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2014-04-09 23:26:35

Marian Hamilton, founder of The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center (KHCC) at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), will receive the “Quality of Life Award” during the 34th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards held by the Volunteer Center of the United Way. The “Quality of Life Award” honors individuals for their work to improve the quality of life of family caregivers, the disabled, homeless, elderly, veterans, as well as those with substance abuse problems or mental disabilities. Mt. Kisco,...

2014-04-08 16:25:48

SafeinHome Helps Older Adults Live at Home, Gives Family Caregivers Peace of Mind WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeinHome, a new senior safety system designed for adult children to help their aging parents live safely at home, was highlighted on KGO TV's ABC News 7:00am on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The news segment featured a live demonstration of the product and interviews with SafeinHome founder and inventor Jack Lloyd, whose medical monitoring devices,...

2014-04-07 12:33:32

Dream big: 97-year-old Thurman Haynes proves age doesn't matter when it comes to helping others OMAHA, Neb., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thurman Haynes, a 97-year-old volunteer from Jamestown, N.C., has been named the national winner of the Salute to Senior Service(®) contest, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care(®) network. He was selected from thousands of nominees and 50 state-level winners. Haynes is recognized by this prestigious...

2014-04-05 23:02:53

Top Home Care Franchise Organization endorses Institute for Professional Care Education as a preferred vendor for caregiver training and continuing education. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Home Instead, Inc. (“Home Instead”), the largest in-home non-medical care franchisor in the US, has endorsed the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor for online CAREGiver training in a new initiative to make state compliance training opportunities...

More Than A Million Americans Provide Care For Vets Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
2014-04-01 14:24:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the US troop draw-down from Afghanistan looms just over the horizon, a new report from the Rand Corporation has revealed that about 1.1 million Americans currently provide care for ailing or disabled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. The report, which was commissioned by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, showed that Americans who are caring for veterans that served following 9/11 are younger than other health care providers,...

2014-03-29 12:20:29

Olympic Champion and Youth & Family Advocate Jackie Joyner-Kersee Helps Kick-off Caregiving Conversation NEW YORK, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP today to host "Because We Care" - the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better care of their loved ones and themselves. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a three-time Olympic champion and advocate for...

2014-03-12 16:29:37

RICHMOND, Va., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Lift Caregiving wants caregivers to share a picture of themselves with their loved one in the month of March as a part of the healthy image #loveyourselfie social media campaign. The goal of the campaign is to capture the happy moments in the caregiving journey and to combat the feeling of isolation commonly found in the family caregiving community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/MN81468) Caregiver can feel...

2014-03-12 16:22:24

Association Praises Assembly Proposal for Independent Utility Consumer Advocate, Warns Lack of Action to Help Family Caregivers Could Lead to Disaster ALBANY, N.Y., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel: "AARP thanks Assembly Speaker Silver and Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz for taking a major step toward protecting New York's overburdened residential utility ratepayers by including a strong and independent...

2014-02-28 08:25:50

Free event in Northbrook features a wealth of information and resources for caregivers NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elderwerks, in conjunction with senior communities, services and social services throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is pleased and excited to bring the Elderwerks Caring for the Caregiver Conference to Northbrook. The conference is designed to provide family caregivers throughout the northwest suburban communities the opportunity to gather...

2014-02-26 23:23:27

The owner of DiscountMedicalSupplies.com, a pioneering online medical superstore, takes the lead once again by speaking on behalf of an overlooked segment of caregivers on a fourth segment of The Balancing Act’s Caregiving 101 series. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 In honor of Rare Disease Day on February 28th, Dr. Jon Segal, founder of DiscountMedicalSupplies.com, is speaking out about the challenges facing caregivers of people with rare diseases. This month he was featured in a four-part...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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