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Nursing Home Contract May Be Costly To ‘Responsible’ Family Members

Federal law prohibits a nursing home from requiring a third party to guarantee payment as a condition of a resident’s admission. Don’t be tricked.

05/29/2014

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Gerontology Studies Shrinking Despite Growth Of Older Population

Despite the need, some schools have suspended, reduced in size or folded gerontology into other programs because of lack of interest.

05/20/2014

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One In Ten Seniors Are Victims Of Elder Abuse

The National Center On Elder Abuse hopes to make the public aware that 1 in 10 older adults experiences some form of abuse or neglect by a caregiver each year.

05/19/2014

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Older Americans Month

Senior Citizens Month was established in 1963. Now called Older Americans Month, statistics show that by 2030, there will be some 34 million seniors.

05/13/2014

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Member Of Local ‘Gypsy’ Community Charged With ‘Sweetheart Swindle’ Of Elderly Man

Sylvia Ristick, 45, of Prospect Park, is charged with stealing $44,356.87 of an 84-year-old man’s money and effectively putting his home into foreclosure.

03/21/2014

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UPDATE: Missing Elderly Man With Severe Dementia Found Safe In Delaware County

Eighty-six-year-old John Howarth reportedly left his home in a 2010 Gray Ford Focus with Pennsylvania plates DYB-7908 early Wednesday morning.

03/05/2014

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Surprising Study: Older Adults Less Fatigued Than Younger Generations

According to research from the London School of Economics, older adults are actually less tired than their younger counterparts.

12/13/2013

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Studies: Dementia Striking Later In Life

Even though there is no cure for dementia, studies show that it making be striking older people later in life than in had in the past.

12/09/2013

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Study Suggests Learning New Skills May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

Getting older and want to keep your mind sharp? It seems that crossword puzzles and reading just won’t cut it.

11/25/2013

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Baby Boomers Getting Attention From Healthcare Providers

When it comes to healthcare, baby boomers are getting a great deal of attention because there is strength in numbers.

11/25/2013

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Rates Of Internet Access Lagging For Elderly And Low Income Philadelphia Residents

The Pew Charitable Trust conducted the poll during the summer of 2013 using a random sample of Philadelphia adults over 18.

11/13/2013

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Former Senior Home Care Employee Allegedly Stole From Elderly Patients

Tredyffrin Township Police arrested a former female employee of Surrey Services for stealing items from elderly patients.

11/07/2013

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Elderly Falls May Indicate Bigger Problem

A growing trend for emergency room physicians is to try and involve primary care doctors when treating elderly patients and get the other doctor’s input regarding treatment.

10/30/2013

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Police Searching For Suspects After Elderly Couple Attacked, Robbed During Home Invasion In Montgomery County

Two elderly residents were unpacking their car after arriving home from shopping when the husband was allegedly attacked by three males in the driveway of the home.

10/22/2013

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Health Risks While Travelling

Traveling can be fun but it is not without risk, especially for those with diabetes, the elderly or others who may have an underlying health concern.

10/15/2013

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