Washington State’s I-1163: Stricter Standards for Senior Care

As November 8 elections approach, Washington State voters are facing an important question. “In the midst of a state and federal budget crisis, can we afford more rigorous qualifications and testing for our caregivers?” The initiative, I-1163, proposes to spend extra millions to ensure that seniors and others in need of long-term care are receiving […]

Daughter of Dementia Patient Sues Nursing Home Over Abuse

Haverford, Pennsylvania’s Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community is facing a lawsuit over the negligent and abusive care of a dementia patient. The woman complained of mistreatment, but nursing home officials played off the claims as part of her dementia. The woman’s daughter, Mary French, installed a secret video camera in a clock radio in Mary’s […]

Half of Inspected UK Hospitals Malnourish Elderly Patients

The results of a Care Quality Commission inspection in the United Kingdom will be published officially next week, but initial findings are already alarming. Out of 100 hospitals, 49 neglected to meet nutritional standards, and 17 raised serious concerns about the care of their senior patients. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals, for one, had a ward in […]

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Bloomberg Continues Support of the Age-Friendly New York City Plan

The densely populated city of New York is home to a large senior population, and many people who will soon be seniors and need to better get around the city safely. New York City is not a very friendly city for slow pedestrians, as it is known for having fast walking people who are in […]

Tai Chi Improving Balance Among Seniors

Tai Chi is known by most for being an ancient internal Chinese martial art practiced by most for defense training, but also performed because of the health benefits. Modern Tai Chi practiced in the United States is now less about defensive techniques and more about improving balance and improving health conditions. In fact seniors are […]

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