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Richard Ueberfluss Named COO of Assisting Hands Home Care, LLC

Assisting Hands Home Care today announced that Richard Ueberfluss has been named chief operating officer. His wife, Jennifer Ueberfluss will expand her role to president of Assisting Hands Chicago.

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Assisting Hands Sponsors Interfaith Concert to Benefit Local Food Banks

Assisting Hands Home Care, an in-home franchise company, is sponsoring a free, Nampa concert where Marie Osmond will perform with the Nashville Tribute Band at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater Tuesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m.

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Assisting Hands Home Care Hosts Fifth Annual Retreat

Assisting Hands Home Care, an in-home franchise company, drew more than 75 percent of its organization's members to its recent three-and-a-half day annual conference by strategically planning the event.

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Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home

Writing for HealthDay, Maureen Salamon reported that home-based exercise managed by a physical therapist is just as effective at restoring stroke patients' walking ability as a formal rehabilitation program using a specialized treadmill, according to a new study of 400 stroke patients by Pamela Woods Duncan, a professor of community and family medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Seniors Hospitalized with Sepsis May Need Extra Home Care

Sepsis is a medical emergency in which an infection overwhelms the body. Unless antibiotics and life support are delivered quickly, the condition can lead to organ failure and death. Most of those who recover do so gratefully and move on with their lives. However, elderly people who survive a bout of sepsis may not be so lucky.

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Senior pain often ignored and misunderstood

Assessing pain is important for all patients, but it is especially an issue among elderly patients. They often do not report pain so they needlessly suffer and their pain goes untreated. The elderly themselves expect to have some pain and do not want to be a burden. This is especially more prevalent among WWII veterans and depression-era patients, who tend to be a more stoic group and diminish the severity of their pain. Consequently, this population needs to be assessed in multiple ways.

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Rise in confusion and memory loss among seniors adds more challenges for caregivers

A recent story from Bloomberg News quoted a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta that estimates that 1 in 8 Americans at least 60 years old reported confusion or memory loss in the preceding 12 months. In addition, about one-third of those Americans also said they had functional difficulties including the ability to work or do household chores.

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One-third of caregivers will deal with memory loss of a loved one

About 1 in 8 Americans at least 60 years old reported confusion or memory loss in the preceding 12 months, according to report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. This puts caregivers on the alert for early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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New survey finds that baby boomers are ill-prepared to assume caregiver role for their parents

A USA Today story cited a survey from a senior network that found that most baby boomers are woefully unprepared to deal with their aging parents’ health and financial problems. Findings include the fact that: 31% don't know how many medications their parents take; 34% don't know whether their parents have a safe deposit box or where the key is; and 36% don't know where their parents' financial information is located.

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New Study in AMA Endorses Home-Based Care

A UPI story reports that a new model of home-based care for low-income older adults has been found effective, efficient and less expensive than traditional care. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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New Study Finds that Older Caregivers for Dementia at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline

HealthDay News reported on a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, that suggests that older people caring for a loved one with dementia may face an increased risk for cognitive problem or dementia themselves. The study “warns that caregivers need support to maintain their own mental health and ability to care for their loved ones. The review revealed that spouses who are caregivers may have a higher risk of cognitive impairment or dementia than spouses who are not caregivers.”

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New research indicates controlling depression can help address onset of dementia

The link between depression and dementia has always been unclear, but a new study supports the theory that depression increases dementia risk. According to a report on CNN, the findings, published in the journal Neurology, are based on nearly 1,000 people who were studied for up to 17 years. Researchers evaluated them for depression and dementia using standard clinical tests. Those who were depressed when first examined almost doubled their risk for dementia and also increased their risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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New Evidence links High Sodium with Bone Fractures

A study of senior women at the Shimane University Faculty of Medicine in Japan found that the average sodium intake among all the women studied was 5,211 milligrams a day. The women in the top 25 percent for sodium intake averaged 7,561 milligrams a day. Now there is evidence that having a very high salt intake is linked to a higher risk for bone fractures in women past menopause.

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Naperville Care Executive Contends that Need for more home aides will challenge long-term care for seniors

The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that those receiving long-term care will rise from 14 million to 27 million by 2050. Since most seniors in long-term care prefer to remain at home, there is a growing demand for home aides.

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Naperville Home Side Executive Advocates Monitoring Minor Conditions in Seniors that can Signal Onset of Dementia

A recent national story reported on a survey from the journal Neurology, that found that “a runny nose, fallen arches and dentures aren’t risk factors typically associated with brain health. But new research suggests that small health problems can add up, and the combined effect can increase a person’s risk for dementia.”

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Naperville Home Aide Exec Suggest Home Falls by Seniors May be Attributed to Early Alzheimer’s

New research out of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and reported by CNN, points to falls as being more common among individuals with the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s. Researchers found that silent biological changes in the brain may take place a decade or more before the outward symptoms begin to manifest.

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Naperville Caregiver Urges Participation in National Memory Screening Day

National Memory Screening Day, November 16, is an annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in which qualified health care professionals at local sites nationwide provide free, confidential memory screenings and educational materials to the public.

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Naperville Caregiver Exec Reports that One quarter of all Adult caregivers are prone to depression

According to a Reuters story about a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, data indicates that one in four caregivers for ill or elderly relatives and friends suffer from depression -- a figure far higher than for the U.S. population in general.

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Monitoring Patients for minor conditions May Help Detect Onset of Dementia

A New York Times story reported on a survey from the journal Neurology, that found that “a runny nose, fallen arches and dentures aren’t risk factors typically associated with brain health. But new research suggests that small health problems can add up, and the combined effect can increase a person’s risk for dementia.”

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Monitoring Patients at Home can Improve Medication Adherence

A recent LA Times story quoted data from a study conducted by Kaiser Health News found that nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant on medicine bottles. Consequently, they are advocating that the Food and Drug Administration should aim to simplify, clarify and standardize the labels that are affixed to those drugs.

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LOOK FOR PTSD SYMPTOMS IN STROKE VICTIMS

Although post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with retuning veterans, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE found that people who develop PTSD after a stroke could have a greater risk for heart problems or another stroke because of the psychological issues they endure.

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Loneliness During Holidays Can Lead to Depression in Seniors says Naperville Caregiver

The holiday season is supposed to be a nurturing time for family members to reconnect and celebrate. But for many seniors, the holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation.

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Assisting Hands Named One of the Top Home Care Agencies in the Nation

Assisting Hands Home Care today announced its Miami, Florida location has received a 2013 Employer of Choice Award from quality satisfaction firm, Home Care Pulse. Assisting Hands Miami was one of 110 agencies named.

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Assisting Hands’® Richard Ueberfluss to address Continuing Education Program at Hinsdale’s Eve Assisted Living

Richard Ueberfluss, from Hinsdale-based Assisting Hands® Home Care on June 25, 2013 will be conducting a continuing education program for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, discharge planners, licensed nursing home administrators and social workers at Eve Assisted Living, 10 North Washington Street, Hinsdale, Illinois. The program runs from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.

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Assisting Hands® to Co-sponsor South Elgin’s Parkinson’s Support Group

Naperville-based Assisting Hands® Home Care on July 10, 2013 is sponsoring South Elgin’s Parkinson’s Support Group from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at the South Elgin Village Hall, 10 N. Water Street, 2nd floor, South Elgin.

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Assisting Hands to sponsor Continuing Education Program at Wheaton’s Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital for Health Care Professionals

Naperville-based Assisting Hands® Home Care on June 21, 2013 is sponsoring a continuing education program for case managers and discharge planners at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, 26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, Illinois. The program runs from 12:00 until 1:00 PM.

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Assisting Hands’® Richard Ueberfluss to address Continuing Education Program at Hinsdale’s Eve Assisted Living

Richard Ueberfluss, from Hinsdale-based Assisting Hands® Home Care on June 25, 2013 will be conducting a continuing education program for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, discharge planners, licensed nursing home administrators and social workers at Eve Assisted Living, 10 North Washington Street, Hinsdale, Illinois.

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Choosing a Franchise Opportunity You Truly Love

Richard Ueberfluss, Franchisee/Franchiser of Assisting Hands-Chicago writes about his passion for the healthcare business and how he started his entrepreneurial career with a healthcare franchise.

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Business Connection – Assisting Hands in Naperville

Watch Richard Ueberfluss, owner of Assisting Hands Naperville, on Business Connection.

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Loneliness During Holidays Can Lead to Depression in Seniors says Naperville Caregiver

The holiday season is supposed to be a nurturing time for family members to reconnect and celebrate. But for many seniors, the holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation.

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Richard Ueberfluss Named Assisting Hands Home Care Franchisee Of The Year

“Rich is an outstanding Assisting Hands business owner. He is smart, talented and dedicated to serving the elderly and disabled in Chicago. Rich is a top performer who surrounds himself with capable staff and educates those around him on the benefits of the non-medical, in-home care his team provides,” said Lane R. Kofoed, President & CEO of Assisting Hands Home Care.

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Assisting Hands Names Lane R. Kofoed Chief Executive Officer

Assisting Hands®, a franchise system that provides non-medical caregiving services, today announced Lane R. Kofoed has been named chief executive officer effective January 1, 2011. Kofoed replaces franchising veteran and interim CEO, Dick Rennick.

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Dick Rennick Serves As Interim CEO For Assisting Hands® Home Care

TEAM Rennick, franchise advocates, mentors and consultants, and Assisting Hands® in-home care franchise, today announced that Lane R. Kofoed has been named president of Assisting Hands. Mr. Kofoed will continue to serve as the company's chief operating officer. This move is a result of the time Dick Rennick, CEO and founder of TEAM Rennick, has spent as the Assisting Hands interim CEO.

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Assisting Hands Employee Named Caregiver Of The Year

"Assisting Hands, an in-home care service for the elderly and disabled, announced Wednesday that employee Sandi Pauls recently received the Caregiver of the Year award from Idaho's HAPPEN (Healthcare Associates Providing Positive Education and Networking) organization." - Idaho Statesman

Sandy Mensonides, Manager In Fort Myers Region Recognized By Congress!

"It's not everyday you're invited to dinner with the President. But a Southwest Florida woman will have that honor next week because of her service to our community and our country." Fort Myers Broadcasting.

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One Of Assisting Hands Own Franchise Team Members

The Wall Street Journal wrote about "Why in-home health care is one of the hottest concepts in franchising today."

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USA Today wrote about how seniors and their loved ones are finding alternatives to traditional care facilities.

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USA Today wrote about how to financially prepare yourself today for caretaking in the future.

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USA Today wrote about how to tap existing assets to pay for long-term care.

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Forbes writes about the booming senior care industry.

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