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Long Term Care

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  • Mistrial for man accused of nursing home sex assault

    Mistrial for man accused of nursing home sex assault
    A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked. Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
  • State Ranks High On Long-Term Elder Care, But Caregivers' Needs Not Met

    Connecticut outperforms most states in addressing elder long-term care, but needs to improve support for family caregivers, transitions between hospitals and other settings and affordability of nursing homes, according to a national report card. The...
  • We have effectively criminalized mental illness

    In his recent opinion piece, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart hit the nail on the head: By not adequately funding community-based mental health treatments and other parts of the continuum of care for people with mental illness, as well as affordable housing,...
  • 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...
  • Carol Liu heads library talk on aging

    Carol Liu heads library talk on aging
    Dozens of people, representing health and advocacy groups for the elderly, met Tuesday morning to hear how long-term care for a growing elderly population statewide may be addressed. The state Senate’s Select Committee on Aging and Long-term Care,...
  • Rauner takes in more than $853,000, gives $750,000 to state GOP

    Rauner takes in more than $853,000, gives $750,000 to state GOP
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections. Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge police reports: Jewelry taken from nursing home resident, cash missing from car and more

    Park Ridge police reports: Jewelry taken from nursing home resident, cash missing from car and more
    The following items were taken from Park Ridge police reports: A Niles woman was charged with DUI, having no valid insurance and disobeying a red light July 8 on the 1500 block of W. Touhy Ave. A Chicago man was charged with driving with no insurance,...
  • Consider your financial options early to address post-retirement living

    Consider your financial options early to address post-retirement living
    Let’s face it: If you’re in your early to mid 50s, you’re probably not thinking about moving into a retirement community just yet—and even if you are, you’re probably not looking ahead to the eventual possibility that you...
  • 'We have truly witnessed miracles': Good Shepherd pediatric unit celebrates anniversary

    Nurizi Gosnell has come a long away. Five years ago at age 6, Nurizi arrived as the first patient at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, in need of care after a traumatic brain injury. He was put on a feeding tube and was unable to...
  • Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94

    Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94
    Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal. In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...