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  • Few seniors have long-term care insurance

    Few seniors have long-term care insurance
    People don't like to think about what will happen if they become too ill or infirm to manage on their own. Experts say that partly explains why sales of long-term-care insurance policies are so anemic; only about 10 percent of seniors have such coverage....
  • Making Alzheimer's patients comfortable

    Making Alzheimer's patients comfortable
    Until Bryan Le Blanc's 93-year-old mother died earlier this month, she had spent the last four years of her life in the Alzheimer's unit at Maryhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Glenview. Over the last two years, Le Blanc saw...
  • Scott wants to privatize veterans homes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's $65.8 billion spending pitch to lawmakers includes privatizing veterans homes, mental health facilities and developmental disability centers, which the governor's budget staff has concluded will save $103.9 million....
  • Oklahoma woman fights to keep her therapy kangaroo

     
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman suffering from depression has found solace in the company of an unusual companion, but local city officials worry that the therapy pet -- a partially paralyzed kangaroo -- could become a public safety......
  • Search on for missing Alzheimer's patient in West Covina

     
    Police were searching Friday for an Alzheimer’s patient who went missing from his sister’s West Covina home. Eddy Mata, 78, disappeared some time before 7 a.m. Thursday from the house on the 1600 block of Rowland Avenue, near Azusa Avenue,.......
  • Modern senior living: homes of the future, worries of the present

     
    The future of senior living -- design, real estate pitfalls, technology -- is the subject of a Home section package in the Saturday print edition of The Times. Among the stories: Modern design: Retirement communities often rely on a traditional......
  • Obama's ultimate deficit reduction speech: 5,187 words and not one of them was 'entitlements'

     
    Full text of Obama's deficit reduction speech....
  • Gracedale meetings set for Slate Belt

     
    Ron Angle will hold three town hall meetings to answer residents’ questions about Gracedale. Voters will decide on the May 17 primary ballot whether to block Northampton County from selling its nursing home for five years. Meetings are set for April...
  • Nursing homes get new ombudsman

     
    One of Gov. Rick Scott's first acts when he took office in January was to fire Brian Lee,the longtime state ombudsman who ran a network of volunteer inspectors charged with evaluating nursing homes and blowing the whistle on substandard conditions. Though...
  • All this citizen juror needs is one sentence to make his ruling

     
    Three siblings have filed a lawsuit against a North Side nursing home, accusing the facility of failing to notify them of their mother’s death more than four months earlier....from a Sun-Times story about a family seeking $50,000 for "emotional...
  • Senate adds some money to save MEDS AD, Medically Needy program

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida House and Senate budget-writers started the work of bridging their $3.3 billion in differences Wednesday morning, and health-care spending was one of the early action arenas. Both chambers passed spending plans that were...