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Lawmakers Back Caregivers Seeking State Rate Bump

Caregivers for the elderly and disabled scored a major victory Monday when lawmakers from both parties in the Minnesota House and Senate committed to a 5 percent state rate increase aimed at preserving quality care for more than 92,000 people.

03/31/2014

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Woman Convicted Of Stealing $150K From Vulnerable Relative

A 24-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $150,000 from a vulnerable family member, according to the Washington County Attorney’s office. Elaina Lorene Casello was convicted on multiple counts of felony theft and identity theft after stealing money from various bank accounts of an elderly relative. The theft occurred from Feb. 2011 till Dec. 2012, with Casello using the stolen funds to buy several items, in addition to paying her own bills.

03/07/2014

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12-17-13 Mary Jo Copeland On The Morning News With Dave Lee

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12/17/2013

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Minn. Caregivers For Disabled, Elderly Seek Boost

Caregivers for the elderly and disabled got a head start Tuesday on lobbying Minnesota lawmakers to approve a 5 percent rate increase for home and community based services, using a rally attended by hundreds and presided over by supportive legislators.

11/12/2013

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Study Puts Minnesota Near Top Of Life Expectancy List

If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops the charts in the government’s first state-by-state look.

07/18/2013

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MN’s Most Rapidly Growing Crime Might Surprise You

A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that’s only a fraction of what’s going on.

06/11/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Prosecuting An 86-Year-Old For Voter Fraud

This week WCCO-TV brought you an absurd story of a seemingly unjustifiable prosecution. Margaret Schneider, 86, of St. Peter, who suffers from dementia, was charged with voter fraud because she voted twice in last Augusts’ primary.

03/09/2013

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Homeless Shelters Seeing More Women Over 60

On a good night, “Cindy” can get a bottom bunk at Sally’s Place, a downtown Minneapolis homeless shelter for single women.

01/31/2013

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Elderly Woman Spent Friday Night Stuck In Partially Submerged Car

A man says it was a miracle that he was in the right place at the right time to save a woman whose car flipped into a pond.

01/12/2013

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Christmas Meal Gives The Elderly 7-Courses, Company

Christmas can be one of the loneliest days of the year for those without friends and family.

12/25/2012

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Police: Wallet Stolen From Grandmother As She Shoveled Snow

A 70-year-old grandmother’s wallet was stolen while she was shoveling outside earlier this week, Minneapolis police say, and the public’s help is needed in finding the suspects.

12/14/2012

11/23/12

2 Dead After Minnetonka House Fire

Two people are dead Saturday morning after a house fire at a Minnetonka home. The two-alarm fire started around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, on Westwood Road.

11/24/2012

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Looking To Tech For The Future Of Senior Care

As our parents age, they worry about becoming frail and losing their independence. However, as we look ahead to the future, it turns out that technology might keep many baby boomers out of nursing homes altogether.

11/20/2012

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Mayo Clinic: Sugar-Rich Diets Linked To Cognitive Impairment In Seniors

A Mayo Clinic study finds a link between sugar-rich diets and brain function in seniors.

10/16/2012

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Minister Sentenced For Stealing $25K From Parishoner

A 32-year-old Roseville minister was sentenced recently to 10 years of probation and 180 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse for stealing about $25,000 from an elderly parishioner.

09/14/2012

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