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Elderly Care

Short-term elderly care provides rest and relaxation - ‎16 hours ago‎
When families need a little extra help with caring for an elderly loved one, a temporary stay in a care home can be a great option for everyone.

Cardboard cut-out of Elvis leaves elderly care home residents all shook up - ‎8 hours ago‎
Overbury House Nursing Care Home in Wroxham, Norfolk, now has a 1950s American-themed diner with a Wurlitzer-style jukebox, the cut-out of Elvis and Route 66 decorations.
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Fire in elderly care home in Ukraine kills 17 as probe is launched - ‎May 29, 2016‎
At least seventeen people have been killed in a fire at a care home for the elderly in Ukraine. The blaze broke out in the early hours of Sunday in a two-storey building that was temporarily housing 35 people in Litochky, 23 miles northeast of the ...
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Xi urges investment in care for the elderly

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎May 29, 2016‎
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping has called for better care for China's aging population. The country should increase its investment in care for the elderly, Xi told a meeting of the country's top leaders. With the world's largest number of senior citizens, China ...

'Care-bots' for the elderly are dangerous, warns artificial intelligence professor - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Computer companions for elderly people are 'emotionally dangerous' and will never be good enough to take the place of real human contact, an artificial intelligence expert has warned.

LIFT: helping believers care for the elderly

Mission Network News - ‎21 hours ago‎
“As we look through the scriptures, Old Testament and New Testament, God's command to us is to take care of the elderly, the widow, the orphan, those who are in great need,” Lothamer says. “So it makes sense that no matter what's happening in the ...
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Procedure probed after elderly man dies in Hong Kong hospital's intensive care unit

South China Morning Post - ‎May 30, 2016‎
An elderly heart patient under intensive care at Queen Mary Hospital died on Monday after what appeared to be a nurse's failure to following normal procedures in removing a tube for administering medication or dialysis.
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Asus wants its new robot to help with elder care

CNNMoney - ‎9 hours ago‎
There will be more than 2 billion people over the age of 60 in 2050 -- more than double the number today, according to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch Research study.
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Elderly Gozitans get more residential care beds

Times of Malta - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Elderly Gozitans now have 40 beds available as part of the government's residential care scheme, after the government extended a public private partnership agreement it had introduced last year.

Fears unvaccinated aged care workers putting lives of elderly at risk, calls for mandatory flu shots

ABC Online - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Up to 150 elderly people died during flu outbreaks in aged care homes in New South Wales in the past two years, although some of those may have died from other causes.

China Investment Roadmap: the Elderly Care Industry – New Issue of China Briefing Magazine

China Briefing - ‎May 19, 2016‎
China elderly care 250x350 The latest issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled “China Investment Roadmap: the Elderly Care Industry“, is out now and available to subscribers as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore through the month ...

No country for the old?

The Hindu - ‎May 30, 2016‎
If 18 per cent of the population is going to be over 60 years of age by 2050, then it becomes almost crucial to encourage research in geriatric diseases, and push for building capacity in the geriatric departments across the primary and tertiary health ...

Patients trapped by elderly care crisis - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Now the 84-year-old, the daughter of the 7th Duke of Montrose, has called on the Government to end the deepening crisis in social care, which she blames for her predicament. In a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Lady Fiona, who spent much of her ...

250000 Japanese juggle child-rearing with elderly care

Asahi Shimbun - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The vast majority of 253,000 parents in Japan who take care of children and sick or elderly family members are women, according to a Cabinet Office survey.

Nursing homes improve work processes to enhance elderly care

TODAYonline - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), which works to improve the long-term-care sector, said in an update that more than 90 per cent of nursing homes have worked with it to review work processes, to see if they could meet the enhanced regulations.

Congress Continues Not to Care About Phone Scams Aimed at Elderly

Mother Jones - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Wall Street Journal has an article today about the massive spike in robocall phone scams, mostly aimed at the elderly. Luckily, there are several well-known ways that phone companies could put a stop to this.

Romanian husband and wife care workers tied up elderly dementia sufferer

Daily Mail - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Daily Mail has highlighted the shocking treatment of elderly and vulnerable people in nursing homes and hospitals as part of our long-running Dignity for the Elderly campaign. Cosmin, 37, and 40-year-old Ana were part of a four-person team covering ...

Number of elderly people to hit 80m

Jakarta Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
“In the past, seniors were relatively younger and so they could still be taken care of by their children. But one day, there will come a time when our elderly are getting older while we also grow old. There's no way we can take care of our parents who ...
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Elderly couple told their grandchild was put into foster care because of their age

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎May 23, 2016‎
An elderly couple has appealed for their grandchild to be returned to their care after it was placed with a foster family.
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One-Third Of Elderly Veterans With Terminal Cancer Don't Recieve Hospice Care; Half Don't Get Palliative Care

Medical Daily - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A new study published Friday in the Journal of Palliative Medicine reveals that our veterans aren't always getting the end-of-life care they deserve. The researchers analyzed the medical records of nearly 12,000 veterans over the age of 65 who died of ...