America’s Most Wanted

Posted June 24, 2008
At least as far as I am concerned.  This woman stole over $300,000 from a senior.  She took advantage of a nice old lady with dementia. And she only got fired from her job at the bank?  Why is she not in jail? Here is a link to the latest, apparently the bank has agreed to pay the senior back after it the potential PR nightmare that the Sun Times Cover caused this morning. I know the news is depressing, but this is downright sick. Is anyone else as upset about this as I am?
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50 tips for caregivers

Posted June 24, 2008
A nursing blog contacted me to let me know they had this post and I thought I would share it because I think it is helpful.  50 tips for caregivers.
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National Nursing Home Ratings? WSJ article

Posted June 23, 2008
I am not sure if you can link the article so I have copied it below.  It was written by Jane Zhang for the Wall Street Journal and I thought it was worth noting. U.S. Preps Nursing-Home Rating System Move for More Data  To Appear on Web;  Sprinklers Required By JANE ZHANGJune 19, 2008; Page D2 WASHINGTON -- In an effort to improve care at the nation's 16,000 nursing homes, the Bush administration will start rating facilities based on a five-star system and require all of them to install fire sprinklers. The rating system, expected to be available on a ...
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"Silver Alert"

Posted June 18, 2008
Just like the Amber Alert - but for missing seniors...helping law enforcement officers find seniors who have maybe wandered away from home.  In effect in some states from my understanding, but I also just found this information online: (Washington DC) At least 70 members of the United States Congress support a bill that would fund a Silver Alert system to help people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia-related illnesses.  According to Congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan, over five million Americans are known to have either Alzheimer's or dementia.  She says 60-percent of patients with those issues will wander off ...
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Searching for senior housing from a distance

Posted June 17, 2008
Last week I got a call from my sister.  Her mother in law is searching for a place for her father to live.  They called me for my help because this is what I do all day here in Chicago.  The only catch was this was in North Carolina... I of course agreed to help right away, and while it took me about 1/10 of the time it would have taken her to make all those calls herself, I am still surprised how hard it is to find senior living. First of all, I don't think the consumer knows what ...
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