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Long Term Care

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  • Meet Paro, a robot designed to help the elderly

    CUPERTINO, Calif. The elderly woman cooed softly and stroked the soft white fur of the creature in her lap, while it raised its head, batted its dark eyes and made a friendly mewing sound in return. "He's very nice," said 85-year-old Theresa McDaniel....
  • Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

    Six nursing homes were cited by the state Department of Public Health following lapses in care, including an accidental medication overdose, falls that resulted in injuries and failing to monitor residents. Paradigm Healthcare Center of Torrington was...
  • 14 big wildfires scorching California; evacuees include a hospital

    Thousands of firefighters on Sunday continued to battle 14 large wildfires -- most sparked by lightning strikes -- in northern and central California that combined were burning more than 117,000 acres Sunday, officials said.   The Eiler and Bald fires...
  • Use simple steps to reduce health care costs in retirement

    Q: I saw the report that 65-year-old couples will need more than $200,000 for health care costs during retirement. Why is the amount so steep, and what can I do to lower these costs? A: Fidelity's annual retiree health care cost estimate found that...
  • 'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia

     'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia
    Think of them as Lazarus moments. One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their own children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead....
  • Nation's aging population faces shortage of geriatric specialists

    ATLANTA Lillian Brown didn't think much of it when she noticed one of her feet was darker than the other. Her doctor, though, recognized it as a sign of poor circulation. When she turned a little forgetful, Brown, 62, figured she'd be told, "That's...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Selling elderly parent's home and Medicaid implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother recently passed away. She was the person running the finances for her and my father. My sister and I now have power of attorney over my dad's finances. My parents have CD accounts stashed at many...