NDAD INSIGHT On his final ride, Harold Ennis, 94, 'smiled all the way'
By Mike Brue
On a pleasant August day this year, Harold Ennis got a good, long look at the miles of northwest North Dakota countrysidearound Tagus,the now-unincorporated North Dakotatown wher... Posted on 12/17/12 at 11:02 PM
REAL MONEY Financial Exploitation of Elders
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently focused on the increasing financial exploitation of the elderly population. Taking advantage of the elderly and vulnerable can come in two forms:
Outside sour... Posted on 6/25/12 at 7:00 AM
HEALTHBEAT Who's old? Not I
To someone in their teens or early 20s, anyone over 30 is old. When you're in your 40s, the 70s seem impossibly ancient. And when you're 70-something? Well, then it's the octogenarians who are old.
W... Posted on 4/30/12 at 11:51 AM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Random Conversations from Today
In the car:I have had a really great day. I woke in time to take my awesome daughter to school. Let me rephrase that, I jumped out of bed in time to brush my teeth and change undergarments five minute... Posted on 9/13/11 at 9:02 PM
In a stunning example of when treatment might be worse than the disease, a large review of Medicare records finds that older people with small kidney tumors were much less likely to die over the next five years if doctors monitored them instead of operating right away.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of elderly and disabled New Yorkers who were hurriedly evacuated from seaside nursing homes and assisted living residences after Superstorm Sandy are still in a grim limbo two months later, sleeping on cots in temporary quarters without such comforts as private bathrooms or even regular changes of clothes.
David B. Caruso, Associated Press
, December 26, 2012
CarFit will be offered in Jamestown from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church parking lot at 1000 Fifth Ave. N.E.
The new safety program geared to mature drivers helps assess how well the driver and his or her personal vehicle work together.
One of the most difficult decisions adult children face is how to care for aging parents who grow to the point of not being able to care for themselves. Do our parents move from the friendly surroundings of the family home to a son or daughter’s home to become the second or third round of “children” or do they relocate to a nursing or retirement home?
Nursing students helped anxious elderly people who were evacuated from the flood-stricken Fargo area into a gymnasium filled with cots, coffee and colorful blankets at the University of Mary in Bismarck.
About 100 cots were set up in the university gym, and the nursing students offered food and warmth to those who arrived Friday in wheelchairs and walkers.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
, March 28, 2009
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Tuesday warned North Dakotans of imposters calling senior citizens identifying themselves as their grandchild and requesting money for an emergency situation. The con artist asks the grandparent to wire money to Canada for the fees or fines the alleged grandchild has to pay to be released from jail or to re-enter the United States.
Senate Bill 2044 would extend the moratorium on nursing home beds to the year 2013. The moratorium essentially limits the number of licensed skilled and basic care beds available to nursing home facilities. The moratorium was enacted in 1996 and designed to keep the number of licensed beds at the 1996 level because it was deemed there were too many unused beds in the rural areas of the state.
Carol A. Johnson, Steele, N.D.
, January 19, 2009
Devils Lake police say an 80-year old woman is likely out more than $15,000 after falling victim to a sweepstakes scam.
Police say the woman got a fake letter this month that claimed to be from a publishing company with a Canadian stamp on it, saying she won $250,000. She was told that to claim the prize, she must send money to another country to cover various fees.
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