| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Until recently, people bought long-term-care policies to cover 100 percent of the cost of care. But rates for new policies have shot up and it has become a lot more difficult to qualify for coverage if you have health issues. Fortunately, insurers are...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lunch with friends -- a former boss and a one-time colleague -- always touches on a few tried-and-true topics:
Our careers, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Our choice of entertainment, heavy on the books we've been reading and an occasional foray into...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
When paramedics found 8-year-old Gizell Davis on the floor of her bedridden father's blood-spattered room, they saw wounds arching across her cold body, according to Cook County prosecutors.
Davis' grandmother was charged soon after with the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at L.A. County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby.
The case was filed on behalf of 1½-year-old...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Q: I am 68 with a chronic illness that prevents me from obtaining long term care insurance. What is my best alternative so that my children are not burdened with my care? My assets are mainly my home, a car and a small amount in a savings account. —...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby.
The case was filed on behalf of 1-year-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:58 PM
"Getting On." HBO's twisted and brave new comedy may take place in a long-term care facility, but it refuses to get the vapors or turn to sentimental mush when dealing with the grim but often hilarious realities of old age and death. Against the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Carole E. Todd, a retired city public school educator and guidance counselor, died Nov. 24 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of burns. She was 72.
Ms. Todd, who had lived at Milford Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A new Georgetown University report is questioning whether Florida's handover of millions of Medicaid patients to managed-care companies will be able to achieve the twin goals of cutting costs and improving health.
In short, the first...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:10 PM
If an elderly patient is hospitalized for three days, she and her family need to know whether it's as an inpatient or outpatient. Has she been admitted? Or is she under observation?
The difference is crucial. If it's the latter, the patient and her...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The average cost of a private room in a nursing home is now about $248 per day (or about $90,000 per year), and 12 hours a day of home care costs even more, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute. But for many baby-boomers, it takes more than...