Inspiration For Opening and Owning An Assisted Living Facility

Video by One of the most popular page on our site is our information on “How To Open An Assisted Living Facility.” We’ve received so many comments from people with a passion for caring for the elderly – many of whom dream of opening and operating an assisted living facility or home of their own sometime in the future. Many of these comments have made it obvious to us that people are overwhelmed and at times discouraged by how complicated it is to do everything needed to open an assisted living or senior care facility. From dreaming about it, to the final product – there are so many hurdles and considerations that will be faced – from finding proper financing for the facility, to making sure that all state and local regulations and laws are met, to coming up with the location, design, and even decor of the home. That’s all not to mention eventually having a staff that will need to be hired, trained, motivated, and possibly disciplined. We’d like to present this video as inspiration for opening an assisted living facility. We visited and interviewed an owner of an assisted living home, and she shares with us a wonderful tidbit of motivation and inspiration, using her dream and success of opening an assisted living facility as an example. She has dreamed of caring for the elderly since she was a little girl, and kept that dream alive, and in motion until it became a reality. Persistence is the key. Never let your dreams rest or fade away
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Infinatas BioPharm Insight Achieves Record Growth in 2012

Norwood, MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

Infinatas BioPharm Insight capped another year of global expansion in 2012. BioPharm Insight offers subscribers the unique combination of comprehensive market analytics, a database of key industry contacts and proprietary forward-looking intelligence uncovered by an independent team of investigative journalists.


Ruth McHenry, Managing Director of Infinata, said, BioPharm Insight continues its aggressive growth to meet the needs of industry professionals. Every day we work closely with our customers to understand and solve the challenges they face. I am so proud to say that in 2012 we met and exceeded all targeted areas of growth.


New Features & Functionalities


New User Interface BioPharm Insights completely redesigned user interface (UI) features a customizable homepage, easier navigation, and interactive charts and graphs. These enhancements allow subscribers to filter data and intelligence to fit their needs, allowing them to identify business opportunities as soon as they arise.


Increased Scope of Data In addition to a new UI, BioPharm Insight continued to improve the scope of data provided to subscribers with the addition of:


FDA Approves Two Anti-Obesity Drugs in 2012 but Approval from EMA Unlikely

EMA’s cynicism towards anti-obesity drugs will hinder Belviq and Qsymia EU approvals

October 22, 2012 – Norwood, MA – This summer brought two new anti-obesity drugs to the market. On June 27th, the FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin), a 5-HT2C receptor agonist, from Arena Pharmaceuticals, the first prescription weight-loss drug to hit the US market in more than a decade. Arena submitted a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for Belviq to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2012. The second anti-obesity drug FDA approved this year was Vivus’ Qsymia on July 18th. The company filed an MAA in December 2010. The EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use is unlikely to recommend approval, Vivus said.

Qsymia and Belviq are unlikely to see EU approval for several years, according to the experts interviewed by BioPharm Insight. European regu¬lators will wait for US post-marketing data or results from cardiovascular (CV) outcomes trials. Additionally, the EMA has not faced the same degree of organized political and patient advocacy pressure as the FDA. The EMA still per¬ceives obesity as a psychobehavioral disorder rather than a risk factor for diabetes and hypertension. While Belviq’s safety profile is superior to Qsymia, its efficacy is likely to be scrutinized considering the EMA’s cynicism toward the role of anti-obesity drugs.

Another anti-obesity drug on the path to approval is Orexigen Therapeutics’ Contrave, which received a complete response letter in January 2011. The FDA expressed concern about the drug’s CV safety profile when used long-term in obese and overweight patients. The agency requested the company to conduct a study to assess the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Orexigen has thus initiated a Phase III study called LIGHT. NDA resubmission is expected in 2Q/3Q13.

Still in development, Orexigen’s other anti-obesity candidate, which is in Phase II, has completed enrollment in its second Phase IIb trial, a 24-week study in healthy, nondiabetic, obese patients. On September 22nd, Zafgen, a Massachusetts-based private company, announced data from two Phase Ib studies of beloranib, a methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2) inhibitor. It showed rapid weight loss, reductions in body fat and improvements in cardiovascular disease risk markers in severely obese women.

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Cats get Heartworm?

Mosquito season is right around the corner. Can your indoor cat be at risk for heart-worm disease? Heart-worm disease is caused by parasites. Heart-worm (Dirofilaria immitis) is a  large worm, up to 14 inches long when fully developed and lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of the infected animal. It is transmitted by mosquitoes that infect both cats and dogs. Cry Baby - nickname -Trouble!

Cats of any age could possibly be affected. Cats, one year old through seventeen years old have been diagnosed with heart worms. The last I heard the percentage rate was 33 of reported cases of indoor cats and they may be at a higher risk level than cats that are allowed to go outside. Mosquitoes are the culprit: they are found throughout the central and eastern United States, particularly near oceans, lakes and rivers.  Heart-worm disease in cats is often more severe than in dogs.

I have a friend that adopted a dog with heart-worm and it costs her thousands of dollars to try to save him.  He developed pneumonia while on the medicine and she lost him.  It is so sad, this could have been prevented.  His name was Wiley and he was such a sweet Rottweiler. When compared to dogs, cats are naturally resistant to heart-worms but heart-worm disease in cats is often more severe!  It’s a serious and fatal disease of the heart and lungs.

Discuss with your veterinarian about for preventative therapy for both your dogs and cats.  If you are a pet owner or your pet owns you, Protect and love them and remember prevention is the best medicine, kind of like an apple a day… so consult with your Veterinarian.  

Some cats show no signs of heart-worm, some symptoms are severe and some show only vague symptoms.  When in doubt please visit your Vet.

Some of the symptoms of heart-worm in cats are:

Cough & Vomiting

Rapid breathing

Difficulty breathing

Coughing up blood


Weight loss






Loss of coordination

Hopeful New Direction for Alzheimers Research, From the February 2013 Harvard Women’s Health Watch

Boston MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

None of the current treatments for Alzheimer’s can stop the disease or slow the process that leads to its theft of memory and personality. A new direction in Alzheimers research, highlighted in the February 2013 issue of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, may someday change that.

For the past 20 or even 30 years weve been focused on treating the end stage of Alzheimers, and we must shift our paradigm to start thinking about prevention, says Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Center for Alzheimers Research and Treatment at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Womens Hospital.

Dr. Sperling and other researchers are focusing on several approaches for early intervention, before Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Three key areas include:

What Do You Really Want?

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Blue flower (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

What do you really want? I want love and the means to take care of my family. I have very little time or money! Sound familiar? The problem with my situation is; I’m a caregiver to my Mom and my Husband and I don’t have the time to make money but I do have the love so that keeps me going!

I have spent more money on scams, trying to make money from home on the net. The sad thing is I know I am not the only one! I am a hard worker, love my family and pets. I just keep on trying to get by and it is so irritating to be duped so many times just trying to care for my loved ones. I know, if it sound too good to be true, we’ll you know the rest. Anyway I am still trying so wish me luck and any sound advice or criticism, send my way!

I have started a site called Caregiver Blues and from the comments I have received I guess it isn’t too bad, but wouldn’t you know it? I have made no money from it and the site is down again. Sometimes it is depressing!  I’ll keep on trying but I have nothing more to pay out so I’ll just keep plucking along with what I have and hope for the best. Thanks for listening to my ramblings, I’m sure I’ll be more positive on my next post. Well, Maybe.

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Disease.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets , sea lions and (in rare instances) humans
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Why Ben Fogle wants a pick-up-a-poo day in London parks
Fogle, father to Ludo, 3, and Iona, 1, said: “If I was able to pick up that illness through poo from cats, it’s an example of how easy it is to pick it up from dogs. For me disease is something we need to think about as well but to be honest this is an …
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Cat Rescue denied permit – Zambai rescued 2000 cats in last three years
The strongest opposition to the facility, however, came from the county health department, and a vet who assisted Metro following the removal of the cats. “In addition to the diseases that can be transmitted from one animal to another, because you did …
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Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Negative and Traumatic Memories May Soon Be Able to Be Erased Using New Science

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 28, 2013

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that outlines how traumatic memories could soon be erased using a new science.

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (, Karim Nader created a traumatic memory in rats by putting them in an isolation cubicle, playing a tone and then delivering a small electrical shock to their feet.

After creating the initial traumatic memory, the rat associates the tone with an unpleasant experience. After this initial traumatic experience, when the rat hears the tone it freezes, showing fear. The next step in Naders experiment involved placing the rat back in the isolation chamber and playing the tone which brings the traumatic memory back. Nader then experiments with drugs that are responsible for blocking chemical processes that are responsible for restoring memories, which is a normal brain function.

This allows the old traumatic memory to be replaced by the new memory of the tone with no electrical shock. The rat is then placed back in the isolation cubicle where the tone is once again played. The rat no longer has a reaction of fear to the sound as his traumatic memory seems to have been replaced by a new one.

As the Bel Marra Health article reads, the point of this research is to see if its possible to erase memories in a rat. Additionally, Nader states that memories can become un-stored, altered and strengthened.

Understanding all of the chemical processes that are part of normal brain function, including the chemical processes involved in memory is important for understanding new treatment options that may be beneficial for individuals suffering from bad memories.

Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, There are many diseases that negatively affect brain function and diminish brain health. These disorders include: dementia, Alzheimers disease, schizophrenia and PTSD, among others. Nader believes that memory disruption; similar to what was shown in his recent research, may help to treat various mental health disorders.

The findings from Karim Naders research are supported by research conducted by Thomas Agren, who is a doctoral candidate at Uppsala University. Agren found that it was possible to erase newly formed memories from the human brain.

(SOURCE: PLoS One, Non-hebbian learning implementation in light-controlled resistive memory devices. Dec 14, 2012)

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