Senior enjoys unique ‘family care plan’

Tang Chen may be the only senior in America who can say when he moved into his nursing home, his four daughters were already there. All four daughters were already employed at South Cove Manor as certified nursing assistants in September 2010 when their 92-year-old father moved in from a senior housing facility where he had been living with his wife. Injured and needing rehabilitation, the elder Chen found that by living at South Cove he could spend more time with his daughters than before. Continue reading

Family program cares for senior caretakers

The Family Caregiver Support Program of Boston makes sure caretakers of seniors take care of themselves. It is housed at Boston Senior Home Care and also serves Ethos and Central Boston Elder Services. Continue reading

Ask Doctor Yu, Chinese medicine practitioner: Winter herbal remedies

Spring and summer are the seasons to nourish one’s hot energy of yang, while autumn and winter is the time to feed the cold energy of yin, according to traditional Chinese medicine. As the seasons come and go, the unpredictable weather moves from sweltering to freezing. Drier seasons means the body needs more moisture and nourishment. Autumn dryness is considered metallic in Chinese medicine’s five elements, which affects the lungs. Therefore, the principle of autumn nutrition should be soothing nourishment to prevent dryness and irritation of the lungs. Continue reading

Quincy seniors celebrate Lunar New Year

Chinese seniors, caretakers and elementary school students rang in the Lunar New Year at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Quincy on Feb. 21. Continue reading

Patrick-Murray administration awarded $44 million from Obama administration to advance health care cost containment goals

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts has been awarded more than $44 million from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance the Commonwealth’s nation leading health care cost containment efforts. Continue reading