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Long Term Care

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  • More to Nursing Homes Than Errors

    There is more to nursing homes than errors and fines [Aug. 21, news, "7 Nursing Homes Fined For Errors"]. On a positive note, nursing homes are places where dog parades happen, where the residents smile and laugh, and where holiday events are celebrated....
  • Cummings presses feds on nursing home grades

    Cummings presses feds on nursing home grades
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Tuesday called on federal health officials to reevaluate how they grade nursing homes in response to reports that some facilities are gaming the system. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the...
  • Audit finds some L.A. County nursing home cases prematurely closed

    Los Angeles County auditors have found problems with the way the public health department investigates nursing home complaints involving issues of safety, neglect and other problems that could jeopardize the well-being of residents. After reviewing a...
  • Faith and Values: Shared memories, experiences in religion

    This summer my husband, daughter, her boyfriend and I went to Cape Cod. Truro to be exact. For almost every summer while my children were growing up, we traveled as a family to my brother-in-law's house on the Cape. The house is high on a bluff...
  • Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit

    Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit
    More than half of nursing home patients who suffer severe dementia and are likely to die within a year or two are administered medications that offer little to no benefit and may cause pointless discomfort, a new study finds. The latest research,...
  • Rauner 'comfortable' with nursing home bankruptcy court setback

    Rauner 'comfortable' with nursing home bankruptcy court setback
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner today said he’s “very comfortable” that a federal bankruptcy judge is letting a case proceed in which it is alleged the candidate’s longtime equity investment firm improperly handled...
  • Consider your financial options early to address post-retirement living

    Consider your financial options early to address post-retirement living
    Let’s face it: If you’re in your early to mid 50s, you’re probably not thinking about moving into a retirement community just yet—and even if you are, you’re probably not looking ahead to the eventual possibility that you...
  • Who will pay for your nursing home costs?

    Americans are living longer than ever, but that's not unequivocally good news. The longer you live, the more likely you will need long-term care. And paying for that care is not cheap or uncomplicated. Unfortunately, you cannot count on Medicare to cover...
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a partnership-eligible long-term-care policy?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I'm interested in a long-term-care policy that would let me protect more of my assets if I eventually need to rely on Medicaid to pay for care. I've heard that partnership-eligible policies let you do exactly that. How do...
  • Hinsdale police reports: Disorderly conduct in nursing home, passed out in a car, and more

    Hinsdale police reports: Disorderly conduct in nursing home, passed out in a car, and more
    The following information was taken from Hinsdale police reports: A 32-year-old Schaumburg man was charged with disorderly conduct June 14 after he made disturbing and alarming statements and acted in a disturbing manner to a nurse and police officers...
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions. Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...