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Long Term Care

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  • Care technician: Close patient contact demands both skill and compassion

    By Erinn Hutkin As a patient care technician in a hospital emergency room, Tiffany Ehlers must be prepared for anything at any time. Ehlers, 39, has worked for two years at Blue Island's Metro South Medical Center, where on any given day, she assists...
  • Lehigh County commissioners question unpaid Cedarbrook bills

    Lehigh County commissioners question unpaid Cedarbrook bills
    Lehigh County Commissioners talked budget with leaders from Cedarbrook nursing home Tuesday night, but a deeper discussion on the county-owned home's future will have to wait until next month. At the start of a public budget hearing, a county...
  • State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case

    State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case
    The State Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday challenging the legality of a privately owned nursing home in Rocky Hill that provides long-term care to state prison parolees and mental patients. At issue is whether the owners of the facility –...
  • Down syndrome and Alzheimer's: A double burden

    Down syndrome and Alzheimer's: A double burden
    Jeff Malanoski sat in front of his bowl of cereal, watching "The Price is Right" and forgetting to eat his breakfast. His sister, Marilyn Long, sat at the table next to him and repeatedly reminded him. "Why don't you eat your cereal?" she coaxed,...
  • Partner in Rauner firm shared misgivings about associates in nursing home case

    Partner in Rauner firm shared misgivings about associates in nursing home case
    A partner at Republican Bruce Rauner's GTCR investment firm expressed misgivings about some of their former business associates in a troubled nursing home chain hit by hefty wrongful death lawsuit awards, according to video-recorded testimony played...
  • Continuing care communities pair amenities with health benefits

    Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Avid golfers,...
  • Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial

    Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...
  • Rauner avoids nursing home questions as trial starts

    Rauner avoids nursing home questions as trial starts
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday avoided questions about his ties to a troubled nursing home chain, while a federal trial in Florida began hearing evidence on claims that Rauner’s old private equity firm participated in a...
  • Nursing home trial may trouble Rauner campaign

    Nursing home trial may trouble Rauner campaign
    As Bruce Rauner enters the home stretch of his run for Illinois governor, 1,000 miles away in Tampa, Fla., a federal bankruptcy trial opens Monday to weigh allegations that the investment firm he ran participated in a fraudulent scheme to avoid...
  • Cameras in nursing homes would aid patient safety

    Cameras in nursing homes would aid patient safety
    People who bring elderly parents to a nursing home share the same worries: Will they thrive in that environment? Will they receive timely, compassionate care? Above all: Will they be safe? Over the past two decades, Tribune reporters have documented the...
  • Tapping into assets for long-term care

    Tapping into assets for long-term care
    Q. What are asset-based, long-term care insurance policies? — L.H. Orlando A. Such policies are specially designed contracts in which the death benefit of life insurance policies and the account value of annuities can be used for long-term care....