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2014-05-01 23:15:26

Industry’s most widely used web-based long-term care platform will manage older Americans Act Requirements Statewide. Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Harmony Information Systems, Inc., the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based long-term care software, announced today that the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has selected Harmony to deliver a National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS) tracking system for the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS). MDHS...

Delivering Meals To Seniors Keeps Them In Their Homes
2012-12-04 13:44:19

Brown University Many older adults need only a little support to stay in their homes, but when that isn´t available they can end up in an expensive nursing home where they don´t need most of the available services. According to a new study, states that invest more in delivering meals to seniors´ homes have lower rates of such “low-care” seniors in nursing homes, after adjusting for several other factors. The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the...

2012-01-30 19:15:00

Bill Supports Essential Programs for Growing Baby Boomer Population: Housing, Health Care, Food, Transportation, Job Training, Legal Services Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) expressed strong support for Sen. Bernie Sanders´ (I-Vt.) recent introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Important initiatives of the reauthorization include meals program improvements, preventive health care, modernization...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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