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  • Tax collector is a political post we don't need

    Tax collector is a political post we don't need
    Today we're talking about political waste, arts-center plans, the wrongfully convicted and elderly Floridians who are neglected and abused. Let's start with the waste. I've argued for years that Orange County taxpayers needn't keep spending money on...
  • Florida has no choice but to cut Medicaid

    Florida has no choice but to cut Medicaid
    Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee are planning to slash Medicaid, a health-care program for low-income residents. Pay attention, because this is only the beginning. Medicare is next. Washington can no more afford Medicare, a socialized health...
  • 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...
  • May 2: Your Money Matters - Stretching Your Retirement Savings

    May 2: Your Money Matters - Stretching Your Retirement Savings
    Dean Zayed 5 DON'Ts and DOs for helping Boomers (and your) retirement savings go the distance: DON'T take your Social Security at 62. For years, individuals have been accustomed to taking Social Security benefits at the earliest age of eligibility....
  • 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...
  • Making Alzheimer's patients comfortable

    Making Alzheimer's patients comfortable
    Until Bryan Le Blanc's 93-year-old mother died earlier this month, she had spent the last four years of her life in the Alzheimer's unit at Maryhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Glenview. Over the last two years, Le Blanc saw...
  • Here's How to Get Voter ID

     
    My Thursday column is about the Voter ID law, and I originally intended to include detailed instructions for how you can obtain photo ID from the state if you don’t have a driver’s license. But the column ended up running......
  • Scott ousts nursing-home ombudsman; watchdogs cry foul

     
    By Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel Watchdogs of the nation's nursing-home industry are calling for an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's abrupt dismissal of the state's long-term-care ombudsman, claiming that the governor's “interference” was...
  • State regulator fines Motion Picture & TV Fund -- again

     
    The Motion Picture & Television Fund, a nursing home and hospital for retired entertainment industry workers in Woodland Hills, continues to be dogged by questions about the quality of care. California's Department of Public Health recently assessed a...
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 'We will not be raising taxes in this state'

     
    John Kasich lists new jobs at top of his priority list in building a new future for his economically-troubled state....
  • Family of deceased nursing home patient sues Motion Picture & Television Fund for negligence

     
    The family of an 89-year-old resident of the Motion Picture & Television Fund's nursing home who died after falling down a stairwell is suing the charity for negligence. A recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys......