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Long Term Care News Nov 2013

Part of Visiting Nurse Service to Repay Millions to Medicaid
VNSNY Choice, part of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, admitted that it had enrolled ineligible members, including some referred by social adult day care centers. (Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:54:22 -0700)

Medical Pharmacies Group Completes Acquisition of Desjardins Healthcare Group
Medical Pharmacies Group Limited , Canada's largest provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities and retirement homes, has completed the acquisition of Desjardins Healthcare Group , an Ottawa-based ... (Fri, 01 Nov 2013 05:30:00 -0700)

Settlement for employees of Country Lane in Chatsworth and Georgian Heights in Owen Sound
Almost 100 employees of two local long-term care facilities have been awarded a new contract as part of an arbitrated settlement. (Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:55:18 -0700)

Long Term Care Insurance Association Sets Conference For Kansas City
The long term care insurance trade association selected Kansas City to host the first-ever national online conference and expo. (Sun, 03 Nov 2013 06:18:35 -0800)

How to Make Long-Term Care More Affordable
We help you navigate the maze of choices to get the best deal.         (Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:38:36 -0800)

With Higher Rates, Is Long-Term Care Insurance Still a Viable Option?
With November being long-term care awareness month, Brad Tisdale, MS, CLTC addresses recent articles on long-term care insurance by underlining its importance and shares three ways to maximize policy value. (PRWeb November 04, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Mi (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 02:18:27 -0800)

Aviv REIT Announces Closing Of $42 Million Of Acquisitions
CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviv REIT, Inc. ("Aviv" or the "Company") (AVIV) announced today it has acquired five post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities ("SNFs") located in Ohio and Arkansas in two separate transactions for $42.2 million. Four of the properties are triple-net leased to new Aviv operator Peregrine Health Services ("Peregrine") and one property is ... (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:25:00 -0800)

Aviv closes on $42M of acquisitons
The five post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities in Ohio and Arkansas were purchased in two separate transactions, with four triple-net leased to new Aviv operator Peregrine Health Services and one to existing Aviv operator Concepts Management. The lease with Concepts has an initial cash yield of 11%, initial term of 10 years, and annual escalators based on the CPI. The ... (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 06:10:31 -0800)

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month in Michigan
BRIGHTON, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roughly two-thirds of Americans believe they can rely on their families to help provide long term care in a time of need. November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month (LTCAM) in Michigan to raise awareness of the care needed by individuals who require ongoing assistance with daily living activities due to a physical or cognitive disorder and to ... (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0800)

Fitch Downgrades Avon's Long-Term IDR to 'BB' & Places Ratings on Rating Watch Negative
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Avon Products, Inc.'s long-term ratings and placed the following on Rating Watch Negative: (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:46:00 -0800)

How to Deal With Long-Term-Care Insurance Rate Hikes
We help you navigate the maze of choices to get the best deal.         (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:29:21 -0800)

Liaison Healthcare and PointClickCare Partner for Lab Connectivity & Interoperability
Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with PointClickCare®, the most widely used Electronic Health Record platform for the long-term care industry, connecting their EHR platform to more than 120 labs and imaging departments already integrated within the Liaison EMR-Link™ hub, as ... (Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:54:00 -0800)

Northwestern Mutual Study Underscores Impact of Long-Term Care Events on Caregivers
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by Northwestern Mutual looks at the significant personal and financial implications that long-term care (LTC) events have on caregivers and their families. "People are living longer, so the need for care is very real," explains Steve Sperka, Northwestern Mutual vice president of long-term care. Four in ten caregivers (42%) say ... (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0800)

NHC Announces Common Dividend and Preferred Dividend
National HealthCare Corporation , the nation’s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, announced today that it will pay a quarterly (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:05:00 -0800)

ORPEA: Further Solid Growth in Q3 2013: Revenue up 11% to 407M
(Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:10:27 -0800)

Connecticut Selects Harmony Information Systems for Long-Term Care Complaint Management
Industry Leading Solution Will Help to Protect and Promote the Rights of Medicaid Recipients (PRWeb November 06, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:52:59 -0800)

Elizabeth O'Brien's Retire Well: Hedging your bets on long-term care
‘Combination’ and ‘hybrid’ long-term care insurance policies can pay you back if you don’t wind up needing them to pay for care. But their high upfront costs make them a big gamble. (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 03:23:47 -0800)

Health region still considering long-term care policy
It could be the new year before senior managers in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) decide what to do about the movement of long-term care patients to facilities outside Regina. Last week, the RQHR said a decision was expected this week on the movement of patients out of overcrowded hospitals and into long-term care beds in rural facilities until space becomes available closer to home. (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:25:04 -0800)

Editorial: Tough decisions ahead on elder care
The possibility that some seniors requiring long-term care might end up in a facility far from loved ones - even if only on a temporary basis - is understandably troubling. (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:24:48 -0800)

6 tips for averting America's looming long-term care crisis
Is the U.S. prepared for the coming long-term care needs of retiring baby boomers? Probably not, according to Dr. Bruce Chernof of the SCAN Foundation. But new ideas are emerging. Every day for the past two years, about 10,000 baby boomers have turned 65 . And every day until 2029, about 10,000 more will do the same. For many, it's just another birthday. But taken as a whole, the pace of those ... (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:19:32 -0800)

A PBS NewsHour Panel On How To Care For Aging Americans
On Monday, I participated in a PBS NewsHour panel on how to improve services and supports for an aging America. PBS brought together a diverse group of long-term care experts to discuss some interesting international models for delivering supports and services to the frail elderly in a way that allows them to preserve their dignity and independence. (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:57:46 -0800)

Privatization of long-term care a flawed policy, report says
A new report by the Parkland Institute is calling on the Alberta government to reverse its policy of allowing for-profit companies to run the province’s long-term care homes. (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:19:11 -0800)

Long-Term Care Costs 101
There are important realities every American must know about long-term care. Long-term care is more expensive than most people think. And, most importantly, the cost of care is usually paid for out of ... (Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:00:00 -0800)

Long-Term Care Costs 101
Calculating Expenses, Determining How to Pay for It (Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:13:13 -0800)

Coverage can help prepare for long-term care
Long-term care is something Americans of all ages should give thought to, but most people are uninformed of long-term care issues and how long-term care insurance can help. (Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:30:00 -0800)

Diversicare Announces 2013 Third 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 third quarter ended ... (Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:36 -0800)

Vail Daily column: 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. (Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:45:45 -0800)

Focus on Family – November is LTC Awareness Month
November is also Long-Term Care Awareness Month – a time for people to analyze their current financial situations, prepare for the future and protect themselves and their loved ones should a sickness or disability occur. And the best way to ensure that everything you have worked for and saved will be protected is with long-term care insurance. [PR.com] (Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:12:40 -0800)

Long-term care isn't just for the elderly
All of the attention these days on the Affordable Care Act has Americans focused on health insurance and how it affects family finances, and that's a good thing. But with November being ' (Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:20:42 -0800)

Cardium Announces Publication On Use Of Excellagen For Managing Chronic Pressure Ulcers In Elderly Patients
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced the publication of a case study, "Serial Sharp Debridement and Formulated Collagen Gel to Treat Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Long-term Care Patients", in the peer-reviewed November 2013 issue of Ostomy Wound Management Ostomy Wound Manage. 2013;59(11):43–49.   The electronic publication of the study is ... (Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0800)

MLAs debate long-term care findings
Concerned with low staffing and the standard of care at Regina’s Extendicare Sunset nursing home, Carrie Klassen decided to relocate her elderly mother Alvina into a new facility. But Klassen still has friends at Sunset and continues to lobby for changes — especially more staff. (Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:25:12 -0800)

Bradford healthcare professionals receive cash to devise better long-term stroke care
Stroke patients across the country are to benefit after Bradford health professionals were awarded a £1.6m research grant which to help improve long-term care. (Sat, 09 Nov 2013 00:50:13 -0800)

Options to consider for long-term care
I received a call recently from a reader, a senior who wanted to talk about the best way to address the frightening prospect of paying for long-term care. She is perfectly healthy now but knows that this could change in a heartbeat. (Sat, 09 Nov 2013 02:41:30 -0800)

Senior charged with murdering roomate, 87
Two elderly men were roommates at a long-term-care facility in the west end. Now one is dead, the 51st homicide victim of the year — and the other is charged with his murder. Toronto police say Francisco DaSilva, 87, was dead when they arrived at Castleview Wychwood Towers, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, after being called by staff to the facility. Francesco Greco, 81, a fellow resident of ... (Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:21:28 -0800)

Program to address long term care
The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will present a free education seminar, "Planning to Avoid a Care Crisis," Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is in recognition of Long Term Care Awareness Month in November. (Sat, 09 Nov 2013 19:34:43 -0800)

Ways to find better deals on long-term care policies
Until recently, people bought long-term-care policies to cover 100 percent of the cost of care. But rates for new policies have shot up and it has become a lot more difficult to qualify for coverage if you have health issues. Fortunately, insurers are offering new options that shift more risk to you, but make policies less costly. (Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:37:08 -0800)

Long Term Care Vs. Life Insurance: Online Insurance Marketplace Explains Which is Best for Seniors
Online Insurance Marketplace ( http://www.onlineinsurancemarket ), announces new blog, “Long Term Care vs. Life Insurance? What Should Seniors Buy?” (PRWeb November 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/li (Sun, 10 Nov 2013 05:14:44 -0800)

Nursing home death will prompt review of 'internal processes'
The homicide that occurred at a Toronto long-term care facility this weekend is a tragic event that a city councillor says will prompt staff to review what can be done to prevent similar incidents in future. (Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:45:10 -0800)

State plan aims to keep more seniors out of nursing homes
The state wants elderly residents to live out their golden years at home. An October report outlines a plan to keep more long-term-care patients in the community and out of nursing or adult homes. (Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:09:34 -0800)

Ways to find better deals on long-term care policies
Until recently, people bought long-term-care policies to cover 100 percent of the cost of care. But rates for new policies have shot up and it has become a lot more difficult to qualify for coverage if you have health issues. Fortunately, insurers are offering new options that shift more risk to you, but make policies less costly. (Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:40:29 -0800)

Raymond Lavine Warns of Dangers from Delayed Acquisition of LTC Insurance - Discusses the importance of extended care ...
On October 22nd, Raymond Lavine of Lavine LTC Insurance, appeared on an episode of “Moving America Forward”, where he discussed the risks of waiting too long to purchase long-term care insurance. (PRWeb November 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:50:23 -0800)

Biz Brain: Keep or cancel long-term care insurance policy
Canceling a long-term care insurance policy can be more expensive in the long run (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:57:52 -0800)

6 Tips For Fixing Long-Term Care In America
By Jason Kane, Next Avenue Contributor (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:11:29 -0800)

Long Term Care Insurance Combination Policy Benefits Vary Widely
Life insurance policies that offer long term care insurance benefits are gaining popularity but your future payouts can vary significantly according to a new analysis. (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:18:00 -0800)

NH managed care transition worries caregivers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's switch to a managed care system for its Medicaid program won't affect long-term care services for developmentally disabled recipients until next year, but some recipients and their advocates already are worried about the coming changes.         (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:44:08 -0800)

Long term care options limited for northeast Nebraska woman
On a farm in Cedar County, Nebraska, there are big dreams.  They don't involve next year's crops or even growing the herd.  These dreams involve a home away from home. (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:29:51 -0800)

N.H. managed care transition prompts fear over change
CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire's switch to a managed care system for its Medicaid program won't affect long-term care services for developmentally disabled recipients until next year, but some recipients and their advocates are already worried about... (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:21:06 -0800)

N.H. managed care transition worries caregivers
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s switch to a managed care system for its Medicaid program won’t affect long-term care services for developmentally disabled recipients until next year, but some recipients and their advocates are already worried about the coming changes.         (Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:31:08 -0800)

Univita Releases 2013 Cost of Care Report
At least 70% of individuals over 65 will need long term care at some point in their life, and as the population continues to age, the demand for these services is expected to drastically increase. (Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:38:00 -0800)

Hay Group’s Annual Healthcare Compensation Study Shows More Executives Being Paid Based on Long-Term Incentive Plans ...
Long-term incentive plan utilization among integrated health systems is at its highest rate since Hay Group started tracking the data in 2006, with large organizations leading the (Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0800)

Long Term Care Services will be enhanced in Gull Lake in 2014
Health Centre will be closed on weekends and statutory holidays (Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:32:52 -0800)

Nursing-home violence a growing concern, with 11% of residents classed as ‘aggressive’
Nursing homes are ill-equipped to care for the large number of aggressive residents they house and to keep other occupants safe, industry experts and political critics charge. New research by the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) shows that 11 per cent of the 78,000 residents of Ontario long-term-care homes are aggressive. That number is expected to grow ... (Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:53:20 -0800)

Pilot seniors program – a provincial solution to long-term care
Seniors in Saskatoon to benefit from a pilot program helping them remain safely in their own homes longer. (Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:08:04 -0800)

Lincoln Financial Group Launches Long-Term Care Coordination Tool
RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) today announced the launch of Lincoln Concierge Care Coordination, a service available to new and existing policyholders of ... (Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:00:00 -0800)

National LTC Network Hosts Genworth President and CEO, Tom McInerney
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National LTC Network's recent Annual Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Thomas J. McInerney, President and CEO of Genworth Financial, Inc., shared his thoughts — engaging the group in a robust discussion on the future of the long term care (LTC) insurance industry. It was great hearing his vision, and his confirmation of Genworth's ... (Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:10:00 -0800)

EmLogis Employee Scheduling Software Helps Long Term Care Providers Manage Staffing Level Requirements
EmLogis helps long-term care providers ensure compliance with state staffing level mandates, reduce the cost of staffing operations, and increase employee satisfaction. EmLogis provides easy-to-use, web-based employee scheduling software that is designed to solve complex employee scheduling and compliance needs such as those in the long term care industry. (PRWeb November 13, 2013) Read the full ... (Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:22:36 -0800)

Work started on centre of excellence for innovation in aging
WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Ground was broken for a pioneering innovation institute for aging on the north campus of the University of Waterloo today. The initiative will help Canada better prepare for an aging population. The new development will bring long-term care, research, and teaching activities together on the University of Waterloo campus to improve seniors' living and train the ... (Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:57:00 -0800)

Program to address long term care
The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will present a free education seminar, "Planning to Avoid a Care Crisis," Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is in recognition of Long Term Care Awareness Month in November. (Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:35:19 -0800)

AdCare Health Systems Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), (NYSE MKT: ADK.PA) a leading long-term care provider, reported results for the third quarter and nine months ended September ... (Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:01:00 -0800)

Antipsychotics prescribed to too many seniors: study
Almost a third of residents in Ontario long-term-care homes are on antipsychotic drugs even though they have not been diagnosed with psychosis, according to new research. The numbers are comparable across the country and in the Greater Toronto Area, the Canadian Institute for Health Information has found. “I think that the rate of use of these is alarming and if I had an elderly relative in a ... (Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:32:44 -0800)

Are Federal Long Term Care Insurance Tax Deductions Enough?
ATLANTA, Ga. -- via PRWEB - In an effort to encourage personal responsibility and reduce the financial burden on Medicaid, state and federal governments have made certain long term care premiums tax deductible. ... (Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:03:24 -0800)

November Is Long-Term Care Month Seven Times Over
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) has identified seven (count 'em) awareness campaigns that are competing with Thanksgiving for space at November's table ... (Fri, 15 Nov 2013 04:00:00 -0800)

9 Key Financial Planning Tips for Single Parents
Long-term financial planning for single parents has its challenges. "Losing a job or becoming ill can be more catastrophic as a single parent than if you are part of a two-income couple," says Jan Cullinane, author of AARP's "The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement."         (Sat, 16 Nov 2013 04:43:24 -0800)

Should Cerberus sell Steward Health Care to Tufts Medical Center for $1?
The question of Steward Health Care's long-term game plan has been on people's minds ever since the Archdiocese of Boston sold the former Caritas Christi network to the private equity firm, Cerberus, in 2010         (Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:58:03 -0800)

Long-term care insurance vs. life insurance
Dear Insurance Adviser, We are 65 and are considering long-term care insurance . Is there any advantage to buying life insurance instead of long-term care insurance? Which would be cheaper? Which would be more reliable? Statistically, my husband will probably die first. (Mon, 18 Nov 2013 03:31:00 -0800)

AdCare Health Systems to Present at the LD MICRO Sixth Annual Conference
ATLANTA, Nov. 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, chief executive officer, will ... (Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:00:00 -0800)

Genworth Financial Schedules Long Term Care Insurance Investor Call
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) today announced it would hold a conference call on December 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (ET) to provide details and analysis of the company's long term care insurance balance sheet, including a review of U.S. GAAP and statutory reserves. Global Mortgage Insurance, containing U.S. Mortgage Insurance and ... (Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:00:00 -0800)

Most People Misunderstand Long-Term Care Insurance Coverage, Costs
When it comes to long-term care, not only are people not planning for the added expense, they greatly misunderstand what is covered by their insurance. (Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:09:49 -0800)

Why November is the Best Time to Consider Long-Term Care for Your Family
With November being long-term care awareness month, there is no better time than now to make long-term care insurance more than a goal, but a part of your family’s financial plan. Royce Williams, of The Royce Williams Agency, works to help make this a reality. (PRWeb November 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:24:17 -0800)

MDI Achieve and Harland Technology Services Form Strategic Alliance
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare™, the market-leading, certified Electronic Health Record solution for long-term care and senior living providers, has formed a strategic alliance with Harland Technology ... (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:24:30 -0800)

National Brokerage, LifeSettlementsUSA.com, to help Hispanics Access Long-Term Care Financial Assistance
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas based and nationally recognized Hispanic business, civic and charitable leader Norma Lee Valle launched LifeSettlementsUSA.com in 2013 and is now adding information about how a life insurance policy can be used to provide much needed long-term care financial assistance to Hispanics across the country.  Norma Lee Valle has been working with ... (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:27:00 -0800)

Strengthening Safety and Quality in Ontario's Long Term Care Homes
TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety issued its second progress update on its three-year Action Plan to address abuse and neglect in long term care homes. The Task Force, which shares the commitment of the public and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to strengthen resident care and safety in long term care, believes that while ... (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:47:00 -0800)

Amgen Announces Evolocumab (AMG 145) Results From First 52-Week Study Of A PCSK9 Inhibitor To Reduce LDL Cholesterol
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (AMGN) today announced results from the Open Label Study of Long TERm Evaluation Against LDL-C (OSLER) trial, a long-term controlled 52-week safety and efficacy study, that showed monthly treatment with evolocumab (AMG 145), an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits PCSK9, a protein that reduces the liver's ability ... (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:30:00 -0800)

Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce: CCARC offers long-term care for the disabled
After 60 years serving the city and Central Connecticut, CCARC is recognized for the trusted long-term care that it offers its disabled clients. (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:28:36 -0800)

Program to keep seniors in homes expands
BOSTON - State officials announced Tuesday they are expanding a program launched with funds from the federal Affordable Care Act that will help more seniors and people with disabilities live at home and in community settings, avoiding long-term care and nursing homes. (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:32:43 -0800)

Coroner’s office cuts back on nursing home death probes
The provincial coroner’s office is coming under fire for cutting down on death investigations in long-term care homes. “I think it is a very bad idea. This is very short-sighted,” said Jane Meadus a lawyer with the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly . Until recently, the provincial coroner’s office automatically investigated every tenth death in every long-term home as way to ensure the safety and ... (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:51:07 -0800)

Stopping Long-Term Care Home Violence: Implement coroners' jury recommendations, says Ontario Nurses' Association
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says that violence in Ontario's long-term care facilities can be significantly reduced by implementing the recommendations from past coroners' inquests into the same issue. "Two recent homicides in Ontario long-term care homes show the importance of implementing the recommendations from the 2005 Casa Verde coroners' inquest ... (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0800)

Insurance Agents and Advisors will be able to offer Long-Term Care Benefit Plan for the First Time
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's First Financial announced today the introduction of a new Long-Term Care Benefit Plan to its national network of Insurance Marketing Organizations, Brokers, Agencies and Advisors across the United States.  This new option for funding long term care is the actual conversion of a life insurance policy into a Long-Term Care Benefit Plan to pay for ... (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:30:00 -0800)

Minnesota's home care for elderly gets $58 million federal boost
Early intervention could help families and help rein in costs of the state’s long-term care system. (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:45:36 -0800)

Aging Baby Boomers And Higher Health Care Costs To Impact Long-Term Care
UC Berkeley Study Looks at Economic Impact of Impending Increase in Seniors SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of California, Berkeley researchers state in a new study that an unprecedented increase in seniors over the next decade could nearly double Medi-Cal long-term care costs, from $6.6 billion to $12.4 billion annually by 2023. "This long-anticipated ... (Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:01:00 -0800)

Aging Baby Boomers And Higher Health Care Costs To Impact Long-Term Care
UC Berkeley Study Looks at Economic Impact of Impending Increase in Seniors SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of California, Berkeley researchers state in a new study that an unprecedented increase in seniors over the next decade could nearly... (Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:12:43 -0800)

Framingham, Marlborough agencies get state elder care
Marlborough-based BayPath Elder Services and MetroWest Center for Independent Living, based in Framingham, are among 33 agencies statewide receiving contracts to help elders and people with disabilities transition from long-term care facilities to independent living.   (Thu, 21 Nov 2013 04:14:31 -0800)

Pathway Health Announces Comprehensive ICD-10-CM Resources Available For Long Term Care
White Bear Lake, MN -- Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting services, interim management and education company is proud to announce their comprehensive ICD-10-CM training resources specific ... (Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:36:39 -0800)

Workers File Ballot Initiative to Improve Long-Term Care for Seniors, Disabled
California healthcare workers filed a statewide ballot initiative today to stabilize long-term care for seniors and the disabled by providing training and higher wages for home car (Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:12:00 -0800)

Responsive Management Inc. Tackles Stroke Reduction in Long Term Care
TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - On November 29, 2013 at 11 am, Responsive Management Inc. (RMI) will officially launch an innovative quality based practice that has the potential to greatly minimize the risk of strokes in long term care. Cooksville Care Centre (the pilot home for the project), located at 55 Queensway Avenue West in Mississauga, will host an event focused on bringing attention to ... (Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0800)

Experts Will Offer Strategies for Managing Long-Term Care in Dec. 11 Atlantic Information Services Webinar
Three experts will review the opportunities and pitfalls in state procurement methods, network contracting strategies and care management approaches during Atlantic Information Services’ Dec. 11 webinar. (PRWeb November 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 01:41:41 -0800)

Long-term care lacking in remote First Nations
Some First Nations in northwestern Ontario are looking at home-grown options for long-term care. Every year, elderly aboriginal people — many of whom come from remote communities — are admitted to nursing homes in Thunder Bay. (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:45:00 -0800)

HomecareCRM Announces EDGE
HomecareCRM, the industry leader in customer relationship management solutions for the home healthcare and long-term care industries, has just announced the introduction of E (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0800)

Unpleasant But Necessary Holiday Conversations
Take a moment to find out your parents' or grandparents' health and long-term care wishes, whether they've filled out the correct paperwork and what you can do to make the whole process easier. What are your health care wishes? Almost all Americans (94 percent) say it's important to have a conversation with older loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life care, but only about a quarter (24 ... (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:23:21 -0800)

Inside our rest homes: Retirement centres aim for top dollar to help fund care
Long-term care for elderly New Zealanders is becoming a byproduct of the property development business.The big companies that now dominate aged care say they can't make enough profit out of the standard subsidies for residential... (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:08:30 -0800)

In Honor of National Long Term Care Awareness Month, McShane Insurance Hopes to Educate Local Residents by Releasing ...
Houston insurance agency, McShane Insurance, releases facts about long term care and its importance. (PRWeb November 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:08:39 -0800)

Long-term care provider loss rates expected to increase 5%
Loss rates for long-term care providers are expected to increase by 5% annually, according to a study released Thursday.The projected national 2014 loss rate for long-term care facilities, which is a combination of claim severity and frequency, is $1,940 per occupied bed, according to the survey, (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:48:29 -0800)

Long unsure where long-term future lies
Shane Long: West Brom striker was happy with his brace against Aston Villa. (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:02:25 -0800)

November is Long-term Care Awareness month
November is long term care awareness month. Many people seem to assume long term care only applies to senior citizens, for things like nursing home care, but it can impact anyone and cost thousands of (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:14:02 -0800)

Holiday Visits
You Visit Your Parents this Holiday Season? The holidays and their aftermath are the busiest time of year for long-term care admissions, says expert Chris Orestis. (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:25:34 -0800)

First Nation elders appeal for long-term care home
First Nations in northwestern Ontario lack long-term care facilities — and neither the provincial nor federal government will pay for them. (Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:21:24 -0800)

Startup uses tech to enhance long-term care for older adults
There are now more senior citizens in America than any other time in U.S. history, and yet few entrepreneurs are developing products to respond to their needs. The GENerator is... (Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:06:53 -0800)

Boomers Need to Talk About Long-Term Care
Unfortunately, you may have to raise some unpleasant issues when you speak with family members over the holidays if you want to ensure a successful retirement. Family issues are just about the only thing investors don't plan for, and it could hurt them in retirement, a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Age Wave study shows. The study, "Family and Retirement: The Elephant in the Room ... (Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:32:44 -0800)

Insurance Rate Hikes Possible for Two Companies
Some Americans are going to soon see increases in long-term care premiums. Genworth and John Hancock have both announced that they will ask state regulators to increase premium prices by as much as 25 . . . (Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:59:15 -0800)

Three finalists selected to keep bidding on long-term care facility
Submitted A trio of companies have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to build the new 225 bed long-term care facility in Swift Current. Five teams responded to the Cypress Regional Health Authority Request for Qualifications, which closed ... (Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:03:58 -0800)

State-of-the-art long-term care facility to open in Barbourville Monday
Workers put the finishing touches on the library at the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center this week. It is slated to officially open Monday. (Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:21:16 -0800)

Aboriginal long-term care experts call for beds, housing
Experts in Aboriginal health say that home care for seniors is failing to meet the needs of remote First Nations communities, citing needs for more beds, better housing and greater cultural sensitivity. (Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:50:49 -0800)

Finnish government agrees more long-term welfare cuts
Finland's government reached a deal on Friday on parts of a long-term plan to scale back welfare spending in order to protect its triple-A credit rating as its population ages and the economy slows. The government, made up of six parties with varying views, agreed to start removing some obligations from municipalities, targeting long-term cost cuts in services such as dental care, hospital care ... (Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:19:33 -0800)

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David Kitaen, an insurance broker in Novato, Calif., has helped one client exchange his life insurance proceeds for long-term care coverage through Life Care Funding. The client has stayed in his home and receives assistance there. "It was a wonderful result for this family," Kitaen says. (Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:19:39 -0800)

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