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  • Norco Council Democratic slate touts senior expos

     
    The slate of Democratic candidates for Northampton County Council, helmed by executive candidate John Callahan, announced a plan Thursday to host annual senior expos to promote the services available to seniors. Callahan, Christen Borso, Ron Heckman,...
  • Show your compassion before the year's end

     
    I recently paid a visit a friend at the Sacred Heart Senior Nursing Home in Upper Saucon. When I arrived, he was playing Wii with a fellow resident. They were playing bowling and my friend Martin Bayne was doing pretty well. He had a flawless style that...
  • 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...
  • After nursing home incident, a reminder about how to check a home's history

     
    Yesterday's news about a death following an incident at a Carbon County nursing home may have you wondering about the oversight and care provided at area nursing homes. Here's how you can find out. My colleague, Manuel Gamiz Jr., reported......
  • Johnson and Johnson's business decisions impact people's health

     
    Last week, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines to settle charges that the pharmaceutical marketed medications for unapproved purposes and rewarded doctors who inappropiately prescribed it to patients, risking...
  • House raises Rick Scott, proposes bigger budget with more teacher money

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House budget-writers have responded to Gov. Rick Scott's call to prioritize education this year with a $74.4 billion spending plan that includes more money for teacher raises and universities. Both the House and Senate are releasing...
  • The nursing home issue and Bruce Rauner

     
    The story is the subject of a fresh round of political ads this week, but Tribune readers learned about it in late January in a RIck Pearson, Ray Long story, Nursing home problems may dog Rauner-- GOP candidate's business deals,......
  • For long-term care building residents and their families, it's often hard to know when to complain.

    Should cold coffee or unappetizing food be reported to the executive director of the building? What if call buttons go unanswered for 30 minutes by the nursing staff? Or how about situations where resident safety is truly jeopardized, say, when the...
  • Report: Cutting Medicaid would hurt 285,000 Va. seniors, people with disabilities

    Report: Cutting Medicaid would hurt 285,000 Va. seniors, people with disabilities
    With some policy makers looking to cut Medicaid to close budget gaps, Families USA, a nonprofit that advocates for health care consumers, came out with a report showing the impact to Virginians. Cuts would hurt 285,000 seniors and people with disabilities...
  • New Chart Tracks Medicaid Cuts By County.

     
    Courtesy Of The Folks ... ... at the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, here's a county-by- county breakdown of the impact of the $102 million in Medicaid cuts included in the Corbett administration's 2012-13 budget proposal. Caveat emptor: Since...
  • (Electronically) thumbing through Florida’s $70 billion budget …

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A final $70 billion budget landed (electronically)¬†on the desks of Florida lawmakers at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday – starting the 72-hour “cooling off” period before a final vote and clearing the way for the Legislature to...