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Long Term Care News Oct 2013

Parkinson Focuses on Need for Long-Term Health Care Solutions
Perhaps the latest credential in health care—one that is shared by the top official at the Health and Human Services Department and the head of the American Health Care Association—is the governorship of Kansas. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:06:50 -0700)

Elder care challenges are focus of Maine panel
Experts gather in Augusta, aiming to move forward on cutting costs while improving quality of life. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 08:17:20 -0700)

Long-Term Care is a Senior Issue Desperately Seeking a Solution
NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — Americans worry about healthcare costs – especially as they age – but a new survey reveals they have little idea how those expenses will be covered. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:11:17 -0700)

Long Term Care Insurance Leader, Mark Goldberg Joins LTC Financial Partners As National Sales Manager and Retains ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) https://www.ltcfp.com today announced the addition of Mark Goldberg, a leader in the long-term care planning field, ... (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:19:00 -0700)

PrescribeUS Announces Third Largest Long-Term Care Pharmacy Network
SINGER ISLAND, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PrescribeUS announced today the introduction of the third largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacy network in the U.S. The new pharmacy services provider ... (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:26:00 -0700)

Sask. plans to tackle problems in long-term care facilities
The Saskatchewan Health Minister has revealed the feedback he received from each health regions CEO on the condition of long-term care facilities in the province. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:33:12 -0700)

Long Term Care Insurance Leader, Mark Goldberg Joins LTC Financial Partners As National Sales Manager and Retains ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) https://www.ltcfp.com today announced the addition of Mark Goldberg, a leader in the long-term care planning field, as new National Sales Manager. For the past 8 months, Goldberg has held the role... (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:40:34 -0700)

Saskatchewan sets up $10-million fund for urgent issues at long-term care homes
REGINA - A review of long-term care in Saskatchewan is raising concerns that patients are not getting enough baths and residents are soiling themselves because there isn't enough staff to help them get to the toilet. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:52:53 -0700)

Disturbing review of long term care homes
A review of long-term care facilities across the province has the government committing $10 million to address urgent issues. (Wed, 02 Oct 2013 04:56:27 -0700)

Problems at long-term care homes will be fixed, Sask. health minister says
The Saskatchewan Health Ministry has identified some disturbing problems with some of its long-term care homes — and says it will spend $10 million to address them. (Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:56:33 -0700)

Concerns raised following findings of Long Term Care Review
Both the opposition NDP and SEIU-West are raising concerns over staffing levels in Saskatchewan long term care homes following the release of a long-term care review by the provincial government. The results of the long-term care review were based on facility-by-facility tours by the senior ... (Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:06:57 -0700)

Woman says $10 million fund fine, but staffing biggest concern at care homes
REGINA - Some relatives of residents at long-term care homes say a Saskatchewan Party pledge of $10 million to fix ongoing problems is just a start. (Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:35:12 -0700)

Senior long term care issues prompt call for geriatric hospital
Saskatoon doctor believes province should be spending money to build geriatric hospital in Saskatchewan to help with hospital over-crowding. (Thu, 03 Oct 2013 06:26:43 -0700)

Solutions-based Service Provider Changes the Approach to Incontinence Care
ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Changing the Rules of the LTC Market When it comes to incontinence care, the US Long-Term Care Market has been following the same protocol for years. Caregivers ... (Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:48:00 -0700)

Investing In Healthcare Facilities
By Kristina Zucchi, CFA (Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:45:51 -0700)

Nurses reach agreement on new contract
For acute and long-term care nurses (Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:34:12 -0700)

Care home residents to raise awareness of rights
Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, along with family members, long-term care ombudsman, citizen advocates and facility staff will celebrate Residents’ Rights Month in October, a media release states. (Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:36:29 -0700)

How to Think About Long-Term Care
Washington’s dizzying debate over the rising costs of huge federal entitlements, record spending, and dangerous debt obscures America’s next and perhaps most difficult challenge: the financing and provision of long-term care. (Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:46:20 -0700)

Brown signs bill to better protect seniors, long-term care residents
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday Senate Bill 609, legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk to increase penalties for long-term care providers that hinder investigations by California's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. (Sun, 06 Oct 2013 02:47:45 -0700)

Conference Highlights Future of Long-Term Aging Care in the United States
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, five of the nation's biggest aging care providers are collaborating to host an unparalleled assembly of CEOs and other industry leaders committed ... (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:00:00 -0700)

OnShift Announces Employee Scheduling On-the-Go With New Mobile App
OnShift, the leader in staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today announced a new OnShift mobile application with a full suite of scheduling and shift management ... (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:30:00 -0700)

Wolters Kluwer Health Enhancing Lippincott's Nursing Advisor for Use in Long-Term Care
AMBLER, Pa., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Wolters Kluwer Health , a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it is customizing ... (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:33:00 -0700)

CareTech Solutions’ Clinical Service Desk Selected by Long-Term Care Provider
CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems announced today the signing of its first contract with a (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:33:00 -0700)

Seniors in long-term care residences: high risk of head injuries
( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) Seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries, with 37 percent of people experiencing head impact in falls, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:24:57 -0700)

Seniors in nursing homes have high risk of falling
TORONTO — Seniors in long-term care facilities have a high risk of falling, and a new study finds many hit their heads after taking a tumble. (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:45:41 -0700)

Long-term care seniors at high risk of head injuries
( Simon Fraser University ) A study by Simon Fraser University researchers has found seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries -- nearly 40 percent of those who fall experience head impact. (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:50:33 -0700)

Seniors in long-term care homes have high risk of head injury from falls: study
TORONTO - Seniors living in long-term care facilities have a high risk of falling, and many of those who take a tumble end up striking their heads, a study has found. (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:10:23 -0700)

Study: Seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries
A study by Simon Fraser University researchers has found seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries - nearly 40 per cent of those who fall experience head impact. (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:40:46 -0700)

Canada's Long Wait Times for Health Care Leading to Patient Depression and Death; Fundamental Reform of the System ...
Long waits for surgeries and specialists - worse in Canada than elsewhere - is a problem that can be fixed without spending more money or eliminating universal coverage, according to a new book released ... (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 03:22:00 -0700)

Seniors in long-term care homes have high risk of head injury from falls: study
Seniors living in long-term care facilities have a high risk of falling, and many of those who take a tumble end up striking their heads, a study has found. (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 06:01:11 -0700)

Head injuries common in nursing home falls
When seniors in long-term care facilities fall, more than a third hit their heads, a new study shows. (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:21:24 -0700)

Kentucky regulators seek to make mandatory new background checks for long-term care workers
FRANKFORT — The Beshear administration plans to ask state lawmakers next year to make mandatory a new, multi-state background check program for workers in long-term care settings. (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:06:24 -0700)

Long-term care residents enjoy day out
Tablecloths, decorations and china adorned tables in Warren County High School's cafeteria today, but it wasn't students who dined there. (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:30:43 -0700)

Long-term care insurance and the Affordable Care Act
A question was posed the other day regarding the inclusion of long-term care as an additional benefit under the Affordable Care Act. (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:15:56 -0700)

Resident blames understaffing for troubles at long-term care home
Pauline Porter says staffing levels at a long-term care facility in St. John’s are creating a dangerous situation for residents.Living at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex for the past six months, the retired licensed practical nurse said she fears it’s only going to get worse if the provincial ... (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:08:19 -0700)

A New Way to Pay for Long-Term Care
Two small companies are offering to buy life insurance policies at a percentage of face value. (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 03:01:44 -0700)

ACSIA Long Term Care Leader Rob Cohen Joins the 3in4 Association Advisory Board
National leader in long term care industry joins Board of largest not-for-profit LTC Education Association in the United States. (PRWeb October 09, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 06:29:05 -0700)

Woman gets one bath a week at long-term care home
NAPE says it has learned staff from Hoyles-Escasoni Complex being loaned to another facility (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:10:09 -0700)

The New Old Age: A New Way to Pay for Long-Term Care
Two small companies are offering to buy life insurance policies at a percentage of face value.         (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:48:39 -0700)

Fitch Rates Catholic Health Initiatives (CO) 2013 Rev Bonds 'A+/F1+'; Downgrades Outstanding Bonds
Fitch Ratings has assigned a Long-term rating of 'A+' to approximately $1.16 billion of fixed-rate taxable and tax-exempt bonds expected to be issued by or on behalf of Catholic He (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:54:00 -0700)

We must speak out against elder abuse
October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care (LTC) residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. (Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:01:38 -0700)

Older people may benefit from high dosage flu vaccine
For elderly people in long-term care, high-dosage flu vaccines seem to produce better antibody responses against the flu virus compared to standard vaccines.  (Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:26:15 -0700)

Westporter Heads Long-Term Care Group
Westporter Leonard Russ will lead the American Health Care Association’s Board of Governors as its new chairman, the organization announced. (Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:53:07 -0700)

Maine panel takes on threats to elder care system
The Legislature’s Long-Term Care Facilities Study Commission meets for the first time and says the long-term care system is ‘on the brink.’ (Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:08:31 -0700)

Media Advisory: What would Ontarians want their public dollars to be spent on?
Increased care with dignity for frail long-term care residents, 25,000 new personal support workers or $1.1 billion to cancel gas plants (Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:08:48 -0700)

Long-Term Cancer Patients Weigh Over-Treatment vs. Ending Treatment
When it comes to cancer, do last-ditch treatment efforts do more harm than good? (Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:19:30 -0700)

Reader View: Elder abuse becoming more common
October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. This year’s theme — Speak Out Against Elder Abuse — was selected to call attention to the fact that elder abuse is an issue that shouldn’t ... (Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:42:24 -0700)

Construction progressing at Brookestone Acres
COLUMBUS — An 80-bed rehabilitation and long-term care facility being built on the city’s north side is on track for an early summer opening. (Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0700)

AstraZeneca Announces New Safety Data For Naloxegol In Patients with Opioid-Induced Constipation
AstraZeneca today announced the results of a Phase III long-term safety and tolerability study of the once-daily 25mg dose of naloxegol, in patients with non-cancer pain and opioid-induced constipation . (Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:26:00 -0700)

State elder-care watchdog job search re-opened
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has re-opened its hiring process for a state long-term-care ombudsman, as critics contend the first attempt at filling the post excluded a number of candidates with significant watchdog experience. (Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:12:15 -0700)

Government U-turn on care costs: how will your family be affected?
As the Government backtracks on a key pledge to prevent people having to sell their homes to pay for care, we explain exactly what is at stake (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:25:38 -0700)

Study Shows Increased Life Expectancy Among Family Caregivers
Contradicting long-standing conventional wisdom, results of a Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 family caregivers suggests that those who assist a chronically ill or disabled family member enjoy an 18 percent survival advantage compared to statistically matched non-caregivers. (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:43:09 -0700)

Ontario must fund long-term care on par with other provinces
Double daily care for nursing home residents with just $32 a day (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:38:56 -0700)

Governor signs two Wolk bills
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 609, legislation introduced by State Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) would increases penalties for long-term care providers who hinder investigations by California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:45:51 -0700)

Long-Term Care In America: Americans May Not be Prepared, But Planning Early is a Smart Move
Top Insurance Lawyer, Frank N. Darras offers tips and a checklist for those considering long-term care insurance. (PRWeb October 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:40:34 -0700)

A plan to address the cost of long-term care
In a previous discussion regarding normal long-term care facilities, an alternative was issued regarding Continuing-Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). This program has been growing as the aging population has tripled over the last 30 years. (Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:27:08 -0700)

Family details mother's horror story
Says experience in long-term care has been an uphill battle (Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:23:54 -0700)

Media Advisory: Ottawa area nursing home residents deserve more care time
Long-term care staff hold info rally tomorrow (Wed, 16 Oct 2013 08:53:11 -0700)

Americans Worry About Long-term Care Costs, See Insurance And Government Solutions
Americans have little idea how long-term supports and services are paid for, according to a new poll by and the medical publishers HealthDay. Yet, they are worried about the cost, believe most people should buy long-term care insurance, and also favor a new government program to pay some or all of the costs of LTC. (Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:36:09 -0700)

Not enough hours in the day, long-term care worker says
Says more personal care attendants would help (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:09:02 -0700)

MVP Health Care® and Healthways Celebrate 10-Year Partnership and Extend Availability of SilverSneakers® Fitness ...
As part of its promise to have a positive impact on the health and wellness of those they serve, MVP Health Care® today announced a long-term extension of its agreement with Healthways to offer the award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness Program through 2016. (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:00:00 -0700)

AdCare Health Systems to Present at the AMIZINO Fall 2013 Small Cap/Micro Cap Investment Conference
ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), (NYSE MKT: ADK.PA) a leading long-term care provider, announced today that Boyd Gentry, the Company's chief executive ... (Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:09:00 -0700)

No evidence patient in Alberta long-term care home bitten by mouse: report
EDMONTON - A report commissioned by the Alberta government says there is no evidence that a mouse bit a disabled patient in a long-term care home in the face. (Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:28:11 -0700)

Mice in patient's room at Alberta long-term care home, but no evidence of harm: report
A report commissioned by the Alberta government says there is no evidence that a mouse bit a disabled patient in a long-term care home in the face. (Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:49:28 -0700)

Report finds no evidence dementia patient in Alberta long-term care home bitten by mouse
EDMONTON — A report commissioned by the Alberta government says there is no evidence that a mouse bit a disabled patient in a long-term care home in the face. (Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:30:19 -0700)

Letter to the business editor: Clarify long-term care details
Letter to the business editor: Clarify long-term care details (Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:25:51 -0700)

Rejecting Medicaid could cost all South Dakotans, physician says
Fearing a long-term rise in private insurance premiums, South Dakota physicians are renewing pressure on the governor to expand Medicaid eligibility under President Obama's 2010 health care overhaul. (Sat, 19 Oct 2013 04:30:00 -0700)

Long-term care home making changes: families
Son of resident at Hoyles-Escasoni Complex says Eastern Health yet to change bunker mentality (Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:38:26 -0700)

Shiela Hay-Reynolds, after hours supervisor, VNA Plus Home Care and Hospice
Shiela Hay-Reynolds helps patients stay right where they want to be — in their homes. (Sun, 20 Oct 2013 01:00:00 -0700)

No answers for long-term care burden
I suspect many people didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” was supposed to include much-needed coverage for long-term care. (Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:54:36 -0700)

Biz Brain: Estate planning strategies and long-term care
Strategies to protect assets from taxes and long-term care bills (Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:24:32 -0700)

New Long Term Care Insurance Guide for Consumers Published
A new consumer financial planning guide exploring long term care insurance shares information designed to help make better decisions when considering long term care needs and options. (Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:18:00 -0700)

Fitch Affirms Allina Health System's (MN) Rev Bonds 'AA-'; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' long-term rating on Allina Health System's outstanding debt, which is listed at the end of the press release. The 'AA-' rating on the (Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:42:00 -0700)

News Local
The Good Samaritan Mountain View Centre currently offers assisted living to residents in town. Hinton's Long-Term Care Working Group has determined the community needs more than what the facility can offer. (Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:06:16 -0700)

MEDICA Revenue to 30 September 2013
(Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:10:25 -0700)

Last Chance for Women to Save Big on Long-Term Care Premiums - State of South Carolina No Longer Offering Women the ...
Harry Crosby, Managing Director of Certified Senior Solutions Specialist, urges women to buy their long-term care policies now, because as of November 9, 2013, the State of South Carolina will no longer be offering women the same low rate as men for a ltci policy, due to a decision by the Department of Insurance to approve a gender-based pricing system. (PRWeb October 22, 2013) Read the full ... (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:47:29 -0700)

One-stop job portal for ILTC sector launched
A one-stop job portal to attract more people to careers in the Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) sector was launched on Tuesday. (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 06:49:18 -0700)

AOD Tapped by Pacific Retirement Services to Provide Clinical Software
AOD Software, delivering industry-leading integrated software solutions to long-term care providers, has been selected by Pacific Retirement Services Inc.   to implement its el (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:00:00 -0700)

Education, seniors care top priorities in Saskatchewan legislature session
REGINA - Growth, education and long-term care are expected to top the agenda during the fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature. (Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:55:51 -0700)

Plan for long-term care costs
November is Long-term Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care — such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide — you’ll want to plan for the potential costs involved. (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 01:09:57 -0700)

85 per cent make no plans for long-term care
Most over-55s face a ‘financial meltdown’ when it comes to funding long term care, according to research from the Equity Release Council. (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:12:35 -0700)

Throne speech to concentrate on growth in province
Growth, education and long-term care are expected to top the agenda in the fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature. (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:22:50 -0700)

News Local
Tanya Macdonald (left), is the new Administrator at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, a long-term care facility in Mitchell. Macdonald began her new role in mid-September and wants to continue providing quality care for seniors. (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:59:18 -0700)

MatrixCare and WoundRounds Announce Strategic Partnership
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™, the fastest growing, certified Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term care and senior living continuum, and WoundRounds®, the leading solution for wound ... (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:17:41 -0700)

NHC Announces Renewal of $75 Million Credit Line
National HealthCare Corporation , one of the nation’s leading operators of long-term health care and assisted living facilities, announced today t (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:05:00 -0700)

Medicaid Long-term Care program is changing
Does Medicaid pay for your long-term care services? If so, the way you receive long-term care services will be provided by a managed care plan soon. (Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:43:03 -0700)

Turkish medical centre helps wounded Syrians
The Syrian Medical Centre is a long-term care facility for those wounded in the Syrian conflict. (Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:44:58 -0700)

Over-55s underestimate cost of long-term care by £12,000-a-year
Even though a third of over-55s believe they will need long-term care, 38 per cent can't afford it, while those who can pay for it may be unaware of the full cost. (Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:59:52 -0700)

Extreme saver sees her health as long-term wildcard
A single, self-employed woman has saved diligently throughout the years, but still worries she may not be able to support herself in retirement, especially if she gets sick (Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:36:01 -0700)

Opposition NDP criticizes change to Saskatchewan long-term care staffing rules
REGINA - The Opposition is accusing the Saskatchewan government of changing long-term care rules that address "sufficient staff" numbers. (Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:55:58 -0700)

Politicians spar over long-term care standards
The Opposition NDP says minimum standards are required to ensure residents of long-term care facilities are getting the care they need. (Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:36:53 -0700)

Woman worried about safety at long-term care home
Says her mother has fallen several times at Glenbrook Lodge in St. John’s (Fri, 25 Oct 2013 01:20:36 -0700)

Saskatchewan government criticized over changes to long-term care staffing rules
Opposition NDP accuses the Saskatchewan government over removing minimum care standard in long-term care facilities. (Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:33:36 -0700)

How Government Could Cut Long-Term Care Costs
The Healthcare.gov marketplace for Obamacare health insurance policies is a wreck and the Affordable Care Act itself is taking its lumps. So this is a perfect time to talk about how the U.S. government could help Americans pay for the soaring costs of long-term care, don’t you think? (Fri, 25 Oct 2013 06:25:54 -0700)

It Is Time To Think About Catastrophic Long-Term Care Insurance
Why is there no catastrophic long-term care insurance? It could benefit millions of middle-income people who are able to pay for a few years of services and supports on their own but need to protect themselves against the risk of a very long period of need that would impoverish all but a handful of us. (Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:05:29 -0700)

Staffing for new long-term care facility questioned
Eastern Health says province will pay for extra nurses (Sat, 26 Oct 2013 01:19:13 -0700)

Reader's Watchdog: Iowans interested in being long-term-care ombudsmen
The rollout of a new volunteer ombudsman program in Iowa in lieu of other moves to beef up nursing-home regulation riled readers, including Mary Bruce. (Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:14:24 -0700)

Showing promise: New long-term program helping those with mental illness
Staff with Intensive Long-Term Support on the Lakeshore campus work with residents, focusing on their strengths rather than just their illnesses. (Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:19:00 -0700)

Media Advisory: Muriel Aisbitt at Roberta Place wins Long Term Care Home Resident of the Year
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2013) - The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2013 OLTCA Lifetime Achievement Award is Muriel 'Babe' Aisbitt. Muriel, a lifelong volunteer, has continued this role since entering long term care at Roberta Place by walking with her peers, reading to those who needed assistance and aiding in craft and ... (Mon, 28 Oct 2013 04:03:12 -0700)

Exiting Long-Term Care Insurers Means Retirees Must Examine Their Retirement Income Plans Says Investments Management ...
Jeff Voudrie, president of Common Sense Advisors and financial planner in Johnson City, TN, says that the pullback by insurance companies reveals that not even they can afford to pay astronomical health costs as retirees live longer, so how can retirees hope to foot the bill with a standard retirement plan? Voudrie commented on the topic with the news of Genworth Financial mulling a shutdown of ... (Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:22:07 -0700)

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. Completes Public Offering of Series A Preferred Stock
ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) (the "Company") a leading long-term care provider, today announced that it has closed a ... (Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:01:00 -0700)

Industry Leader Broadens Focus from Long-Term Care Insurance to Long-Term Care Solutions, Responding to Changing ...
KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wondering if you should get long-term care insurance? Or if you can qualify? Or afford it? Stop worrying, advises LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one ... (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 04:00:00 -0700)

Coro Health and Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Partner to Provide Therapeutic Music to Long-Term Care Residents
Coro Health, LLC, a new media healthcare company, and Extendicare Health Services, Inc., one of the largest post-acute and long-term care providers in the United States, have entered into an agreement to provide MusicFirst, Coro Health’s clinically proven therapeutic music service to residents in over 60 communities. (PRWeb October 29, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases ... (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:33:08 -0700)

Workers hold rally over staffing of long-term care facilities
Nursing home workers claim that inadequate staffing is causing staff burnout and affecting client care. Representatives of several unions representing long-term care workers gathered outside the Legislative Building over the noon hour to protest what they say is a growing problem. Increasingly, (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:57:10 -0700)

Genworth’s Profit Surges as U.S. Mortgage-Unit Results Improve
Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) , the seller of life insurance and long-term care coverage, said profit more than tripled in the third quarter as results improved at the unit that guarantees U.S. home loans. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:00:11 -0700)

AOD Enhances Its Answers™ EHR with Industry-Leading Quality Improvement Tools
AOD Software, the leading integrated software solution for long-term care providers, will embed the nationally recognized INTERACT™ Quality Improvement program into its Answers™ electronic health record solution through a license with Florida Atlantic University . (Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:53:00 -0700)

OZ Systems Builds on Long-Term Partnership with Children's National Health System
OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems has built on a long-term information technology partnership with Washington, D.C.-based Children’s National Health System in the development and implementation of a first of its kind web-based, information system for Critical Congenital Heart Disease . (Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:59:00 -0700)

Single Women See Long-term Care Insurance Premiums Soar
NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — In nearly half the country, single women shopping for long-term care insurance are seeing premiums soar. And the other states will soon follow. This gender-based pricing is not only legal, it is rapidly spreading. (Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:37:31 -0700)

What Can We Learn from Successful Long-Term Care Models?
On Monday, Nov. 4, I’ll be on a panel with a group of some highly respected long-term care policy experts to discuss some international creative models for delivering supports and services. The program, which will be held in Washington, is sponsored by the PBS Newshour and funded by the SCAN Foundation. (Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:57:37 -0700)

Obama Asks for Patience on Obamacare: 'It's Easy to Scare Folks'
Standing in Boston's Faneuil Hall, President Obama called on Americans to have confidence in the long-term prospects of Obamacare. Referring to the 2006 passage of health care reform in Massachusetts, signed in that same building, the president asked, however indirectly, for patience. "It's easy to scare folks" about health care, he said, but the law would eventually work. Patience has been the ... (Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:49:00 -0700)

Life Care Funding Announces Five of the Top Ten Homecare Companies in the United States are now using the Life Care ...
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Care Funding announced today the introduction of the Life Care Benefit Plan to five of the top ten Private Duty Homecare Franchises in the United States: First Light, Griswold, Senior Helpers, Synergy, and Visiting Angels.  Life Care Funding converts a Life Insurance Policy into a Long Term Care Benefit Plan to pay for the costs of any form of ... (Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:30:00 -0700)

PharmScript Offers Tips on How to Beat the Flu in Long-Term Care Communities
Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are at higher risk for influenza-related medical complications. With flu season upon us, PharmScript http://www.pharmscript.com offers a reminder on guidelines and proper protocol for vaccination. (PRWeb October 31, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:16:39 -0700)

Bed shortage could force Regina patients to distant towns
Some long-term care patients in Regina may end up in small communities, up to 150 kilometres away, due to a shortage of available beds in the city. (Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:04:01 -0700)

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