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“Helping Those Who Help Others”
|Vol. 2, No 17||
Tuesday, August 9, 2005
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In this week's edition of The Caregiver's Hotline:
Trend: Nursing Homes Shrink While Assisted Living, Homecare Thrive
Assisted living and in-home care have grown sharply for more than a decade now as the strongly preferred -- and used -- residential care settings for the elderly, leaving nursing homes with a declining but still vital presence. We have the latest survey results for you. [Read the full story]
Older Americans Hit Hard by Consumer Fraud, ID Theft
Older Americans are an easy target for scam artists, victimized by $152 million in fraud losses last year alone. What are the hottest areas of elderly fraud to watch out for? Read on. [Read the full story]
Medicare to Cover Clot-Busting Stroke Drug tPA for First Time
An expensive but highly effective "clot busting" drug for acute stroke victims has won Medicare approval for direct coverage for the first time. Stroke experts hail the agency's approval of tPA as a major step for stroke patients. We have the details. [Read the full story]
Alzheimer's Disease Reveals Itself Earlier in Life, Study Finds
Researchers have found a way to identify Alzheimer's disease at an earlier age, leading to expectations that patients could delay progression of the mind-robbing disease by earlier treatment and therapies. Learn more about this development. [Read the full story]
Guidant To Resume Implantable Defibrillator Sales
Guidant has received a green light from the FDA to resume its sales of implantable cardiac defibrillators after a government recall sidelined the huge manufacturer of defibrillators and pacemakers earlier in the summer. Will heart patients return to Guidant in the same numbers as before? [Read the full story]
Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement Dies
Dame Cicely Saunders, who started the modern hospice movement, one of the largest and most successful grassroots healthcare efforts of the latter 20th Century, has died in the London hospice she founded nearly 40 years ago. Read about this remarkable pioneer in end-of-life care. [Read the full story]
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