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Senior Care Management Insights - April 2013

April 2013
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Vote for an Outstanding Senior Volunteer!

Encourage a deserving nominee in the Salute to Senior ServiceSM Contest by casting your vote between April 15 - 30, 2013. Your votes will help determine the State Winners, whose favorite volunteer organization will receive a $500 donation.
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Attend a Live Chat with Alzheimer's Expert David Troxel on April 23, 2013 at 5 p.m. EDT

Practical Advice for Handling Hygiene Activities and Alzheimer's
April 23, 2013 at 5 p.m. EDT
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Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving – Webinar for Professional Caregivers

May 8 & 15 at 12 p.m. CDT
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Preparing to Serve a Growing Senior Population
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According to the experts, our current health system is not prepared to accommodate the coming influx of Baby Boomers (persons born between 1946 and 1964) poised to live well into their 80s and beyond. Senior care professionals should take note of two key recommendations discussed at the Global Agenda Council on Ageing's "Preparing for Ageing" session at the 2013 World Economic Forum.

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Resources for You:

Caring for the Aging: The Old System is Obsolete; Time to Create a New Model
Government regulations and financing have failed to keep pace with the dramatically changing landscape of senior care options. This Home Instead® White Paper helps to define the challenges facing the health care industry and discusses possible solutions... Get White Paper

Helping Seniors with Finances - Professional Caregiver Recorded Webinar
Dr. Amy D'Aprix provides helpful tips and ideas to assist an older adult in financial organization. Topics discussed during this webinar include creating a professional services team, options for financing care, and day-to-day ways family members can help a senior loved one manage finances while guarding against financial fraud... View Webinar


News from the Care Continuum:
  • No Link Between Hospital Readmission and Death Rates, Says Study
    Mortality and readmission measures have been proposed for use in federal programs to modify hospital payments based on performance. Results from a study conducted by the Yale School of Medicine suggest that what it may require to excel in one measure may not translate to good performance on the other...Read more
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  • Oldest Man Reveals Secrets to Long Life
    Jiroemon Kimura became the world's oldest man on record last week at 115 years and 258 days. According to his granddaughter, he has had no major illnesses and continues to eat three square meals a day. He says the key to his longevity is to...Read more

The Patient's Voice: Feeling Discouraged

Through your work with seniors, surely you have come across family caregivers who feel defeated like this discouraged wife:

"I am a caregiver for my husband, who cannot walk without help, cannot speak clearly, cannot do much for himself at all. Sometimes I feel like giving up. I am discouraged and just want to be happy like we used to be. This will never be-I realize that. I just need someone to talk to that is in my shoes."

What would you tell this caregiver? Read Dr. Amy's Answer

The Heart of a CAREGiver
Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at

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