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Long Term Care News Nov 2011

Northwestern Mutual Study Shows Most Americans Understand the Need for Long-Term Care Planning, Yet Few Have Taken ...
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new study from Northwestern Mutual reveals a disconnect between what Americans understand about long-term care needs and the steps they’ve taken to prepare (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 06:15:12 -0700)

How to Prepare for Your Long-Term Care Needs
If living longer is one of the great success stories of medicine and lifestyle changes, failing to plan for later-life care is one of the great failures. Relatively few people have any kind of plan for how they will take care of themselves or their spouses in old age. And even those who have been thoughtful are not likely to have set aside adequate resources to provide care that can easily top ... (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 08:49:58 -0700)

November Is Long-Term Care Awareness Month in Michigan
BRIGHTON, Mich., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While some 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some type of long-term care during their lifetime, most people have little to no knowledge of the significant impact the demands of long-term care can have on their lives. November is... (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 08:59:57 -0700)

Piece by piece, will Obama's health-care reform law be dismantled?
The administration itself has abandoned a long-term health-care provision for seniors, and the Supreme Court will decide soon whether to take up the law. Critics see beginning of the end for Obama's health-care reforms. (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 10:08:42 -0700)

Long Term Care Awareness
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Quebec care worker charged with criminal negligence
A 26-year-old worker at a Quebec City long-term care home has been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a woman she was bathing fell, hit her head and died. (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:01:22 -0700)

Proposed CMS Changes Related to Consultant Pharmacists Raise Profound Concerns for Pharmacies
Contact: Bill Daniel, +1-202-386-7559, Bill.Daniel@LTCPA.org (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 07:32:09 -0700)

Invacare Sees Potential in Long-Term Care Equipment Rentals Market
Invacare looks to other markets to counter "slowness" in the industry. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 08:10:56 -0700)

Looking at Long-Term Care as the Government's Role Shrinks
On Tuesday, Nov 8, I'll be moderating an important discussion on the future long-term care in an era of shrinking government. My fellow panelists will be Robyn Stone, author of Long-Term Care for the Elderly and senior vice president for research for LeadingAge, a trade group that represents non-profit providers [...] (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:23:23 -0700)

Letter: Loss of Obamacare is tough blow for elderly
The withdrawal of the Obamacare program for long-term care is a blow to those who saw relief in sight in caring for elderly, frail parents. (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 01:00:00 -0700)

Long-term care insurance gets boost from federal workers
In September, the Office of Personnel Management announced that it had added 45,000 people to its long-term care insurance rolls -; a 20 percent jump after a three-month enrollment period. It's the largest long-term care plan in the country, with 297,000 enrollees -; all government employees or their families. The surge is notable because long-term care insurance has attracted so few new ... (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 02:41:56 -0700)

Virginia Health Information Expands Long-Term Care Information
~New Report includes Quality Ratings for Nursing Facilities~ (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 07:46:08 -0700)

Press Release
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Â With more than 1,000 long-term care and nursing facilities in Virginia, how do you find care that meets your needs for location, quality and cost? (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:03:56 -0700)

Long-term care costs draw fire
A city councillor wants to know if Orillia can "opt out" of providing long-term care. Coun. Linda Murray asked the question after learning the city will pay the County of Simcoe $971,000 in 2012 to keep 70 people in long-term care homes.[...] (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 19:05:05 -0700)

United Hebrew of New Rochelle Coordinates Continuum of Care Service Divisions On One Campus Moving Long Term Home ...
United Hebrew of New Rochelle, a continuum of care campus of a nursing home and rehabilitation center, assisted living and home health care in Westchester County, has moved its service divisions onto its one 7.4 acre campus. The United Hebrew Long Term Home Health Care and the AZOR Licensed Home Health Agency have moved their offices to the campus. ... (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:19:55 -0700)

Commentary: CLASS Act Provisions of Health Care Reform Prove a Bridge Too Far
The Obama Administration's recent decision not to implement the Community Living Assistance and Services (CLASS) Act provision of health care reform represents a practical but disappointing reality - voluntary enrollment in health and long-term care insurance programs is anything but a sure bet among Americans. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:49:35 -0700)

Ontario Long Term Care Association: Association Establishes Journalism Award for Long-Term Care Coverage
MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2011) - The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gilbert Heffern Award, which recognizes journalism excellence in the coverage of long-term care. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:14:40 -0700)

Long-term-care worker Initiative 1163
I have a few thoughts on “Con | Passage will force cuts in medical care.” [Opinion, Oct. 31.] First, I commend Cindi Laws and Julie Ferguson on their optimism about the people who serve in the health-care industry and in particular serve the elderly. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:08:35 -0700)

CLASS Act provision of health care reform depicts a practical but disappointing reality
The Obama Administration's recent decision not to implement the Community Living Assistance and Services Act provision of health care reform represents a practical but disappointing reality - voluntary enrollment in health and long-term care insurance programs is anything but a sure bet among Americans. (Sat, 05 Nov 2011 05:57:42 -0700)

Long-term care insurance: Worth it in the long run?
A handful of people braved the rain for a talk on long-term care insurance at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 27. Those who attended the free seminar had their questions and concerns about aging family members or their own care. Matt Cunningham of the Bulfinch Group, along with Mark Baron of Baron Long Term Care Insurance in Andover, presented some background about what long ... (Sat, 05 Nov 2011 13:16:58 -0700)

Ambrose: As America ages, issue of long-term care emerges
Without a national solution, consumers must plan on their own Eileen Ambrose: Without a national solution, consumers must plan on their own (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 01:35:28 -0800)

As America ages, issue of long-term care emerges
Without a national solution, consumers must plan on their own Without a national solution, consumers must plan on their own (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 01:51:42 -0800)

Jeff Gelles: The cost of peace of mind
At 83, and eight months after a small stroke that affected his balance and eyesight, Edwin Goldstein is feeling pretty positive about life. He drives his car, hits the gym, and even hopes to return to the tennis courts in Florida, where he and his wife, Grace, escape for part of the year from their Penn Valley home. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 01:59:29 -0800)

A Healthier Way to Provide U.S. Health Care: Howard Gleckman
Last month, the Obama administration abandoned the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, the landmark national long-term-care insurance program that was included in the 2010 health-reform law. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 16:20:59 -0800)

Healthy Memphis: Long-term care insurance provides peace of mind
Experts say that it is extremely important to have insurance for a possible car accident, a fire, or your health care. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 22:00:00 -0800)

A Healthier Way to Provide U.S. Universal Care: Howard Gleckman
Last month, the Obama administration abandoned the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, the landmark national long-term-care insurance program that was included in the 2010 health-reform law. (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 07:16:11 -0800)

Why You Need A Plan For Long-Term Care
Long-term health costs can wipe out entire retirement savings. Be sure to plan ahead with long-term care insurance. (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 09:09:16 -0800)

Expert: Don't wait for long-term care crisis
There are 2,022 residents living in adult long term care homes in south Charlotte, according to the Centralina Council of Governments. (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:26:38 -0800)

Advocat Announces 2011 Third Quarter and Nine Months Results
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Advocat Inc. a premier provider of long term care services primarily in the Southeast and Southwest, today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. On November ... (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:05:00 -0800)

Consumers Remain in Denial about Planning for Long-Term Care According to New Study
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of adults believe that long-term care insurance should be purchased between the ages of 45-64, yet 82 percent of this age group have not purchased a policy, finds a new study from the 3in4 Association. The study, sponsored by... (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 04:13:34 -0800)

Health care providers give it a shot
It wasn't a gold for boxing, but it did include the participants taking a shot in the arm. More than 25 long-term care facilities took part in a friendly competition to see which one could have the most caregivers inoculated against the flu.[...] (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 07:11:15 -0800)

Consumers in denial about planning for long-term care
The majority of adults believe that long-term care insurance should be purchased between the ages of 45-64, yet 82 percent of this age group have not purchased a policy, according to a study from the 3in4 Association.The study, sponsored by Genworth Financial, also shows that since the 2008 financial crisis, only 20 percent of adults have taken any action on their financial strategy and almost ... (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 09:31:49 -0800)

Wash. voters approve I-1163 to expand long-term caregiver training
Long-term care workers will get more training and face stiffer background checks under an initiative approved by voters. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:25:11 -0800)

Long-term-care training approved
Initiative 1163 would more than double required training — from 34 to 75 hours — for most new long-term-care workers. It also would require certification and more rigorous background checks. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:47:38 -0800)

ORPEA: Q3 Revenue Up Sharply: +27.5% to 312M
ORPEA (Paris:ORP), a leading European player in Long-Term Care (nursing homes), Post-Acute Care and Psychiatric Care, today announced its consolidated sales for the third quarter of 2011 to 30 th September. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 22:18:33 -0800)

Bay Area Medicare Advantage Plans Provider, AdvoCare Insurance Services Discusses Long-Term Care Awareness
AdvoCare Insurance Services understands that long-term care awareness is now a major national issue and discusses the benefits of obtaining an insurance policy to cover it.San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Bay Area Medicare advantage plans provider, AdvoCare Insurance Services is always at the forefront of monitoring trends in the insurance industry in order to serve its clients better ... (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:29:55 -0800)

STEVEN JOSHUA SAMUEL: Key facts about long-term care
With the aging of the baby boomer generation, planning for long-term care illness has become of increasing concern. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics show that 70 percent of people over 65 will require some long-term care services, primarily for one to five years of care. In 2010, the national average annual costs of long-term care were $40,428 for assisted living, $78,840 ... (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:09:39 -0800)

"We've Got to Get Real About Medicare and Medicaid"
Yesterday, I joined three of the most creative thinkers in the long-term care policy world to discuss the future of personal care services for the elderly and disabled in an era of shrinking government resources. My fellow panelists at the event, sponsored by The Urban Institute, were Robyn Stone, author of Long-Term Care for the ... (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:08:01 -0800)

Senior Living: Don't let long-term care needs sneak up on you
How many of us thought about long-term care insurance when we were young — probably very few of us. (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:27:00 -0800)

Robert Powell: Long-term-care costs: What’s next?
The CLASS Act is dead, and that’s going to create problems not just for the seven in 10 seniors who eventually will need help eating and dressing, but for their unpaid family caregivers and a whole lot of other Americans as well. There are ways to pay for long-term care, but only if we act soon. (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:12:16 -0800)

Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage
Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off. (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:49:12 -0800)

Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance?
Government figures show those of us who reach age 65 will have a 40% chance of entering a nursing home. So does this mean you need long-term care insurance? (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:29:54 -0800)

Long-term care cost increasing steadily
MetLife surveyed more than 6,000 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care providers and adult day services and found that the prices for everything except home care has gone up in the last year. Our Katie Gibas reports. (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:55:17 -0800)

Personal Finance Daily: The long-term-care conundrum
About 70% of us will need help eating, bathing and dressing at some point in our lives, but Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of that care. Few people purchase long-term-care insurance, and most Americans don’t have enough money saved for retirement anyway. Read more in Personal Finance Daily. (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:26:47 -0800)

After the CLASS Act
Commentary: More thinking is needed to solve the coming long-term-care crisis. (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:29:11 -0800)

Care2Learn to Showcase Award-winning Online Healthcare CE and Services at 2011 CAHF Annual Convention & Expo
Online healthcare CE leader Care2Learn will join more than 250 exhibitors and thousands of long-term care professionals this month in Palm Springs, California at the largest annual LTC event in the state. ... (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 05:03:22 -0800)

OnShift CEO to Present Best Practices for Managing Staffing Levels in Long-Term Care at California Association of ...
CLEVELAND, OH-- - OnShift, the leader in web-based staff scheduling and shift management software for the healthcare industry, today announced that OnShift CEO Mark Woodka will present a session on staffing ... (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:00:00 -0800)

ORPEA : BUOYANT DEVELOPMENT MOMENTUM: +3,014 NEW BEDS SINCE MARCH 2011
ORPEA (Paris:ORP), now the leading European player in Long-Term Care (nursing homes), Post-Acute Care and Psychiatric Care), today announced its recent developments and presented its network at end-October 2011 as well as new financing. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:02:19 -0800)

Employee Demand for Adult Backup Care Leaps Over 200 Percent, Reports LifeCare
Shifts in short-term adult backup care is usually a warning sign of long-term care needs, yet most caregivers avoid the problem until crisis strikes—which can result in costly employee absenteeism and productivity loss.Shelton, CT (PRWEB) November 15, 2011 LifeCare, Inc. reports that requests for adult backup care increased 218 percent between the first quarter of 2010 and the same period in ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:02:58 -0800)

Republicans move to kill long-term care plan
House Republicans on Tuesday moved to strike from the books the long-term care insurance program originally included in President Obama's massive health care law, approving a bill to repeal the program even though the administration already said it was abandoning the idea as financially unworkable. The House Energy and Commerce ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:21:08 -0800)

Nine Leisureworld Caregiving Centres Receive Inaugural Residents' First Improvement Award
MARKHAM, ONTARIO-- - Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation is pleased to announce that nine Leisureworld Caregiving Centres, from the Company's long-term care division, were recently honoured with the inaugural ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:42:00 -0800)

Demystifying Long-Term Care
  Image by Getty Images via @daylife   November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month so it was fitting that we recently received a question from a woman who was having trouble filling out an application for long-term care insurance. She had already decided to purchase the policy but wanted help deciding which options [...] (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:42:06 -0800)

Demystifying Long-Term Care
November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month so it was fitting that we recently received a question from a woman who was having trouble filling out an application for long-term care insurance. (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:51:35 -0800)

Family Caregiving Needs Likely to Soar
Financial and demographic forces point to long-term shift to unpaid care for aging seniors. (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 07:15:44 -0800)

Friends Life Care, Pennsylvania Quaker Long Term Care Protection Organization Recognizes Home Health Aides at 6th ...
Nonprofit continuing care and long term care provider Friends Life Care recognized exceptional home health aides in Pennsylvania and Delaware at its 6th Annual Best of Friends Home Health Aide Awards Luncheon. Vicki Hoak, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association, served as keynote speaker. The event is held annually to recognize deserving aides who reflect and support the ... (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 07:38:09 -0800)

Woman charged with defrauding health department
RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged an employee of a long-term-care facility with defrauding the provincial health department of more than $80,000 after a nearly two-month-long investigation. (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:22:00 -0800)

CPS Insurance Services Supports Long Term Care Awareness Month
CPS reminds Americans to plan for Long Term Care. (PRWeb November 17, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:09:00 -0800)

CPS Insurance Services Supports Long Term Care Awareness Month
CPS reminds Americans to plan for Long Term Care.Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 This November, CPS Insurance Services (CPS) raises awareness about the importance of Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance, and how it impacts the financial future of millions of Americans.According to the LIFE Foundation, about 70% of people over the age of 65 will require some sort of Long Term Care during their ... (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:15:51 -0800)

How About Using Social Security to Pay for Long-Term Care?
In the wake of the White House decision to abandon the CLASS Act, policy analysts are struggling to find some workable solution to the growing problem of how to finance long-term care costs. So how about using Social Security? One version of this idea was proposed years ago by Yung-Ping Chen, [...] (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:15:55 -0800)

How About Using Social Security to Pay for Long-Term Care?
In the wake of the White House decision to abandon the CLASS Act, policy analysts are struggling to find some workable solution to the growing problem of how to finance long-term care costs. So how about using Social ? One version of this idea was proposed years ago by Yung-Ping Chen, now professor emeritus of ... (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:35:27 -0800)

Free GP care for those with long term illness
Free GP care for the 56,000 people who are registered as having a long-term illness will come into effect in early March 2012. (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:27:43 -0800)

A Shoutout to MarketWatch
Last week, MarketWatch did the kind of report we have been urging the media to do on a subject they’d prefer to avoid—paying for long-term care. (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:27:41 -0800)

AAA8 Long-Term Care Ombudsman coming to Meigs County
POMEROY — The Rock Springs Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy and Overbrook Care Center in Middleport are two of six facilities in the eight county region served by the Area Agency on Aging 8 (AAA8)... (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:56:49 -0800)

Long Term Care Specialist Receive Industry Accolade
Hampshire-based Long Term Care specialist, The Wealth Care Partnership (TWCP), has won Best Long Care Intermediary at this year’s prestigious Health Insurance Awards.Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Hampshire-based Long Term Care specialist, The Wealth Care Partnership (TWCP), has won Best Long Care Intermediary at this year’s prestigious Health Insurance Awards. ... (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:32:17 -0800)

Task force to tackle abuse in nursing homes
— The Ontario government has created a task force to stop abuse in long-term care facilities after a newspaper investigation found vulnerable residents are beaten, neglected and even raped by staff. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:02:22 -0800)

Abuses, injuries revealed in local nursing homes
Long-term care homes in this region did not protect elderly residents from injury or abuse and failed to promptly investigate abuse and neglect, provincial records reveal. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:48:53 -0800)

Seeking support on long-term care facility
CORNWALL — A proposal to convert the Second Street hospital site into a long-term care facility took another small step Thursday.[...] (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:39:28 -0800)

No insurance against price increases
Big jumps in the cost of long-term care policies lead to worries that many will skip coverage for nursing homes and old-age care. (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 19:12:02 -0800)

Long term care: 'My aunt fell through cracks in the system'
One reader's struggle to get the right care for his aunt when she developed dementia. (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:16:13 -0800)

Talk turkey about long-term care
Olympic Gold Medalist Wendy Boglioli, who competed in the 1976 Montreal games and won a gold and a bronze in swimming, has been a spokesperson for long-term care insurer Genworth for the last seven years. (Sun, 20 Nov 2011 03:30:13 -0800)

New technology transforms health care industry: Expert
Health care systems around the world are undergoing fundamental changes, according to PwC Global Healthcare Leader David Levy, who was speaking in Taipei at a seminar organised by long-term care provider Asia Best Healthcare. (Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:40:11 -0800)

Leisureworld worker wins caring award
A recreation worker at a city long-term care facility has been selected for an award of excellence. Caroline Casey of Leisureworld Caregiving Centre on West Street was selected from among 430 nominees from across Ontario for the award given by Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation.[...] (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:13:35 -0800)

OneAmerica Urges Older Americans to Consider Asset-Based Long-Term Care Products
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the potential repeal of the CLASS act, The State Life Insurance Company is urging consumers and financial professionals to consider asset-based long-term care products. (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:20:52 -0800)

Urgent call for Leeds foster carers
A third of Leeds’s cared-for children are in need of long-term foster families – and almost a quarter are in private care because of a shortage of willing fosterers. (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:33:40 -0800)

Calif. high risk pool may overflow; seniors and long-term care costs
In California, the PCIP exceeds expected costs and small businesses are struggling. Minnesota insurers are worried about long-term care policies and a Michigan pay-to-play probe is opened. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 01:55:32 -0800)

Eger Lutheran Homes appoints new CEO
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Long-term care and rehabilitation specialist David Rose has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Eger Lutheran Homes and Services. "Mr. Rose is highly respected in his field by many. His commitment, integrity... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 04:18:08 -0800)

Foster kids get more antipsychotics: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in foster care are more likely to have long-term prescriptions for more than one type of antipsychotic medication than kids who are also on government assistance, but not in foster care, a new study finds. The results, published in the journal Pediatrics, point to prescribing practices that have known risks, but uncertain benefits, researchers say. "We have very ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:17:32 -0800)

Safety Valve: Letters from readers
Cuts damage the vulnerable: As a retired registered nurse who provided care to Medicaid-supported assisted living residents, I am deeply concerned about long-term care eligibility cuts being considered by Gov. Chris Gregoire. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:24:57 -0800)

Betty Berry: Visiting long-term care patients at the holidays is a simple gesture that brings pleasure
Senior advocate Betty Berry offers a few tips to people who want to visit long-term care patients at the holidays. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:53:00 -0800)

Wait lists for long-term care growing: report
Some seniors in Nova Scotia are waiting more than a year to get into a nursing home and the waits are getting longer, CBC News has learned. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:45:20 -0800)

Sell the Manor: Kilgour
The City of Greater Sudbury could eliminate much of its tax increase for 2012 if it got out of the long-term care business, council heard Monday. For the second year in a row, Ward 7 Coun.[...] (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:42:38 -0800)

Ontario nursing homes probed for bacteria
More than 600 of Ontario's long-term care homes were analyzed for the first time for prevalant bacteria that contribute to three different infections. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 04:34:21 -0800)

Long term care: 'My aunt fell through cracks in the system'
One reader's struggle to get the right care for his aunt when she developed dementia. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:30:20 -0800)

Ontario nursing homes probed for bacteria
More than 600 of Ontario's long-term care homes were analyzed for the first time for prevalant bacteria that contribute to three different infections. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:40:43 -0800)

Act to protect seniors, Gelinas urges government
Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas is demanding that Health Minister Deb Matthews protect seniors in long-term care care from abuse and neglect. The New Democrat Health and Long-Term Care critic spoke to the issue in the Ontario Legislature on Wednesday.[...] (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:54:27 -0800)

Gelinas wants answers from health minister
Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas demands that Health Minister Deb Matthews protect seniors in long-term care care from abuse and neglect. The New Democrat Health and Long-Term Care critic spoke to the issue in the Ontario legislature on Wednesday.[...] (Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:10:27 -0800)

Gelinas wants answers from health minister
Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas demands that Health Minister Deb Matthews protect seniors in long-term care care from abuse and neglect. The New Democrat Health and Long-Term Care critic spoke to the issue in the Ontario legislature on Wednesday.[...] (Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:55:58 -0800)

Canada's health ministers meet to discuss long-term funding for health care
HALIFAX - Provincial and territorial health ministers will meet in Halifax today with federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to discuss how to reform and pay for health care after the current accord expires in 2014. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:00:06 -0800)

Families Urged to Discuss Long Term Care Planning
Thanksgiving is the ideal time for families to briefly address the topic of long term care planning and the national long term care insurance trade group encourages the topic to be discussed. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:56:17 -0800)

Holidays Are The Perfect Time To Start The Long-Term Care Discussion
The holidays : They're all about taking time to eat, drink and just plain be merry with family and friends. Since everyone will be together anyway, they're also a great opportunity to start talking about long-term care for your parents or elderly loved ones. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:57:55 -0800)

Ground turns on Deer Park Villa
Deer Park Villa will feel more like home to residents in 2013. The institution-like setting once associated with nursing homes is no longer acceptable and Niagara Region and the province of Ontario are stepping in to make the Grimsby long-term care home more like home for its residents. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:33:54 -0800)

Prenatal care vital to babies’ long-term health
More than 40 per cent of expectant mothers in the City of Windsor between 2006 and 2010 did not receive any prenatal care during the first three months of their pregnancy, the worst performance among Ontario’s 25 largest municipalities. (Sat, 26 Nov 2011 03:08:36 -0800)

What you need to know about long-term care insurance
Long-term care insurance can help protect your assets from being decimated by an extended illness. Deciding whether you need a policy is an important part of your financial planning. (Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0800)

My Turn: Helping the neediest in compassionate, sustainable ways
In the midst of news about the Occupy Wall Street movement and cleaning up after Irene, one news item almost got lost in the telling. The news that the Obama administration cut a critical, long-term care ini tiative from its health care reform plan is alarming at best and devastating at worst. (Sun, 27 Nov 2011 03:57:27 -0800)

Assisted living facilities are slow to gain acceptance
When 91-year-old Marie Holtzapfel arrived at RoseCrest Assisted Living Residence in July from another long-term care facility, she could hardly have been aware she was part of some rare vanguard in Pennsylvania. For one thing, like all 15 initial residents in the homelike setting in Mars, Mrs. Holtzapfel has had dementia for years. (Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:09:01 -0800)

Tavenner Selection to Lead CMS Praised by Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
Tenure as Virginia Health Secretary Underscores Her Understanding of Medicare-Medicaid Interrelationship in Delivery of High Quality Long Term, Post-Acute Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today praised the Obama... (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:32:47 -0800)

SCAN Health Plan Launches Online Course Focused on Pain Management in Long-Term Care
LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCAN Health Plan Launches Online Course Focused on Pain Management in Long-Term Care (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:05:52 -0800)

Dismal Report on New York Long-Term Care Prompts Individuals to Plan for Their Care In Advance
A state scorecard on resources and long-term care for seniors, disabled individuals, and their caregivers shows New York is toward the bottom of the pack at number 41. The scorecard was developed by AARP, the Scan Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund and analyzed 25 measures of care. New York ranked low in care for nursing ... (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:14:10 -0800)

State Launches Consumer-Friendly Web Site to Help Californians Plan for Their Individual Long-Term Care
SACRAMENTO, CA-- - Studies show that two out of three California seniors will need long-term care at some point in their lives. To prepare for this silver tsunami, the state has launched www.RUReadyCA.org ... (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:00:00 -0800)

State launches long-term health care planning website
The state has launched a website to help Californians with long-term health care planning. (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:28:26 -0800)

Nursing home ombudsman expands suit against state
By Bill Kaczor The Associated Press -- Florida's ousted long-term care ombudsman on Monday added new accusations to his lawsuit alleging that Gov. Rick Scott forced his resignation at the urging of the nursing home industry. (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:10:40 -0800)

Long term care: What you need to know, and how you can pay for it
(ARA) - Aging in America can be physically and financially debilitating. (Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:01:20 -0800)

Ontario Ombudsman's Investigation into Long-Term Care
CAW representatives have met with investigators from the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman regarding their investigation into the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's monitoring of long-term care facilities. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 04:47:26 -0800)

CAW Urges Stricter Staffing Regulations for Long Term Care Homes in Ontario
Draft regulations by the Ontario government must be strengthened to ensure minimum staffing standards for Long-Term Care Homes in the province, CAW President Ken Lewenza says. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 05:42:08 -0800)

CAW Supports Call for Long Term Care Improvements
The CAW supports a ground-breaking Canadian Healthcare Association policy brief that calls for major improvements in the way long-term care is administered and run in Canada. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 06:04:18 -0800)

CAW Members Picket Extendicare Head Office in Markham -Tomorrow
CAW members will be demonstrating outside long term care provider Extendicare's head office tomorrow, just north of Toronto, protesting the company's refusal to negotiate a fair settlement. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 06:59:35 -0800)

Improving Standards of Care in Long-Term Care Homes
Delegate after delegate went to the mikes to stress the need for Ontario to implement a minimum standard of care for those who live in long-term care homes... (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:17:09 -0800)

Long Term Care Rally in London
CAW members took their Minimum Care Standards campaign to the office of Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care Deb Matthews in London on September 7. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:01:14 -0800)

November was Long-term Care Awareness month
By John Egan J.M. Egan Wealth Advisors According to National Center for Health Statistics, the life expectancy of a newborn American male in 1900 was 46.3 years, while the life expectancy of a newborn American male today is 75.3... (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:28:33 -0800)

Long-term care site pick looms
WINDSOR, Ont. -- Schlegel Villages Inc. is within days of settling on a site for a new long-term care facility. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:02:55 -0800)

Rising Cost of Long-Term Care Insurance Irks Many
When Dean Di Tosto bought long-term care insurance in 1998, he thought he was locking in a low rate. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:12:01 -0800)

Keeping an extra eye on elderly
If your parents are in a nursing home or some other long-term care facility, you’ll probably visit them as often as possible to make sure they’re getting what they need. But who’s looking after our local elderly population without children? Two volunteers, Woody and Sandra Wall ... (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:44:53 -0800)


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