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Long Term Care

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  • 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...
  • Facing Alzheimer's? Prepare for the financial punch now

    Bill and Nancy Frost started making financial plans to deal with Alzheimer's disease as quickly as they addressed the medical issues. Bill, 75, was still in the early stages of Alzheimer's after seven years, but he and Nancy, 73, knew that his health...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No news is good news when it comes to Peninsula nursing homes

    No news is good news when it comes to Peninsula nursing homes
    The CMS, which oversees Medicare/Medicaid nursing homes with annual inspections, has released its updated reports. Included in these reports are news on dozens of nursing homes around the country that are substandard and continue to be so, part of CMS...
  • Put Dangerous People In Institutions

    Judge Robert K. Killian Jr.'s op-ed ""The Dangerously Mentally Ill" [June 22] sparked some thinking. In my opinion, the dangerously mentally ill belong not in outpatient treatment or nursing homes or prisons. Prisons release prisoners. A few years ago,...
  • John Mortensen: UF researcher developed new grape varieties

    John A. Mortensen, a University of Florida researcher who developed the first seedless grape that could grow in the state, died on June 16. He was 85. Mortensen did grape-related research for 30 years at the university's Central Florida Research and...
  • Born to middle-aged parents, she knew her time with them would be too short

    My mom looks like she always does when she's sleeping, or at least while she slept since she got sick. Her face is drawn. The area under her eyes is sunken, her skin pale. I touch her forehead. She feels not cold, exactly, but a little chilly. I pull...
  • Do you want an annuity in your retirement plan?

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department has just given a tax break and its blessings to retirement savers who want to buy long-term deferred annuities in their 401(k) and individual retirement accounts. The new rule focuses on a particular kind...
  • Florida fails those who need long-term care

    Florida fails those who need long-term care
    When it comes to helping seniors live independently and out of nursing homes, Florida ranks among the nation's worst. AARP recently released its 2014 state-by-state scorecard on long-term care services, and Florida's retiree-friendly reputation earned...
  • Philadelphia archdiocese sells nursing homes for $145 million

    PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached an agreement to sell its seven nursing and senior-living facilities for $145 million, officials said Tuesday. It's the biggest deal yet in Archbishop Charles Chaput's effort to fill deep...