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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Virginia Health Services will open its first assisted living facility in Newport News

    Virginia Health Services will open its first assisted living facility in Newport News
    A new assisted living facility is taking shape on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. By year's end, The Huntington at The Newport will complete a continuum of care offered by Virginia Health Services and its facilities in the region. VHS started with...
  • 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...
  • For better health at lower cost, fix Maryland's Medicare waiver

    We live in a time of great change in terms of our medical care: how we access it, how it is coordinated, and who pays for it. The change we face in health care is kind of like going back to the future; like the house calls of old, more health and long-...
  • Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft

    Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft
    Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care. For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...