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Long Term Care

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  • 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...
  • Congress should fund Elder Abuse Act

    An estimated 5 million elderly are victims of abuse in America each year, according to the 2010 National Elder Mistreatment Study. These are crimes that cost $5.3 billion annually in medical costs. Victims of elder abuse are three times more likely to...
  • After Supreme Court ruling, fewer state workers to organize

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a case brought by home health care aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between such workers and state governments in nine other states. It also closes off or at least complicates one of...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Failure to fingerprint suspects widespread in state

    Last year, 30,000 criminal suspects whose charges included sex crimes, assaults and murder were not fingerprinted by Pennsylvania police, according to state records. State law requires that suspects be fingerprinted within 48 hours of arrest. But many...
  • Without federal action, states move on long-term care

    WASHINGTON Three years after the demise of the long-term care piece of the Affordable Care Act, some states are retooling their Medicaid programs to maximize the number of people who can get care at home and minimize the number who have to become poor...
  • Nursing Homes Fined For Lapses In Care

    Six nursing homes have been fined more than $1,000 each by the state Department of Public Health in connection with incidents of residents being burned, losing teeth or breaking hips and one resident who molested at least seven others. On March 25,...
  • Cedarbrook a 'remarkable' nursing home

    Margie Peterson's May 23 article and Samantha Marcus' articles on June 22 and June 26 were very informative concerning the financial status of the Lehigh County-owned Cedarbrook nursing home. The main problem is the $26 per day average per resident gap...
  • 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...
  • Helping the homebound: Volunteers needed to spend time with seniors

    Helping the homebound: Volunteers needed to spend time with seniors
    Social workers say there's a simple improvement that can be made in the lives of homebound senior citizens: A friendly visitor who makes conversation and keeps the senior company. The Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services is looking for more of...