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Dementia Society of America® Launches Operation KeepSafe™

Dementia Society of America® Launches Operation KeepSafe™

National Program Focuses on Elopement and Critical Wandering in Those Living with Dementia. October 20 to be Designated as National KeepSafe Day™. - July 19, 2021 - Dementia Society of America

Oasis Brewster is Hosting a Talk About "Flowering Your Mind"

Oasis Brewster is Hosting a Talk About "Flowering Your Mind"

With its many four-season benefits, lovely Cape Cod attracts many retirees looking to enjoy their later years in a peaceful, low-pressure, and supportive environment. Sadly, moving to a great retirement location does not prevent the challenges of cognitive decline that many will experience in the... - July 11, 2021 - Oasis Brewster

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists Opens in Upper East Side

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists Opens in Upper East Side

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS), one of the Nation’s leading oncology practices, now provides state-of-the-art cancer care services at 215 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128. This will be the practice’s fourth Manhattan cancer and blood disorder... - June 28, 2021 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

New York Health Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician Shoba Menon, MD

New York Health Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician Shoba Menon, MD

New York Health (NYHealth) is proud to announce that board-certified Internal Medicine physician Shoba Menon, MD, has joined its multidisciplinary team of physicians. She will be practicing at 1866 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River, NY... - June 02, 2021 - New York Health

New York Health Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Mahendra Shah, MD

New York Health Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Mahendra Shah, MD

New York Health (NYHealth) is proud to announce that board-certified Family Medicine physician Mahendra Shah, MD, has joined its multidisciplinary team of physicians. He will be practicing at 1866 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River, NY... - June 02, 2021 - New York Health

The Independent Living Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center Says Millions of Americans with Vision Loss Don’t Know There’s Help

The Independent Living Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center Says Millions of Americans with Vision Loss Don’t Know There’s Help

More than 3 million Americans 55 and older have difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses and only 5% of the individuals with vision loss who are eligible for services actually seek them. That’s why the Independent Living Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (IL... - May 21, 2021 - The Independent Living Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center

New York Health Welcomes Jennifer Gonzalez, MD

New York Health Welcomes Jennifer Gonzalez, MD

New York Health (NYHealth) is proud to announce that board-certified primary care physician and geriatrician Jennifer Gonzalez, MD, has joined its team of multidisciplinary physicians. She will be practicing at 7 S Jersey Ave # 1, East Setauket, NY 11733. - May 18, 2021 - New York Health

New York Health Welcomes Denise Abselet, DO Specialist in Geriatrics and Primary Care

New York Health Welcomes Denise Abselet, DO Specialist in Geriatrics and Primary Care

New York Health (NYHealth) is proud to announce that board-certified internal medicine physician and geriatrician Denise Abselet, DO, has joined its team of physicians. She will be practicing at 701 Route 25A, Suite 2, Mount Sinai, NY... - May 04, 2021 - New York Health

New York Health Expands Growth and Opens New Office

New York Health Expands Growth and Opens New Office

New York Health (NY Health), the premier center for primary and specialty care services with a network of outstanding physicians specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, rheumatology, surgery, urology, and physical therapy, announces the opening of its newest... - April 20, 2021 - New York Health

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists and AdvantageCare Physicians Collaborate to Advance Comprehensive Oncology Care

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists and AdvantageCare Physicians Collaborate to Advance Comprehensive Oncology Care

New Alliance Will Expand Patient Access to Cancer Care and Clinical Integration - March 29, 2021 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Home Health Leaders Applaud U.S. House for Passing Bill to Prevent Across-the-Board Medicare Cuts

Partnership urges the Senate to quickly pass H.R. 1868 to extend temporary suspension of sequestration until the end of 2021. - March 19, 2021 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

Getting Outside is the New 10,000 Steps

Getting Outside is the New 10,000 Steps

Author and fitness expert says hiking is the "fountain of youth" – physically and cognitively. In new book, "Secrets of Aging Well: Get Outside," globetrotting mountaineer and fitness entrepreneur Martin Pazzani reveals how walking outdoors is the key to a happier, healthier, longer life. Says “it’s the fitness you can’t get in a gym.” - March 15, 2021 - Secrets of Aging Well: Get Outside

Gwinnett County's CardioVascular Group Adds New Physician

Gwinnett County's CardioVascular Group Adds New Physician

CardioVascular Group, a cardiology practice which has serviced the north Atlanta metropolitan area for more than 30 years, has hired Dr. Lin Gao. Her first day was Feb. 1. - March 01, 2021 - CardioVascular Group Atlanta

Janaya Raynor, MD, MS Joins the Supportive and Palliative Care Team

Janaya Raynor, MD, MS Joins the Supportive and Palliative Care Team

Dr. Raynor will provide supportive and palliative care services in Nassau County and the Boroughs. - February 02, 2021 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Isaac Hardoon, DO Joins New York Cancer & Blood Specialists as Lead Physician of Palliative Care Program

Isaac Hardoon, DO Joins New York Cancer & Blood Specialists as Lead Physician of Palliative Care Program

Dr. Hardoon will lead the division as Chief of Supportive and Palliative care. - February 02, 2021 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

New York Health Welcomes Primary Care Physician Charles G. Bleecher, MD, FACP

New York Health Welcomes Primary Care Physician Charles G. Bleecher, MD, FACP

Board-Certified Internist and Geriatric Medicine physician, Charles G. Bleecher, MD, FACP will be joining New York Health's team of dedicated physicians. - December 10, 2020 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

HHS Fails to Address Pandemic Relief for Long-Term Care Pharmacies

SCPC Warns Support is Needed to Maintain Patient Care while LTC Facilities Manage Latest COVID Spike and LTC Pharmacies Prepare for Vaccine Distribution - November 16, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Waveny LifeCare Network Announce Proposed Affiliation

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Waveny LifeCare Network Announce Proposed Affiliation

The Boards of Directors of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (VNHFC) and Waveny LifeCare Network (WLN) are pleased to announce that they have entered into an exclusive letter of intent to combine home care and hospice operations to better serve patients in Fairfield County and beyond. - November 06, 2020 - Waveny LifeCare Network

Congressman Vern Buchanan Urges CMS to Eliminate Home Health Payment System Rate Reductions for 2021

Home health leaders commend Congressman Buchanan for asking Medicare to re-evaluate assumptions used as basis for PDGM home health rate reduction. - October 01, 2020 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

Frances L. Redinger Recognized as a VIP Member for 2020 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Frances L. Redinger Recognized as a VIP Member for 2020 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Frances L. Redinger of Wichita, Kansas has been recognized as a VIP Member for 2020 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of healthcare. About Frances L. Redinger Frances Redinger is the owner of Frank's Golden... - September 22, 2020 - Strathmore Worldwide

Mississippi Physician Treats Hair Loss Caused by COVID-19 Infection, Stress from Pandemic

Mississippi Physician Treats Hair Loss Caused by COVID-19 Infection, Stress from Pandemic

Jackson plastic surgeon Michael Kanosky, MD, FACS said, “It is widely reported in the medical research literature that nearly 30 percent of patients recovering from COVID-19 describe substantial hair loss. Thousands of others are suffering from Telogen Effluvium, a condition that causes excessive hair shedding that is usually temporary or at least cyclical.” - September 10, 2020 - Kansoky MS Hair Restoration

Mississippi Hair Restoration Announces Dr. Michael Kanosky Named New Medical Director for American Medical Podcast and Mississippi Affiliate

Mississippi Hair Restoration Announces Dr. Michael Kanosky Named New Medical Director for American Medical Podcast and Mississippi Affiliate

Mississippi plastic surgeon, Michael Kanosky, MD, FACS, of Mississippi Hair Restoration and The Face & Body Center, has been named the new Medical Director of the American Medical Podcast (AMP) and their Mississippi affiliate. - August 31, 2020 - Kansoky MS Hair Restoration

Helene Sarah Kouassi Honored as a VIP Member for 2020 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

Helene Sarah Kouassi Honored as a VIP Member for 2020 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

Helene Sarah Kouassi of Stratford, Connecticut has been honored as a VIP Member for 2020 by P.O.W.E.R (Professional Organization of Woman of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of home healthcare. These important women exemplify tenacity. They... - August 13, 2020 - P.O.W.E.R. Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

LaTribuna Christian Publishing Reports on the Need for a Safe Pathway to Visitation in American Healthcare

Providing a safe, fair, compassionate pathway to American healthcare visitation is the right thing to do and it is the compassionate thing to do. - August 12, 2020 - LaTribuna Christian Publishing

YCP Solidiance's New Report on Singapore’s Community Eldercare: Opportunities for Telemedicine and Assistive Technology

By 2030, Singapore will have the highest percentage of elderly in Southeast Asia at 22.5%, with nearly 83,000 seniors expected to be living alone. To accommodate this, the Singapore government has introduced initiatives to shift the primary model of care to community-care, presenting opportunities for the varied stakeholders, including the provision of telemedicine, increasing demand for assistive technologies, and the paradigm shift towards developing the model-assisted communal living. - July 22, 2020 - YCP Solidiance

MobilDrTech Releases Updated White Paper on Telemedicine Stethoscopes

MobilDrTech Releases Updated White Paper on Telemedicine Stethoscopes

MobilDrTech, Inc. releases updated white paper comparing telemedicine stethoscopes. The July, 2020 update identifies and compares design, features and cost for the most frequently used real-time telemedicine stethoscopes in the U.S. market. - July 14, 2020 - MobilDrTech, Inc.

Long-Term Care Pharmacy Leaders Request Urgent COVID-19 Relief from Congressional Leaders

Letter to Congress Requests Immediate Action to Provide Relief for LTC Pharmacies Serving Most Vulnerable Patients in Nursing Homes, Other LTC Facilities - July 13, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

55 Fitness Adds New Location Through Franchise Expansion

55 Fitness Adds New Location Through Franchise Expansion

Fitness franchise opportunity opens first of several locations, all targeting ages 55 and older. - July 09, 2020 - 55 Fitness

"Dr. Pam" Gumbs Celebrated as a Top Healthcare Professional for 2020 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

"Dr. Pam" Gumbs of Berkeley, California has been celebrated as a Top Healthcare Professional for 2020 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and high level of success for over 40 years in the pharmaceutical field. About "Dr. Pam"... - July 01, 2020 - Strathmore Worldwide

APTQI Commends Representative Brendan Boyle for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services

The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act which, if passed, will extend a necessary lifeline to physical and occupational therapists who are... - June 15, 2020 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

New Jersey Cancer & Blood Specialists Expand Access to High-Quality Cancer Care in Bergen County

New Jersey Cancer & Blood Specialists Expand Access to High-Quality Cancer Care in Bergen County

The Practice is the Latest to Join the National OneOncology Network of Independent Oncologists. - June 09, 2020 - New Jersey Cancer & Blood Specialists

STARR Portal by Employee Support Services, LLC Reduces Risk and Improves Patient Outcomes in the Home Care Industry with Improved Training, Communication and Feedback

STARR Portal by Employee Support Services, LLC Reduces Risk and Improves Patient Outcomes in the Home Care Industry with Improved Training, Communication and Feedback

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how fragile our senior population is to viruses and infection. This unforeseen catastrophe has forced all sectors of the health care industry to reexamine their training protocols. Many families are turning to home care as an alternative to nursing homes and... - June 03, 2020 - Employee Support Services, LLC

Niculae Ciobanu, MD, FACP Joins Manhattan Cancer Associates

Niculae Ciobanu, MD, FACP Joins Manhattan Cancer Associates

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) is pleased to announce Niculae Ciobanu, MD, FACP, has joined its team of city physicians. Dr. Ciobanu is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. He will be practicing at the Manhattan Cancer Associates at 945 5th Ave, New York,... - June 02, 2020 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Dr. Goldberg Joins Manhattan Cancer Associates

Dr. Goldberg Joins Manhattan Cancer Associates

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) is pleased to announce Arthur I. Goldberg, M.D., FACP has joined the team of city physicians. Dr. Goldberg is a board-certified medical oncologist who will be practicing at Manhattan Cancer Associates located at 945 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021. Dr. - June 02, 2020 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Dr. Patricia A. Kaine, MD Recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2020 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Dr. Patricia A. Kaine, MD Recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2020 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Dr. Patricia A. Kaine, MD of Parma, Ohio has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2020 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare. About Dr. Patricia A. Kaine, MD Dr. Patricia Kaine is a retired... - June 02, 2020 - Strathmore Worldwide

Ponte Health Global Corp. Announced the Formation of the Vertical Medical City Foundation

Ponte Health Global Corp. Announced the Formation of the Vertical Medical City Foundation

The Vertical Medical City Foundation, being a core component of the development, will enable Ponte Health to expand the vision and mission of Vertical Medical City in the geriatric space, to directly and significantly impact the residents of and the Aging and their Care market at-large. - May 07, 2020 - PONTE HEALTH, P.A.

Citing Threat to Seniors’ Nursing Home Care and Pandemic-Generated Economic Crisis, SCPC Letter to HHS Sec. Azar Seeks LTC Pharmacy Relief Funding

America’s Key Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies Eligible for, Warrant HHS-Administered Aid - April 29, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Prehab Network Offers Virtual Physical Therapy - Free Trial Visit

Prehab Network Offers Virtual Physical Therapy - Free Trial Visit

Virtual physical therapy visits are proving to be effective for patients across the country. Some people, including seniors, may be apprehensive about going online, however Prehab patients are giving incredibly high reviews. To encourage people to address their aches and pains from the comfort of their own home, Prehab Network is offering any patient located within the United States a free virtual discovery visit - not to be charged to the insurance company. - March 27, 2020 - Prehab

Popular Senior Life Resource Provider Expands Coverage to Address COVID-19 Issues Affecting Those Living in Senior Communities

HousingForSeniors.com, a leading online information hub owned and operated by Wolf Revo, LLC, is dedicated to helping older adults in the United States and Canada find quality senior housing, has recently expanded its senior health coverage specifically addressing COVID-19. - March 23, 2020 - Wolf Revo, LLC

New Book is Now a Bestseller That Calls Attention to the False Premise of Traditional Science

A book released on March 1 entitled, “Is Science in Denial? Read This Book and Decide” has become the number one bestselling new release in the “Science and Math Quick Reads” category on Amazon. - March 18, 2020 - The Oaklea Press

Home Health Sector Urges Flexible Use of Home Health Clinical Expertise and Regulatory Relief to Address COVID-19 Crisis

Home health leaders release guidance regarding needed waivers and regulatory relief to ensure home health’s nimble and flexible response. - March 17, 2020 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

Waveny LifeCare Network Announces Actions in Response to Prevent Cases of COVID-19

Responding to the first cases of coronavirus identified in Westchester County, New York, Waveny LifeCare Network instituted CDC guidelines and protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in its communities. “The health and wellness of our residents, patients, volunteers, and our staff of... - March 14, 2020 - Waveny LifeCare Network

Waveny LifeCare Network Elects New Board Members

New Canaan – Six new members have been elected to Waveny LifeCare Network’s board of directors: Ronald Balzano, Peter Bridgman, Marian Curtis Blair, Mary Franco, David Hunt, and Penny Young. The board unanimously elected Kathleen A. Corbet as Chairman of the Board, Leo Karl III as Vice... - March 13, 2020 - Waveny LifeCare Network

Coronovirus Devalues the Existence of the Elder Population Claims Ageless Chic Magazine

Coronovirus Devalues the Existence of the Elder Population Claims Ageless Chic Magazine

Amid a coronavirus outbreak in the United States and across the world, Covid-19 does appear to affect seniors worse than younger generations as a whole. There is no question that our bodies do change over time. All the more reason to take very good care of ourselves as we age. Senior citizens having to worry about preventing Covid-19 isn’t the only thing on their minds since younger generations have begun to discriminate, demean and persecute the mature population. - March 11, 2020 - Ageless Chic Magazine

New White Paper from Percussion Play Explores the Positive Effects of Intergenerational Music-Making

Percussion Play, the leading outdoor musical instrument specialist, have published their latest White Paper "Play, Percussion and 'Post-Age' Pedagogy: The Positive Effects of Intergenerational Music-Making." - March 07, 2020 - Percussion Play Ltd.

Restoring Your Youthful Wellness with Mind-Body Training; A Look at Hanna Somatic Education

Restoring Your Youthful Wellness with Mind-Body Training; A Look at Hanna Somatic Education

In her debut book, "Divine Unwind," Linda Anna Smith teaches readers how to apply sensory-motor training towards achieving optimal mind-body control and well-being. A couple questions posed in this physical education guide include: “Do you ever wonder where your youth went? Where... - February 29, 2020 - Somatic Life

Swedish Medical Center, One of First Hospitals in the Nation to Offer Innovative Hip Replacement Surgical Technique

Swedish Medical Center, One of First Hospitals in the Nation to Offer Innovative Hip Replacement Surgical Technique

New portal assisted total hip arthroplasty approach results in smaller incisions, faster healing. - February 23, 2020 - Swedish Medical Center

Colorado’s First Behavioral Health Unit for Women Opens

Colorado’s First Behavioral Health Unit for Women Opens

HealthONE announced, today, the opening of a dedicated Women’s Unit at their Behavioral Health and Wellness Center. The first of its kind unit, located at The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) North Campus, is focused on caring for women throughout their journey to emotional... - February 21, 2020 - The Medical Center of Aurora

Keith Stanton, Mesa, AZ, Interior Designer, Earns Healthcare Interior Design Credential

Keith Stanton, Mesa, AZ, Interior Designer, Earns Healthcare Interior Design Credential

Keith Stanton, Director of Design Development at Thoma-Holec Design in Mesa, AZ, earned his Healthcare Interior Design Credential. Keith’s achievement makes him the first Certified Health Interior Designer (CHID) in Arizona and one of less than a dozen CHIDs who specialize in senior living/long term care nationwide. - February 19, 2020 - Thoma-Holec Design

Indiana Parkinson Foundation Receives $20K Grant and Hires Program Director

Indiana Parkinson Foundation Receives $20K Grant and Hires Program Director

The Indiana Parkinson Foundation (IPF) has received a grant for $20,800 from the Central Indiana Senior Fund. The grant was given to allow IPF to expand its reach to more than 50-75 more individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. With the grant, IPF was able to hire a new Program Director,... - February 16, 2020 - Indiana Parkinson Foundation

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