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Long Term Care News Feb 2014

Should Long-Term Care Be an Entitlement?
Affordability gap for senior care is growing, and there is little discussion about how to close it. (Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:30:49 -0800)

Long-Term Care Costs Favor Home-Based Treatment
Genworth Financial survey finds institutional expenses rising but at-home costs stable. (Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:32:26 -0800)

Long-Term Care Expenses Could Swamp Medicaid
Voluntary programs aren’t working and we can’t afford bigger budget deficits. (Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:33:37 -0800)

The Rush to Solve Long-Term Care Needs, Funding Issues
Presidential commission releases report on long-term care needs, but skirts broader funding issues (Sat, 01 Feb 2014 09:00:20 -0800)

SUNDAY EDITION: Violations costly for Louisville nursing homes
Long-term care facilities in Jefferson County cited at lower rate than national average in 2013, but nearly half are deemed "below average" or worse, federal data shows. (Sun, 02 Feb 2014 03:15:57 -0800)

Northwestern MutualVoice: Who Will Pay For Mom's Or Dad's Nursing Home Bill? Filial Support Laws And Long-Term Care
Imagine this: One day you’re sifting through your mail. In the pile of letters, bills and junk mail, you find a letter from a law firm informing you that you need to pay $50,000 to cover the cost of your father’s recent nursing home stay, or the care facility will sue you. (Mon, 03 Feb 2014 05:50:40 -0800)

Merger of BlueStep Systems and BridgeGate Health Creates Nation's First LTPAC Clinical Care Exchange
BlueStep Systems, provider of the industry's only client-configurable care and clinical platform for the long-term and post-acute care market, and BridgeGate Health, a provider of robust integrated solutions ... (Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:15:00 -0800)

Fitch affirms Northwestern Mutual's AAA rating, the highest possible rating
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the AAA insurance financial strength rating for Northwestern Mutual and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, citing the company's ... (Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:53:00 -0800)

MEDICA Revenue to 31 December 2013
(Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:10:58 -0800)

Yamada bill seeks to stop insurers from implementing gender-based pricing
If some insurers get their way, women in California -- particularly elderly ones -- will soon pay more for long-term care than their male counterparts. (Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:39:33 -0800)

University Hospitals and Emmi Solutions Partner on Commitment to Patient Engagement
University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement. UH and Emmi Solutions are committed to working ... (Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:30:00 -0800)

Long Term Care Insurance Industry Paid $7.5 Billion in Claim Benefits
Long term care insurance companies paid nearly $7.5 billion in claim benefits to 273,000 individuals in 2013 according to a just-released report. (Tue, 04 Feb 2014 07:18:00 -0800)

Do you need long-term care insurance?
There is a good possibility that you or your spouse will eventually require some form of long-term care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70 percent of people aged 65 or older will enter a nursing home for some period of time during their life-time. (Tue, 04 Feb 2014 07:45:00 -0800)

$7.1 billion elderly care, education bill considered
HONOLULU — Hawaii may be getting ready to spend half a million dollars to remind its aging population: start saving now for long-term care. (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:12:12 -0800)

Humana moves to 4Q loss, hurt by expense
Humana, weighed down expenses from some long-term care insurance policies, moved to a fourth-quarter loss. The health insurer, however, stuck by its previous 2014 earnings forecast Wednesday thanks in ... (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:14:22 -0800)

Extended Care Physicians acquires South Carolina geriatrics group
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended Care Physicians (ECP), the Southeast's largest geriatric physician practice working in the long-term care setting, announced today that it has acquired ... (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:00:00 -0800)

TMC Shares Success: Announces 401K Matching for All Employees
Dreama Waldrop, Physical Therapist and President of Therapy Management Corporation, a long term care contract therapy services provider based out of Florida, announces today that the company has reinstated ... (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:51:39 -0800)

LTC Tree Study Finds the Majority of Group Long Term Care Insurance Plans Don't Meet State Partnership Requirements
ATLANTA, Ga. -- via PRWEB - Every one from teachers to corporate employees at Fortune 500 companies are being offered a new workplace benefit called Long Term Care Insurance, designed to help cover health ... (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:04:03 -0800)

Adventist Health System Selects HealthMEDX to Automate and Connect Long-Term, Post-Acute Care
Adventist Health System, a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, has selected HealthMEDX as their technology solution for Adventist Care Centers, their long-term care division. (PRWeb February 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:49:43 -0800)

The Shame of America's Long-Term Unemployment Crisis
Like today, when a Republican filibuster blocked a vote to extend jobless benefits for millions of Americans who have been out of work for more than six months. There is a near-consensus in the academic community that long-term unemployment is the most serious crisis in the U.S. job market. (Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:11:00 -0800)

Lawmakers focus on developmental disability issues
HARTFORD, Conn.—A group of Connecticut lawmakers is gathering comments from state residents concerned about the long-term care of their adult developmentally disabled children. (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:20:49 -0800)

For-profit group to provide long-term acute care at Bryan West
Select Specialty Medical, a for-profit company from Pennsylvania, plans to open a long-term acute care hospital inside of Bryan West Campus. (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:00:00 -0800)

CardioComm Solutions Completes Technology Pilot in the Long-Term Patient Care Market with the HeartCheck(tm) ECG ...
Arrhythmia Surveillance Utilized HeartCheck(TM) Device and SMART Monitoring ECG Service Technologies TORONTO, ONTARIO - CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EKG) ("CardioComm Solutions" or ... (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:01:00 -0800)

Retirement Weekly: Long-term care insurance: What to know
The topic of long-term care is of extreme importance, since all America will be affected by the issues involved. There have been numerous recent changes in the long-term care insurance industry and in the upcoming year, long-term care insurance will continue to evolve. (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:58:06 -0800)

Briefs -- Published Feb. 10, 2014
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, has introduced legislation designed to improve oversight and standard of care at residential elder-care facilities. (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:15:50 -0800)

Legislation aimed at long-term care
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, has introduced legislation designed to improve oversight and standard of care at residential elder-care facilities. (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:16:40 -0800)

Long-term care coverage "huge opportunity" for Latin American insurers, says Swiss Re
The gap between people's desire for long-term care coverage and a real product penetration of 4% represents a "huge opportunity" for insurers, according to Swiss Re's 2013 Latin America Customer Survey Report. (Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:52:15 -0800)

Outbreak at Prince Albert long-term care facility
Visitor restrictions are in effect at Herb Bassett Home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan due to outbreak. (Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:38:41 -0800)

NHC to Pay Preferred and Common Dividends
National HealthCare Corporation , the nation’s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, has announced that it will pay a quarterly dividend of (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:00:00 -0800)

Invacare Corporation Announces Closure of London, Canada Manufacturing Facility
Invacare Corporation today announced its decision to close its London, Canada manufacturing facility by mid-2014. The closure of this plant, which produces long-term ca (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:25:00 -0800)

States meld Medicare and Medicaid to offer better, cheaper care
They are a diverse group of low-income people who are disabled or elderly. Many have multiple chronic illnesses, or are battling depression or substance abuse. Most will need long-term care at some point in their lives. (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:03:30 -0800)

Seniors Moved from Nursing Homes to Home, Community Care Suffer More Hospitalizations
Feb. 12, 2014 – What looks like a “win-win” for everyone – senior citizens and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – is not turning out that way, according to a new study in the online Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . The seniors want to age at home, rather than in nursing homes, which can save money for Medicaid. (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:02:04 -0800)

Long-Term Study Questions Benefits of Mammogram Screening
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Researchers publish 25-year follow-up to Canadian breast screening study Study authors conclude mammography does not save additional lives from cancer Authors: 22% of invasive cancers detected during screening were overdiagnosed Experts say study's methods were flawed, technology used was behind the times (CNN)  -- The debate over annual mammogram screenings continues this week ... (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:08:08 -0800)

The Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Is Out of Control
The unemployment rate may be dropping, but the number of people out of work for longer than 27 weeks is off the charts.         (Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:01:00 -0800)

UofL Geriatrician Named Finalist for National Award
Patrick J. Murphy, M.D., is one of six finalists for the 2014 Medical Director of the Year Award. (Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:21:35 -0800)

UofL professor named finalist for national award recognizing leadership in long-term care
Patrick J. Murphy Jr., M.D., director of the University of Louisville Home Call Program and professor of geriatrics in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, has been named one of six finalists for a national award recognizing leadership in long-term care. (Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:07:12 -0800)

Oakwood Healthcare signs joint venture deal with Vibra Healthcare for 2 long-term acute care facilities
Jay Greene - Dearborn-based Oakwood Healthcare and Vibra Healthcare of Mechanicsburg, Pa., have signed an agreement to jointly operate a 40-bed long-term acute care unit in Oakwood Hospital-Taylor, formerly called Oakwood Heritage Hospital, and a similar 52-bed facility operated by Vibra in Lincoln Park. (Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:46:24 -0800)

Vibra Healthcare and Oakwood Healthcare Joint Venture; New 40-Bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. and TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibra Healthcare ("Vibra") and Oakwood Healthcare ("Oakwood") announced today the joint venture and opening of their new Long Term Acute Care Hospital ("LTACH") that will occupy 40-beds and over 17,000 square feet on the second floor of the Oakwood Hospital – Taylor Campus in Taylor, MI. The new LTAC hospital is named Vibra ... (Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:30:00 -0800)

Sunrise health care firm aims to cut Medicaid costs
Sunshine Health, a Sunrise managed health-care company that was a big winner in Florida's long-term care contracts last year, is doubling its workforce in South Florida to provide services to low-income seniors and the disabled.         (Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:58:32 -0800)

Movers & Shakers
New state ombudsman for the elderly takes the helm Leigh Davis has been named the state’s new top advocate for the elderly in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities. New state ombudsman for the elderly takes the helm (Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:37:50 -0800)

Americans Clueless About Longevity Risk Cites Long Term Care Insurance Director
The majority of Americans don't understand or have any plan to deal with the consequences of living a long life. (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:53:13 -0800)

Can long-term unemployed find work in improving US economy? There's hope.
The 3.6 million long-term unemployed account for 2.3 percent of the nation's workforce – still a historically high level in Year 5 of the recovery – posing potential problems for the economy. (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:11:07 -0800)

Can long-term unemployed find work in improving US economy? There's hope.
The 3.6 million long-term unemployed account for 2.3 percent of the nation's workforce – still a historically high level in Year 5 of the recovery – posing potential problems for the economy. (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:41:07 -0800)

Buyer beware when shopping for long-term-care insurance
The high cost of long-term care can quickly wipe out a person’s life savings. And some consumers who tried to protect themselves by buying long-term-care insurance found out too late they didn’t understand what they bought. (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:19:04 -0800)

Long-term-care policy lapsed, but son didn’t know
David and Anne Pirron planned for old age, for the day when they might need help with bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals and other activities of daily living. (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:19:54 -0800)

Long-term care insurance rising
For about 40 years now, millions of Americans have been buying long-term care insurance policies designed to help cover the costs of nursing home and assisted-living care as they age or become disable (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:21:03 -0800)

Letter: Protect those who need long-term care
October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many residents of our long-term care facilities have made to better our Currituck community and to call attention to their rights within these facilities. (Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:47:52 -0800)

Should You Self Insure Against Long-Term Care Risk Or Buy Insurance?
Should young people self-insure against the risk of needing long-term care later in life, or should they buy insurance? (Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:27:51 -0800)

Evolving Tax Benefits Make Long-Term Care Planning More Attractive; Multiple Incentives Now Moderate the Cost
KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-term care services, which are generally not covered by Medicare or regular health insurance, can be expensive. "Sticker shock keeps many from thinking about it," says Ken Dehn, General Counsel for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance solutions agencies. "The good news is that Uncle ... (Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:00:00 -0800)

2013 Annual Best in KLAS Report Ranks PointClickCare #1 in Long Term Care
PointClickCare, the leading provider of cloud-based software for the senior care industry, was recognized by KLAS Research today as the definitive Category Leader in Long Term Care for 2013. (Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:00:00 -0800)

Why care home fees cap may not prevent the sale of your home
A care home fees cap designed to reduce the number who have to sell their homes is fundamentally flawed, says Richard Dyson (Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:31:44 -0800)

MatrixCare CCD Exchange in Production
MDI Achieve, provider of MatrixCare, the fastest growing Electronic Health Record solution for the long-term care continuum, announced its client, Benedictine Health System , has successfully implemented ... (Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:41:24 -0800)

Alzheimer Society of Canada releases PC P.E.A.R.L.S.™
7 key elements to advance person-centred dementia care in long-term care TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Alzheimer Society of Canada is releasing new information to help promote person-centered care for people living with dementia in long-term care homes across Canada. (Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:01:00 -0800)

Long-term care insurance costs up after insurer miscalculations
Prices to buy long-term care insurance have risen during the last few years after insurance company mistakes came to light. (Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:13:02 -0800)

Bristol Senior Center Hosts Talk on Long-Term Care
BRISTOL - Steve Ardussi will present a talk Feb. 19 at the senior center about long-term care options available to state residents.         (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:38:45 -0800)

Dining Preferences of Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities Changing Significantly
Research shows that a younger and more 'food-centric' population is more vocal about food preferences and satisfaction. (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:36:09 -0800)

Yamada legislation seeks to address investigations into nursing homes
Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, chairwoman of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to address slow, cursory or incomplete investigations of suspected abuse in long-term health care facilities. (Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:38:07 -0800)

Long-term-care insurance: the benefits of reviewing policy
Some very good points were made in the article “Buyer beware when shopping for long-term-care insurance” [Business/Technology, Feb. 15], including the importance of understanding the coverage you have purchased. (Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:07:58 -0800)

New York Life Launches Next Generation Asset Preserver
New York Life today announced the launch of an enhanced Asset Preserver1, a life insurance product that provides a way to help cover the costs of long-term care, provide liquidity, and leave a legacy for heirs. (Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:54:00 -0800)

Caremerge Announces Partnership With Signature Healthcare And Launches Its Technology Solution
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caremerge LLC, a revolutionary communication and care coordination platform for senior care providers, announced today a new partnership with Signature HealthCARE, a leading provider of long-term care in the U.S. Under the partnership, Signature HealthCARE will be launching the Caremerge Transitional Care Technology Solution at its ExceleratedCare units ... (Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:24:00 -0800)

Women And Long-Term Care Insurance
They can now be charged more than men, so here's how to shop (Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:13:06 -0800)

Glenwood Care Facility, Part of the Ensign Group, Chooses to Incorporate the Biodex Balance System SD into Its Fall ...
Glenwood Care Facility, located in Oxnard CA, uses the Biodex Balance System SD to assess fall risk of both short-term and long-term patients, at health fairs and local assisted living facilities. Future plans include promoting to the area physicians and hospital discharge planners in order to position Glenwood as the leading provider of Medicare-paid short-term inpatient rehabilitation in the ... (Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:19:01 -0800)

Long Island College Hospital settlement reached
The agreement ends all pending and future litigation, while providing an agreed upon process to deliver a viable long-term health care solution for the community. (Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:39:23 -0800)

Media Advisory: Ontario Long Term Care Association's 5th Annual Research Day
New and emerging research to provide insight into the future of long term care Innovators Den competition for new ways to improve care, reduce costs TORONTO , Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - What: The latest innovations, ... (Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:40:00 -0800)

Celebrating the grand opening of the new Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
PENETANGUISHENE, ON, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, joined hospital board members, staff and volunteers, construction partners, and members of the community to celebrate the completion of the new Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and a new era for patients, families and care providers. Built on Waypoint's existing site, the new forensic mental ... (Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:30:00 -0800)

Maine is underpaying nursing homes $30 million. Will the Legislature bring them relief?
Posted Feb. 21, 2014, at 12:37 p.m. The Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Calais shuts its doors in 2012. The closure of a nursing home in a rural area spurred the creation of a long-term care commission that has recommended boosting Maine nursing home payments. (Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:30:12 -0800)

Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs
Facing scaled-back benefits and premium hikes, baby boomers can use several strategies to help cover future costs.         (Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:57:48 -0800)

Long-term care facts from the experts
Long-term care is a complex and often confusing topic that, unfortunately, many people first encounter in a crisis situation. (Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:09:29 -0800)

Baywood touts in-home care
SHERBURN - Baywood Home Care is trying to get the word out: Long-term care at home is an option. "We do a lot of things, but our specialty is nursing home care at home," said Dorothy Muffett, Baywood's founder and president. (Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:22:29 -0800)

Elder Law: Reviewing the costs of long-term care
Now that the average daily cost in Pennsylvania for nursing home care is at $288.21 a day ($105,197 a year) and with the release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the new spousal impoverishment amounts, this is a good time to review some of the basics as they relate to the medical assistance program for long-term care services in Pennsylvania. (Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:07:05 -0800)

NHC Reports Year End Earnings
National HealthCare Corporation , the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders of $55,942,000 or $4.05 per share basic for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $50,629,000 or $3.65 per share basic for the year ended December 31, 2012. (Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:00:00 -0800)

PointClickCare and TigerText Bring Integrated Secure Text Messaging to Electronic Health Records
PointClickCare, the cloud-based software platform of choice for senior care, today introduced PointClickCare Secure Conversations™ – the long-term care industry's first secure mobile messaging offering that fully integrates with an Electronic Healthcare Record platform. (Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:00:00 -0800)

Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs
Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs (Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:20:44 -0800)

Business Partnership Workshop on long term care
The Somerset County Business Partnership Financial Services Special Interest Group will address the important business and personal issue, “Long Term Care - What; How; Why?” on Thursday, Feb. 27. (Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:23:49 -0800)

Will you have enough money to cover health care bills in retirement?
A stay in a long-term care facility to recover from a serious illness could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, and the same applies to in-home care (Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:40:19 -0800)

Online Term Life Insurance Products Provider EQUOTE Has Now Added Annuities and Long Term Care Plans
Online Term Life Insurance Products Provider EQUOTE Has Now Added Annuities and Long Term Care Plans. Full details are available online at http://www.equote.com . (PRWeb February 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/eq (Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:52:50 -0800)

The pros and cons of long-term care insurance
While premiums are expensive, long-term care insurance allows you to maintain your independence and reduce some financial and psychological stress. (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:18:29 -0800)

Make long-term care plans before they are needed
The best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it's needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions. (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:20:07 -0800)

READER SUBMITTED: Revera Nursing & Rehab Recognizes Long Term Care Administrator's Week
Revera Nursing & Rehab, a member of the Revera Inc. family, would like to honor its center Administrators during Long Term Care Administrator's Week, March 9 through 15. Each of one our twenty-nine center Administrator's is dedicated to enriching the daily lives of residents at the center. Our center Administrators lead and direct the overall operations of the center in accordance with customer ... (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:27:24 -0800)

Pros/cons of long-term care insurance
While expensive, long-term care insurance allows you to maintain your independence and reduce financial stress. (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:15:10 -0800)

Should "long-term care" be on the top line?
McGladrey's Strategies to address growing pains for long-term care organizations reports that senior and long-term care facility leaders are well aware of these urgent statistics, and many have planned to strategically grow their organizations by expanding facilities, merging with other care centers and becoming multisite complexes to address current and expected demands. However, for many long ... (Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:35:00 -0800)

New Website Helps People Learn About Long Term Health Care Planning
Nationally known LTC specialist, Mary Ann DeKing, has launched a comprehensive website for Long Term Care planning. Planandcare.com will provide free information and resources to help people start the process of planning for the physical, emotional and financial burdens that Long Term Care places on family and loved ones. (PRWeb February 27, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ... (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:54:04 -0800)

Better Coordinating Long-Term Care and Medical Treatment
The most important trend in care for the frail elderly and younger people with disabilities may be what’s called managed long-term supports and services, or MLTSS. This effort to combine medical care with long-term care would replace today’s disorganized, ineffective, and even dangerous system with one that can bring together complex care that’s being delivered by many different providers. (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:48:36 -0800)

Norovirus outbreaks affect Mecklenburg County long-term-care centers
Outbreaks of norovirus – often referred to as the stomach flu – have brought some nasty symptoms to lots of Mecklenburg County residents this winter, especially at long-term care centers (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:41:08 -0800)

Some Albertans say they're barred from visiting seniors in long-term care homes
EDMONTON - Family members of some long-term care patients in Alberta say managers have barred them from seeing their loved ones. The group Public Interest Alberta wants the province to investigate. But Health Minister Fred Horne says such cases are relatively rare in Alberta and his main concern is for the safety of patients and staff. Horne told reporters in Calgary that long-term care managers ... (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:29:57 -0800)

Llanfair Recognizes Sitchanoff During Long Term Care Administrators Week
Cincinnati's Llanfair Retirement Community celebrates the excellent care provided in its nursing, assisted living and rehab centers. (PRWeb February 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ci (Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:00:06 -0800)

New Long-Term Care Insurance Benefit Plans May Offer Affordable Option for Paying for In-Home Care, According to ...
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Elder care experts advise that the emergence of new strategies enabling consumers to convert their life insurance policies into long-term care insurance benefit plans could offer ... (Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:47:19 -0800)

Warning over 'risky' schemes to cut care bills
People are entering risky arrangements to safeguard their wealth from long-term care costs, but there are cheaper and safer options if you plan early (Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:08:13 -0800)

Educational sessions on long-term care options scheduled
PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Social Services is hosting several educational sessions in communities across the state this spring on long-term care and the Long-Term Care Partnership Program. Such a session was held in Vermillion on Feb. 24. Similar sessions will be held in the following area communities: … Read Article → The post Educational sessions on long-term care options ... (Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:28:15 -0800)

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