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LA County’s nursing home complaint backlog won’t end soon

A rise in complaints and the coronavirus pandemic are delaying resolution of a backlog of complaints involving nursing homes and other health care facilities in L.A. County, officials say. About a quarter of “significantly backlogged complaints” that involve these facilities and are about three years old are expected to still be pending in October, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Public Health made the revelation in a formal response to a final report that raised...
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Northridge woman celebrates her 100th birthday – and 50 years as hospital volunteer

Hospital associates look on as Northridge Hospital Medical Center volunteer Marian Hakanson receives a surprise 100th birthday celebration Monday morning. Hakanson was also honored for her 50 years of volunteer service at area hospitals.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) A photo of Marian Hakanson at the age of 6 is displayed at Northridge Hospital Medical Center during a party for the 100-year old volunteer.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Northridge Hospi...
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Family tracking app Life360 to acquire wearable location device Jiobit for $37M

Popular family tracking app Life360 is investing in hardware. The company this morning announced the $37 million acquisition of Chicago-based Jiobit, the maker of a wearable location device designed for use by families with younger children, pets, or seniors. The $37 million is primarily in stock and debt, Life360 notes, but if certain performance metrics are met within two calendar years following the deal’s close, the deal price could increase to $54.5 million. The Jiobit was first introduced ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Family, Kids, Hardware, Pets, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, M&a, Gps, Mobile Device, Wearable Devices, Seniors, Exit, Life360

The best flip phones for seniors

Cell phone buyers over 60 may prefer flip phones over smartphones for their ease of use. Here are some of our favorite flip phones catering to seniors.
Tags: Mobile, Trends, Seniors, Buying Guides, Flip Phones

L.A. County’s nursing home oversight division under scrutiny 

Resident advocates have long called for reform of the Los Angeles County public health division largely in charge of regulating and overseeing local nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Now a recent interim report by the county’s Office of Inspector General about improving oversight and accountability in nursing homes and a final report from the county Auditor-Controller assessing the Department of Public Health’s Health Facilities Inspection Division (HFID)  have raised questions ...
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Japan's 90-year-old fitness trainer is probably in better shape than you are

Takishima Mika (aka Takimika) was born on January 15, 1931. She started training when she was 65 and became a trainer herself at 87. She hopes to continue working until she's 100. In the video below, she demonstrates remarkable strength and flexibility with weights and yoga poses. — Read the rest
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Under new cost-cutting Medicare rule: Same surgery, same place, different bill

A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures while potentially raising costs and confusion for patients. For years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services classified 1,740 surgeries and other services so risky for older adults that Medicare would pay for them only when they were admitted to the hospital as inpatients. Under the new rule, the agency is beginning to phase out that requireme...
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California sues Brookdale Senior Living over misleading ratings

By Don Thompson | The Associated Press California’s attorney general and local officials sued the nation’s largest senior living home operator Monday, alleging the company misled consumers on quality ratings and broke laws intended to protect patients when they are discharged from a facility. The suit centers on Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s 10 California-based skilled nursing facilities. The company endangered the health of “tens of thousands” of patients and forced families to hurriedly find ...
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After year of coronavirus, long-term care homes finally see the light – though risks remain

Holocaust survivor Edith Frankie became one of the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s first residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Dec. 30, 2020. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles Jewish Home)   For much of last year, the Los Angeles Jewish Home had relatively few COVID-19 cases, evading the pandemic’s hefty toll on long-term care residents in Southern California. But an unprecedented, post-Thanksgiving Day surge in Los Angeles sparked a deadly rise of cases in the facility that lasted into January, sai...
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Brace Yourself for an Angry Online Mob When Closing Branches

When banks and credit unions close branches, consumers will vent their wrath online. Be prepared for a big backlash, or risk losing business. The post Brace Yourself for an Angry Online Mob When Closing Branches appeared first on The Financial Brand.
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Q&A: LA Public Health’s Dr. Prabhu Goudner optimistic about nursing homes, 1 year into pandemic

A year ago, the novel coronavirus began wreaking havoc in Los Angeles County’s roughly 400 nursing homes. Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s Dr. Prabhu Gounder, a physician who helps oversee COVID-19 outbreak response in nursing homes. Courtesy photo As the COVID-19 case and death toll mounted, public health officials struggled to contain the damage in facilities that were often plagued with long-standing staffing and infection control issues. Los Angeles Daily News contributor Br...
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Trying to find your niche? 5 tips for working with seniors

Connecting with seniors and their loved ones — and taking the time to understand their challenges fully — is essential to successful outcomes, according to the industry’s best SRES professionals.
Tags: Service, Radio, Teams, Elderly, Agent, Columns, Seniors, Senior, Baby Boomers, Select, Elders, SRES, Christy Murdock Edgar, Senior Real Estate Specialist

With 99% vaccinated, the Jewish Home in Reseda is accepting new residents for the first time in a year

LOS ANGELES — Following a year-long pause in admissions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Home in Reseda announced Thursday it is accepting new residents once again, in addition to participants in community-based programs. “During COVID, we took every measure possible to ensure the continued health and safety of the seniors in our care, and that meant refraining from bringing people in — even visitors,” said Dale Surowitz, CEO and president of the senior care home. “But expan...
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Heartstrings of Arcadia’s Eileen Chen tugged by upcoming ‘Letter to an Elder Day’

Good people with big hearts have been making an impact during the coronavirus pandemic. Among them is Eileen Chen of Arcadia, who is community outreach coordinator for Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization which Feb. 26 will be hosting Letter to an Elder Day, a global effort to encourage writing letters of love and encouragement to elders who are feeling isolated because of COVID-19. “I’m always really close to my grandparents and I know that they’ve been feeling super lonely during thi...
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Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a harsh spotlight on the challenges many elderly people face. Older adults are among the highest-risk groups for developing cases that need hospitalization and nursing homes were especially vulnerable to outbreaks. While dealing with COVID-19, the elderly have also faced many other problems, including the difficulty of accessing medical care for chronic conditions during lockdowns and isolation. Many of these issues won’t go away after the pandemic. According to the ...
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California says seniors 65 and over will get priority on coronavirus vaccine

In an effort to speed the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk of dying, California state officials on Wednesday announced that people 65 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine sooner than had previously been planned. Under new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, people in Phase 1A of the state’s tiered system – health care workers and nursing home residents – are still eligible to receive vaccines. After those people are given vaccines, senior...
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The Latest: Scores test positive in China’s Hebei province

By The Associated Press BEIJING — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. The outbreak focused on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China’s most serious in recent months and comes amid measures to curb the further spread during next month’s Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities have called on citizens not to travel, ordered schools closed a week early and conducted testing on a m...
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The Latest: Japanese Health Ministry finds new virus variant

By The Associated Press TOKYO — The Japanese Health Ministry has found a coronavirus variant in people arriving from Brazil that’s different from the ones in Britain and South Africa. The variant was found in airport tests on a man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and two teens, the ministry said Sunday. Japan was working with other nations, the WHO and other medical experts to analyze the new version of the virus, and it was still unclear whether available vaccines would work. The man who tested ...
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The Latest: Virus infections top 90 million confirmed cases

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Coronavirus infections have now surpassed 90 million confirmed cases around the world, as more countries braced for wider spread of more virulent strains of a disease that has now killed nearly 2 million worldwide. The number of infections worldwide has doubled in just 10 weeks, according to a tally by John Hopkins University on Sunday. COVID-19 infections had hit 45 million as recently as late October. As of Sunday afternoon, John Hopkins counted 90,005,787 i...
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The Latest: Africa tops 3 million confirmed virus cases

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — Africa passed the milestone of 3 million confirmed cases COVID-19 Sunday, including more than 72,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Africa accounts for more than 30% of the continent’s total with more than 1.2 million reported cases, including 32,824 deaths. The high proportion of cases in South Africa could be because the country carries out more tests than many other African countries. South Africa is bat...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: He stays connected to Santa Clarita’s seniors during crisis

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Kevin MacDonald Age: 57 Hometown: Santa Clarita Role: CEO at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Quote: “The banquet hall was being filled every day with about 400 people coming for lunch every day. We turned that program into a drive-thru as soon as the pandemic hit.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic There’s no reason why a person 60 or older c...
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Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less

Seniors, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers alike, have adopted new retail habits. Large gains in digital spending have largely been a result of the pandemic, although many who have embraced these changes will likely stick with them post-pandemic. Digital spending has been growing for awhile, but e-commerce penetration by boomers and the Silent Generation […] The post Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Digital, Autos, Seniors, Baby Boomers, By The Numbers, News Blog, Silent Generation, Online Purchases, Digital Spending

Study: Exercise classes decrease loneliness, social isolation in older people

Older adults who joined group exercise classes before the coronavirus pandemic began experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, with early results suggesting that subsequent online versions are also effective, according to a study by researchers at Cedars-Sinai. Researchers tracked 382 people ages 52 to 104 — with a mean age of 76.8 — during a recruitment period that started in July 2018 and ended in March, and found a 6.9% decrease in loneliness and a 3.3% improvement in social conn...
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Medicare annual election period: 5 things to know

By Scott Welsh Each year, the frenzy begins in September and reaches a dizzying crescendo by the end of November with millions of pieces of direct mail, newspaper ads, radio, ads in every digital space and website, and even celebrities hawking on TV. It’s inescapable, it’s overwhelming — and it’s everywhere. It’s the Medicare Annual Election Period. Welcome to what has, for many years, been one of the busiest times of the year for those already in a Medicare health plan. For Medicare beneficiari...
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Medicare guidance: Navigating the maze of prescription drug coverage

By Scott Welsh Eileen Swenson has a drug problem. Like tens of thousands of other Americans, she suffers from Type 2 diabetes, and is treated with injectable insulin. The costs of the drugs she needs to control her diabetes has skyrocketed in recent years. She fears, like many others, what the new year will hold for her drug co-pays and overall costs. In 2019, she paid $70 per month on average, then hit the coverage gap, in October. Her monthly costs then rose to $160 per month for the remainder...
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Medicare history: How a national health insurance plan became law

Editor’s note: With permission, here’s an excerpt from “Take the Pain Out of Medicare: How to get the most from your benefits, 2020-2021,” by Michaela Cavallaro. Copyright Centennial Books, $16.99. A guide to navigating this vitally important federal program, “Take the Pain Out of Medicare” includes plan overviews, cost explanations, planning worksheets and tips on how to avoid fraud as well as a guide to understanding Social Security. The book is available through Amazon at (...
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Rosita Longevity wants to teach seniors how to live long, healthy lives

Longevity, as far as startups are concerned, tends to be a moonshot-y space where technologies like biotech and AI are experimentally applied in a sort of modern day alchemical quest — and the great hope is to (somehow) ‘hack’ biology and substantially extend the human lifespan. Or even end death altogether. Coming considerably closer to Earth is Spanish startup Hearts Radiant, which says it’s in the “longevity tech” business but is taking a far more grounded and practical approach to addressing...
Tags: Health, TC, Apps, Europe, Tech, Spain, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Valencia, Seniors, Digital Health, Cartagena, Longevity, Fernandez, CBT, Rosita

8 tips for finding a new doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a major concern, the question of when to see your doctor or whether to go to the doctor’s office at all has been a frequent topic of discussion. In the early months of the pandemic, healthcare providers were reporting that fewer people were seeking services out of concern for the virus. With the pandemic still a major factor, now may not seem like the best time to seek out a new doctor. However, if you are moving to a new city or state, retiring, going on Medicar...
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Most Americans who believe their home is haunted don’t care enough to move

A survey by showed that 62 percent of respondents would be unlikely to purchase a home that was rumored to be haunted. However, 56 percent who believe their current home is haunted have not thought about moving.
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Medicare information and advice is a phone call away

It’s a whole new world for specialists at the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program as they help steer seniors through the complex world of Medicare. HICAP, a nonprofit organization of the Council of Aging-Southern California, each year provides free Medicare plan counseling to hundreds of seniors in Southern California, said Tamiko Perry, Riverside County project manager. But this year there’s no face-to-face contact with clients as in the past — yet another altering of our “normal” li...
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