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Long Term Care

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  • Don't outsource work at Cedarbrook homes

    In 1999, Cedarbrook nursing home was named the best nursing home in the state. That didn't happen by accident. It was due mainly to the hardworking, dedicated staff of professionals and nurses and custodial, security and maintenance personnel. What...
  • Teacher juggles the different stresses of tending to a dying companion

    Teacher juggles the different stresses of tending to a dying companion
    Nick Telesca, a 72-year-old substitute teacher, got home from work at 5 p.m. and marched straight upstairs to his tiny North Hollywood apartment, ready to begin his second job. The woman he loves is dying, and he is trying to make her as comfortable as...
  • Families struggle to care for victims of violence

    Families struggle to care for victims of violence
    His mother remembers the way he used to be: a daredevil with an athletic build who drove a red Pontiac Firebird, listened to hard rock bands like Metallica and did handstands on his thumbs. But when a neighbor waving a gun shot Charles "Chuck" Ropka...
  • Nursing home exec accused of stealing $12K from patient, 79

    Nursing home exec accused of stealing $12K from patient, 79
    A nursing home executive was arrested on suspicion of stealing $12,466 from a dementia patient in a Fort Lauderdale facility, the Florida attorney general's office said. Cathy Hanna, 42, of Fort Lauderdale, former director of admissions at Harbor Beach...
  • Legionnaires' case confirmed in Middle River nursing home

    Legionnaires' case confirmed in Middle River nursing home
    The Baltimore County health department said Friday it is monitoring for Legionnaires' disease at Oakwood Care Center, a 130-bed nursing home in Middle River, after one case was confirmed. Legionnaires' disease is a kind of pneumonia caused by bacteria...
  • Shelter Picks: Missy Girl

    Missy Girl is an older gray tabby who is very friendly, quiet and easy-going. She loves attention very much, especially getting rubbed on the head, but she doesn't demand it at all. Missy Girl came to The Cat Corner because her owner had to go into a...
  • High-dose flu vaccine found more effective for elderly

    PITTSBURGH Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found. Published in the Journal...
  • Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools

    Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools
    The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
  • Cedarbrook workers remain focused on job

    Cedarbrook workers remain focused on job
    During a time of continued discussion regarding Cedarbrook nursing home, it is my hope that the amazing accomplishments of the staff of the South Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill sites are acknowledged and outlined. Recently, the nursing...
  • Judge says Rauner former firm not responsible for nursing home fraud

     Judge says Rauner former firm not responsible for nursing home fraud
    A federal bankruptcy judge said Tuesday that Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's former investment firm won't be held responsible for a scheme to avoid liability in costly nursing home death lawsuits. In a tentative ruling in the case designed to prod the...
  • Florida updates health-care comparison tool

    Florida updates health-care comparison tool
    The state rolled out an updated version of its health-care comparison tool, FloridaHealthFinder.gov, on Tuesday, adding more data about hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and health plans.  “We are constantly trying to find ways to improve...