OurParents Senior Care News

Published on November 24, 2011
Hopefully, you’re having a happy Thanksgiving today. The holidays can be such a wonderful time of year. But sometimes, they can also be the saddest. If you’re grieving this season, here’s some advice from a hospice-care worker: Listen to yourself. From the South Carolina news site SCNOW.com: “Don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself [...]
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 [...]

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 24, 2011
(11-24) 14:42 PST Novato, Calif. (AP) -- Residents of Marin County's largest nursing home have emerged from a norovirus quarantine in time for Thanksgiving . The Marin Independent Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/ssrKvC )...
Published on November 23, 2011
A pensioners' lobby group has retracted a call for the head of a western Sydney nursing home to resign.

Assisted Living

Published on November 14, 2011
Assisted living might be in your future. That might not be ideal for most retirees, given its association with a loss of independence. But it's becoming reality for many as living in retirement for decades becomes more common.
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.
Published on November 21, 2011
A physician-owned assisted living facility, My Doctors Inn, has been given the go ahead to be built on Metropolitan Parkway east of Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights.

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.
Published on November 19, 2011
Talya Onorato, Gerontologist, has joined the Care Management team at Reliable Caregivers.San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Reliable Caregivers, a San Francisco in-home care provider welcomes Gerontologist Talya Onorato to their Care Management team.Talya Onorato is a committed Gerontologist with more than nine years of experience in the senior living industry. She has a Masters Degree ...
Published on November 15, 2011
Total Nurses Network Opens New Lombard Location to Expand Service Coverage Area.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 15, 2011 Total Nurses Network announced the grand opening of their new office in Lombard, IL to accommodate the growing population in the Chicago suburbs. Total Nurses Network provides families with qualified and certified in-home care and support in Chicago and surrounding areas, visit ...

Alzheimer's Care

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 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 14, 2011
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Nationally-recognized local artist Ivey Hayes has created another masterpiece, and this time it will be auctioned for a good cause. The four-by-four-foot completed work will be auctioned off at a fundraising gala to benefit Alzheimers North Carolina, incorporated. The charity serves people with Alzheimers and their family members in southeastern North Carolina. "I'd like ...

Medicare

Published on November 24, 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 23, 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official who helped lead President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul will step down from the helm of the Medicare program after Republicans blocked his Senate confirmation for the job. Obama appointed Dr. Donald Berwick as U.S. government insurance chief in July 2010 during a Congressional recess to bypass the Senate, where Republicans held up his ...
Published on November 24, 2011
President Obama's top Medicare official has resigned in the face of Republican pledges to block his confirmation in the Senate.

Senior Health

Published on November 10, 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 10, 2011
More than 100 seniors received free health assessments, flu shots, mammograms, and more at Calvary Church Thursday. The health fair, sponsored by state Sen. Anthony Musto, was intended to combine numerous health care options under one roof.
Published on November 19, 2011
The cheer: Cheers to Angela at Senior Health Services for scheduling my 90-year-old dad an appointment on the same day as his primary-care appointment.

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