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Long Term Care News Jan 2009

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, 01 Jan 2009 08:36:26 GMT)

ANALYSIS: Long-term view key to recovery
I spent my early life in Britain, but I'm starting to feel like that all-American character Rip van Winkle. When I hear politicians talking about stimulus bills, it's as though I've awakened from a 40-year nap. It's the same claptrap that failed miserably to jump-start the British economy - and the rest of Europe - in the '60s and '70s. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 10:50:36 GMT)

APPLAUSE
Brandon Alverson of Loveland has been named a financial representative for Country Financial. Alverson can provide clients with auto, home, life and long-term-care insurance, annuities, mutual funds and college savings plans. For more information, call 221-9655. (Thu, 01 Jan 2009 12:10:22 GMT)

Family Care delay?
The state of Wisconsin is facing a projected $5.4 billion budget deficit. So plans to expand Family Care, the state's new long-term care program for the elderly and disabled, may be put on hold. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 06:06:17 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, 02 Jan 2009 07:23:16 GMT)

Popular business directory searches
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Long break gives some parents headaches, impacts day care facilities
It's not every year that a school holiday slows down business for Debbie's Care Center in Evansville, but the recent three-week holiday break for Natrona County's students has done exactly that. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 15:09:55 GMT)

Stranded dolphin to receive blood work
CORPUS CHRISTI — An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin dubbed Toby will have blood work today before being moved to Moody Gardens, a facility in Galveston equipped to provide long-term care. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 04:19:56 GMT)

Health care gap
Jennifer Barlett sees the cracks everyday. As a supervisor for MedAssist, a third-party recovery company that contracts with Trident Health System, her job is to try to fill the gaps. She scours Medicaid, Medicare, charities and long-term payment plans to help uninsured people find ways to pay their medical bills. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 06:05:53 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, 03 Jan 2009 08:20:53 GMT)

Service union leaders consider consolidation
The executive board of the Service Employees International Union will take up a proposal Thursday to consolidate in a single local all long-term-care workers in California, despite the vehement protests of critics who say the change will weaken labor's hand.... (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 08:41:14 GMT)

Long break gives some parents headaches, impacts day care facilities
It's not every year that a school holiday slows down business for Debbie's Care Center in Evansville, but the recent three-week holiday break for Natrona County's students has done exactly that. (Sat, 03 Jan 2009 09:54:14 GMT)

State House Dome: Stephen pushes GraniteCare in R.I.
Among other things, the plan would allow Rhode Island to shift long-term care emphasis from nursing homes to community and home-based care. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 05:32:33 GMT)

Blackhawks claim Kane's injury not long-term concern
Patrick Kane officially was named an All-Star Game starter Saturday, but he will have to wait awhile before he can celebrate with those Blackhawks fans who voted for him. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 06:00:40 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, 04 Jan 2009 07:28:34 GMT)

Is Texas looking out for you? Health-care outsourcing is rolling on, but many patients suffer from silent treatment
Stories by GREGG JONES / The Dallas Morning News gjones@dallasnews.com / The Dallas Morning News Ryan McNeill contributed to this report. Evercare of Texas was supposed to coordinate medical and long-term care for more than 80,000 elderly, blind or disabled North Texans. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:42:21 GMT)

Is Texas looking out for you? Health-care outsourcing is rolling on, but many patients suffer from silent treatment
Stories by GREGG JONES / The Dallas Morning News gjones@dallasnews.com / The Dallas Morning News Ryan McNeill contributed to this report. Evercare of Texas was supposed to coordinate medical and long-term care for more than 80,000 elderly, blind or disabled North Texans. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:42:41 GMT)

Long break gives some parents headaches, impacts day care facilities
It's not every year that a school holiday slows down business for Debbie's Care Center in Evansville, but the recent three-week holiday break for Natrona County's students has done exactly that. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:38:33 GMT)

Help for residents dealing with long term illnessess
SUFFERERS of long term illnesses in Redditch are invited to take part in a free course to help them cope with their condition thanks to Worcestershire Primary Care Trust. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:38:08 GMT)

Funding Senior Living In An Economic Downturn
In these rough economic times, funding long-term care poses a challenge for seniors and their families – but there are a range of strategies you can pursue. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:20:53 GMT)

Solicitation: Do you have nursing home insurance?
Have you or your family members purchased long-term care insurance? (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:38:24 GMT)

Health unit announces more outbreaks
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit declared more outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness within long-term care facilities in the region. The affected facilities now include the McCausland hospital in Terrace Bay and the interim long-term care centre on South James Street. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:41:26 GMT)

Diabetes Epidemic Now Poses Challenges for Nursing Homes
MONDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- More and more people with diabetes are living to older ages, thanks to medical advances. But the long-term facilities, such as nursing homes, that care for aging Americans may not be ready for the additional challenges that come with treating patients with diabetes. (Mon, 05 Jan 2009 21:02:22 GMT)

Wellstar/TMI Imaging System Begins Marketing to Long-Term Care Facilities
Wellstar International, Inc., a provider of specialized diagnostic software and equipment, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Trillennium Medical Imaging, is ready to begin marketing its thermal imaging system to long-term care ("LTC") facilities in the United States. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:23:00 GMT)

Bayer Diabetes Care launches new blood sugar control monitoring system
Bayer Diabetes Care introduced A1CNow+, it's innovative, portable, hand-held, meter-based, monitoring system for in-office measurement of A1C (HbA1c) or glycated haemoglobin - an important indicator of long-term blood sugar control. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 03:36:15 GMT)

Frontier Pilots Ratify Long-Term Agreement
Pilots overwhelmingly approve wage, benefit concessions Members of the Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) have ratified a long-term labor agreement with the airline. The agreement will extend certain wage and benefit concessions through December 2011. Nearly 85 percent of votes cast were in favor of ratification. Of the 454 votes cast, 384 voted yes, only 70 voted no. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:06:10 GMT)

Former day-care provider sentenced for severely injuring infant
GAYLORD, Minn. — A former Henderson day-care provider has been sentenced to a 41-month prison term for severely injuring a child in her care. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:03:42 GMT)

Similar Long-term Mortality Risks In Men With Type 2 Diabetes And Men With Cardiovascular Disease
Men with type 2 diabetes and men with previous heart attack or stroke had a 3 to 4 fold risk of cardiovascular death compared to men without either disease in the years following the first acute event, according to a study in CMAJ. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 15:16:20 GMT)

Ross visits Rotary: Health minister paints a picture of progress
Health minister Ross Wiseman was guest speaker at the Clarenville Rotary Club on Jan. 5.     In a half-hour long speech, the MHA for Trinity North spoke of the progress made in health care in the past year, with mention of the 40 new family physicians for the province and investment in hospital equipment, and long-term care and hospital facilities. (Tue, 06 Jan 2009 15:50:51 GMT)

Partnership project aims to promote long-term health & improve social care
A partnership between University of Sheffield , DigiTV, Tunstall, Fold Housing Association and Housing 21aims to deliver an innovative research project to develop a Virtual Extra Care Service (VIRTEx) within local communities. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 07:20:57 GMT)

State takes over Salisbury Township insurer
Claims for long-term care still being paid The state has taken control of a Salisbury Township-based long-term care insurer that's been facing severe business problems. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 09:13:32 GMT)

Texas Managed Care Program Continues Amid Complaints From Beneficiaries
The Dallas Morning News on Sunday examined how Evercare of Texas -- contracted to coordinate medical and long-term care for more than 80,000 elderly, disabled or blind state residents -- continues to receive state support despite being fined millions of dollars by the state and garnering complaints from many beneficiaries and advocates. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:17:00 GMT)

The Common Assessment Instrument
Editor’s Note: Saugeen Valley Nursing Center has been receiving major publicity -- in Canadian Long-Term Care magazine, a provincial Long-Term Care newsletter and a wider health sector newsletter for hospitals, CCACs and long-term care facilities. Following is one of articles. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:07:32 GMT)

Long-Term Care Industry Braces for Implementation of MDS 3.0: HCPro Responds with MDSonlineCentral.com
The results of a recent survey on major overhaul of ltc processes for 2009. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:00:00 GMT)

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Muskeg Lake Pilot Project Supports First Nations Long-term Care Needs
An innovative pilot project on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation north of Saskatoon will provide better access to culturally-sensitive long-term care for First Nations seniors. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:32:04 GMT)

Muskeg Lake Pilot Project Supports First Nations Long-term Care Needs
An innovative pilot project on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation north of Saskatoon will provide better access to culturally-sensitive long-term care for First Nations seniors. (Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:32:14 GMT)

Iowa's care facilities get high marks
MASON CITY — State officials with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Wednesday delivered an upbeat report on the quality of Iowa’s long-term care facilities. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:22:16 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, 08 Jan 2009 07:29:34 GMT)

Obama's Stimulus: Jump-Start for His Long-Term Agenda?
Instead of temporary measures meant to prop up the sagging economy over just the next two years, much of what has been proposed so far looks like a laundry list of the President-elect's campaign promises (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 09:16:16 GMT)

Obama: Long recession if aid package delayed
President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday will urge Congress to move quickly on his economic aid package once he takes office, warning that a failure to do so would have devastating long-term consequences for the nation. http://feedproxy.google.com/~f/r http://feedproxy.google.com/~f/r http://feedproxy.google.com/~f/r ... (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:48:50 GMT)

Long-term care unit should be ready for occupancy by March
The long-term care facility for the Clarenville region should be ready for occupancy by the end of February. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:51:31 GMT)

Economic Downturn Impacting Women's Ability to Plan for Long-Term Care Costs, New Survey Finds
The current economic downturn has affected women's ability to plan and prepare for expensive long-term care costs, such as nursing home stays, according to a new survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of AHIP, found that 60 percent of women say the economy has affected their ability to plan for future long-term care costs. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 19:00:00 GMT)

Long-Term Care Insurer Penn Treaty American Fails
Pennsylvania regulators may sell or liquidate long-term care insurer Penn Treaty American Corp., after a judge ordered two of its subsidiaries into rehabilitation. (Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:36:14 GMT)

Wellstar/TMI Begins Marketing Imaging System to Long-Term Care Facilities
Wellstar International, Inc., a provider of specialized diagnostic software and equipment, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Trillennium Medical Imaging, is ready to begin marketing its thermal imaging system to long-term care ("LTC") facilities in the United States. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:25:00 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. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 01:50:44 GMT)

Talk on long-term care in Morristown
MORRISTOWN -- CareOne, located at 151 Madison Ave., will host a free workshop at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, on the value of long-term care insurance, presented by NY Life. To reserve a seat call Suzanne Conte at (908) 797-6777. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 09:13:38 GMT)

Economic Downturn Impacting Women's Ability To Plan For Long-Term Care Costs, New Survey Finds
The current economic downturn has affected women's ability to plan and prepare for expensive long-term care costs, such as nursing home stays, according to a new survey released by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of AHIP, found that 60 percent of women say the economy has affected their ability to plan for future long-term care costs. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:08:51 GMT)

Long Term Care: Another Challenge From the Home and Stock Price Declines
With home and stock portfolio values in rapid descent, millions of retirees are worth much less than just a few months ago (like the rest of America). While the... (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:36:56 GMT)

Government Considers Private Policies For Long Term Care
The government is considering private insurance as one option to help improve the system of paying for long term care for older people. The proposal is being considered as part of the engagement period for the forthcoming Green Paper on social care. People with dementia represent one of the most significant groups of users of long term care. (Fri, 09 Jan 2009 15:08:10 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. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:50:34 GMT)

Samuelson: Facing Tough Questions on Health Care
He can't control long-term entitlement spending unless he curbs health care, which accounts for a quarter of the federal budget. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 19:08:36 GMT)

Praxair has a bright future for the long term
Q:Please give an opinion on shares of Praxair Inc., which were recommended to me.—F.B., via the Internet Answer: The long-term future looks bright for the largest industrial gas supplier in North and South America as demand for cleaner-energy alternatives increases. The company also is well-established in Europe and has a growing presence in Asia, and international markets are expected to fuel ... (Mon, 12 Jan 2009 05:25:24 GMT)

Long-term goals should be priority
Many investors are rethinking their tolerance for risk after 2008's gut-wrenching ride on the markets, but investment advisers caution that long-term financial goals shouldn't be eclipsed by knee-jerk reactions to market volatility. (Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:16:03 GMT)

Penn Treaty and Conesco long-term care insurers in the news
Long-term care insurance policyholders for two companies with ties to Pennsylvania will need to stay tuned for developments relative to their long-range fiscal health. (Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:24:42 GMT)

Report: Aging Minnesota population means long-term budget woes
The State Budget Trends Study Commission is calling for fiscal discipline to smooth out boom-and-bust budget cycles. The commission's report recommends bigger state rainy day funds, longer-term budget planning and a special panel to throttle back costs in public health care programs. (Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:10:10 GMT)

Penn Treaty and Conesco long-term care insurers in the news
Long-term care insurance policyholders for two companies with ties to Pennsylvania will need to stay tuned for developments relative to their long-range fiscal health. (Mon, 12 Jan 2009 21:39:41 GMT)

Report: Minnesota Faces Long-Term Budget Problems
Minnesota's budget problems are here to stay unless elected officials admit they have a long-term problem and take steps to fix it, the heads of a bipartisan budget panel said Monday. (Tue, 13 Jan 2009 01:03:26 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. (Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:28:19 GMT)

Long-term care dilemma
Niagara's 3,552 nursing homes beds in 32 long-term care facilities are practically full, running at 99 per cent capacity. That means a long wait for [...] (Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:19:45 GMT)

Middle-classes to get aid to find suitable care homes for loved ones
Middle-class families will be given help to find suitable care homes for their loved ones and more power to challenge poor standards in a shake-up of long-term care for the elderly. (Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:20:48 GMT)

Long-term care dilemma
Niagara's 3,552 nursing homes beds in 32 long-term care facilities are practically full, running at 99 per cent capacity. That means a long wait for [...] (Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:19:35 GMT)

We save tax free for college — why not for long-term care?
Minnesota lawmakers want to create a savings plan that allows families to set aside money for long-term care needs just as they would use 529 education accounts for their children's college tuition. (Wed, 14 Jan 2009 06:10:32 GMT)

Is long-term care insurance deductible?
Long-term care premiums within certain limits are deductible as itemized medical expenses, says CPA George Saenz. (Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:00:00 GMT)

Tax break would spur savings for long-term care
Two Minnesota lawmakers, one a Republican and one a Democrat, have teamed up on a proposed tax break for those who save ahead for long-term care. (Thu, 15 Jan 2009 03:45:19 GMT)

Long-term care industry hurt by proposed budget cuts
Governor David Paterson’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year has long-term care providers in Queens scrambling, with anticipated funding cuts that would squeeze $840 million, according to a State Health Department (DOH) report, out of an industry that insiders claim is already struggling. (Thu, 15 Jan 2009 04:05:19 GMT)

Minnesota lawmakers propose tax break for long-term care
Minnesotans would be more likely to save for long-term care if those savings carried a tax advantage, two lawmakers say. (Thu, 15 Jan 2009 04:39:50 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, 15 Jan 2009 07:35:44 GMT)

Flood causes $3M damage to care centre
A flood at the north side St. Michael’s Long Term Care Centre has left the facility with millions of dollars in damages. (Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:17:32 GMT)

Nominations sought for long term care giver award
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Caregiver Award. (Thu, 15 Jan 2009 22:15:39 GMT)

Get tips on choosing a long-term care facility
Dundas Community Services hosts a free educational seminar for seniors and caregivers on Choosing a Long Term Facility on Thursday, Jan. 29, 3 p. m., at Dundas Community Centre, 10 Market St., Dundas. (Fri, 16 Jan 2009 05:24:25 GMT)

Research and Markets: The Manual Positioning Strategies & Contracture Management for Long Term Care Residents Includes ...
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Positioning Strategies & Contracture Management for Long Term Care Residents " report to their offering. (Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:03:00 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. (Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:06:23 GMT)

Long-term care industry hurt by proposed budget cuts
Governor David Paterson’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year has long-term care providers in Queens scrambling, with anticipated funding cuts that would squeeze $840 million, according to a State Health Department (DOH) report, out of an industry that insiders claim is already struggling. (Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:50:32 GMT)

UVA Medical Center Breaks Ground On Long-Term Acute Care Hospital
The University of Virginia Medical Center begins construction on its 40-bed long-term acute care hospital, designed to help those patients who need hospital care for more than 25 days. (Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:40:08 GMT)

Nominations sought for long term care giver award
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Caregiver Award. (Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:16:28 GMT)

Shop around for long-term care
"Mary" is in her 70s, widowed, living a comfortable but not extravagant lifestyle. Her experiences are a case study. (Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:46:14 GMT)

Long-term care industry hurt by proposed budget cuts
Governor David Paterson’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year has long-term care providers in Queens scrambling, with anticipated funding cuts that would squeeze $840 million, according to a State Health Department (DOH) report, out of an industry that insiders claim is already struggling. (Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:35:25 GMT)

Nominations sought for long term care giver award
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Caregiver Award. (Sun, 18 Jan 2009 06:46:29 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. (Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:51:37 GMT)

Long-term care industry hurt by proposed budget cuts
Governor David Paterson’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year has long-term care providers in Queens scrambling, with anticipated funding cuts that would squeeze $840 million, according to a State Health Department (DOH) report, out of an industry that insiders claim is already struggling. (Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:20:29 GMT)

Nominations sought for long term care giver award
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Caregiver Award. (Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:31:29 GMT)

Raising the Quality of Long-Term Care for Seniors
Anyone who has gone through finding a long-term care facility for their loved one knows how difficult is to search for and find a care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living. (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:05:00 GMT)

More complaints over elderly care made in Iowa
DES MOINES — The state Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s office posted a 39 percent rise in complaints in fiscal 2008, but officials attribute the increase to heightened awareness rather than more problems at facilities serving elderly Iowans. (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 04:38:21 GMT)

Rise in complaints at care facilities tied to awareness
DES MOINES and#8212; The state Long-Term Care Ombudsman's Office posted a 39 percent rise in complaints in fiscal 2008, but officials attribute the increase to heightened awareness rather than more problems at facilities serving elderly Iowans.State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Jeanne Yordi said her office received 2,336 new complaints resulting in 889 cases last year from residents or relatives ... (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:06:35 GMT)

Clostridium Difficile Infection In Long-Term Care: Tailored Approaches To Management
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is increasingly being seen in older adults, especially among residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs). This is further complicated by the emergence of a virulent strain of C. difficile associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:09:19 GMT)

More Help With Long Term Conditions, UK
New guidance helps commissioners to put patients in the driving seat- New guidance to help NHS and local authority commissioners ensure that people with long term conditions are more involved in decisions about their illness and treatment, has been issued by the Department of Health today. (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:07:59 GMT)

Long-term care industry hurt by proposed budget cuts
Governor David Paterson’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year has long-term care providers in Queens scrambling, with anticipated funding cuts that would squeeze $840 million, according to a State Health Department (DOH) report, out of an industry that insiders claim is already struggling. (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:50:29 GMT)

Nominations sought for long term care giver award
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Caregiver Award. (Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:33:10 GMT)

Long-term care industry hurt by proposed budget cuts
Governor David Paterson’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year has long-term care providers in Queens scrambling, with anticipated funding cuts that would squeeze $840 million, according to a State Health Department (DOH) report, out of an industry that insiders claim is already struggling. (Wed, 21 Jan 2009 04:05:29 GMT)

Henrico probes care-center illness
Henrico County public health officials yesterday were investigating cases of gastrointestinal illness at a long-term-care facility. Some voluntary restrictions were in place in some licensed areas at The Hermitage at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Parkway, said executive director Nancy Brechtelsbauer. She would not say how many people had gotten ill but did say the illnesses surfaced in the past ... (Wed, 21 Jan 2009 05:03:34 GMT)

Elder care complaints last year
DES MOINES — The state Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s office posted a 39 percent rise in complaints in fiscal 2008, but officials attribute the increase to heightened awareness rather than more problems at facilities serving elderly Iowans. (Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:39:00 GMT)

Doctor worried probe may target him
Prince George doctor Garnet Fraser fears a promised investigation at Prince George Regional Hospital may now be focused on him rather than around a patient who was transferred to long-term care instead of rehabilitation therapy.In a story published Jan. 6 in The Citizen, Michael McMillan, chief operating officer for Northern Interior Health, said a full investigation into the incident that ... (Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:06:45 GMT)

New owner at Heartfelt senior care in OV
Heartfelt Senior Care, an Oro Valley-based home care business, has been purchased by Sun City resident Karen Kol. Kol has worked in the health care industry since 1959, spending time in the assisted living, independent living and long-term care aspects of the business. (Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:29:06 GMT)

Nurses focus on health care in India
The School of Nursing and the ICICI Knowledge Park Centre for Technologies in Public Health have entered into a long-term partnership to improve health care for India's poor. (Thu, 22 Jan 2009 07:27:05 GMT)

Research and Markets: Continuous Quality Improvement in Long Term Care Manual
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Continuous Quality Improvement in Long Term Care Manual" report to their offering. (Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:07:00 GMT)

Day care center to open up in May
GLENS FALLS - A day care center will be the first long-term tenant in the former Godnick's Grand Furniture building at 221 Glen St. (Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:07:58 GMT)

Supporting People With Long Term Conditions, Alzheimer's Society,UK
New guidance to help NHS and local authority commissioners ensure that people with long term conditions are more involved in decisions about their illness and treatment, has been issued. (Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:08:13 GMT)

New owner at Heartfelt senior care in OV
Heartfelt Senior Care, an Oro Valley-based home care business, has been purchased by Sun City resident Karen Kol. Kol has worked in the health care industry since 1959, spending time in the assisted living, independent living and long-term care aspects of the business. (Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:01:46 GMT)

AHCA/Alliance Detail Components of Long Term Care Economic Recovery, Jobs Plan
Proposal Focuses on State Medicaid Payment Accountability, LTC Sector Access to Capital, HIT, Workforce (Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:25:00 GMT)

Investigators: VA budget plan still flawed, fails to fully account for long-term health care
WASHINGTON - Two years after a politically embarrassing $1 billion shortfall that imperiled veterans health care, the Veterans Affairs Department is still lowballing budget estimates to Congress to keep its spending down, government investigators say. (Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:32:15 GMT)

MS Trust Welcomes Moves To More Personalised Health And Care Services
The MS Trust welcomes guidance to commissioners in England from the Department of Health to encourage the development of care planning based on the needs of the individual. The intention to promote more personalised health and care services that will help people with long-term conditions, such as MS, to manage their condition better. (Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:07:30 GMT)

Investigators: VA budget plan still flawed, fails to fully account for long-term health care
Two years after a politically embarrassing $1 billion shortfall that imperiled veterans health care, the Veterans Affairs Department is still (Fri, 23 Jan 2009 18:12:42 GMT)

U.S. Government Finds 40% Of People Currently Receiving Long Term Care Are 18-64; Numbers Continue To Rise
Did you know that nearly everyone will be touched by a long term care situation, either their own or with a close family member? Research from the U.S. government has found that the number of people who will need long term care in their lifetime is rapidly increasing. In 2008, the government found that about 9 million Americans over the age of 65 would need long term care services. (Sat, 24 Jan 2009 12:07:40 GMT)

Term life coverage short-sighted
For 38 years, I have worked with people of all ages. And I cannot think of one who is ever happy to lose their life insurance in advanced years. If they have term insurance, of course, that coverage has gotten so expensive that they probably had to drop it long before retirement age. (Sat, 24 Jan 2009 15:44:00 GMT)

Quick Tips For Long-Term Care Solutions
It’s hard to imagine, but there may come a day when you will have to make a tough decision... (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 05:15:03 GMT)

Experts: Education key when purchasing long-term care insurance
When it comes to purchasing long-term care insurance, education is key, experts say. (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:58:07 GMT)

Public often unaware of long-term care costs
A day of reckoning is coming for long-term care in America, Steve Moses says. (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:58:18 GMT)

Long-term care policies prove costly
When Claudio "Claude" M. Assini purchased his long-term care insurance policy in 2001, he thought he was taking a prudent step to protect himself and his family from future medical costs. (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:58:50 GMT)

Costs of elderly care in Hawaii put strain on Isles' middle class
Middle-class families are struggling to cope with long-term-care bills, and some elders are going without needed services because of the high costs. It is a crisis that is expected to worsen as HawaiiÕs senior population grows at a rapid clip and people l (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:44:02 GMT)

Dems seek to use stimulus bill to held school kids; Republicans worry about long-term costs
WASHINGTON - Democrats want to use the big spending package designed to jump-start the staggering economy to send billions to long-term programs to help poor and disabled school children. (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:53:06 GMT)

Long-term care policies prove costly
When Claudio "Claude" M. Assini purchased his long-term care insurance policy in 2001, he thought he was taking a prudent step to protect himself and his family from future medical costs. (Sun, 25 Jan 2009 17:56:12 GMT)

How To Engage Customers For The Long-Term: Viral Marketing Loops
Do you want to understand the metrics , mechanics, and levers of engagement required for effective viral customer acquisition? Photo credit: arrow Many viral marketing approaches have been used over the years, but while they were able to capture large numbers of users, they proved ineffective because they failed to engage customers for the long-term. In this article Eric Ries shares ... (Mon, 26 Jan 2009 07:29:51 GMT)

Caribbean, West Indians Fastest Growing Groups Working In Health Care Careers In South Florida
South Florida is experiencing an increase in Caribbean and West Indian immigrants who seek careers as home health aides, medical assistants, nurses, surgical technicians and other positions, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. More than half of the long-term care health workers in the Service Employees International Union in Florida are either Haitian or West Indian. (Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:07:51 GMT)

VA Continues To Underestimate Cost Of Veterans' Care, According To GAO Report
The Department of Veterans Affairs' long-term budget plan for rehabilitating veterans in nursing homes, hospices and community centers is flawed and underestimates costs by millions of dollars, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Friday, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. (Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:07:00 GMT)

Golden - London House awarded 'Best' long-term care team honor
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – LONDON HOUSE earns national honors for best long-term care team. Sonoma Valley's Golden Living Center - London House, recently earned the "Best Long-Term Care Team" for 2008 in a nationwide competition sponsored by Advance for Long-Term Care Management Magazine. (Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:19:22 GMT)

Feb. 6 hearing set for proposed long-term care facility in Geneva
The Illinois Department of Public Health will conduct a public hearing on an application by Meadowbrook Manor to build a $25.3 million skilled care facility in Geneva. (Tue, 27 Jan 2009 06:22:36 GMT)

S&P: long-term strengths mitigate short-term weaknesses in Qatari insurance market
S&P: long-term strengths mitigate short-term weaknesses in Qatari insurance market (Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:14:25 GMT)

S&P Report on Qatar Finds 'Long-term Strengths, Short-term Weakness'
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has published an article examining the Qatari Insurance Sector In 2009. Entitled "Short-Term Weaknesses Offset By Long-Term Strengths," it notes that "when the ... (Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:26:26 GMT)

Police seek woman behind bizarre theft at Thunder Bay long-term care home
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Police in Thunder Bay are looking for a woman who walked into a long-term care home and removed a prescription patch from a man's arm. (Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:10:54 GMT)

Office for Aging offers seminar on long term care insurance Thursday
Tompkins County Office for the Aging and Lifelong cooperate to offer free educational programs to help consumers understand the complex topic of long-term care financing and long term care insurance. (Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:52:17 GMT)

Golden - London House awarded 'Best' long-term care team honor
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – LONDON HOUSE earns national honors for best long-term care team. Sonoma Valley's Golden Living Center - London House, recently earned the "Best Long-Term Care Team" for 2008 in a nationwide competition sponsored by Advance for Long-Term Care Management Magazine. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 01:11:15 GMT)

County library to host long-term care meeting
The state of Wisconsin Board of Aging and Long Term Care is expanding the Volunteer Ombudsman Program to Door and Kewaunee counties this year. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:15:43 GMT)

SellingLTC.com Launches LTCi Cafe - a New FREE Long-Term Care Insurance Resource Center Available to All Financial ...
SellingLTC.com, LLC, the leader in providing long-term care insurance sales, marketing, and presentation solutions for insurance sales professionals, today announced the launch of the LTCi Cafe, a free LTCI resource center available to all financial professionals who desire a deeper knowledge of how to better serve consumers when it comes to long-term care insurance. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

Kohl Expands Stimulus To Support Health It Funding For Long-Term Care Facilities, USA
Today U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, successfully amended the Senate stimulus package to ensure that long-term care (LTC) facilities are eligible for health information technology (HIT) funding. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:21:00 GMT)

Golden - London House awarded 'Best' long-term care team honor
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – LONDON HOUSE earns national honors for best long-term care team. Sonoma Valley's Golden Living Center - London House, recently earned the "Best Long-Term Care Team" for 2008 in a nationwide competition sponsored by Advance for Long-Term Care Management Magazine. (Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:56:50 GMT)

Government ignoring concerns about seniors' long-term care: NDP
The Alberta NDP has accused the province of ignoring the concerns raised by workers about the care of seniors in Alberta's long-term care facilities. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 00:40:14 GMT)

Study Finds Kidney Donors Do Fine Long-Term
Donating a kidney doesn't appear to have any long-term health consequences for the donor, a reassuring study shows. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:31:34 GMT)

Golden - London House awarded 'Best' long-term care team honor
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – LONDON HOUSE earns national honors for best long-term care team. Sonoma Valley's Golden Living Center - London House, recently earned the "Best Long-Term Care Team" for 2008 in a nationwide competition sponsored by Advance for Long-Term Care Management Magazine. (Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:41:58 GMT)

Advantage Fitness Products (AFP) Brings Long-Term Solutions and Savings to Arizona State University (ASU) With ...
State-of-the-Art Precor Cardiovascular Equipment, Coupled With AFP's Preventative Maintenance Contract Bring Significant Long Term Cost Benefits to ASU (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Budget cuts for long-term care are looming large at Legislature
Nathan Dikes says it's difficult for private nursing homes such as his family's Sunshine Gardens facility to stay profitable when state reimbursement rates are cut. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 08:14:21 GMT)

Coalition looks to long term care
Now that the winter shelter is successfully operating, the Haywood Coalition is taking the first steps to creating ways to help people in the long term. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:39:41 GMT)

Coalition looks to long term care
Now that the winter shelter is successfully operating, the Haywood Coalition is taking the first steps to creating ways to help people in the long term. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:39:41 GMT)

Coalition looks to long term care
Now that the winter shelter is successfully operating, the Haywood Coalition is taking the first steps to creating ways to help people in the long term. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:39:41 GMT)

Coalition looks to long term care
Now that the winter shelter is successfully operating, the Haywood Coalition is taking the first steps to creating ways to help people in the long term. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:39:41 GMT)

Mary Beth Walsh To Chair AHA's Section For Long-Term Care And Rehabilitation
Mary Beth Walsh, M.D., FACP, executive medical director and CEO of The Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., is the 2009 chair of the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:05:01 GMT)

Carthage center highlights short-term care, rehab
Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center is promoting new services aimed at people who do not need long-term nursing care, but might need more care than they would get at home. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:43:32 GMT)

Chattanooga: Long-term care must be priority, lawmakers say
Legislators, health care providers and advocates for the elderly gathered this morning at Blood Assurance for a discussion on long-term care issues. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:46:57 GMT)

Golden - London House awarded 'Best' long-term care team honor
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – LONDON HOUSE earns national honors for best long-term care team. Sonoma Valley's Golden Living Center - London House, recently earned the "Best Long-Term Care Team" for 2008 in a nationwide competition sponsored by Advance for Long-Term Care Management Magazine. (Fri, 30 Jan 2009 22:57:00 GMT)

Chattanooga: Long-term must be priority, officials warn
The need for more efficient and less costly long-term care services is becoming increasingly urgent as baby boomers age and require more specialized care, health care leaders said Friday. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 05:16:11 GMT)

Golden - London House awarded 'Best' long-term care team honor
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – LONDON HOUSE earns national honors for best long-term care team. Sonoma Valley's Golden Living Center - London House, recently earned the "Best Long-Term Care Team" for 2008 in a nationwide competition sponsored by Advance for Long-Term Care Management Magazine. (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 19:56:04 GMT)


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