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Long Term Care

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  • Plumbing problems still plaguing Gracedale, could be fixed by Thursday

     
    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...
  • 'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia

     'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia
    Think of them as Lazarus moments. One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their own children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead....
  • 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...
  • Rauner takes in more than $853,000, gives $750,000 to state GOP

    Rauner takes in more than $853,000, gives $750,000 to state GOP
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections. Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...
  • 'We have truly witnessed miracles': Good Shepherd pediatric unit celebrates anniversary

    Nurizi Gosnell has come a long away. Five years ago at age 6, Nurizi arrived as the first patient at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, in need of care after a traumatic brain injury. He was put on a feeding tube and was unable to...
  • Selling elderly parent's home and Medicaid implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother recently passed away. She was the person running the finances for her and my father. My sister and I now have power of attorney over my dad's finances. My parents have CD accounts stashed at many...
  • Carol Liu heads library talk on aging

    Carol Liu heads library talk on aging
    Dozens of people, representing health and advocacy groups for the elderly, met Tuesday morning to hear how long-term care for a growing elderly population statewide may be addressed. The state Senate’s Select Committee on Aging and Long-term Care,...
  • Options abound for post-retirement care

    With aging comes the need to get extra help whether with issues surrounding one's health or assistance with activities of daily living. Help can be as simple as having someone come into the home to clean and cook meals or as complex as diabetes...
  • Wheaton senior gets wish to meet ex-Sox player

    Wheaton senior gets wish to meet ex-Sox player
    Sitting in a donated suite at a White Sox game, a Wheaton man had what he described as the day of his life. Bill White, 74, an avid baseball fan who has spina bifida, spent nearly an hour chatting with his favorite former player, Billy Pierce. "I don'...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Advocates for care The Ombudsman Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteers to assist in protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes...
  • Bryan Stow's medical costs, lost wages could top $37 million

    Bryan Stow's medical costs, lost wages could top $37 million
    Attorneys for Bryan Stow closed their case against the Dodgers on Monday with the testimony of an accountant who estimated that the lifetime tab for Stow’s medical care and lost wages could exceed $37 million. The San Francisco Giants fan beaten...