Eldercare

Time to take the plunge?

Time to take the plunge?

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I'll never forget my first encounter with the high diving board at Sherman Park pool.

5 lessons long-term care providers can learn from Joan Lunden

5 lessons long-term care providers can learn from Joan Lunden

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Award-winning journalist and author Joan Lunden has learned a lot from dealing with her 94-year-old mother's housing and care. Also a physician's daughter, she recently passed along to me some excellent tips for long-term care professionals, which I now pass along to you.

Handrails offer additional assistance to residents

Handrails offer additional assistance to residents

C/S Eldercare Interiors recently introduced two new handrails that are designed for use in eldercare settings.

Senate bill seeks to empower long-term care ombudsmen, strengthen eldercare workforce

Senate bill seeks to empower long-term care ombudsmen, strengthen eldercare workforce

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Senate lawmakers are seeking to strengthen and expand the long-term care ombudsman program and boost the eldercare workforce through a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965. The measure was unveiled Thursday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and is co-sponsored by 14 Democratic senators.

Planning for the eldercare boom

Planning for the eldercare boom

Geriatric care providers and healthcare professionals see where our current system is failing seniors, and family caregivers, but what are we doing to improve it, change it, or create a new system?

Cooperation needed between organized and non-organized labor to care for boomers

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Organized labor groups will need to collaborate with non-union direct care workers in order for the eldercare workforce to meet the significant needs of an aging population, experts contend.

GeriCareFinder.com takes honors for its web tool

A Health Information Resource panel recently gave its Silver Award in the web-based resource tool category to GeriCareFinder.com. The site helps consumers find eldercare products and services for loved ones. "We're proud to once again be recognized as the leader in the online senior care community," said Ron Kustek, the company's president.

Innovative marketing for the eldercare industry a growing necessity

Innovative marketing for the eldercare industry a growing necessity

To harness the potential of the burgeoning eldercare market, companies will need to move away from their traditional communications tactics and enter the new age of marketing. I am not necessarily talking about big budgets and large-scale advertising, but rather about innovative communications campaigns.

Mechanical seal sparks debate over robots' role in eldercare

Paro, the robotic baby seal designed to reduce stress and lift the spirits of elderly individuals, has sparked an ethical debate over the role these types of "medical devices" should play in eldercare.