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Long Term Care

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  • Strategies to protect assets from nursing home costs

    Q. My husband and I recently retired. He is 72 and I am 65. With increasing health issues and no long-term care insurance, we worry about what will happen financially when one of us goes to a nursing home. Can the healthy spouse keep the jointly owned...
  • Water cleared for use at Cedarbrook

    Water cleared for use at Cedarbrook
    All residents of Lehigh County's Cedarbrook nursing home can use their water again. Rick Molchany, Lehigh County's general services director, said the county received test data from an independent laboratory that will allow the nursing home to return...
  • Renovate, repair outdated Cedarbrook

    Renovate, repair outdated Cedarbrook
    The Allentown and Fountain Hill Cedarbrook facilities have excellent ratings for providing quality care to their residents, but the facilities are in dire need of repairs and renovations. Every Lehigh County commissioner should visit Cedarbrook-...
  • Small Fire Quickly Extinguished At Hartford Nursing Home

    Small Fire Quickly Extinguished At Hartford Nursing Home
    HARTFORD — A small fire broke out in the laundry room at Park Place Health Center on Greenwood Street Thursday night, fire officials said. The facility was the site of a fatal arson in 2003. The small fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters,...
  • 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...