Archives: November 2008

Bonus for Bad Work – Give Me That Job

As has been reported by many sources, The Des Moines Register is reporting that nursing homes throughout the country are eligible for hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bonuses despite past violations of basic health-and-safety standards. A review of 81 bonus payment programs in 36 states shows that some...

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Boomers Helping Parents with Medication Management

According to a new survey from Caring.com, baby boomers are playing an active role when it comes to decisions about their parents’ medications. Three quarters of boomers had some or a great deal of influence regarding the types of medications or other treatments taken by the person for whom they...

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Hal is that You?

Aging in place. That seems to be the buzz word for growing older. And to help you will be….robots. As the little kid in the etrade commercial says about his clown – that’s a little creepy! Or is it? Robots will scoot from room to room to wake homeowners in...

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Ann Nixon Cooper

Here is the portion of Obama’s transcript where he put it all in perspective through the eyes of 106 year old Ann Nixon Cooper. “This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that’s on my mind tonight’s about a woman who cast...

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Internet Surfing Better Than Reading for Brain Stimulation

Researchers at UCLA are publishing a study in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry that finds that middle-aged to older adults who know their way around the Internet had more stimulation of decision-making and complex reasoning areas of the brain than peers who were new to web surfing. Reading didn‰Ûªt...

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