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  • Where the old boys are: Life expectancy rising for senior men

    Forget the baby boom. A man boom is coming, and it will make the senior scene of tomorrow vastly different from the one today. Instead of a sea of women in senior communities, nursing homes and adult day-care centers, Census projections predict the...
  • More to Nursing Homes Than Errors

    There is more to nursing homes than errors and fines [Aug. 21, news, "7 Nursing Homes Fined For Errors"]. On a positive note, nursing homes are places where dog parades happen, where the residents smile and laugh, and where holiday events are celebrated....
  • Cummings presses feds on nursing home grades

    Cummings presses feds on nursing home grades
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Tuesday called on federal health officials to reevaluate how they grade nursing homes in response to reports that some facilities are gaming the system. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the...
  • Music project strikes a chord with Alzheimer's patients

    MILWAUKEE Irene Wade doesn't always remember her name, or her birthday, or her children's faces. She'll often stumble in the middle of a sentence and then burst into tears. But one recent morning at a nursing home in Cedarburg, Wis., the 99-year-old sang...
  • New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

    New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a pair of bills that would make it easier to file complaints against nursing homes and allow the state to loan or donate items linked to President Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois General...
  • Seven Nursing Homes Fined For Medication Errors, Injuries

    Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors and incidents in which residents were burned or broke a leg. Sharon Health Care Center In two separate citations on July 24, Sharon...
  • Rekha Basu: Trendiness aside, ice bucket challenge a triumph for those who have suffered

    My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They're doing this in the name of ALS. I wasn'...
  • Audit finds some L.A. County nursing home cases prematurely closed

    Los Angeles County auditors have found problems with the way the public health department investigates nursing home complaints involving issues of safety, neglect and other problems that could jeopardize the well-being of residents. After reviewing a...
  • Social Security Q&A: Can I get benefits beyond SSI?

    Question: I am getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Can I get other kinds of help? Answer: You may be able to get other assistance. For example, in most states, SSI recipients also get Medicaid. You should contact your medical assistance office....
  • Faith and Values: Shared memories, experiences in religion

    This summer my husband, daughter, her boyfriend and I went to Cape Cod. Truro to be exact. For almost every summer while my children were growing up, we traveled as a family to my brother-in-law's house on the Cape. The house is high on a bluff...
  • Care aides get little to no training for life-and-death tasks

    Teri Sernett stood frozen in fear in the living room of the east St. Paul, Minn., home. Her patient, an elderly quadriplegic man she had just met, gasped for air, his throat blocked and his eyes rolled back. Nothing in Sernett's one hour of training as a...