| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
After a spate of plumbing issues left parts of Gracedale Nursing Home without water for nearly two weeks, hot water could be completely restored by Thursday night, Administrator Millard D. Freeman said Tuesday. Inspections of the water supply Feb. 26...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
“A Cat Named Mercy,” a new play by Josefina López (“Real Women Have Curves”) premiering at Casa 0101 Theater, is full of reformist passion but feels underbaked. Perhaps it was rushed into production to capitalize on the Obamacare...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of individuals 65 and older will need some type of long-term care. Unfortunately, most families don't have sufficient assets or insurance to cover the cost of this care.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Marianna T. Earp, a retired music appreciation teacher, died of dementia Sunday at Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville. The Towson resident was 82.
Born Marianna T. Markowski in the Baltic section of Poland, she was the daughter of Walter and Michelina...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The word is beginning to percolate through public discourse as the Affordable Care Act takes hold: If you're in the cohort receiving your healthcare through Medicaid, the government can seize your house later to pay for your bills.
Is that really...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after having tonsil surgery at an Oakland hospital but whose parents refused to take her off a ventilator, is not suffering, her mother wrote Wednesday.
The teen was at the center of a patient’...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:51 PM
Luis Rios, who lost his job at a filling station in December at the age of 56, is newly eligible for Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor.
Following the advice of state-trained medical insurance enrollment workers, he filled out the paperwork...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The story is the subject of a fresh round of political ads this week, but Tribune readers learned about it in late January in a RIck Pearson, Ray Long story, Nursing home problems may dog Rauner-- GOP candidate's business deals,......
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families.
But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors ordered an audit Tuesday of the way the county's public health department investigates complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes.
The officials sharply criticized public health officials over a report that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors ordered an audit Tuesday of how the county's Public Health Department investigates complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes.
Members of the county board sharply criticized health officials over a report...