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  • Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets

    Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets
    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. -- D.G.,...
  • Sister Catherine McHugh, active in elderly issues, dies

    Sister Catherine Elizabeth "Katie" McHugh spent decades as a teacher and leader in Chicago's Catholic organizations, and was a force for change in areas such as nursing home care, equitable housing and health care. One of Sister McHugh's crowning...
  • Westview Health Care Center hosts legislators

    A health care discussion and tour for area legislators was held Friday, Oct. 17, at Westview Health Care Center in Dayville. Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos hosted Connecticut 2nd District U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney; 50th District state Rep....
  • Comparing and choosing coverage

    Comparing and choosing coverage
    Open enrollment for 2015 is underway. And these charts can help you compare the premiums, deductibles and drug coverage offered in your community by private insurers with Medicare contracts. One chart details the 26 plans in Florida next year covering...
  • Retirement: let Medicaid pay the nursing-home bills?

    Medicaid is the largest payer of long-term-care services for the elderly. Eligibility rules vary from state to state, but you generally must have less than $2,000 in "countable" assets, including savings, retirement accounts, investments and most cash-...
  • Find an Inner Warmth for the Holidays - Volunteer

    Find an Inner Warmth for the Holidays - Volunteer
    It’s almost a cliché to hear people say the holidays are a time to “give something back.” Yet it’s exactly this time of year when wintry weather conditions and economic pressures put the greatest strain on charities, nonprofits and...
  • Chicago nursing home owner Aviv to be bought for $3 billion

    Chicago-based nursing home owner Aviv REIT is being acquired by a Maryland competitor in a $3 billion stock deal. Aviv shareholders will receive the equivalent of $34.97 in Omega Healthcare Investors stock for each Aviv share. Aviv stock closed Thursday...
  • State inadequately investigates nursing home complaints, audit finds

    The California Department of Public Health has failed to effectively investigate nursing home complaints, a state audit released Thursday found, with a total of 11,000 unresolved complaints in its system. The department, which is responsible for...
  • L.A. nursing home fined, cited after death of resident

    The California Department of Public Health cited a North Hollywood nursing home after investigators found that staff mistakes caused a resident to choke -- and eventually die -- after being given medication mixed into applesauce. Windsor Gardens...
  • Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv

    Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc. The companies struck a stock-for-...
  • Lehigh Valley nursing homes cited for violations

    Lehigh Valley nursing homes cited for violations
    After reading the allegations last month about problems with care at a national nursing home chain, I decided it was time to check how the nursing homes in the Lehigh Valley have been performing. I looked at every state Department of Health inspection...