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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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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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Information
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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News
Reform Update: Wisconsin proceeds with plan to trim Medicaid rolls
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 24, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More than 56,000 low-income households in Wisconsin are expected to receive letters this week informing them that they will stop receiving Medicaid coverage at the end of the year. They will be told they can apply for federally subsidized private coverage in the state health insurance exchange,...
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Vital Signs
Bill aims to eliminate skilled nursing's 'three-day rule'
By Joe Carlson | September 20, 2013
Responding to criticism that Medicare is not paying for enough seniors' skilled-nursing care following serious hospitalizations, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) has introduced a bill that would eliminate a barrier to rehab care known as the “three-day rule.”
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Information
Nursing homes' drug use falls
By Wall Street Journal | August 27, 2013
An effort by the government and the nursing-home industry has reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among elderly nursing-home residents, but the decline fell short of the program's goal.
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Post-Acute Care Survey
By Modern Healthcare | August 26, 2013
Modern Healthcare's 14th annual survey of post-acute care organizations is open for participation.
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