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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Benefis Plans New Senior Service Campus in Montana

Construction may be slow for traditional housing in the United States, but it seems that construction of senior living facilities continues across the country to meet the growing demands of the aging senior population. This week Benefis Health System announced their plans to build a new senior service campus in Montana. The new senior service […]

AARP Drug Savings Tool Benefits Seniors

Many seniors are struggling to pay their bills due to the last few years of economic turmoil, and one of the things that can often consume a good amount of a senior’s budget is paying for medications. Thankfully there is a new online drug savings tool out from the AARP which seniors can use to […]

New Nursing Home Technology Let’s Nurses Go Hands Free

In Fairborn, Ohio, nurses at the Wright Nursing Rehab Center are taking to a new technology that lets them do away with clipboards and improve their care.  The new technology is a hands free headset that records caretaker notes so that nurses do not have to carry around a clipboard and write in their care […]

Veterans Honored in Nursing Homes Across U.S.

Today is Veterans Day, a national holiday that focuses on paying tribute to those that fought for our country.  Few know that nursing homes provide a great deal of care to aging veterans including physical and emotional comfort, community, and more.  Veterans nursing homes, in particular, dedicate their efforts toward the care of America’s vets […]

Ogden Clock Tower Poised to Be Another Honored Monument for Veterans

The George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home and veterans officials have worked together to construct a new clock tower that will be dedicated on Veterans Day.  The Ogden, Utah clock tower brings with it the sound of freedom and is hoped to be a monument that honors veterans in Utah and across the country.  Constructed […]

Alzheimer’s Association Promotes New Resources During Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease affects the life of many seniors each year, and this eventually fatal disease is currently affecting over 5 million Americans. November marks a month when the nation has decided to come together and bring attention to Alzheimer’s disease, as it is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The new 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and […]

Senior Driving Tips to Stay Safe This Winter

As winter approaches, it is important that any seniors who are still drive are being safe and making smart decisions before jumping into their cars. Seniors enjoy the independence of driving, and this is especially true during the winter months as it can be tougher to get around town. Seniors can eventually have changes in […]

Nursing Home Companionship Programs Change Lives

Recently, President Obama declared the month of November National Family Caregiver Month, which will honor, recognize, and support family members that care for their ailing loved ones day in and day out.  While it is highly important to recognize family caregivers as well as those they care for, what about those that provide care to […]

Cats Help Improve Daily Life for Seniors

There have been a number of articles and studies on the benefits of seniors  interacting with dogs, and having them as pets, but there is not as much discussion about how cats can provide the same help. USA Today recently published an article that discusses why cats are more popular than dogs as pets, and […]

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