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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 Muñoz, 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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Costs of dementia care fall to families, Medicaid
By Steven Ross Johnson | January 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The continuing failure to find effective ways to treat Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia has many experts warning that the current U.S. healthcare financing system is ill-equipped to handle the looming increase in the number of Americans with those conditions.
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Nursing homes are weak link in battle against superbugs
By Bloomberg.com | December 27, 2013
New findings are giving credence to the idea that superbugs, which resist the most powerful antibiotics, thrive just where the frailest people dwell: nursing homes.
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Long-term care insurance: Peace of mind at a price
By USA Today | December 04, 2013
If you ask what most people fear most in retirement, it's being a burden. Long-term care insurance can alleviate that fear, but it doesn't come cheaply.
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Healthcare's Hottest No. 10: Independent Living Systems
By Modern Healthcare | September 28, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What it does: It provides managed long-term care and support services to elderly, special needs and dual-eligible individuals, focused on keeping them out of hospitals and nursing homes.
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