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Long Term Care News May 2013

Genworth to Cease New Sales of AARP-Branded Products on June 1
RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) has announced the cessation of new sales of AARP-branded long term care insurance products through Genworth Life Insurance ... (Wed, 01 May 2013 07:18:00 -0700)

The State Worker: Committee calls hearing on CalPERS long-term care insurance
Don't be surprised if an Assembly hearing next Tuesday gets a tad heated. (Wed, 01 May 2013 20:56:50 -0700)

HealthMEDX Rated #1 in Post-Acute Care EMR Report by KLAS
The “KLAS Post-Acute Care Perception 2013: High Hopes and Big Plans” report has rated HealthMEDX as the top performer in the Long Term Care EMR vendor category. (PRWeb May 02, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/he (Thu, 02 May 2013 00:58:25 -0700)

A.M. Best Affirms Northwestern Mutual's A++ rating
MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) today announced that A.M. Best has affirmed the companies' ... (Thu, 02 May 2013 06:00:00 -0700)

Family member raises concerns about staffing levels at Regina long-term care home
Once again a family member has raised concerns about staffing in long-term care facilities. (Thu, 02 May 2013 06:40:59 -0700)

Budget Announcement Strengthens Quality of Care for Ontario's Long Term Care Residents
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) appreciates the Ontario government's investment that will benefit long term care residents as part of its 2013 provincial budget announcement. (Thu, 02 May 2013 14:29:34 -0700)

Long Term Care Residents Will Benefit from New Funding
TORONTO , May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) was pleased to see new funding in today's Budget for long term care homes. "Our message ... (Thu, 02 May 2013 15:32:00 -0700)

Cash-Strapped Americans Delaying Dental Care, Despite Knowing the Long-Term Implications
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one in three American adults (36 percent) has delayed or will delay dental care due to the uncertain U.S. economy and their lingering fears about their ... (Fri, 03 May 2013 07:21:00 -0700)

Yamada holding long-term care hearing Tuesday
SACRAMENTO -- Responding to statewide constituent concerns, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, has scheduled an oversight hearing, "Paying the Price for a Long Life: What's Next for Long-Term Care Insurance? (Sun, 05 May 2013 00:43:40 -0700)

Poll: Aging Americans in denial about need for long-term care
We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready. (Sun, 05 May 2013 08:36:28 -0700)

No Easy Answers For Long-Term Care
Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. It’s a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, you’re more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and answers to help you jump-start the process. If you need long-term care ... (Sun, 05 May 2013 09:02:58 -0700)

Senior care cuts mean less care, says union
More than 100 people gathered in Cochrane on Saturday to voice their concerns about how cuts to senior care funds will impact quality of care for long-term care home residents. (Sun, 05 May 2013 12:17:06 -0700)

Oregon short of long-term care advocates
When Oregonians who volunteer as long-term care ombudsmen got together last week, one thing they learned is that more of them are needed around the state. (Sun, 05 May 2013 21:35:06 -0700)

Bill creates credit for long-term care insurance
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a new personal income tax credit for premiums paid for long-term care insurance policies.         (Mon, 06 May 2013 00:31:50 -0700)

Ravenswood Care Center Urges Individuals to Engage in Long-Term Care Planning
Ravenswood Care Center, an assisted living facility, has helped elderly individuals and their families in securing the support that seniors need to successfully age in place. As such, the professionals ... (Mon, 06 May 2013 03:00:00 -0700)

Long-Term Care: Denial Is Not One of the Choices
Eschewing insurance? Make sure you have a viable backup plan. (Mon, 06 May 2013 04:00:00 -0700)

Stanley Healthcare to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Long-Term Care at ALFA 2013
Stanley Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it will be showcasing the l (Mon, 06 May 2013 05:00:00 -0700)

MDI Achieve Announces MatrixCare EHR for Assisted Living
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term care and senior living continuum, today announced enhanced functionality in the MatrixCare ... (Mon, 06 May 2013 06:13:17 -0700)

MDI Achieve Announces MatrixCare Marketing Mobile App
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term care and senior living continuum, today announced the launch of the MatrixCare Marketing ... (Mon, 06 May 2013 06:21:20 -0700)

Analysis of U.S. Nursing Home Care Quality Details Continuing Progress for Patients
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new wide-ranging report detailing long-term, post-acute and rehabilitative care quality trends in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) shows continued improvement ... (Mon, 06 May 2013 07:31:00 -0700)

Florida's Medicaid managed care plan to begin in August
Two years after getting approved by lawmakers, Florida’s shift to a statewide Medicaid managed-care system will start Aug. 1 for seniors who need long-term care in the Orlando area. (Mon, 06 May 2013 14:27:00 -0700)

Vi At Lakeside Village Care Center Administrator Receives National Leadership Award
Craig Koff, Care Center Administrator at Vi at Lakeside Village in Lantana, Florida, is one of a select few long term care administrators from across the U.S. to receive the Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). (PRWeb May 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Tue, 07 May 2013 00:09:14 -0700)

PUBLIC OPINION: Aging US in denial about long-term care need
We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready. (Tue, 07 May 2013 02:40:02 -0700)

Long-term care in US: Poll shows denial
Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the effect that this so-called silver tsunami is having on the communities in which they live. (Tue, 07 May 2013 02:59:58 -0700)

Health Care Cost Growth May Be Slowing Long-Term, New Studies Show
Health care remains one of the nation's most contentious issues. (Image credit: Getty Images North America via @daylife) Finally there may be some good news about the cost of health care in America. Over the last few years costs have been going up more slowly, but this has generally been attributed (Tue, 07 May 2013 09:28:42 -0700)

Talyst Partners with Bolton's Pharmacy to Offer InSite Remote Dispensing
KIRKLAND, Wash., May 8, 2013 -- Talyst partners with Bolton's Pharmacy, a privately owned pharmacy that services long-term care facilities. Bolton's will offer the Talyst InSite Remote Dispensing System ... (Wed, 08 May 2013 07:35:38 -0700)

New Brunswick ombudsman could review long-term care services under legislation
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's ombudsman would be able to investigate government-funded long-term care services under legislation introduced today. (Wed, 08 May 2013 11:33:38 -0700)

NHC Reports First Quarter Earnings
National HealthCare Corporation , the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $11,637,000 compared to $10,486,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 11.0%. (Wed, 08 May 2013 14:05:00 -0700)

Sometimes even smart people don't understand long-term-care insurance
In my last column, I addressed recent articles published on several well-known news websites that have been riddled with half-truths and misleading information. (Wed, 08 May 2013 17:19:15 -0700)

Reilly: Free GP care not abandoned
The under-fire health minister, who again faces calls for his resignation, has rejected suggestions that the Government is abandoning a plan to grant free GP care to people with long-term illnesses. (Wed, 08 May 2013 19:00:02 -0700)

Protesters rally at Capitol over proposal to put developmental disability services under KanCare
Hundreds of Kansans with developmental disabilities and their supporters rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday in an effort to pressure the Legislature to leave long-term disability services out of the KanCare managed-care health program. (Wed, 08 May 2013 19:06:34 -0700)

Kenny insists Government will deliver on free GP care
Government criticised as plan to extend scheme to 60,000 people with long-term illnesses is dropped (Wed, 08 May 2013 22:20:09 -0700)

Kenny insists Government will deliver on free GP care
Government criticised as plan to extend scheme to 60,000 people with long-term illnesses is dropped         (Thu, 09 May 2013 03:50:32 -0700)

More Tips on Long-Term Care Insurance
Read full story for details. (Thu, 09 May 2013 04:13:53 -0700)

Mandatory sprinklers at retirement, long-term care homes among fire code changes
TORONTO, Cananda - Ontario has become the first province in the country to make it mandatory for all retirement homes and long-term care facilities to have automatic water sprinkler systems. (Thu, 09 May 2013 11:38:04 -0700)

Long-Term Care Home Video Tours Ease Selection Process for Patients and Families
Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this release. (Thu, 09 May 2013 12:12:27 -0700)

Diversicare Announces 2013 First Quarter Results
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. , a premier provider of long- term care services primarily in the Southeast and Southwest, today announced its results for the first quarter ended ... (Thu, 09 May 2013 13:30:00 -0700)

SENIORS: Cdn. seniors ill prepared for long-term care needs: poll
The majority of older Canadians are unaware of the costs associated with long-term care and few are financially prepared to cover expenses (Thu, 09 May 2013 14:19:56 -0700)

AHRC's Herzog chosen Hero in Long Term Care
AMBOY – The Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has again announced that they have another Hero in Long Term Care at Amboy Healthcare. (Thu, 09 May 2013 22:08:01 -0700)

Long-term-care insurance at a premium
At his age, the 30% hike is more than he can afford. (Fri, 10 May 2013 00:34:33 -0700)

Long-term-care insurance at a premium
At his age, the 30% hike is more than he can afford. (Fri, 10 May 2013 03:37:42 -0700)

Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide gives details on quality of nursing homes across state: The Frugal Patient
Find the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide online at ltcohio.org. (Fri, 10 May 2013 08:14:47 -0700)

Three New Health Reform Plans Ignore the Long-Term Care Needs of Seniors and People with Disabilities
In the past few weeks, no fewer than three highly respected groups have proposed major health care reforms. They all promise greater use of patient-centered integrated care, but none include supports and services for frail elders or younger people with disabilities. (Fri, 10 May 2013 13:19:19 -0700)

Buying Long-Term-Care Insurance With Tax-Free Money
You can use health savings account funds to pay for long-term-care premiums, but the annual amount depends on your age.         (Fri, 10 May 2013 13:57:04 -0700)

Planning Ahead for Growing Old
Studies show that 60 percent of Americans are going to need some form of long term care if they live beyond the age of 65. (Fri, 10 May 2013 19:20:44 -0700)

What Every Woman Should Know About Long-Term Care
Information contained on this page is provided by NewsUSA, an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. (Sat, 11 May 2013 00:43:17 -0700)

Families must be forced to help elderly relatives, say councils
Local councils must be given the power to ensure people needing long-term care first turn to family and friends for help, the local authority association says. (Tue, 14 May 2013 00:15:03 -0700)

Bill Griffith: He's every senior's Ombuddy
The Long Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers in East County to serve senior residents Ombudsman may be hard to pronounce, but most seniors living in long-term care facilities within the Gresham area know him by name — Bill Griffith. He's the only Gresham resident certified as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman volunteer, an Oregon-wide program serving senior residents. It is required by state ... (Tue, 14 May 2013 02:06:12 -0700)

Covering the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care
After the stock market crash of 2008 and a collapsing housing bubble diminished the value of many nest eggs, the cost of long-term care is now a concern for many aging Americans. (Tue, 14 May 2013 07:29:45 -0700)

Support workers for senior hospital patients pitched
A Windsor doctor wants to provide additional care, in the form of personal support workers, to people waiting for permanent long-term while in hospital. (Tue, 14 May 2013 07:45:50 -0700)

Lourdes Specialty Hospital Offers Unique Treatment Option for Medically Complex Patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Facility is region’s only long-term acute care center providing cutting-edge hyperbaric oxygen treatment. (PRWeb May 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Tue, 14 May 2013 15:07:44 -0700)

Are you prepared to pay for long-term care?
With costs for long-term care expected to quadruple by the time America's 77 million baby boomers reach retirement age, there's no time like right now to learn how you can help protect your assets. (Tue, 14 May 2013 22:13:02 -0700)

Peregrine Health Services Selects COMS Interactive
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Peregrine Health Services, Inc. (Peregrine), is a well-respected Midwest long-term care organization, that is deploying Daylight IQ™, the COMS Interactive ... (Wed, 15 May 2013 05:20:00 -0700)

SEIU-ULTCW Selected as Covered California Grant Partner
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SEIU United Long Term Care Workers' Union (ULTCW) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a grant partner by Covered California and the recipient of ... (Wed, 15 May 2013 13:30:00 -0700)

Take a video tour of long-term care facilities when choosing
OAKVILLE - Families can now view and assess regional long-term care facilities from the comfort of home. (Wed, 15 May 2013 14:20:26 -0700)

Settlement agreement reached with At Home Care
The Herkimer County Legislature Wednesday evening was expected to vote to terminate an agreement with At Home Care. The legislature in March 2011 authorized the sale of the county’s operating certificate of a certified home health agency and long-term care agency to the Bassett Healthcare Network affiliate and received a $50,000 deposit, with a balance due of $150,000. (Wed, 15 May 2013 17:37:45 -0700)

More baths sought for long-term care residents
People living in long-term care homes should get more than one bath per week, according to Saskatchewan's NDP opposition who asked the government to mandate a basic standard for baths. (Wed, 15 May 2013 19:52:25 -0700)

More baths sought for long-term care residents
People living in long-term care homes should get more than one bath per week, according to Saskatchewan's NDP opposition who asked the government to mandate a basic standard for baths. (Wed, 15 May 2013 20:03:42 -0700)

Are Texans Prepared To Pay For Long Term Care?
DALLAS, Texas -- via PRWEB - LTC Tree, a leader in the Long Term Care Insurance industry, launched a new website this week to help Texans plan for their Long Term Care needs. (Thu, 16 May 2013 00:15:59 -0700)

New look for long-term care
Ten years ago, the best option for buying long-term care insurance was a conventional policy. Policies combined with whole and universal life insurance were available, but not very good options. (Thu, 16 May 2013 11:17:23 -0700)

No tolerance for resident abuse in long-term care homes, says CUPE
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - A hidden-camera video leaked to media and ensuing allegations of resident abuse at a Peterborough area long-term care home are "extremely disconcerting," says the union representing front-line staff. (Thu, 16 May 2013 15:25:06 -0700)

Kiplinger 2013 Retirement Guide Showcases Steps To Starting a Long-Term Care Home Plan, Spotlighting True Freedom II ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiplinger's Personal Finance recently published its annual 2013 retirement guide, which will stay on shelves for months and provides numerous articles ... (Fri, 17 May 2013 09:34:00 -0700)

James W. McCracken, long-term care ombudsman, visits Warrenbrook Senior Center
James McCracken speaking with member Antoinette DâCosta from Warren  On Monday, May 13, James W. McCracken, who is the state’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman, came to the Warrenbrook Senior Center in Warren and discussed a wide variety of topics that affect... (Fri, 17 May 2013 12:36:05 -0700)

Legislators talk senior care in Milford
Local legislators addressed concern over health care - including long-term care for seniors - at a legislative luncheon Friday afternoon. (Fri, 17 May 2013 21:23:40 -0700)

House and Senate OK HHS bill with 5 percent hike for nursing homes
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a health and human services budget bill that increases funding for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities by 5 percent over the next two years. (Sat, 18 May 2013 10:12:20 -0700)

Letter: KanCare working for long-term care
I represent Kansas nursing home residents - who are among the state's most vulnerable citizens - and the providers who care for them. Kansas Health Care Association is the oldest and largest nursing home association in Kansas. (Sat, 18 May 2013 15:49:15 -0700)

Workshop is about making long-term care decisions
BAYSIDE -- “Choose a Long-Term Care Setting” is a workshop sponsored by Hospice of Humboldt from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road. (Sun, 19 May 2013 02:14:35 -0700)

Nursing home workers suspended after son turns over hidden camera video
Four employees of an Ontario long-term care facility have been suspended and two investigations have been launched, after a concerned man installed a hidden camera in his mother’s room and captured shocking video of neglect and abuse. (Sun, 19 May 2013 15:24:55 -0700)

Long-term care: Ignore it at your own peril
Long-term-care expenses can wipe out your retirement savings, so make sure you protect yourself and your family (Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 -0700)

Tips on Tackling the Special Cleaning Needs of Long-Term Care Facilities
Hamilton, OH - Cleaning senior and long-term care (LTC) facilities can be more involved and require more detailed attention than cleaning other types of locations. The concept of “cleaning for health” takes on a far more important meaning in these settings. Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning Systems, offers the following hygienic cleaning ... (Mon, 20 May 2013 05:51:43 -0700)

Long-term care Medicaid patients start enrolling
Phone counselors are now available to help long-term care Medicaid recipients choose their health plans. (Mon, 20 May 2013 07:17:50 -0700)

MDI Achieve Appoints Chief Clinical Officer
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term care and senior living continuum, today announced the appointment of Denise Wassenaar ... (Mon, 20 May 2013 07:55:43 -0700)

Military sex abuse has long-term impact for vets
WASHINGTON (AP) — New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits. (Mon, 20 May 2013 09:31:34 -0700)

Flu shot for health workers urged by Ont. medical officer
Ontario's chief medical officer of health is renewing her push for health-care workers, particularly those in long-term care, to get their shots. (Mon, 20 May 2013 10:28:30 -0700)

Banks Will Become Prime Places to Learn About Long-Term Care Insurance, Predicts LTC Partners & Insurance Services
KIRKLAND, Wash., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recent announcement, LTC Partners & Insurance Services, LLC, will be providing long-term care education to member banks of the California Bankers ... (Mon, 20 May 2013 10:52:00 -0700)

Long Term Care Planning
Planning for Long Term Care Workshop Recent studies show that 40% of those over 70 need assistance with daily tasks. Two-thirds of those over 40 have done little or no planning. What option for care will be right for you or right for your parent when the time comes? (Tue, 21 May 2013 00:10:48 -0700)

Integration of medical and social services in long-term care needed: Lien Foundation study
May 21, 2013 5:00 PM A more holistic eldercare policy - rather than differentiating among health care, social care and housing - is needed in the long-term care sector. This was one of several insights shared in a new report commissioned by the Lien Foundation and developed by consultancy KPMG.         (Tue, 21 May 2013 02:16:51 -0700)

Just Retirement moves into long term care market
Enhanced annuities provider Just Retirement revealed it will be making a move into the long-term care market today, as it announced its third quarter annuity sales fell 26.4 per cent to £230.6million. (Tue, 21 May 2013 04:13:13 -0700)

HomecareCRM Launches Integration with PointClickCare to Help Customers Improve Operational Efficiencies
HomecareCRM, LLC, the industry leader in customer relationship management solutions for the home healthcare and long-term care industries announced that it has launched an in (Tue, 21 May 2013 06:00:00 -0700)

Nursing home abuse incident not isolated, say experts
After the release of shocking video of an elderly woman with dementia being subjected to abuse and humiliation at a southern Ontario long-term care facility, many are saying the incident is far from isolated. (Tue, 21 May 2013 06:13:44 -0700)

CalPERS' 85 percent rate increase for long-term care a shock to policy holders
SANTA CRUZ -- People who bought long-term care insurance from CalPERS 10 or 20 years ago, thinking it would provide security in their old age, are stunned to learn the agency is raising rates by 85 percent over two years. (Tue, 21 May 2013 19:09:56 -0700)

Why Baby Boomers Need To Get Real About Health And Long-Term Care Costs In Retirement
Baby Boomers are in serious denial when it comes to their medical and long-term care costs in retirement. Yes, Medicare provides excellent health insurance (subsidized in large part by taxpayers). But it doesn’t come close to paying for a senior’s medical costs. And doesn’t pay for long-term supports and services at all. (Wed, 22 May 2013 13:51:39 -0700)

What are the first steps in finding the right long-term-care insurance?
Conduct a simple Internet search on long-term-care insurance and the results are baffling. Add the words buy or quote, and it gets even more complex. (Wed, 22 May 2013 18:04:27 -0700)

Care options call to protect Aboriginal children
A child psychiatrist from the Menzies School of Health Research says alternative long-term care options are necessary to protect vulnerable Aboriginal children. (Wed, 22 May 2013 19:12:22 -0700)

More Baby Boomers Rejected by Long Term Care Insurance Companies
ATLANTA, Ga. -- via PRWEB - Long-Term Care Insurance shopping site LTC Tree has identified a disturbing downtrend in the rate at which applicants for Long Term Care Insurance are approved by insurance ... (Thu, 23 May 2013 00:11:30 -0700)

Long-term care insurance approved by Florida program has advantages
Question: Several years of taking care of her husband with dementia took a big toll on my aunt's health. (Thu, 23 May 2013 03:00:00 -0700)

New York Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Costs Too Much for Many
The high cost for New York Long Term Care Insurance Partnership policies make far more affordable options well worth considering today according to the head of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. (Thu, 23 May 2013 06:04:33 -0700)

Audio: Planning for long-term care
Staff members of Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies Ellen Woods and Stephen Mitchell discuss long-term care insurance and other issues with the editorial board. (Thu, 23 May 2013 11:47:52 -0700)

Crisis-hit elderly care 'needs money now'
The Coalition will perpetrate a "cruel deception" on elderly people if ministers fail to provide more funding for long-term care to back up their promise to limit costs, the architect of the reforms has warned.         (Thu, 23 May 2013 22:57:48 -0700)

Leisureworld Vaughan Receives Top Honours for New Blood Testing Method that Enhances Care and Lives of Residents
MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - A new blood-testing method that enhances the care and lives of residents has earned Leisureworld Vaughan top honours from the Ontario Long-term Care Association (OLTCA) and LTC & Senior Living LINK. Leisureworld (TSX:LW) staff members accepted a Quality Improvement Innovation of the Year award from the OLTCA in April and will be accepting a LTC ... (Fri, 24 May 2013 08:36:19 -0700)

American Senior Services, Inc. Attracts High Profile Leadership Team from Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) Industry
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Senior Services Incorporated (ASSI) ( http://www.truefreedomhomecare.c ) today announced it has expanded its senior leadership team to further ... (Fri, 24 May 2013 10:06:00 -0700)

Deb Matthews open to giving ombudsman right to probe health system
Health Minister Deb Matthews says she is open to the Ombudsman’s Office investigating complaints about the province’s health and long-term care system. It is a marked departure for provincial governments of all stripes that have vehemently opposed having ombudsman’s office sticking its nose into what happens at hospitals and other facilities. Ontario is the only province where the ombudsman has ... (Fri, 24 May 2013 13:27:26 -0700)

Studying your long-term care insurance options more important than ever
Buying insurance to cover a long-term nursing home, assisted living or home health care stay has become unpleasant. In response, insurers are offering new long-term care options. Some look attractive, but all warrant careful consideration (Sat, 25 May 2013 06:12:06 -0700)

Medicaid expansion ban survives, sent to Perry
The Legislature approved a pair of Medicaid reform bills Sunday to target fraud, redesign long-term care for elderly and disabled Texans and ensure that Texas does not participate in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Sun, 26 May 2013 20:14:56 -0700)

Ventilator-dependent patients get new facility
A new facility for ventilator-dependent patients requiring long-term intensive care and rehabilitation outside the hospital has opened in Al Ain. (Sun, 26 May 2013 21:10:01 -0700)

Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate:
The financial burden of long-term care is a challenge for many families, but for veterans on a fixed pension, the expenses may be devastating. (Mon, 27 May 2013 00:16:35 -0700)

Increasing long-term-care insurance coverage can be done with little or no cost
Question: We have watched my mother spend down her assets on home care and assisted living care. We have a long-term-care insurance policy but still are concerned it won’t provide enough coverage if we get sick. (Mon, 27 May 2013 03:00:00 -0700)

Integrated stroke care system results in fewer deaths, discharges to long-term care facilities
( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) An integrated system of stroke care delivery in Ontario, Canada, has resulted in fewer deaths from stroke and fewer discharges to long-term care facilities because of better access to optimal stroke care, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Mon, 27 May 2013 09:22:23 -0700)

Newport Beach Facelift Specialist's Tips on Skin Care Before and After Surgery
As a leader in the facial plastic surgery industry, Dr. Kevin Sadati notes that proper skin care is essential to the long-term results of a facelift procedure. Dr. Sadati, who has been working with patients throughout Newport Beach and Orange County for more than a decade, has recently published a fact sheet about proper skin care for facelift patients on his blog. (PRWeb May 27, 2013) Read the ... (Mon, 27 May 2013 21:07:50 -0700)

Longtree & Associates to Offer Certified Medication Aide Training in New Jersey for Certified Nursing Assistants and ...
Longtree & Associates, LLC a long-term care education and seminar company, announces schedule of Certified Medication Aide (CMA) training courses available to all New Jersey certified nursing assistants and certified home health aides who are seeking career advancement in the assisted living field. (PRWeb May 28, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 ... (Tue, 28 May 2013 00:57:53 -0700)

A GOOD AGE: Silencing the alarms in long-term care
Starting today, Newbridge on the Charles is embarking on a promising and bold new venture in the care of its residents, many elderly. (Tue, 28 May 2013 02:01:55 -0700)

Is Short-term Care Insurance Right for You?
Insurers market an alternative to long-term care insurance -- learn the pros and cons of this coverage. (Tue, 28 May 2013 05:53:37 -0700)

Am I on the hook for my spouse’s long-term care?
Sober Second Thought: The government takes into account both your income and the income of the spouse in need of a care facility when assessing a rate, says Jason Heath (Tue, 28 May 2013 11:07:19 -0700)

ElderBranch Explores the Challenges and Promises of LGBT Senior Living
Though there are over 3 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors today, there are relatively few long-term care facilities that cater to or even welcome this group of seniors. ElderBranch spoke with Rose Villa in Portland, Oregon, to learn about how they are promoting an environment of LGBT-friendly senior living in their facility. (PRWeb May 29, 2013) Read the full story at http ... (Wed, 29 May 2013 00:40:22 -0700)

Best Hedge for Retirement: Long-Term Care
Investing in long-term care insurance is one of the few ways to protect your retirement savings, but it's not cheap. (Wed, 29 May 2013 09:04:07 -0700)

Province approves funding for Headwaters Health Care Centre
Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) welcomed Deb Matthews, provincial minister of Health and Long-Term Care last Thursday to announce the Ministry’s support for renovations and addition to the ambulatory care unit at HHCC. (Wed, 29 May 2013 18:17:40 -0700)

Long-term care planning is best done ASAP
Karen Thomas has learned the hard way about the harsh realities of long-term care. (Thu, 30 May 2013 02:23:31 -0700)

Starting the Conversation about Long-Term Care: 10 Things Families Should Know
Watch Video I'll admit it -- I don't like to talk about death, dying or getting older. And long-term care or end-of-life issues are not subjects I really want to discuss with my parents on the few occasions each year when I travel cross-country and spend time with them. But after working on the first story in PBS NewsHour's series on long-term care, I bit the metaphorical bullet and started that ... (Thu, 30 May 2013 10:06:29 -0700)

Long-Term Care Looms Large in Retiree Pessimism
By Brian O'Connell NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The number of U.S. adults who aren't confident in their ability to fund a decent retirement is at the lowest level since 1990, the Washington, D.C-based Economic Research Benefits Institute says. Of particular concern to baby boomers -- the U.S. demographic nearing its golden years -- is their ability to pay for health care. AsIn EBRI's 2013 Retirement ... (Thu, 30 May 2013 14:38:54 -0700)

Long-Term Care Homes Act promised all facilities would be inspected annually
With close to 850 beds in seven long-term care (LTC) homes in Chatham-Kent, many families in the municipality have entrusted their loved ones to the care of others. (Thu, 30 May 2013 16:17:49 -0700)

3 Top Pharma Stock Picks for the Long Term
If you're investing for the long haul, look no further than these three health-care giants.         (Thu, 30 May 2013 18:22:53 -0700)

Coping With Alzheimer's: A Mother and Daughter Portrait Of Long-Term Care
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN: And now the first in an occasional series of stories about long-term care. With baby boomers aging and living longer, more people will need it. But new research has shown most Americans have done little or nothing to plan for these situations that can carry a heavy emotional and economic toll. We're calling our series “Taking Care.” Ray Suarez ... (Thu, 30 May 2013 18:35:06 -0700)

Assisted living market needs attention
Assisted-living is one of the fastest-growing long-term care options in the US, as the industry seeks ways to make itself even more attractive. (Thu, 30 May 2013 21:00:00 -0700)

NDP health critic agrees province needs to live up to promises for long term care
GORE BAY—The only way to make long term care concerns known is by making those concerns heard, said MPP France Gelinas, NPD health critic, at a roundtable discussion about long term care held at the Manitoulin Lodge last week. (Thu, 30 May 2013 21:15:12 -0700)

Eastern Health Long-Term Care Survey
Eastern Health is out with the results of a survey relating to its long-term care facilities. The health authority says it's pleased that families of residents expressed high levels of satisfaction with many of the services received, but there were concerns raised as well. (Fri, 31 May 2013 00:40:40 -0700)

Yukon long-term care fees to rise
Starting in September, residents at Yukon's four continuing care facilities will be required to pay $35 a day. (Fri, 31 May 2013 07:47:38 -0700)

Long-term care planning is best done ASAP
Karen Thomas has learned the hard way about the harsh realities of long-term care. (Fri, 31 May 2013 09:20:30 -0700)

Using Your Health Savings Account for Long-Term Care
Know your HSA basics, and how they can help get you fund health care later in life. (Fri, 31 May 2013 10:12:09 -0700)

A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans. (Fri, 31 May 2013 13:24:37 -0700)

'Nobody's watching' care homes for the elderly
Annual inspections of long-term care homes promised three years ago by the province have failed to materialize at many facilities, including several in Leeds and Grenville. (Fri, 31 May 2013 20:38:58 -0700)

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