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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...

Long-term care needs EHR connection

Long-term care needs EHR connection

By Chip Burns  |  February 08, 2014

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.

Physicians need to set stage for talk about long-term care

Physicians need to set stage for talk about long-term care

By Dr. Michael Fleming  |  February 01, 2014

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.

Brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman removed from life support

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 26, 2014

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...

Costs of dementia care fall to families, Medicaid

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 25, 2014

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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