Monthly Archives: November 2011

Are You Safe from Medical ID Theft?

With so many United States citizens unable to get health insurance coverage some people have had to turn to crime to get care.  What a crazy shame this is! Elizabeth Kirkwood has a post about this new crime at http://larkkirkwood.wordpress.com/Continue reading

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Elizabeth J. Hickle joins CertifiedCare management staff

Elizabeth J. Hickle, MPA, LNHA Elizabeth Jayne Hickle, Management Consultant, CertifiedCare A native Clevelander Elizabeth “Betty” Hickle, received her Masters in Public Administration in 1989 from Cleveland State University with a major in healthcare.  That same year, she sat for … Continue reading

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Toyota Develops Robot with Caregivers in Mind

Kiplinger Washington Newsletter reports that Toyota is developing a robot to help transfer bedridden people.  This new product is designed with the caregiver in mind, as a way to reduce physical strain and injury.  Transferring bedridden persons or those who … Continue reading

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The Post 9/11/ Caregiver Program, Thank You Senator Blumenthal

By Cathleen V. Carr, JD, Msc D, Executive Director, CertifiedCare The Veterans Administration estimates that 3,000 families will benefit from a new caregiver financial support program designed to help caregivers of veterans who have been wounded during service in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Elder Neglect Case Presents Strong Argument for Caregiver Certification

An elderly woman was left to literally die in her chair by a caregiver who was incompetent to exercise good judgment on her behalf.   Read the grisly story here If ever there was an example of why caregivers need … Continue reading

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Question for Dr. CC: Why do I need a Pap test at age 79?

Dear Dr. CC, I’m 79 healthy senior lady. My doctor recently recommended a Pap tests for me. I have no history of any problems in this area. Is this really necessary at my age?  I do not have money (or … Continue reading

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Elder Caregiving over the Holidays

VIDEO CLIP/ SLIDE SHOW About caregiving over the holidays  It usually starts with a call: A father casually informs you he’s been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Your mom’s neighbor says she’s noticed that Mom hasn’t been herself lately. A … Continue reading

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