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  • New Obama ad targets Romney cuts to nursing homes

     
    The Barack Obama campaign has launched yet another ad in Florida and other battleground states that all but accuses Mitt Romney of wanting to throw granny out of her nursing home bed. The new ad, titled “Only Choice,” opens with a shot of an...
  • Report lays out a bleak scenario under Medicaid cuts

     
    With the nation on a fiscally unsustainable path, the federal government has these choices: Cut spending, raise taxes, or do both. Health care spending, a huge part of the government's budget, stands as a huge target. A new report lays out the impact of...
  • Victims of "death cap" mushrooms identified

     
    A fourth person sickened at a Loomis, Calif., nursing home when they ate soup made from poisonous mushrooms has died, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday....
  • Alzheimer's Care And The 'Secondary Patient'

    A few years after Stephen Sonnone took on the daily task of caring for his mother, whose mind was steeply declining due to Alzheimer's disease, he suffered from pancreatitis. He attributes it to his role as his mother's primary caregiver. "Without a...
  • Dementia: A Father Slips Into Heartbreaking Void

    Dementia: A Father Slips Into Heartbreaking Void
    "Your mother is taking a nap. Why don't you go sit with her?" my father says. "Did you just come in?" he asks, surprised to see me wearing a coat. Dad looks good, which lifts my spirits. He is sitting in the hallway watching the comings and goings...
  • Calif. attorney general recognizes Burbank police for addressing mental health calls

    California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Thursday honored the Burbank Police Department’s mental health evaluation team, calling the program a “smart” model that has helped free up resources within the city and countywide. Burbank was...
  • Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth

    Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth
    As the U.S. population ages, so does the need to care for the sick and disabled. That's what the Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo is banking on. The company provides skilled nursing and rehabilitative care services at 119 facilities in 11 Western...
  • Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus

    Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus
    Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday. The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
  • Norco audit mostly positive, with some exceptions

     
    Northampton County received a generally positive audit Wednesday despite some discrepancies in human services accounting. In one instance, a $3.7 million revenue entry in the Health Choices program was recorded twice because a financial employee took a...
  • A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action

    A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action
    After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages. "The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
  • Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients

    Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients
    At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...