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Nursing Home Accused of Abuse
Elderly Abuse in long term care facilities is a serious problem that affects hundreds of thousands of elderly people across this country. It is widely under reported and as TV10 recently found out it can happen anywhere. (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 03:38:24 -0700)

Omnicare Announces Acquisition of Continuing Care Rx
COVINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), a leading provider of pharmaceutical care for the elderly, today announced it has acquired Continuing Care Rx (CCRx), a privately owned institutional pharmacy provider based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. CCRx provides comprehensive pharmacy services to residents of long-term care ... (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 05:31:57 -0700)

Omnicare acquires Continuing Care Rx
Omnicare, Covington-based provider of elderly pharmaceutical care, this morning said it acquired Continuing Care Rx. (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 06:06:10 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 06:18:07 -0700)

New program transitions seniors from hospital to home or long-term care
— A new local program to transition elderly patients from hospital to home or long-term care was unveiled Tuesday as part of this year’s initiatives in the provincial Aging at Home strategy. (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 07:33:13 -0700)

Omnicare buys Continuing Care Rx
Omnicare Inc., which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Wednesday it bought privately held Continuing Care Rx for an undisclosed amount. (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:09:58 -0700)

Focus call for children in care
Children in long-term care need to get more help to reach their full potential, according to a new report. (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:49:31 -0700)

IMF calls for long-term fiscal reform
The International Monetary Fund has warned that long-term fiscal reforms will be required among advanced economies as it projected the UK's gross debt to gross domestic product would rise to 90.6pc in 2015. (Wed, 01 Sep 2010 22:09:11 -0700)

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Diosynth sign long-term commercial manufacturing agreement
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals announced today that it has entered into a long-term commercial manufacturing agreement with Diosynth RTP, Inc. for the manufacture of Drug Substance integral to the production of NicVAX, Nabi's innovative and proprietary investigational vaccine for the treatment of nicotine addiction and prevention of smoking relapse. (Thu, 02 Sep 2010 03:12:52 -0700)

How to buy long-term care insurance
It's no surprise that healthcare costs are soaring. The cost of a nursing home today is about $71,000 annually, or about $200 a day. The cost for assisted living is about $32,000 a year or $88 dollars a day. (Thu, 02 Sep 2010 08:39:01 -0700)

The cost of long-term care
Some insurance decisions are easy. Take life insurance. You know you need it to replace the income your spouse and kids would lose if you died. Insurers don't have much leeway to dispute claims for death benefits because "deceased" is a pretty definite condition. (Thu, 02 Sep 2010 08:41:01 -0700)

When to get long-term-care insurance
It's not alarmist to think that you'll need long-term care in your lifetime. Among Americans who reach their 65th birthday, 45% will have to pay for some kind of long-term-care services, according to the actuarial firm Milliman. (Thu, 02 Sep 2010 08:42:01 -0700)

Long-term unemployment reaches crisis level, says Michigan League for Human Services
People out of work for longer than six months make up a growing share of the unemployed in Michigan, and minority workers are more likely to be unemployed long-term, according to a new report released today from the Michigan League for Human Services. (Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:05:18 -0700)

Omnicare, Inc. and Walgreen Co. to Exchange Home Infusion and Long-Term Care Pharmacy Businesses
COVINGTON, Ky. & DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) and Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced a transaction in which Omnicare will acquire substantially all of the assets of Walgreens long-term care pharmacy business. In exchange, Walgreens will acquire substantially all of the assets of Omnicare’s home infusion business. Closing of the transaction ... (Fri, 03 Sep 2010 05:17:29 -0700)

Slovakia to fight long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment is a major problem in Slovakia, partly due to the fact that many people prefer to receive social benefits instead of slightly higher wages. The country hopes that the 'Europe 2020' strategy can help overcome this and other problems. EurActiv Slovakia reports. (Fri, 03 Sep 2010 05:51:53 -0700)

Long Term Data Presented At ESC 2010 Further Support The Benefit Of The CYPHER(R) Sirolimus Drug-Eluting Stent
Three new analyses of subgroups from the SORT OUT III study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, provide additional detail on longer-term follow-up subgroup safety and efficacy outcomes in the SORT OUT III trial in three high-risk subgroups (diabetes, acute coronary syndrome and multiple lesion)... (Fri, 03 Sep 2010 06:29:21 -0700)

Walgreen Gets An Infusion Business
Omnicare takes Walgreen's long-term care pharmacy business, Walgreen gets Omnicare's home infusion business. (Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:55:20 -0700)

Long Term Use Of Oral Bisphosphonates May Double Risk Of Esophageal Cancer
Research: Oral bisphosphonates and risk of cancer of the esophagus, stomach and colorectum: Case-control analysis within a UK primary care cohortPeople who take oral bisphosphonates for bone disease over five years may be doubling their risk of developing oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet), according to a new study published on bmj.com today.Oral bisphosphonates are a type of drug used to ... (Fri, 03 Sep 2010 17:00:14 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Fri, 03 Sep 2010 22:36:07 -0700)

Long-term unemployment pushes jobless workers to find new identities
What do you do for a living Inevitably, its one of the first questions to come up when new people meet. (Sat, 04 Sep 2010 01:51:44 -0700)

SEIU ULTCW Kicks-Off Labor Day Weekend by Helping 6,000 Local Children and Family Members at Fresh Start Festival
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Focused on the needs of local families and children during these difficult economic times, the members of SEIU ULTCW (United Long Term Care Workers' Union) kicked-off the Labor Day weekend by hosting the LA Fresh Start Working Families Community Festival - a free event that drew an estimated 6,000 people. The Festival provided children with back-to ... (Sat, 04 Sep 2010 21:13:53 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Sat, 04 Sep 2010 22:33:13 -0700)

Obama health care reforms include short-term buyers
“CONSUMERS HURT small businesses” is not your typical headline. However, in Massachusetts, this has become the unthinkable reality. (Sun, 05 Sep 2010 14:55:48 -0700)

Business calendar
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – The Golden 1 Credit Union presents a free workshop called "Long-Term Care: How to Leverage Your Assets" at 1301 Exposition Blvd. To register, call (916) 732-2900. (Sun, 05 Sep 2010 21:51:03 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:33:11 -0700)

Pressure mounting on the jobless
The impact of long-term unemployment on the person out of a job and on the overall economy is hard to overstate. What are the "spillover effects?" (Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:56:44 -0700)

Tips for landing a 'bridge' job
Workers who haven't been in a long-term job search find it hard to understand why people can't just "get a 'B' job." (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 02:53:01 -0700)

Long-Term Weight Loss An Uphill Struggle
Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. While that number is larger than most weight-loss clinical trials report, the majority of Americans are still unable to lose weight and keep it off. Identifying those who lose weight and successfully maintain that loss may aid ... (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 03:11:53 -0700)

Employers push rising health-care costs onto workers
WASHINGTON — As employers struggle with rising health-care costs and a sour economy, U.S. workers for the first time in at least a decade are being asked to shoulder the entire cost of rising health benefits on their own. (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 07:58:42 -0700)

Area might need more beds for elderly care
Montgomery, Miami, Warren and Preble counties have fewer long-term care beds than they will need in five years to accommodate their growing elderly populations, according to data recently released by the Ohio Department of Health.By 2015, more than 230,000 people in the Miami Valley, 1.7 million people in Ohio, and 46.8 million people in the U.S. will be 65 and older, according to state and U.S ... (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 17:31:23 -0700)

Some experts doubt need
 for more long-term care beds
Ohio’s 65 and older population is expected to surpass 1.7 million people by 2015.About one in five older Ohioans have a moderate or severe disability requiring long-term care, according to a May 2009 report by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 19:01:48 -0700)

Paul B. Farrell: Forget going green -- Earth doesn't care
Cover story: “The Earth Doesn’t Care If You Drive a Hybrid!” Or recycle. Or eat organic food. Or live in a green house powered by solar energy. Or squander commodities. The Earth just doesn’t care how much you waste. (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 21:22:33 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Mon, 06 Sep 2010 22:33:50 -0700)

Public and private expenditure in long-term elderly care
The September Policy Brief by Ricardo Rodrigues and Andrea Schmidt aims to present information on the current picture of public and private expenditure on long-term care for older people and to discuss the challenges of financing care. Moreover it provides preliminary results on potential redistribution effects of home care benefits (based on SHARE data). (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 01:57:12 -0700)

Council reviews vision plan for city
The Ankeny City Council met Aug. 27 to review the long-term vision and strategies designed to move Ankeny forward while maintaining the unique attributes that make Ankeny a desirable place to live and work, including its small hometown feel and sense of community. The council affirmed its commitment to these long-term goals: (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 02:44:17 -0700)

New long-term care annuities offer new options for many investors
In financial planning, clients love to discuss building their wealth and investments, but they often cringe when we mention any insurance protection, especially long-term care coverage .Their extreme reluctance to consider long-term care is really quite normal. Who wants to think about buying coverage for nursing home care when it can be such an unpleasant experience, and we really hope it won't ... (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 03:49:38 -0700)

Health Care REIT, Inc. Completes $817 Million Partnership with Merrill Gardens, LLC
TOLEDO, Ohio----Health Care REIT, Inc. today announced it has substantially completed its $817 million partnership with Merrill Gardens, LLC, which was previously announced on August 4, 2010. (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 05:00:00 -0700)

B.C. man loses right to care for wife
An elderly B.C. man says a provincial health authority stripped him and his wife of their legal and financial rights after he complained about his wife's care in the long-term care wing of a local hospital. (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 06:38:24 -0700)

Q&A with Bob Loomis, long term care insurance agent with Robert Hensley and Associates in Avon.
Q&A with Bob Loomis, long term care insurance agent with Robert Hensley and Associates in Avon. (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 09:33:45 -0700)

Long Term Care and the CLASS Act: Upcoming Webcast for Human Resource Managers and Benefits Specialists
On September 21, HR.com will host a webcast in conjunction with LTC Financial Partners, LLC to help companies help their employees plan for long term care following health reform. "Millions of Americans will soon be automatically opted in to the new public option for long term care, unless they pro-actively opt out," says Mario Sestito, an industry expert who will lead the webcast. (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 12:11:00 -0700)

Golden Years Pageant honors seniors in long-term care
The 14th annual Golden Years Pageant kicked off Tuesday morning, celebrating the beauty both inside and outside of Utah seniors in long-term care facilities. (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:38:06 -0700)

Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II Acquires Joplin Long-Term Acute Care Hospital in Missouri
JOPLIN, Mo., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Joplin Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, a single-story, 26,000-square-foot, Class A single-tenant medical facility in Joplin. The acquisition closed on Aug. 31. Located at 2040 W. 32nd St., at the heart of the "Four State Area" where Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas ... (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 19:14:23 -0700)

Minn. company picked for Eagle senior care project
EAGLE, Colorado - Eagle County may get a long-term living and care facility for senior citizens, and a Minnesota company may be the company to do it. After several weeks of presentations, interviews and facility visits, the county's "continuum of care" committee picked Augustana Care Corporation, based in Minneapolis, to negotiate a deal to build and run a senior care facility on county-owned ... (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:42:50 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Tue, 07 Sep 2010 22:33:08 -0700)

Paying For Long-term Care
The September Policy Brief by Ricardo Rodrigues and Andrea Schmidt aims to present information on the current picture of public and private expenditure on long-term care for older people and to discuss the challenges of financing care. Moreover it provides preliminary results on potential redistribution effects of home care benefits (based on SHARE data)... (Wed, 08 Sep 2010 05:24:46 -0700)

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Long-Term Disease-Free Survival Data from Phase I Study in Glioblastoma
LOS ANGELES----ImmunoCellular Therapeutics , a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immune-based cancer therapies, today announced long-term data from a Phase I clinical trial of ICT-107, the Company’s lead cancer vaccine candidate for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme , the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. (Wed, 08 Sep 2010 05:30:00 -0700)

Long-Term Care Facilities Lead The Market
In trading on Wednesday, long-term care facilities were relative leaders, up about 2.5%. (Wed, 08 Sep 2010 15:10:30 -0700)

Gunther: Long-term care at top of agendaa
FAIRMONT - With a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit, now is not the time for someone new to start representing District 24A in the Minnesota Legislature, says Republican Bob Gunther. "Every year you learn more," he said. "... (Wed, 08 Sep 2010 21:25:14 -0700)

Pinal, Gila Counties ideal locations for adult foster home setting
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care will be holding a series of six public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The first event will be on September 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, with the remainder of the forums to be announced at a later date. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to ... (Wed, 08 Sep 2010 22:35:08 -0700)

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics announces long-term data from ICT-107 Phase I clinical trial for GBM
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immune-based cancer therapies, today announced long-term data from a Phase I clinical trial of ICT-107, the Company's lead cancer vaccine candidate for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. (Wed, 08 Sep 2010 23:22:42 -0700)

Health Care Law Will Not Reduce Costs
The health-care reform law enacted last spring won't significantly change national health spending over the next decade compared with projections before the law was passed, the Wall Street Journal reports. The report casts fresh doubt on Democrats' argument that the health-care law would curb the sharp increase in costs over the long term. In fact, insurance companies have proposed rate ... (Thu, 09 Sep 2010 04:01:16 -0700)

Today's OpEds: Medicare's long-term liabilities; Reforming and funding native health care; Frustrations surrounding ...
Under ObamaCare it will get much worse. Hospitals also will shut down or stop serving Medicare patients. … Everyone should know by now that Medicare suffers dramatic long-term deficits and unfunded liabilities, and is in need of fundamental, structural reforms. But effectively refusing to pay the doctors and hospitals that provide the medical care the program promises to seniors is no way to ... (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:22:22 -0700)

Perception of danger during disaster can impact health long-term
Feeling like your life is in danger during an accident or disaster can have long-term negative effects on health—whether or not the threat to your life was real. This is one of the results of a new doctoral thesis from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet on the experiences and mental health of Stockholm residents who survived the 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean. A few simple questions to survivors ... (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:07:22 -0700)

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Long-Term Disease-Free Survival Data From Phase I Study In Glioblastoma
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics (OTCBB: IMUC), a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immune-based cancer therapies, announced long-term data from a Phase I clinical trial of ICT-107, the Company's lead cancer vaccine candidate for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. The data show six out of 16 (37.6%) patients who ... (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 05:25:05 -0700)

Burgers recalled
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is investigating four cases of E. coli associated with Orillia-based Leadbetters Cowboy Beef Burgers.[...] (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 08:04:11 -0700)

Planning for the future
Where to begin. When it comes to making long-term care plans for a family member, that's the general feeling. "We get so many people calling us who don't know where to start," said Susie Bruce, marketing manager at Barrington Retirement Residence in Barrie.[...] (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 08:05:22 -0700)

Mary Holm : Long-haul share losses rare
Long-term debate You are a strong advocate for investing in passive share funds and not trying to time entry into the market, stating that with time in the market this strategy will deliver better results than other strategies,... (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:25:19 -0700)

UWEC Health care administration program receives reaccreditation
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration program recently was reaccredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). (Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:09:37 -0700)

Long-term Care Planning Guide Appears in Kiplinger's Magazine
A free long term care planning guide in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine will help consumers understand long-term care insurance. (Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:38:31 -0700)

Urgent Care Clinic to 20th St.; Plan for St. V. Aborted
After negotiations broke off for an urgent care center in the former emergency department of the closed St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System agreed last week to establish the center on W. 20th St. in a building owned by VillageCare. (Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:29:18 -0700)

This pharmacy serves its clients by reducing Rx's
Skilled Care Pharmacy is building its business by trying to cut the number of prescription drugs patients take. The loyalty and trust that results from that approach will win clients and keep them in the long run, the prescription drug provider says. (Sun, 12 Sep 2010 04:01:18 -0700)

NJ budget woes: Health benefits to workers 'bigger problem than the pension system'
TRENTON — With the state facing a long-term $66.8 billion liability, Gov. Chris Christie soon will be targeting a benefit that government workers have long held dear: health insurance. (Sun, 12 Sep 2010 05:58:15 -0700)

Urgent Care Clinic to 20th St.; Plan for St. V. Aborted
After negotiations broke off for an urgent care center in the former emergency department of the closed St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System agreed last week to establish the center on W. 20th St. in a building owned by VillageCare. (Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:44:18 -0700)

Football Concussions Cause Long-Term Problems
Two Philadelphia Eagles players, quarterback Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley, left the game Sunday with concussions. There were immediate questions about whether the Eagles treated the injuries with the care that the NFL now requires. (Sun, 12 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0700)

Christie to attack N.J. health care costs
TRENTON -- With the state facing a long-term $66.8 billion liability, Gov. Chris Christie is getting ready to target a benefit that government workers have long held dear: health insurance. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 01:28:24 -0700)

8 great ways to save green on lawn care
Make your yard luscious without soaking up cash by following these lawn care tips. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 03:00:00 -0700)

Five months later, tire dump remains
Hundreds of tires litter the property of Morganton Long Term Care where three men dumped them in April. The state is trying to make those responsible pay to remove the tires. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 03:00:00 -0700)

Research Roundup: Shifting ER Visits To Urgent Care Centers; Evaluating Doctors; Medicare Advantage Quality Ratings
Health Affairs: Many Emergency Department Visits Could Be Managed At Urgent Care Centers And Retail Clinics - Researchers analyzed samples of patient records and found "13.7 percent of all emergency department visits could take place at a retail clinic" - 7.9 percent when hours are restricted - and "an additional 13.4 percent of emergency department visits could take place at a urgent care ... (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 04:38:55 -0700)

Christie to go after health benefits
With the state facing a long-term $66.8 billion liability, Gov. Chris Christie will soon be targeting a benefit that government workers have long held dear: health insurance. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 06:48:52 -0700)

Seminar focuses on care issues
Where to begin? When it comes to making long-term care plans for a family member, that's the general feeling. "We get so many people calling us who don't know where to start," said Susie Bruce, marketing manager at Barrington Retirement Residence.[...] (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 07:04:31 -0700)

AHCA/NCAL Appoints Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson as Next President and CEO
- Long term care veteran to lead prominent national association -WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The nation'... (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:04:29 -0700)

Health care costs for state workers, retirees weigh heavily on state
TRENTON — With the state facing a long-term $66.8 billion liability, Gov. Chris Christie soon will be targeting a benefit that government workers have long held dear: health insurance. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:37:21 -0700)

Seminar focuses on care issues
Where to begin? When it comes to making long-term care plans for a family member, that's the general feeling. "We get so many people calling us who don't know where to start," said Susie Bruce, marketing manager at Barrington Retirement Residence.[...] (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:35:12 -0700)

Kan. gov to lead health care group when term ends
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Monday that he has landed a job as head of a health care and assisted living group to begin after his term ends in January. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:39:09 -0700)

Health-care costs
The latest government projections on the long-term cost of health care in the U.S. aren't a complete ... (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 15:32:03 -0700)

Two Carrollton long-term care hospitals, Regency and Select, to merge
The new owner of the Regency Hospital of North Dallas said Monday that it will consolidate the Carrollton long-term care facility into another of its hospitals nearby. (Mon, 13 Sep 2010 20:56:15 -0700)

Wait for long-term care worries family
A confused and lost Cecelia Blanch, legally blind and 94 years old, was found wandering along Highway 5 just outside Humboldt one June night. (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:26:46 -0700)

Good Long-Term Results For Fusion Surgery For High-Grade Spondylolisthesis
A group of children who underwent fusion surgery for spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine 30 years ago showed a clear reduction in back pain when followed up seven years later. A new study of these patients as adults has found that the benefits have lasted, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital presented this week at the International Society of ... (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 04:41:26 -0700)

Long-term stenting of aortic coarctation yields 77 percent success rate
( Wiley-Blackwell ) Researchers from the Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium who evaluated the intermediate and long-term results of stent implantation for aortic coarctation found that cumulative intermediate success was 86 percent, and cumulative long-term success was 77 percent. Results of this study appear in the October issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular ... (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:31:59 -0700)

Urgent Care Clinic to 20th St.; Plan for St. V. Aborted
After negotiations broke off for an urgent care center in the former emergency department of the closed St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System agreed last week to establish the center on W. 20th St. in a building owned by VillageCare. (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:14:20 -0700)

Perceptions of Life Threat Can Cause Long-Term Distress
Perceptions about one’s safety during a disaster—even from a distance—can leave emotional scarring and long-term issues with mental health. These findings are part of a study that focused on 1,500 residents of Stockholm who had been in the disaster area during the 2004 tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean. Surprisingly, some of those displaying signs [...] (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:41:55 -0700)

Parkinson to lead health-care group when term ends
TOPEKA (AP) — Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Monday he has landed a job as head of a health-care and assisted-living group to begin after his term ends in January. (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:23:23 -0700)

Flu outbreak at cluster of long-term care facilities
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a cluster of influenza cases at long-term care facility in the Twin Cities metro area. (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:24:32 -0700)

Is it here already? Flu pops up at metro-area care facility
The state Health Department on Tuesday reported a cluster of influenza cases in a long-term care facility in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. (Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:04:11 -0700)

High-quality child care for low-income children: Long-term benefits
More than 12 million U.S. children under age 6 attend child care or preschool programs. A new longitudinal study of low-income children has found that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that such settings were particularly important for boys and African American children. (Wed, 15 Sep 2010 03:46:48 -0700)

N.B. faces shortage in long-term care facilities
New Brunswick needs a comprehensive plan to tackle a crisis in the availability of beds in long-term care facilities, according to the province's doctors. (Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:05:44 -0700)

The SCAN Foundation Launches a Series of National Fact Sheets Highlighting Critical Issues on Long-Term Care
Six new fact sheets draw attention to national figures on long-term care that provide an introduction to some of the field's most significant topics LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation released today six fact sheets compiling national figures that provide basic information on some of the most important issues surrounding long-term care. Long-term care ... (Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:47:19 -0700)

High-Quality Child Care For Low-Income Children: Long-Term Benefits
More than 12 million U.S. children under age 6 attend child care or preschool programs. A new longitudinal study of low-income children has found that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that such settings were particularly important for boys and African American children. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of ... (Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:23:50 -0700)

Long-term care homes emphasizing quality of life
— Lilli Debeau checks the long list of activities in her Waterloo long-term care home to figure out how she’ll spend the day. (Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:56:28 -0700)

Accunurse focuses on clinical informatics in long-term care sector
AccuNurse announces its leadership role with 'meaningful use' requirements by taking its product roadmap a significant step further toward helping long-term care providers prepare for an increasingly competitive market that will reward clinical outcomes. (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 01:59:36 -0700)

SCAN Foundation releases six fact sheets on critical long-term care issue
The SCAN Foundation released today six fact sheets compiling national figures that provide basic information on some of the most important issues surrounding long-term care. (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 03:59:56 -0700)

Long-Term Stenting Of Aortic Coarctation Yields 77% Success Rate
Researchers from the Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC) who evaluated the intermediate and long-term results of stent implantation for aortic coarctation found that cumulative intermediate success was 86%, and cumulative long-term success was 77%. Results of this study appear in the October issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal ... (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 07:23:42 -0700)

WATCH: Study: Pre-School Can Improve Long-Term Behavior
Low-income children who went to day care misbehaved less as older students. Day care - Nursery school - Daycare - Home - Family (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 07:35:42 -0700)

Jumps in long-term care insurance stun policyholders
The cost of insurance for long-term health care is rising by double-digits for many New Jersey consumers as insurers try to recoup the cost of a service that has become more expensive than they anticipated. (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:04:00 -0700)

LTC Expert Carol J. Guilbault Talks about Long-Term Care on the Family
When a spouse or a parent needs extended care, women in particular can lose the lifestyle and the career they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Caregiving responsibilities will crush the dreams of millions of women in the next 10-20 years unless families plan ahead with long-term care insurance. (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 17:54:37 -0700)

The Long-Term Benefits Of High-Quality Child Care For Low-Income Children
More than 12 million U.S. children under age 6 attend child care or preschool programs. A new longitudinal study of low-income children has found that children in high-quality preschool settings had fewer behavior problems in middle childhood, and that such settings were particularly important for boys and African American children. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of ... (Fri, 17 Sep 2010 03:21:42 -0700)

People With HIV To Get Revolutionary New Services To Manage Health And Wellbeing Long Term, UK
An innovative voluntary sector partnership is developing new HIV services to transform the way people manage HIV as a long-term condition. The services are being developed with people with HIV, and will be tailored to individuals' specific needs, personal circumstances and stage of diagnosis. There are now approaching 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, and each year, around 7000 more are ... (Fri, 17 Sep 2010 04:21:31 -0700)

Health care reform has a family-friendly change, starting next week
Unless you have a child with a chronic illness, you probably haven’t given much thought to finding affordable health insurance that covers youngsters with pre-existing medical conditions. For parents of the millions of children with long-term health issues, this can be a huge worry. (Fri, 17 Sep 2010 20:05:55 -0700)

Man reported missing from long-term care facility
A 61-year-old man who is a resident at the Waterfront Health Care Center was reported missing from the long-term care facility Friday night. Gregory Reid was last seen at 7:30 p.m. at Niagara and Carolina streets in Buffalo, according to officials of the facility. (Fri, 17 Sep 2010 20:06:41 -0700)

New facility to relieve bed crisis at Kingston General Hospital
The opening of a 174-bed long-term-care facility for Kingston-area seniors next month is expected to bring immediate relief to the bed situation at Kingston General Hospital.[...] (Sat, 18 Sep 2010 01:04:23 -0700)

Best term of our year
COLLINGWOOD'S first-term blitz was the club's most damaging half-hour of the season, according to midfielder Dane Swan. (Sat, 18 Sep 2010 06:08:26 -0700)

Help for Long-Term Care Costs
Workers are getting a new long-term-care insurance option. But with many details yet to be worked out, it may be too soon to tell how much impact it will have. (Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:13:05 -0700)

AmCan care home cares about dignity
American Canyon residents looking for care for elderly loved ones — especially those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia — needn’t look far, although it may be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:12:09 -0700)

Brown County Board OKs 7-county Family Care district
Brown County has taken the first step in getting out of the long-term care business. (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 02:15:30 -0700)

Continuing-care payments pose some risk for retirees
Retirement communities that promise lifetime housing and medical care are having a hard time living up to their commitments. (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 03:16:40 -0700)

Five steps to ensure a health crisis doesn't mean financial ruin
(ARA) - A serious long-term illness or disability can have a devastating, often irreversible, affect on a family's financial well-being. In fact, health care expenses are among the most common cause of bankruptcies, according to findings published in the "American Journal of Medicine" last year. (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 03:21:25 -0700)

GOP plans to replace health-care overhaul if it controls Congress, but with what is unclear
Republicans are promising to repeal and replace President Obama's health-care overhaul if they win control of Congress. But with what? United States Congress - United States - Politics - Health Care Reform - Health care (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 20:21:01 -0700)

Health Care: M.D. Anderson expands to southwest Orange County
Instead of driving miles for cancer treatment, residents of southwest Orange County can now receive cancer care at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, where a team from M.D. Anderson-Orlando will coordinate care for area patients. (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:55:05 -0700)

Vital Signs: Long-term care: A new choice on deck
For the first time in U.S. history, a public long-term-care program is in the works, part of the health-reform legislation that President Obama signed into law earlier this year. (Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:16:10 -0700)

AmCan care home cares about dignity
American Canyon residents looking for care for elderly loved ones — especially those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia — needn’t look far, although it may be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:12:06 -0700)

Health Care Reform Splits GOP: Republicans Divided On How To Replace Law
WASHINGTON Republicans are promising to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care overhaul if they win control of Congress. But with what? (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:55:59 -0700)

Teenage Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Can Be Reduced With Long-Acting Contraceptives, Australia
Long-acting contraceptives are needed to reduce the incidence of pregnancy within 2 years of a teenager giving birth for the first time (ie, rapid repeat pregnancy [RRP]), according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Mrs Lucy Lewis, research midwife for the School of Women's and Infants' Health, and School of Paediatrics and Child Health, at the University of Western ... (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:28:56 -0700)

Growth in long term care costs slowed during economic downturn
NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2008-2009 recession led to smaller cost increases at many long-term care facilities and forced some to close altogether, according to a study released today by Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE). The bi-annual report, 2010 Long-Term Care Cost Study, measures trends in costs associated with the major forms of long-term care services. And, for the first time, the ... (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:50:40 -0700)

Urgent Care Clinic to 20th St.; Plan for St. V. Aborted
After negotiations broke off for an urgent care center in the former emergency department of the closed St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System agreed last week to establish the center on W. 20th St. in a building owned by VillageCare. (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:44:20 -0700)

Long term care
George VanderBurg Whitecourt Ste. Anne MLA ALBERTA—Seniors play a vital role in our communities. Here in Whitecourt-Ste. Anne, our seniors... (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:06:53 -0700)

Personal Finance Daily: Long-term-care planning is not easy
Are you saving up for your long-term-care costs? While some people purchase long-term-care insurance on the private market, many others haven’t taken that step. Soon, a new law — the CLASS Act — may help them insure against some of those costs through their employer’s benefit plan. Read that story and more in today’s Personal Finance Daily. (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:46:20 -0700)

Long-Term Investing: Gold Versus Stocks
Should you buy gold? Again, it depends on what you're trying to do. Here at The Daily Reckoning, we don't encourage speculation. So if you buy gold in the hope of making a lot of money, you're on your own. We don't recommend it. Gold could go up...or down. (Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:09:24 -0700)

Recession leads to closure of long-term care facilities: Study
The 2008-2009 recession led to smaller cost increases at many long-term care facilities and forced some to close altogether, according to a study released today by Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE). The bi-annual report, 2010 Long-Term Care Cost Study, measures trends in costs associated with the major forms of long-term care services. And, for the first time, the research includes consumer views ... (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 03:30:16 -0700)

Republicans' health-care plan: First, repeal overhaul; then . . .
WASHINGTON - Republicans are promising to repeal and replace President Obama's health-care overhaul if they win control of Congress. But with what? Not even they know. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 07:00:04 -0700)

Pallone panel to eye insurance premium increase
A Congressional subcommittee will review recent premium increases in long-term health care insurance to make sure they are justified, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., said Friday. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:30:01 -0700)

StockPup.com Makes Tools of Fundamental Stock Analysis Accessible to Long-Term Investors
StockPup.com, a web site for long-term stock investors, has opened a preview beta version to the public. StockPup provides fundamental stock analysis tools to individual investors who follow the long-term investing philosophies of Buffet, Graham, and Dodd. By collecting and analyzing financial data in XBRL and document filings with the SEC, StockPup helps investors gain deeper understanding of ... (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:00:00 -0700)

Workers in Three Pictou County Long Term Care Facilities Back Union With Strike Vote
NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - Close to 400 employees in three Pictou County long term care facilities have given their union a strong strike vote. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:07:41 -0700)

Care scheme given praise
SUPPORT provided to adults with disabilities by East Lothian Council has been praised by Care Commission inspectors. (Wed, 22 Sep 2010 03:15:29 -0700)

NFL News: If Michael Vick Is Long Term, Here Are a Few Kevin Kolb Destinations
(In opening, this is all purely speculative, and as of now, the chances of this happening are extremely slim. But you can’t discount the facts presented. Enjoy!) It’s now National news that Michael Vick is the official starter for the Philadelphia Eagles . This is at least “until further notice”. I wonder when the “further notice” will be. So what if Vick is looked at as a long term solution? Do ... (Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:45:18 -0700)

Health Care Reform's Effect on Business
"What effect will this year's health care reform legislation have on business and the U.S. economy?" All the candidates' responses -- insightful, and often passionate -- are included below. (Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:15:07 -0700)

Omnicare to pay $21.1M in lawsuit
Omnicare, which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, says it will pay $21.1 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit. The company will pay $11.6 million to Michigan and $9.5 million to Massachusetts. The states alleged Omnicare defrauded Medicaid programs by overcharging the agency for drugs. (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 01:06:03 -0700)

LTC Financial Partners Teams With eWomenNetwork to Provide Free Long Term Care Information
Women have special long term care needs -- but not just because they often come down with longer-lasting illnesses and disabilities. When there's no long term care insurance for a couple or family members, women typically end up as the default, unpaid caregivers. (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 04:10:00 -0700)

Congress Examines Health Care Payment Issues And High Costs
Congress is preparing to tackle health care issues including reforming the payment system and addressing the high costs of Alzheimer's care, Medicare fraud and long-term disability. The Hill's Healthwatch: "The healthcare reform law falls far short of reforming a healthcare payment system that is bankrupting the nation, but progress remains possible, lawmakers and physicians agreed Tuesday at a ... (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 06:47:53 -0700)

Urgent Care Clinic to 20th St.; Plan for St. V. Aborted
After negotiations broke off for an urgent care center in the former emergency department of the closed St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System agreed last week to establish the center on W. 20th St. in a building owned by VillageCare. (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 08:14:19 -0700)

Post-acute care sector poses funding challenges
The post-acute care sector of the health care services industry has seen a spike in patient volume, but challenging Medicare funding cuts still loom, according to an FBR Capital Markets analyst. (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 08:16:33 -0700)

The SCAN Foundation Launches DataBriefs, a New Series Examining Long-Term Care Issues and Related Policy Implications
Available for download on The SCAN Foundation Web site, Data Briefs call attention to issues surrounding long-term care services and those who use them, while highlighting opportunities for system-wide improvements through health reform. LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation commemorates the six month anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act ... (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:15:03 -0700)

Flu outbreak at long-term care facility
LONDON, Ont. - The Middlesex-London Health Unit says there's an outbreak of influenza A at a London, Ont., long-term care facility. (Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:26:00 -0700)

What about a long-term-care savings plan?
Canadians aren’t ready for their old-age health needs (Fri, 24 Sep 2010 02:27:09 -0700)

Long-term care class offered on Oct. 14
The Wayne County Foundation will offer a free seminar Oct. 14 titled "Understanding the Advantages of Having Long Term Care Insurance," conducted by Roger Green of Lincoln Financial Advisors. (Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:05:55 -0700)

Kansas Governor and New CMS Deputy Administrator Keynote Medline's Long-Term Care Summit
More Than 150 Long-Term Care Leaders Attending Meeting to Explore Changing Expectations for Quality Resident Care (Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:22:44 -0700)

CAMPAIGN '10
EAST GULL LAKE - Returning to the shores of Gull Lake for an encore debate, Minnesota's three gubernatorial candidates sparred Friday on the topics of health care and long term care. (Fri, 24 Sep 2010 21:39:00 -0700)

Norfolk health bosses unveil care plan for the elderly
Health bosses have outlined plans to improve long-term care for older and frail people in Norfolk. With a large and rising population of older people in the county, NHS Norfolk's strategy is to provide more care for people closer to their homes. (Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:09:10 -0700)

The cost of long-term care
The purchase of long-term care insurance is, by and large, an act of selfless foresight. Individuals buy such policies to keep assets intact for their families — to prevent those families having to liquidate assets until they find themselves in the Medicaid poorhouse. (Sun, 26 Sep 2010 01:15:21 -0700)

The cost of long-term care
The purchase of long-term care insurance is, by and large, an act of selfless foresight. Individuals buy such policies to keep assets intact for their families — to prevent those families having to liquidate assets until they find themselves in the Medicaid poorhouse. (Sun, 26 Sep 2010 19:26:28 -0700)

Caregivers struggle with balancing act
More than 80 percent of long-term care is provided by informal caregivers who spend financial, physical and emotional capital. (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 04:08:57 -0700)

Chem Rx Signs Agreement With PharMerica
LONG BEACH, N.Y. , Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chem Rx Corporation (Pink Sheets: CHRXQ.pk - News ) ("Chem Rx"), the third largest long-term care pharmacy in the United States , today announced that it has reached a "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of the company to PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC - News ), an industry-leading ... (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 04:13:00 -0700)

Chem Rx reaches asset purchase agreement with PharMerica
Chem Rx Corporation, the third largest long-term care pharmacy in the United States, today announced that it has reached a "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of the company to PharMerica Corporation, an industry-leading pharmaceutical services company serving residents in long-term facilities and settings. (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:11:21 -0700)

HHS announces new grants and programs from the Affordable Care Act to help people navigate health and long-term care ...
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $68 million in grants to help seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers better understand and navigate their health and long-term care options. “We know how difficult it can be for individuals and caregivers to deal with a sudden illness or chronic disease while at the same time trying to navigate through a ... (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:47:54 -0700)

Long Term Care Planning Featured on Hit Morning TV Show "The Balancing Act" Airing on Lifetime Television
FORT MYERS, Fla.----Mark Goldberg, President of ACSIA® Long Term Care, Inc., will appear as a guest on the hit morning TV show “The Balancing Act” which airs on Lifetime Television September 29th, 2010. (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:21:00 -0700)

Affordable Care Act Grants to Help Seniors, Caregivers Meet Health, Long-Term Care Needs
Sept. 27, 2010 - The Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will administer $68 million in new grants created by the Affordable Care Act to help senior citizens and caregivers better understand and navigate health and long-term care options. (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:03:18 -0700)

Death at long-term care facility sparks investigation
mpeeling@standard-freeholder.com CORNWALL - Police are releasing little information about a reported death at a long-term care facility. Cornwall Community Police Const.[...] (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:47:53 -0700)

HHS Announces New Grants & Programs From The Affordable Care Act To Help People Navigate Health And Long-Term Care ...
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $68 million in grants to help seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers better understand and navigate their health and long-term care options. "We know how difficult it can be for individuals and caregivers to deal with a sudden illness or chronic disease while at the same time trying to navigate through a complex health care system to ... (Tue, 28 Sep 2010 03:48:35 -0700)

Iowa receives $1.4 million for health care options
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa is in line for $1.4 million in grants to help seniors, the disabled and caregivers to better understand health and long-term care options. Health and Human Services Secretary (Tue, 28 Sep 2010 06:25:40 -0700)

Alternate to Costly Long-Term Healthcare Insurance Is Enhanced With New Federal Pension Law, Legacy Financial Says
Until just recently, couples in their 50s and 60s have had only two, less-than-ideal, choices when it came to paying for long-term healthcare: buy costly insurance, or do without insurance entirely and risk depleting a hard-earned nest egg accumulated over a lifetime. (Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:30:00 -0700)

Related Sites
I am taking a very skeptical client through the process of planning for long term care. 60 years old, he does not have a family history of prolonged incapacity. He is a middle class individual with just enough for retirement and wondering if paying $6k/yr for him and his wife makes sense. (Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:51:33 -0700)

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