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2011-02-05 00:00:50

A retirement community in Pennsylvania lowers rates to make them more affordable. Now, residents only pay for the services that they need. Cranberry Twp, PA (PRWEB) February 3, 2011 Sherwood Oaks announces a new rate structure for Personal Care services. The new rates are based on a three-tiered plan representing a specific level of personal care. Previously, Sherwood Oaks had one all-inclusive rate of $186 per day. Now, the tiered plan offers basic and minimal supervision for $130 per...

2010-09-09 12:30:00

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As a society with a burgeoning aging population, there are many reasons to celebrate National Assisted Living Week September 12-18, 2010. It wasn't that long ago that seniors who needed care had fewer options. Most either went straight into a nursing home or remained at home. Today's seniors are expecting more, and the senior housing industry has responded by creating better and more diverse living options. Aegis Living, a national leader in senior...

2009-01-15 11:02:00

Unable to sell homes, seniors increasingly turning to home care vs. assisted living GLEN ELLYN, Ill., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The national real estate crisis has affected all aspects of life, and long term care is no exception. For many seniors unable to sell their homes, moving to an assisted living facility is no longer financially possible. For this reason, the option of aging-in-place with retrofits is growing in popularity along with utilizing home care assistance. By using caregivers...

2006-05-18 12:04:11

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Working collaboratively with older people who are having difficulties with bathing, dressing themselves and other activities of daily living can help them to remain independent, a new study shows. Dr. Laura N. Gitlin of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, the study's lead author and her colleagues tested a six-month intervention in which people received four 90-minute visits with an occupational therapist, as well as one 20-minute...

2005-08-08 17:47:09

Even with the U.S. population rapidly aging, a smaller proportion of elderly and disabled people live in nursing homes today compared to 1990. Instead, far more depend on assisted living residences or receive care in their homes, according to a study published in the August 2005 issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Residential care and assisted living facilities are designed to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities who need some assistance with activities of...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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