You guys have expressed a lot of interest when we’ve written about them, in fact. They’re organizations seniors join to get the everyday help they need to stay in their own home. But the Associated [...]
Published on November 15, 2011
As we talked about yesterday, a recent survey found that nursing homes may lay off 20,000 people in response to the Medicare reimbursement cuts. But there are ideas floating about that some think could help facilities avoid the layoffs. For one thing, perhaps computer staffing programs can help nursing homes identify expenditures to reduce, McKnight’s [...]

Nursing Home

Published on November 23, 2011
Lift tax cap or close nursing home, McCoy warns Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 08:24a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2011 ALBANY The closing of the nursing home and elimination of programs and layoffs are all possible if the County Legislature doesn't override the state's 2 percent ...
Published on November 23, 2011
A financially troubled South Windsor nursing home was sanctioned recently for failing to react to instances of significant weight loss in two patients.
Published on November 23, 2011
Hundreds of mourners have packed into a Sydney church to remember the nine victims of a nursing home fire.The Reverend Geoff Bates told them it was a time to reflect on "life's fragility" and find "comfort and strength" in each...

Assisted Living

Published on November 23, 2011
NORTH COVENTRY A developer hopes to begin construction as early as fall of 2012 on a 60-bed, low-income assisted-living facility along Route 100.
Published on November 22, 2011
A Cocoa Beach developer plans to build a $22 million assisted-living facility in Cape Canaveral, which is predicted by officials to create about 250...
Published on November 18, 2011
A 30-year-old employee at an assisted living facility has been charged with murder after police say an elderly woman was found dead in her shower, one day after she talked to police about stolen checks.

In-Home Care

Published on November 23, 2011
This is a shocking but fair report, which confirms our fears of poor practice and even abuse in home care for older people.
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Published on November 14, 2011
RENTON -- Health care is expensive and getting costlier by the day. The situation worries the public and policy makers alike. However, we would all have much more to be concerned about if the system reflected the full cost of services provided by volunteer caregivers.[...]
Published on November 16, 2011
In response to the growing trend of seniors choosing to stay in their homes, http://www.HomeCareChoice.com has launched as a resource for the growing demand of seniors and their families.Richmond, VA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 In an effort to assist the growing number of seniors who wish to remain independent and live in their homes throughout their retirement, http://www.HomeCareChoice.com ...

Alzheimer's Care

Published on October 28, 2011
The West Virginia Alzheimers Association will have its annual Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday at Appalachian Power Park in downtown Charleston. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Teams and individual walkers can register online at
Published on November 10, 2011
Dr. John Dougherty from UT Medical Center led a special presentation to help people learn more about Alzheimers at Sevier Heights Baptist Church on Thursday.
Published on November 08, 2011
Etiquette for surfers, Alzheimers disease awareness and internet safety are some of the safety and social issues to inspire final year projects at Massey University's Auckland School of Design.

Medicare

Published on November 23, 2011
WASHINGTON The point man for carrying out President Barack Obamas health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday. Medicare chief Don Berwick, a Harvard professor widely respected for his ideas on how to improve the health care system, became the most prominent casualty of the political wars over ...
Published on November 22, 2011
It would be easy to conclude that the supercommittees failure means that the big, expensive health care entitlement programs Medicare and Medicaid are untouchable.
Published on November 23, 2011
Medicare chief Don Berwick, a Harvard professor widely respected for his ideas on how to improve the health care system, will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday.

Senior Health

Published on November 09, 2011
Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital, Missouri Valley, has announced representatives of the Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program, will have counselors available on Mon,, Nov. 21, at the hospital location. Counselors will help individuals compare Medicare Part D plans for 2012. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 800-351-4664. The Iowa SHIIP program part of the ...
Published on November 04, 2011
ARDMORE, OK--Friday from 12-4, Aspire Homecare and Hospice hosted a Senior Health and Wellness Check Expo in Ardmore.
Published on October 25, 2011
On Thursday and Friday, Trident Senior Health will offer free flu shots to seniors who present their Medicare cards and photo identifications.

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