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2014-10-01 23:14:49

This weekend Pope Francis drew the world's attention to neglect of the elderly, which he called "tantamount to hidden euthanasia." A new survey of elder care experts in the U.S. finds that self-neglect is a growing problem that often goes unreported in this country. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 This weekend Pope Francis drew world-wide attention to the problem of neglect of the elderly. Speaking to 40,000 seniors in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, he decried...

2014-10-01 23:05:42

Improving quality of care for people with serious illness is critical for the patient, the family, society and the health care system. The principles of palliative care can effectively address many of the key challenges as the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 According to palliative care experts Diane E. Meier. MD and Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, six million people in the United States need palliative care. Palliative care is...

2014-10-01 08:33:11

HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At one point or another, every home care and hospice organization will benefit from a review of its revenue cycle to identify and address any common concerns that may threaten financial performance and viability. According to Ron Barrera, Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants, opportunities exist at each stage of the revenue cycle to generate faster, more accurate payments for the services provided....

2014-10-01 08:33:04

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paying for prescription medications just got easier for families who frequent AgingCare.com, the go-to destination for family caregivers. The newly released Prescription Drug Assistance Locator enables older adults and their families to search for financial aid programs for prescription medications. "Each month, aging Americans are confronted by thousands of dollars in prescription drug costs that eat into their already limited financial resources,"...

2014-10-01 08:32:27

ASHLAND, Ore., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When you consider the growing number of people over 65 in the U.S., the declining popularity of long-term care insurance seems troubling. To improve awareness of how this insurance can benefit people, October has been named Long-Term Care Planning Month. Here are ten reasons you might want to consider purchasing long-term care insurance, especially if you're getting older: Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149529 1. You have...

2014-09-30 23:21:25

National Alliance for Caregiving to Participate in IOM Workshop on Home-Based Care Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) are today convening a workshop on the Future of Home Health Care to study how future models of home-based healthcare can better serve patients and families. The workshop will also identify research priorities for the community to move the field forward. This work is key for patients and family...

2014-09-30 23:03:07

Regents Care Services (RCS), a provider of residential and facility health care services, is pleased to announce a discounted rate of 5% on all services for the months of October and November. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 As a token of gratitude to its current and new customers, RCS is offering a discounted rate on all services to customers in the GTA Area. For those seeking Medical, Non-Medical or Holistic care within their homes – RCS provides compassionate and highly...

2014-09-30 23:01:38

GeriJoy announced today the appointment of Kim V. Coleman, J.D., as an advisor to the GeriJoy executive team. Kim currently serves as Lead Deputy Public Guardian in Santa Clara County, CA. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Kim V. Coleman, J.D. coordinates financial and medical care of older adults with dementia and other major illnesses, and as Lead Deputy Public Guardian of Santa Clara County, California, she leads a team that handles the conservatorship needs of the...

2014-09-29 23:09:03

GeriJoy announced today a new member of the executive team, Emily White, a social worker and certified geriatric care manager with professional experience through providers such as Kindred Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Brookdale Senior Living and Amedisys. Also an experienced social and technology entrepreneur, Emily serves as a mentor and adviser to technology startups in the field of aging. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Originally from Marblehead, MA, Emily White...

2014-09-29 08:30:39

NCEA provides assistance, training, education and tools to states and community-based organizations addressing elder abuse that affects 1 in 10 seniors each year LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) was named the sole grant recipient to become the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a vital clearinghouse created by the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration on Community Living (ACL) in...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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