Category: Elderly

The History Of Assisted Living

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thank You Monica Trivedi for sharing this important information concerning Assisted Living. Permission has been granted to reproduce this article on my website by author. Source of Information: http://www.assistedlivinghistory.com/   Below is a detailed overview of how assisted living facilities have evolved over the years, as well as some thoughts about the future of assisted [...]

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Pooled pension plan debate cut short amid outcry over unrelated OAS reforms

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Source of Information: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/pooled-pension-plan-debate-cut-short-amid-outcry-180853820.html OTTAWA – The Conservative government’s move Tuesday to curtail debate on legislation creating a new pooled pension plan illustrated some of the potentially scalding political perils of retirement reform. There is nothing very controversial about the Harper government’s December 2010 promise to add a relatively low-cost, private pension option that can [...]

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“Seniors”

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
“Seniors”

“Seniors” Written By: Michelle Bayno BSW, BA Seniors and their caregivers have many challenges today. A simple activity such as taking a daily bath may be difficult for a senior. Making a simple meal may also create numerous challenges. Medications may not be taken according to the doctors’ orders. Possibly, they may not be consumed [...]

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A Morning At The Mall: Taking your Elderly Parents Christmas Shopping. A Guide For Caregivers

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
A Morning At The Mall: Taking your Elderly Parents Christmas Shopping. A Guide For Caregivers

Written by Michelle Bayno BSW, BA   I really savor this time of the year. My husband and I bundled up our boys Sunday morning and headed off to the shopping center to complete our last minute Christmas shopping. We arrived early enough to avoid the crowds.  Once we arrived at the mall, Christmas music [...]

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A Christmas Memory

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Written by: Michelle Bayno BSW, BA For myself and my family Christmas time is a magical time of year. It is a time of joy, secrets, and spending time with loved ones. It is a time of Christmas shopping and tackling crowded  shopping centers. I love hiding as I wrap Christmas presents with festive [...]

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Three-generation households: Rocketing bills boost rise of the live-in grandparents

| December 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
Three-generation households: Rocketing bills boost rise of the live-in grandparents

By Jo Thornhill http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2072508/Three-generation-households-Rocketing-bills-boost-rise-live-grandparents.html?ITO=1490 Last updated at 10:03 PM on 10th December 2011 The growing cost of long-term care, rocketing household bills and the inability of first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder will lead to a growth in the number of extended family households. But such arrangements can have implications for the funding [...]

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Mr. Smith, My friend

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Article written by Michele Bayno BSW BA I will call him Mr. Smith (name changed to protect person’s identity). Mr. Smith and I had a special bond while he was a patient on the geriatric unit at the health institution I used to work at. I was still in my 20′s, and Mr. Smith was [...]

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The Holidays Can Be A Lonely Time if You are Elderly

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Article Written by Michele Bayno BSW, BA Are you an elderly person who is feeling lonely during the Christmas holiday? Instead of Christmas cheer, you may be feeling sad and lonely. It could be that you are living in a different city from your family members. Possibly, you are estranged from your family. Whatever the [...]

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See Elderly As Human Beings

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
See Elderly As Human Beings

By Dr Bill Thomas US elderly care expert By: Dr. Bill Thomas http://www.topix.com/family/elderly/2011/12/see-elderly-as-human-beings Elderly people ‘play more of a role’ in their environment in Dr Thomas’ schemes More people are living longer. And in this week’s Scrubbing Up, US elderly care expert Dr Bill Thomas says the way they are cared for needs to change. [...]

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Calgary seniors drown in Mexico

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
Calgary seniors drown in Mexico

By CBC News, cbc.ca, Updated: December 5, 2011 8:52 AM Foreign affairs officials are investigating reports that two Calgary senior citizens drowned while vacationing off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The bodies have been recovered. Calgary police say they were alerted to the incident when they were asked to notify the couple’s son Monday morning. The call [...]

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