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Source: Common Domain

How to Talk With an Aging Parent About Long-Term Care

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

Many people view the possibility of needing long-term care as a fate worse than death, and try to deny, resist, postpone or denigrate the idea.

It’s frustrating and even heartbreaking when these attitudes persist and block you from finding the care that a parent or loved one needs. Simply raising the topic can be hard enough, especially in a role-reversal, when a child needs to assume a caregiving role for a parent.

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Source: Global News

‘It just gets worse’: Resident, families, former staff voice care concerns at Ontario nursing home

Today 06:04 GMT

Families, former staff members and a resident of the Park Lane Terrace long-term care home are speaking out about conditions at the small town Ontario home, desperate for increased staffing levels and better care.

Nearly 90% of Ontario long-term care staff experience violence: reports. But family members and former staff tell Global News things haven’t improved since the summer. For PSW Jessa Grosvold, working conditions at Park Lane became so “stressful” and “toxic,” she left a job she once loved in October 2018, after 11 years.

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Source: Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez declares VA ‘isn’t broken,’ already provides top-notch care

Today 06:05 GMT

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed during a recent town hall event that the Department of Veterans Affairs “isn’t broken" and is actually providing “some of the highest quality” care to veterans. “All I can think of is that classic refrain that my parents always taught me growing up, is that: ‘if it ain't broke, don't fix it,’" she said in New York, as part of her argument against privatizing aspects of the scandal-scarred agency's work.

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Source: BBC

Man who brought Beatles to the big screen dies

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

The movie boss introduced the Beatles to Hollywood with the films A Hard Day's Night and Help! and kickstarted the film career of comic Steve Martin.

Picker is credited with convincing author Ian Fleming that James Bond could make the leap from the written page to the cinema. MGM Studios tweeted: "We are saddened to hear that a member of the United Artists family has passed away," describing him as "a true visionary."

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Source: Common Domain

Health-care earnings: ‘Medicare for all’ looms large

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. tumbled last week despite the company reporting first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations — a sign of investors’ growing anxiety over the health-care regulatory climate.

With that in mind, here’s what to watch out for during the next couple of days as health-care companies announce earnings. Centene CNC, -1.96% shares initially shot up 6.1% in premarket trade Tuesday after the insurer reported first-quarter profit and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations, while raising its full-year outlook.

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Source: Fox News

Top NFL Draft busts of all time: Where are they now?

Today 03:20 GMT

Career NFL stats: 60 GP, 50 GS, 8964 passing yards, 57.9 completion percentage, 46 TD, 51 INT. The unwitting poster boy for modern-day NFL draft busts, Russell was a can’t-miss stud coming out of LSU, a combination of arm strength and size.

Here are some of the biggest NFL draft busts in history — and what’s become of them since:. Richardson was viewed as a stable, durable three-down back coming from Nick Saban’s Alabama squad.

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Source: DW

Mozambique after Cyclone Idai: 'Some people have not eaten in weeks'

Monday 17:14 GMT

Read more: Mozambique cholera outbreak underscores UN warning on extreme weather. The biggest problem is that crops have been entirely destroyed.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. I talked with a woman who has been living solely from corn she found in her fields. Each family received 30 kilos (about 65 pounds) of rice, 5 kilos of beans and 2 liters (half a gallon) of oil.

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Source: BBC

Will we ever have robot carers?

Tuesday 00:34 GMT

Films like Robot and Frank and I, Robot, as well as animated television shows like The Jetsons, have portrayed a future where robotic servants undertake household chores, allowing families to spend more time together and for elderly people to remain independent for longer.

“The more it looks like a human, the more that person receiving the care is going to resist the care provided by the robot,” says Cook. “A robot is only useful if the person being cared for accepts it.”


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