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Demographics add urgency for action on dementia long-term care
By Esther M. Friedman | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What can be done to improve the situation of people with dementia and their caregivers?
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Older Americans see growing rate of chronic disease
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The prevalence of chronic diseases among older Americans continues to rise despite a reduction in some of the behaviors associated with developing such conditions, according to a new report.
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Obamacare leaves nursing homes waiting for millions of dollars
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | June 25, 2014
The massive expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare had an unintended consequence in Illinois, leaving nursing homes in the lurch as the state sits on a mountain of unpaid bills.
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Data Points: Long-term care
April 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What is the median rate for a year's nursing home stay in a private room? Read Data Points and find out.
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Mich. Dept. of Community Health reports security breach
By Daily Tribune (Clinton Township, Mich.) | April 04, 2014
The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a notice of a security breach in protected health information kept on a laptop computer and flash drive of an employee of the state's Long Term Care ombudsman's office.
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Long-term care provider National Healthcare expands in Missouri
By Rachel Landen | March 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
National Healthcare Corp. announced this week that it recently added four properties in Missouri as it expands operations in the state.
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PACE has shown path to improved elder care
By Shawn Bloom | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the number of seniors with long-term service and support needs continues to grow, Medicare and Medicaid are seeking new ways to provide care and services more effectively and efficiently. One model, Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or...
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Long-term care needs EHR connection
By Chip Burns | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Because long-term care providers lag behind hospitals and doctors in adoption of EHRs, the crucial exchange of information between acute and long-term care providers that supports more integrated care is lacking.
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Physicians need to set stage for talk about long-term care
By Dr. Michael Fleming | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Every primary-care physician who cares for elderly patients faces hard decisions. But among the hardest of choices a doctor makes, especially with the sickest of the sick, involves long-term care.
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Brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman removed from life support
By Sabriya Rice | January 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Life support has been removed for Marlise Muņoz, the pregnant 33-year-old paramedic whose brain-death case fueled complex debates about medicine's role in the beginning and end of life. Life-sustaining measures were removed Sunday at 11:30 a.m CST, according to attorneys. The families will now...
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