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Long Term Care News Oct 2008

Long-term care facility for Debert
DEBERT — The creation of a new long-term care facility is one step closer to reality in Debert. (Wed, 01 Oct 2008 02:50:39 GMT)

Basic American Comfort Drives Dialogue in Long-Term Care Community
GF Health Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, today announces Basic American Comfort . The new online community elevates the voices of those dedicated to the human side of long- term care. (Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:00:00 GMT)

Rotarians help beautify Maui elder care facility
Kahului Rotary Club members worked with Hale Makua residents over the weekend to beautify the courtyards at the long-term-care facility. (Wed, 01 Oct 2008 11:50:52 GMT)

Getting Help For Depression And Anxiety Has Significant Long-term Benefits
Researchers have recently studied the long term effects of taking antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. They found people who were not using antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications were three times more likely to be suffering from depression or anxiety 10 years later. (Thu, 02 Oct 2008 04:18:10 GMT)

Long-term care residents rally
Rights of those living in state's nursing homes celebrated (Thu, 02 Oct 2008 07:49:24 GMT)

Consultation On A National Framework For Assessing Children And Young People's Continuing Care Needs, UK
The Department of Health today outlined proposals to improve the quality of care for children with complex, long term health needs as they launched the consultation on the National Framework for Assessing Children's Continuing Care. (Thu, 02 Oct 2008 14:20:05 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:54:23 GMT)

Improving Care For Children With Long Term Health Needs, UK
The Department of Health today outlined proposals to improve the quality of care for children with complex, long term health needs as they launched the consultation on the National Framework for Assessing Children's Continuing Care. (Fri, 03 Oct 2008 12:19:15 GMT)

TNAHSA Puts Long-Term Health Care on Presidential Candidates' Radar
With health care reform at the forefront of national debate, the Tennessee Association of Homes and Services for the Aging urges the candidates and debate organizers to include the issue of long-term care in any discussions of health care system reform. (Fri, 03 Oct 2008 15:31:00 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Sat, 04 Oct 2008 09:39:28 GMT)

Elder law: Florida participates in long-term care partnership
For the past two weeks, I have discussed the importance of long term care insurance. (Sun, 05 Oct 2008 05:11:03 GMT)

Nashville-based group leads charge to reform health care
R. Clayton McWhorter says he's been around long enough to see little meaningful reform of health care follow election-year promises of presidential candidates. (Sun, 05 Oct 2008 07:17:04 GMT)

Laguna Honda patients win community care lawsuit
Advocates for disabled patients at Laguna Honda Hospital won a two-year class-action legal battle last week, when a San Francisco district court judge approved a settlement that will give residents at the giant city-run long-term-care facility access to housing and care in the community. (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 04:22:06 GMT)

Initiative would require more training for caregivers
Initiative 1029, funded by the Service Employees International Union Local 775 (SEIU), would double the required training for many entry-level long-term-care workers. It would cost taxpayers about $30 million to train a portion of the caregivers, while consumers or employers would pay to train the rest. (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 07:12:24 GMT)

Eye Care Centers leasing 100K square feet in Schertz
Eye Care Centers of America Inc. has signed a long-term lease for 108,750 square feet of space in the city of Schertz. (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 07:18:26 GMT)

LifeSecure Insurance Company Leading Effort to Raise Awareness of Long-Term Care Issues in Michigan
LifeSecure Insurance Company, dedicated to providing long-term care solutions that help families plan for a future with less worries and more security, has proudly taken the lead in raising awareness of long-term care issues in Michigan. (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Peter Baronoff resigns from Boca city council to care for severely ill wife
Boca Raton City Councilman Peter Baronoff, re-elected in March to his second term, former chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency and the city’s current deputy mayor, will step down from the city’s legislative body Nov. 30 to care for his ailing wife, Malinda. (Tue, 07 Oct 2008 05:11:27 GMT)

Could health care make a comeback in race?
At the start of this presidential campaign, there were many who believed — and hoped — health care reform had recovered from its 1993 thrashing and would rise anew to become a deciding issue in 2008. (Tue, 07 Oct 2008 08:31:00 GMT)

State takes another look at HealthSource Saginaw
A month after state inspectors cleared HealthSource Saginaw to admit all patients to its long-term care facility, another team of investigators arrived to review complaints filed against the facility during the past year. HealthSource President and Chief Executive Officer... (Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:24:57 GMT)

Your Money: Non-farm assets are first tapped for long-term care
Ag Directory South Dakota ag business directory. Nuts & Bolts Quaterly manufacturer product directory. (Tue, 07 Oct 2008 17:47:49 GMT)

Reject I-1029, a proposal to train and license long-term-care workers
A proposal to require extra training, and also state licensing, of long-term-care workers belongs in the Legislature. Voters should reject Initiative 1029. (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 01:09:21 GMT)

Chattanooga: Moccasin Bend closing building for chronically mentally ill
Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute is transferring patients to its main campus from its long-term care facility, known as the Winston Building, which will shut down at the end of the week. (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 04:12:06 GMT)

Slain girl’s mom testifies
- Benefits after 90 days - Good Salary - Good W ... >MORE 2898-Oklahoma Administrator Long-Term Care Facility is seeking resumes from Licensed Oklahoma Administrators. Company offers a competitive salary an ... (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 05:06:09 GMT)

Early Mobility Better Than Bed Rest For ICU Patients
A critical care specialist at Johns Hopkins who has reviewed recent studies of intensive care unit (ICU) patients and data from The Johns Hopkins Hospital concludes that the routine use of deep sedation and bed rest in ICU patients may be causing unnecessary and long-term physical impairment and poor quality of life after hospital discharge. (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 14:18:35 GMT)

Long-term care residents honored during Residents' Rights Week
Residents’ Rights Week is Oct. 5-11 and officials both locally and at the state level have signed proclamations highlighting the importance of the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 18:48:50 GMT)

Gates seeks long-term NATO effort in Afghanistan
NATO allies must send either more forces or more money for the fight in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates will argue this week as he meets with NATO defense ministers. (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 21:08:20 GMT)

Vintage visions: Aging care focus of politics
With the upcoming elections, it is important to note: →From 1960 to 1994, the 65-and-older population increased 100 percent, compared to an increase of 45 percent in the total population. →People in the 55-74 age bracket have a 73 percent voter turnout, the largest for any age group. For the first time in history, language addressing long-term care was included in the platforms for both the ... (Thu, 09 Oct 2008 04:53:54 GMT)

Judge to look further at California prison receiver's $250 million bid
SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson on Wednesday ordered "further proceedings" on prison medical care receiver Clark Kelso's effort to force the state to transfer $250 million to him for construction of seven inmate long-term care facilities. (Thu, 09 Oct 2008 07:23:38 GMT)

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Department on Aging touts rights of residents in long term care during week-long observance
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department on Aging Director Charles D. Johnson is calling attention to the rights of more than 120,000 citizens who reside in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, in Illinois. This is Residents’ Right Week (Oct. 5-11) a national observance started by the National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) to ... (Thu, 09 Oct 2008 16:48:38 GMT)

Stuart Shapiro: Presidential Candidates Lack Long-Term View on Long-Term Care
The case is clear: America is heading toward a fiscal tsunami. Surviving this wave will involve monumentally more than just shoring up the three key retirement pillars of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (Thu, 09 Oct 2008 21:15:47 GMT)

Listeriosis Update, Ontario, Canada
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's listeriosis update as of Monday, October 8, 2008. (Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:07:16 GMT)

Medicaid And Smoking Cessation Products, DHHS To Hold Hearing On Medicaid October 16 In Lincoln, Nebraska
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, will hold a public hearing October 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The hearing will take place in Lincoln at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level Conference Room 'A. (Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:07:36 GMT)

Listeria detected at facilities before recall
Half of the meat samples taken at three Northumberland County long-term care facilities in mid- August tested positive for the food-borne bacteria listeria, says the [...] (Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:16:25 GMT)

Long-term care is focus of legislative forum
Area residents are invited to a long-term care legislative forum at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Alverno Health Care Facility, 849 13th Ave. N., Clinton, Iowa. (Sat, 11 Oct 2008 05:56:52 GMT)

Department on Aging touts rights of residents in long term care during week-long observance
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department on Aging Director Charles D. Johnson is calling attention to the rights of more than 120,000 citizens who reside in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, in Illinois. This is Residents’ Right Week (Oct. 5-11) a national observance started by the National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) to ... (Sat, 11 Oct 2008 06:50:52 GMT)

Fred G. Dietz
Fred G. Dietz, 97, of WaKeeney, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in WaKeeney. He was born June 18, 1911, in rural Trego County, to Henry G. and Anna Elizabeth Schmidt Dietz. He graduated from Trego Community High School in 1931. (Sat, 11 Oct 2008 08:11:37 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:26:40 GMT)

Gov. Blunt signs residents' rights proclamation
Most of us take for granted the right to vote in the upcoming presidential election.  But for the 55,000 residents in Missouri’s long-term care facilities, this right and a host of others were not guaranteed until the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law.  (Sat, 11 Oct 2008 13:33:30 GMT)

Legal methods to eliminate or reduce Medicaid lien
If a person is in a nursing home, eventually all of the individual's assets will be depleted due to the tremendous cost of long-term care. Most nursing homes in this area charge close to $100,000 per year for a basic semi-private room. (Sun, 12 Oct 2008 07:13:19 GMT)

Smaller hospitals ending long-term care
COLUMBUS - At 96, Florence Kem is the exception. She's sharp, she's adaptable, and she can navigate e-mail on her laptop. (Sun, 12 Oct 2008 07:46:08 GMT)

Supporting Loved Ones in Nursing Homes Enhances Daily Living
(ARA) - According to the National Center for Health statistics, 1.6 million people currently reside in 18,000 long-term care facilities across America. Types of facilities range from assisted living to round-the-clock custodial care, with staff workers providing the level of assistance required. (Sun, 12 Oct 2008 09:08:58 GMT)

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Gov. Blunt signs residents' rights proclamation
Most of us take for granted the right to vote in the upcoming presidential election.  But for the 55,000 residents in Missouri’s long-term care facilities, this right and a host of others were not guaranteed until the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law.  (Sun, 12 Oct 2008 13:18:25 GMT)

Stillwater Community Hospital in Columbus to end long-term patient care Posted on Oct. 12
COLUMBUS - Stillwater Community Hospital expects the last of its nursing-home patients, four people, to relocate by year’s end. The hospital is withdrawing from the long-term care business and cites financial reasons. (Sun, 12 Oct 2008 20:41:00 GMT)

Hospital prepares to end long-term care
COLUMBUS — Stillwater Community Hospital expects the last of its nursing-home patients, four people, to relocate by year’s end. (Sun, 12 Oct 2008 22:03:53 GMT)

Protecting assets: State offers incentives for long-term care costs
A state initiative designed to cut Medicaid costs can also help Tennesseans hold on to their savings. (Mon, 13 Oct 2008 04:00:42 GMT)

Conference to deal with long-term care
"Own Your Future" is the title of a conference being hosted by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging's Long Term Care Insurance Education and Outreach Program. (Mon, 13 Oct 2008 07:06:38 GMT)

Roland Park to discuss care facility development
The Roland Park Civic League will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss a proposal to build a $195 million long-term care facility on undeveloped land in Roland Park - a plan that has met strong opposition from the surrounding neighborhood. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Roland Park Elementary School. The Baltimore Country Club voted in July to sell 17 acres of land once used for a golf ... (Mon, 13 Oct 2008 07:35:10 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:40:27 GMT)

Long Term Care Insurance Offers Safeguards in Financial Crisis
What's a good place for your money in times of financial turbulence? Gold? Treasury bills? Under the mattress? Maybe, but there's another often-overlooked, protected spot for some of your money: long term care insurance. (Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:19:00 GMT)

Plea for long-term foster carers
OLDHAM Fostering Service urgently needs long-term carers. Most children who are fostered will return to their families, but where this is not possible, some will have to live with a foster family until they are grown up and are ready to live on their own. (Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:58:28 GMT)

Short-term fixes prescribed; not so much for long run
With Sen. John McCain unveiling a $52.5 billion package of proposals Tuesday, both presidential candidates have now outlined their plans... (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:16:03 GMT)

Three Prestige Care Centers in Oregon Earn National Quality Awards
Prestige Care, a leading provider of quality long-term care, is pleased to announce that three of its Oregon nursing and rehabilitation centers are recipients of the 2008 Level One Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Association for Assisted Living . (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

Governor cuts funding for long term care ombudsman program
In a little-publicized line-item veto last month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated state funding for California’s long-term care ombudsman program. (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:23:58 GMT)

Long-term care conference and leadership workshop Nov. 13-14
The University of Iowa College of Nursing Adult and Gerontology Area of Study will host its 19th annual Long-term Care Conference Nov. 13-14 at Hotel Vitro in downtown Iowa City for professionals involved in long-term care. (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:26:57 GMT)

Long-term care conference and leadership workshop Nov. 13-14
The University of Iowa College of Nursing Adult and Gerontology Area of Study will host its 19th annual Long-term Care Conference Nov. 13-14 at hotelVetro in downtown Iowa City for professionals involved in long-term care. (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:42:18 GMT)

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Long-Term Care: Tailored Approaches to Management Complimentary Continuing ...
Clostridium difficile infection is increasingly being seen in older adults, especially among residents of long-term care facilities . This is further complicated by the emergence of a new resistant strain of C. difficile associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. (Wed, 15 Oct 2008 21:24:00 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Thu, 16 Oct 2008 06:35:29 GMT)

Wiseman to Make Long-term Care Announcement
There's an announcement coming today regarding long-term care in the St.John's area. Health Minister Ross Wiseman will go before the microphones this afternoon to spill the details. The announcement set for 1:30. (Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:24:24 GMT)

Two new long-term care homes to be built in St. John's
Health Minister Ross Wiseman announced just moments ago that two new long-term care homes will be built in St. (Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:24:20 GMT)

Resources for Long Term Care
There are resources available for seniors and caregivers that can help when it comes to long term care. Seniors have a champion in the city and county's elderly affairs division. First - people there want seniors to be independent as long as possible. (Fri, 17 Oct 2008 03:52:07 GMT)

Clostridium Difficile Infection: Best Practices For Prevention And Treatment In Long-Term Care
Residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:07:57 GMT)

2 new care homes for N.L.
Newfoundland and Labrador government will build two new long-term care homes in St. John's, Health Minister Ross Wiseman announced Thursday. (Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:57:06 GMT)

Two New Long-term Care Facilities to be Built
Plans are underway for two new long-term care facilities in the capital city. Health Minister Ross Wiseman says one million dollars is being pumped into planning for the new homes, to replace the Hoyles/Escasoni Complex. (Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:39:29 GMT)

Cuts in long-term care have own costs
When Gov. Ted Strickland ordered a $198 million cut in state spending last month, it was supposed to save money. Instead, taxpayers might wind up spending more to provide long-term care for low-income Ohioans. (Sat, 18 Oct 2008 03:15:21 GMT)

State program helps seniors with costs of long-term care
Harvey and Joy Krautschun’s life together makes a good sales pitch for a new insurance product that the state of South Dakota hopes the Spearfish financial advisor will sell lots of – long-term care partnership plans. (Sat, 18 Oct 2008 09:54:30 GMT)

Nurse's new book aims to empower families using long-term care
It's a question few want to face. But with our country's aging population, it's one many families have to address:What should we do when elderly family members can no longer take care of themselves? (Sun, 19 Oct 2008 06:38:40 GMT)

State program helps seniors with costs of long-term care
Harvey and Joy Krautschun’s life together makes a good sales pitch for a new insurance product that the state of South Dakota hopes the Spearfish financial advisor will sell lots of – long-term care partnership plans. (Sun, 19 Oct 2008 07:53:03 GMT)

State program helps seniors with costs of long-term care
Harvey and Joy Krautschun’s life together makes a good sales pitch for a new insurance product that the state of South Dakota hopes the Spearfish financial advisor will sell lots of – long-term care partnership plans. (Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:22:47 GMT)

Careful planning can curb catastrophic long-term care costs
No one likes to think about getting older, facing chronic illness or becoming too frail to safely live on our own. (Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:37:01 GMT)

State program helps seniors with costs of long-term care
Harvey and Joy Krautschun’s life together makes a good sales pitch for a new insurance product that the state of South Dakota hopes the Spearfish financial advisor will sell lots of – long-term care partnership plans. (Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:51:02 GMT)

Nurse's new book aims to empower families using long-term care
It's a question few want to face. But with our country's aging population, it's one many families have to address:What should we do when elderly family members can no longer take care of themselves? (Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:53:39 GMT)

Pinckneyville voters look at long-term medical care proposition
PINCKNEYVILLE - Skilled care within the walls of Pinckneyville Community Hospital continues to be a hotbed of emotional controversy despite the shutdown more than a month ago of a 50-bed unit that provided that service exclusively. (Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:03:34 GMT)

Long-term care unit planned for Mishawaka
MISHAWAKA -- At least one of the future uses of the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center building in downtown Mishawaka will be for long-term acute care. (Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:03:15 GMT)

Long-Term Elder Care
The goal for virtually every senior interviewed is to stay at home. Even if that's possible, it is likely some assistance will be required. That costs money. (Tue, 21 Oct 2008 03:37:07 GMT)

Long-looming age crisis has arrived
U.S. policy leaders have fretted over the coming of a single year — the one that will kick off the graying of the baby boomers and prompt dramatic increases in health care and long-term care costs. (Tue, 21 Oct 2008 05:21:32 GMT)

Avalon Long Term Care Facility To Open In Late 2010
Sonora, Ca -- Avalon Health Care Inc. is continuing with its effort to construct a long term care facility in Tuolumne County, and plans to have the building open and operational by October of 2010. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 01:50:22 GMT)

As Global Food Crisis Escalates, ADRA Provides Short and Long-Term Solutions
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International Silver Spring, Maryland--In response to the ongoing global food crisis, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to combat hunger through immediate and long-term food security ... (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:00:19 GMT)

Kindred Healthcare Falls on Reduced Earnings Forecast (Update1)
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Kindred Healthcare Inc. , the largest operator of long-term acute-care hospitals in the U.S., fell as much as 38 percent in New York trading after reducing its earnings projection for the year. (Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:53:37 GMT)

Long-term care providers, lawmakers meet
Less than three months are left before the 2009 session, but expect long-term care concerns to be on the agenda when state Sen. David Johnson and state Rep. Mike May return to Des Moines. They were... (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:14:47 GMT)

Ontario Hospital Association campaign highlights importance of effective hand hygiene
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) launched the "Clean Hands Protect Lives" program - a program specifically designed to educate Ontario health care patients about the importance of effective hand hygiene. This campaign is sponsored by Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. (Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:31:50 GMT)

Aggressive care home patients pose a threat, doctors warn
Escalating incidents of violence, aggression and behavioural issues in Peel’s long-term care homes is a growing problem and should be addressed soon, say a team of medical directors. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 03:19:08 GMT)

Chattanooga: More baby boomers regard long-term care insurance as necessary
The growing population of people over age 60 is changing the way individuals and businesses think about long-term care insurance, and the biggest indicator of that, says one insurance expert, is the fact they are thinking about it at all. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 04:07:59 GMT)

Bouygues Telecom Trusts Sicap Technology for Customer Care
BERN, Switzerland----Bouygues Telecom and its long term mobile technology partner Sicap, have today announced how the managed Sicap platform is helping the operator to provide advanced customer care. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 06:05:00 GMT)

Shadow health minister calls for individual control over social care funding
The Tories today urged the government to speed up the drive towards personalising social care services. The shadow health minister, Stephen O'Brien, told social services bosses: "Individual budgets should not only be rolled out quickly, but they should be extended to include some health costs for those with predictable, long-term care - exploiting efficiencies and extending independence." ... (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 06:22:51 GMT)

Asenapine Meets Primary Endpoint In Long-Term Schizophrenia Relapse Prevention Trial
Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) announced that its novel psychopharmacologic agent asenapine has met the primary endpoint in a long-term schizophrenia relapse prevention trial. Asenapine, which is administered as a fast-dissolving sublingual tablet, is a psychopharmacologic compound with a unique human receptor signature. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:07:06 GMT)

Ivivi Technologies Signs Non-Binding Term Sheet With Recovercare, LLC for Wound Care Distribution
MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 24, 2008 -- Ivivi Technologies, Inc. , a leader in non-invasive, electrotherapy systems, today announced that it has signed a non-binding term sheet with RecoverCare, LLC, a nationwide leader in the chronic wound care field, for the exclusive right to distribute, sell and rent the Company's targeted pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF) products into long term acute care ... (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:35:00 GMT)

Helpful Hints on Caregiving, Long-Term Care Offered Free Online by MetLife
Oct, 24, 2008 – In advance of Long-Term Care Awareness Month coming in November, six new long-term care and caregiving publications are being made available free online by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. (Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:28:48 GMT)

Special service for veterans' widows to be held at long-term care centr
Truro Daily News TRURO — Women who were left behind by deceased veterans are the focus of a special celebration at The Mira next week. (Sat, 25 Oct 2008 02:55:14 GMT)

Hu calls for 'long-term vision'
The world's two most populous countries should have a "far-sighted, strategic and long-term perspective" in their joint effort to overcome the global financial crisis, President Hu Jintao told Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 02:51:19 GMT)

Long-term care facility expands
Luck in securing a loan has led Grace Brethren Village to start work on expanding its campus. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 04:08:17 GMT)

Long Term Care Insurance for Credit Unions: The Rewards are Worth the Effort
Long Term Care Associates, Inc. today published a white-paper entitled "Long Term Care Insurance: The Rewards are Worth the Effort" directed at the Credit Union market. The intersection between aging Baby Boomers and the decreasing average purchase age of long term care insurance buyers is creating a tremendous growth opportunity for all Credit Unions. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:58:43 GMT)

When You Need Long Term Care, Don't Look to Medicare, Agency Warns
Many Americans assume that Medicare will cover their long-term care expenses," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC , one of the nation's largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:30:00 GMT)

Long Term Care Insurance for Credit Unions: The Rewards are Worth the Effort
Long Term Care Associates, Inc. today published a white-paper entitled "Long Term Care Insurance: The Rewards are Worth the Effort" directed at the Credit Union market. The intersection between aging Baby Boomers and the decreasing average purchase age of long term care insurance buyers is creating a tremendous growth opportunity for all Credit Unions. (PRWeb Oct 27, 2008) Read the full story ... (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:10:59 GMT)

Survey Reveals Long Term Care Key Issue for Voters in Presidential Election
Eighty-four percent of baby boomers say the presidential candidates' positions on long term care issues and funding will be an important factor in determining how they cast their vote in November, according to a national survey of more than 800 registered voters ages 45 to 64 sponsored by Genworth Financial, Inc. . (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:04:00 GMT)

New Poll Finds Long Term Care Issues and Funding Most Important to Baby Boomers
(RTTNews) - A Genworth Financial poll released Monday found that the presidential candidates' positions on long term care issues and funding were the most important issue to likely baby boomer voters. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 20:31:18 GMT)

N.M. Breaks Ground On Long-Term Care Facility
State and community leaders are celebrating the groundbreaking Monday of a new long-term medical center in southwestern New Mexico. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:48:22 GMT)

N.M. breaks ground on long-term care facility
SANTA CLARA, N.M. (AP) - State and community leaders are celebrating the groundbreaking Monday of a new long-term medical center in southwestern New Mexico. (Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:51:37 GMT)

Province improves quality of life in long-term care homes
Ontario is making it easier for residents to move to another long-term care (LTC) home of their choice. New regulations under [...] (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:45:52 GMT)

Long-term health care comes under scrutiny at forum
Even though Iowa's long-term care facilities consistently earn high marks for their service, some are incurring more regulatory fines, leaving officials looking to the state Legislature for answers. At a subdued forum Monday at the Legacy Senior Living Community, 1020 Scott Blvd., health-care representatives urged for reform, more funding, and a policy that would make inspection agencies ... (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:01:56 GMT)

Long Term Care Defining Issue for Boomers in Election
Long term care will be a defining issue for most baby boomers in the presidential election this November, according to a new study by Genworth Financial. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:16:46 GMT)

Experiments in patient care
Two long-term care facilities, one in the downtown, the other in Kingston's west end, have gone from rags to riches in the last few months, [...] (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:21:29 GMT)

Patient Access Solutions Inc. Launches New Long-Term Nursing Portal
Patient Access Solutions Inc., a leading provider of healthcare/financial processing solutions for the healthcare, homecare and dental industries, has announced today the launch of their new Long-Term Nursing Care Portal which includes Nursing and Wound Care Assessment. (Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:20:00 GMT)

How to Know When Mom or Dad Need Long-term Care?
(ARA) - When Jody found her grandmother Florence, a strong, 77-year-old woman affectionately called "Mama", vacuuming the front lawn one day, Jody finally decided it was time to move her to a dependent care facility. The decision was not easy. (Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:08:18 GMT)

NHS Barnsley Invest In Innovative Telehealth Technology To Monitor Patients With Long Term Conditions, England
NHS Barnsley, the local leader of the NHS, is in the process of implementing the roll out of a new innovative Telehealth technology which will support the delivery of care to patients diagnosed with a long term condition in their own homes. (Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:16:44 GMT)

Changing Face Of Long-Term Care
The U.S. population age 65 and over is expected to double in the next 25 years. Our gigantic and rapidly aging baby-boomer generation guarantees that the challenge of long term care will become greater and far more expensive with time. It is crucial for all of us to understand this critical subject in all its ramifications. (Fri, 31 Oct 2008 01:31:10 GMT)

Sod turned on long-term care facility in Greenwich
BY WENDY ELLIOTT welliott@kentvilleadvertiser.ca NovaNewsNow.com A raft of umbrellas was needed Tuesday when a sod-turning took place for a new continuing care residence to be built in Greenwich. Health minister Chris d'Entremont visited the site with several other dignitaries and said, ?meeting the changing needs of seniors, who deserve to live comfortably, safely and with dignity, is a ... (Fri, 31 Oct 2008 06:40:25 GMT)

Witmer launches petition for better long-term care
WATERLOO REGION (Oct 31, 2008) -- Conservative health critic Elizabeth Witmer has launched a petition calling for government improvements to long-term care in Ontario. Witmer's six-point plan includes a call for staffing increases and expedited redevelopment of Ontario's 35,000 oldest long-term care beds. It also urges more money to address inflationary increases and a comprehensive plan to ... (Fri, 31 Oct 2008 08:44:10 GMT)

Grants aim to expand long-term care options
WASHINGTON and#8212; New Hampshire and Maine will be among the 28 states to get a piece of $36 million in new grants to help older Americans and veterans remain independent, and to support people with Alzheimer's disease who want to remain in their homes... (Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:07:50 GMT)

Policies for Nursing Home Care Dwindling as Home Care Grows
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.----Last year not one Unum group long term care policy was purchased for nursing home care only, evidence of a dramatic trend indicating Americans’ desire to “age in place”. (Fri, 31 Oct 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

CIGNA: No Plans To Issue Equity Or Long-term Debt
CIGNA: No Plans To Issue Equity Or Long-term Debt (Fri, 31 Oct 2008 18:42:08 GMT)


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