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Posted By Ray DeLorenzi On November 29, 2007 @ 7:58 am In Notebook | No Comments

Associated Press: Government outs worst nursing homes

“People in nursing homes have a right to know how well they’re performing,” said David Certner, director of legislative policy for AARP, an advocacy group for people 50 and older. “Their families certainly have a right to know what kind of care their relatives are receiving and if that care is substandard.”

Newsweek: The Strangers in Our Parents’ Homes

Elinor Ginzler, author of the book “Caring for Your Parents” and AARP’s director of livable communities strategies, says home-based health-care aides should receive adequate wages, benefits and necessary training and education including opportunities for advancement, respect for their work and safer working conditions.

Washington Post: Seniors Reach Beyond Family Ties

Potter, a former administrator at the District law firm Covington & Burling, said studies by AARP repeatedly show that more than 85 percent of elderly residents want to remain in their homes.

Wall Street Journal: Remote Control: Frail Seniors Embrace Home Monitoring

Overseeing the aged from afar is a hot issue for working caregivers, and the technology needed to do so is available. But policy makers and others have long fretted that seniors would resist electronic monitoring as an invasion of privacy.


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