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What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

By Reuters  |  September 12, 2014

When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, such as home-based long-term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews.

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

By Sabriya Rice  |  August 22, 2014

Advocates of tighter painkiller control are praising the recent Drug Enforcement Administration decision to impose tighter restrictions on the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, but others say that as a result, it now may be more difficult for long-term-care patients to access pain treatment in a...

Older Americans see growing rate of chronic disease

Older Americans see growing rate of chronic disease

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 01, 2014

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.

Data Points: Long-term care

Data Points: Long-term care

April 26, 2014

What is the median rate for a year's nursing home stay in a private room? Read Data Points and find out.

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.

PACE has shown path to improved elder care

By Shawn Bloom  |  March 01, 2014

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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