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Long Term Care News Dec 2012

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:52:48 -0800)

Touchstone holds groundbreakings for long-term care communities
Touchstone Communities, a growing provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation care in Texas and Arizona, announced two groundbreakings for new communities, one called The Heights of Tomball located at 27849 Johnson Road, Tomball TX 77375, and the other The Heights of North Houston, 303 Hollow Tree Lane in Houston, TX 77090. (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:14:00 -0800)

Touchstone holds groundbreakings for long-term care communities
Touchstone Communities, a growing provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation care in Texas and Arizona, announced two groundbreakings for new communities, one called The Heights of Tomball located (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:20:15 -0800)

States Implement New Long-Term Care Legislation, America's Top Insurance Lawyer, Frank N. Darras Explains
This new legislation is a step in the right direction and will help protect consumers against long-term care insurance providers.Ontario, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2012 Problems with long-term care insurance claims are not new to consumers. Many have found that insurance companies are slow to pay out benefits and frequently deny their long-term care claims all together. To protect consumers ... (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:36:29 -0800)

Changes in store for long-term care insurance
The long-term care insurance market is still reeling from low interest rates, meaning more premium hikes are in store for 2013. (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 21:32:49 -0800)

Questor share tip: Health care group Assura has good long-term prospects
Assura is a buy for its long term income stream. (Sat, 01 Dec 2012 23:00:28 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 02:52:49 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:38:31 -0800)

Results of Long-Term, Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating ONFI® (clobazam) CIV Presented at American Epilepsy ...
Data from a long-term, open-label extension study evaluating ONFI Tablets CIV for the adjunctive treatment of drop seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome were presented as a late-breaking poster at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society .1 A 1,5-benzodiazepine, ONFI was approved by the U.S. (Mon, 03 Dec 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:22:49 -0800)

Long Term Care Insurance Rates for Women Will Go up in 2013
If long term care insurance is not on your holiday shopping list, you may want to add it before the end of 2012 — particularly if you are a woman. Rates for females are forec (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 07:23:00 -0800)

Elizabeth O'Brien's Retire Well: Long-term care coverage: Worth the price?
Many people hear “long-term care insurance” and think “nursing home”--and then give up on shopping. But long-term care coverage often helps seniors age in place by paying for in-home care. As care costs rise, the insurance merits some close scrutiny. (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 07:26:36 -0800)

Corrections: Long-term care coverage: Worth the price?
A Dec. 4 story by MarketWatch included an incorrect price in its description of a typical long-term care policy for a 50-year-old man. The article has been updated. (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:36:01 -0800)

Long-term care facility OK’d in Monroe
BY JAMES McEVOY Staff Writer The application for the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home nursing care facility on Schoolhouse Road in Monroe has been approved following a brief visit to the courts. The facility, which will include 96 nursing care units, will be located on 28 acres at Schoolhouse Road and Route 522, with 18 of those acres remaining undeveloped. read more (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:02:37 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:07:49 -0800)

Playing roulette with long-term care
Playing roulette with long-term care Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:11 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 In most years my mailbag will have a healthy dose of questions about buying long-term care insurance. [...] some of the insurance industry's most active marketing ... (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 07:40:27 -0800)

Fitch Affirms Abbott Laboratories' Long-Term 'A+' Ratings; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Abbott Laboratories' long-term ratings at 'A+', and removed the Negative Ratings Watch. The Rating Outlook is Stable. (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:55:00 -0800)

Barry J. Fisher Insurance Marketing, Inc. Announces Merger with Borden Hamman Agency
Barry J. Fisher Insurance Marketing, Inc. , a nationally recognized leader in long-term care insurance brokerage, has announced plans to merge with the Borden Hamman Agency , a trailblazing life insurance and annuity marketing organization, based in Dallas, Texas. (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:13:00 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:37:48 -0800)

Ex-Wachovia staffers on disability face termination
Former Wachovia employees who are on long-term disability leave will be formally terminated at the end of the year, meaning they will lose access to the company’s subsidized health care program. (Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:46:22 -0800)

SellingLTC.com, Provider of Cutting-Edge Marketing Solutions for Long-term Care Insurance Sales, Maximizes Lead ...
ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SellingLTC.com, LLC, the leader in providing long-term care insurance sales and marketing solutions for financial professionals for over 12 years, today announced ... (Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:30:00 -0800)

LifeCare Hospitals Recognized by Press Ganey as 'Best Place to Practice' for Physicians
PLANO, Texas, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeCare Holdings, Inc., which operates LifeCare Hospitals , a leading long term acute care hospital (LTACH) system specializing in the treatment and recovery ... (Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:37:00 -0800)

Panel Encourages Advisors To Educate Clients On Protecting Assets While Preparing For Long-term Care Issues
RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of long-term care experts participating in a Lincoln Financial Group-sponsored webcast, encouraged Americans to be more proactive in their long-term care ... (Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:06:00 -0800)

New long-term care home welcomed in Saint John
A new long-term care facility opened in Saint John this week, but the CEO of the Loch Lomond Villa says the 100 beds barely begin to address the growing need. (Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:10:35 -0800)

Clients aiming for Medicaid: risky but popular
Financial advisers are getting a counterintuitive request from clients worried about their long-term care needs: Make me poor. Called "Medicaid planning," the goal is for the client to give away ... (Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:41:12 -0800)

Long-term care insurance
Long-term care insurance covers the cost of care if you develop dementia or can't physically perform daily activities, such as eating and bathing. (Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:22:19 -0800)

Long-term care insurance: Where to learn more
Long-term care insurance covers the cost of care if you develop dementia or can't physically perform daily activities, such as eating and bathing. (Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:23:11 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:22:48 -0800)

Reforming Medicare
The national dialogue on the "fiscal cliff" brings into question the long-term sustainability of Medicare as the primary source of medical care for older adults in the United States. (Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:17:35 -0800)

Free Webinar for Wound Care Excellence: Making Rehab Part of the Wound Care Team
WoundRounds®, the point-of-care wound management & prevention solution, and Post Acute Consulting, experts in compliance and reimbursement in long term care, are hosting a free webinar entitled, Wound Care Excellence: Making Rehab Part of the Wound Care Team.(PRWEB) December 08, 2012 WoundRounds®, the point-of-care wound management and prevention solution, and Post Acute Consulting, experts in ... (Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:18:26 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Sat, 08 Dec 2012 18:38:28 -0800)

Long-term care facility OK’d in Monroe
BY JAMES McEVOY Staff Writer The application for the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home nursing care facility on Schoolhouse Road in Monroe has been approved following a brief visit to the courts. The facility, which will include 96 nursing care units, will be located on 28 acres at Schoolhouse Road and Route 522, with 18 of those acres remaining undeveloped. read more (Sun, 09 Dec 2012 06:23:38 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Sun, 09 Dec 2012 14:09:04 -0800)

Aspect Software Creates 360 Degree View of Customer Interactions With Introduction of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for ...
CHELMSFORD, MA-- - Health and long-term care risk management company LifePlans selects Aspect ® unified interaction management solution, unites disparate technologies Streamlined view of multichannel customer ... (Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Maria C. Baler: Five facts about long-term care insurance
One of the first questions I ask clients who want to discuss planning for long-term care is whether they have long-term care insurance. Those who do not have long-term care insurance express concern about the cost and the fact they may never use the benefits that long-term care insurance provides. (Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:18:15 -0800)

Aiming for Medicaid, Clients Tell Advisers 'Make Me Poor'
With the cost of health care rising, some Americans are dumping assets to qualify for Medicaid. (Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:20:57 -0800)

Need help getting long-term care at home for elderly parents
By TONI KING toni@tonisays.com (Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:17:54 -0800)

Palliative Care = Fewer ER Visits
Seniors in long-term care experienced a significant reduction in emergency room visits and depression when receiving palliative care services, an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.The word "palliative" comes from the Latin palliare, meaning "to cloak". (Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:57:40 -0800)

Multiple Providers Select HCS CARE Solution to Meet the CMS LTCH CARE Data Set Mandate
Nearly 100 LTCH facilities are running the HCS CARE solutionFarmingdale, NJ (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS), a market leader and developer of healthcare information systems, has signed contracts with several individual and multi-facility long-term acute care (LTCH) providers for its CARE Data Set solution. HCS’s CARE solution is a complete end-to-end solution enabling ... (Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:16:21 -0800)

MEDICARE: Need help getting long-term care at home for elderly parents
Dear Toni: I desperately need your help regarding my husband’s parents who are in their late 80s. My mother-in-law has been very sick for the past 3 years and my father-in-law has been her caretaker. (Wed, 12 Dec 2012 02:02:29 -0800)

Feds approve Ohio healthcare plan for seniors
Federal regulators today approved Ohio’s plan to overhaul the way it provides long-term care and other health services to the nearly 114,000 seniors in 29 counties eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The so-called “dual eligibles” are among the sickest and most expensive to care for. Statewide, they make up 14 percent of the 2.2 million enrolled in Medicaid, but account for 40 percent of ... (Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:32:09 -0800)

Community Care Access Centres support the Auditor General of Ontario's recommendations to improve the long-term care ...
Community Care Access Centres support the Auditor General of Ontario's recommendations to improve the long-term care home placement process (Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:41:00 -0800)

Community Care Access Centres support the Auditor General of Ontario's recommendations to improve the long-term care ...
TORONTO , Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario's 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are committed to implementing the recommendations resulting from ... (Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:41:00 -0800)

A Gift That 'Gives Back' to Aging Parents: Long-Term Care Insurance
KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Why are some middle-aged Americans buying long-term care insurance (LTCi) for their aging parents? It's partly because Mom and Dad may need help with the ... (Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:38:00 -0800)

Need help getting long term care at home for elderly parents
Dear Toni: (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 02:03:20 -0800)

MEDICARE: Need help getting long-term care at home for elderly parents
Dear Toni: I desperately need your help regarding my husband’s parents who are in their late 80s. My mother-in-law has been very sick for the past 3 years and my father-in-law has been her caretaker. (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 02:18:33 -0800)

Research and Markets: Global Long-term Care Market 2011-2015 Report Reveals That the Lack of Skilled Staff as One of ...
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Long-term Care Market 2011-2015" report to their (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:19:00 -0800)

The New Old Age Blog: New Life for the Class Act?
Some advocates for the elderly hope that movement toward national long-term care insurance can be revived. (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:32:02 -0800)

E&O Risks When Writing Long-Term Care Insurance
As Americans do their best to plan for retirement, all it takes is a visit to a financial planner to realize the importance and value of long-term care insurance. The goal of purchasing it is two-fold: retaining as much of … The article E&O Risks When Writing Long-Term Care Insurance appeared first on Insurance Journal . (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:26:00 -0800)

New Life for the Class Act?
Some advocates for the elderly hope that movement toward national long-term care insurance can be revived. (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:31:21 -0800)

American Financial Group, Inc. Announces Preliminary Estimate of Long Term Care Charge Driven By Continued Low ...
American Financial Group, Inc. today released preliminary results of its periodic review of its closed block of long-term care insurance, including the impact of the previously announced external actuarial study. (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:41:00 -0800)

Nevada's care dilemma remains unsolved
In 1999, the state Legislature appointed a subcommittee to study long-term care. (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:57:12 -0800)

Getting the runaround on long-term care insurance
An insurance company relies on corporate gibberish to build a smoke screen around a denial of benefits. Rita Corwin, 90, conscientiously paid her premiums for long-term care insurance for 21 years to make sure that if she needed help as she grew older and more fragile, she'd get it. (Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:29:58 -0800)

Getting the runaround on long-term care insurance
An insurance company relies on corporate gibberish to build a smoke screen around a denial of benefits. Rita Corwin, 90, conscientiously paid her premiums for long-term care insurance for 21 years to make sure that if she needed help as she grew older and more fragile, she'd get it. (Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:22:28 -0800)

Getting the runaround on long-term care insurance
An insurance company relies on corporate gibberish to build a smoke screen around a denial of benefits. Rita Corwin, 90, conscientiously paid her premiums for long-term care insurance for 21 years to make sure that if she needed help as she grew older and more fragile, she'd get it. (Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:14:09 -0800)

Tips for choosing a long-term care facility
Choosing a long-term care facility for Mom or Dad is a decision families hate to make, and often have no idea how to go about it. (Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:11:10 -0800)

Long-term care scores well in the state
Resident No. 76 told staff at the Crystal Care Center in Mansfield that he didn't want any oxygen fed to him through a nasal cannula — as was his right — and that he'd rather pass out and go to the hospital. (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:53:36 -0800)

Analyst sees long-term potential in Centene shares
Investors beat Centene up this year with the Medicaid coverage provider repeatedly cutting its outlook for the year. But a Goldman Sachs stys there is long-term growth potential in the stock.THE OPINION: ... (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:35:41 -0800)

Ohio long-term care scores well compared to neighbors
Resident No. 76 told staff at the Crystal Care Center in Mansfield that he didn't want any oxygen fed to him through a nasal cannula — as was his right — and that he'd rather pass out and go to the hospital. (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:01:43 -0800)

Ohio long-term care scores well
Resident No. 76 told staff at the Crystal Care Center in Mansfield that he didn't want any oxygen fed to him through a nasal cannula — as was his right — and that he'd rather pass out and go to the hospital. (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:22:31 -0800)

Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Long-Term Care Costs, Frank N. Darras, America's Top Insurance Lawyer Weighs In
A healthy lifestyle goes a long way in delaying long-term care needs and reducing the overall cost throughout an individual’s lifetime.Ontario, CAw (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 With the number of Americans aged 65 and older expected to reach 20% of the U.S. population by 2050 and long-term care premiums rising exponentially, exercise and diet is more important than ever at delaying the need for ... (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:02:28 -0800)

Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Long-Term Care Costs, Frank N. Darras, America's Top Insurance Lawyer Weighs In
A healthy lifestyle goes a long way in delaying long-term care needs and reducing the overall cost throughout an individual’s lifetime. (PRWeb December 18, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:09:35 -0800)

Need for Long-Term Care On the Rise in America - NAELA Members Advise on Long-Term Care Planning
Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Advise Clients on Their Best OptionsWashington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 This year, about 9 million men and women over the age of 65 will need long-term care, and by 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care, according to Medicare.gov. Every day, more and more Baby Boomers and other Americans are concerned with planning for their ... (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:38:37 -0800)

Need for Long-Term Care On the Rise in America - NAELA Members Advise on Long-Term Care Planning
Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Advise Clients on Their Best Options (PRWeb December 18, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:48:59 -0800)

Bob Dries Named SVP Financial Operations, Long-Term Care Group at Omnicare
CINCINNATI, December 19, 2012 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) today announced Bob Dries has been appointed Senior Vice President Financial Operations, Long-Term Care Group. Mr. Dries will have broad-based ... (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:02:01 -0800)

Action 9: Thousands may see long term insurance hikes
Thousands of consumers may see huge increases in their long term insurance rates. And many say they'll have to cancel the coverage they were counting on. Ten years ago George Tiedemann bought long-term health care insurance so he would not be a burden. "I'm a firm believer in taking care of yourself if you possibly can," said Tiedemann. The John Hancock policy covered everything from in home ... (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:41:54 -0800)

The Caregiving Talk: BeSmartBeWell.com says the time is now
CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When families gather for the holidays, talk may not naturally turn to long-term care and financial documents, but it should, say experts featured on BeSmartBeWell.com/Caregiving ... (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:11:00 -0800)

Wait times for 77 long-term care homes in Southwestern Ontario to be posted online
Elderly Londoners waiting nearly four months on average for a room in a long-term care home will soon have a new tool to cut down their wait. (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:38:36 -0800)

Dedicated palliative care consults improve outcomes
Data from a long-term care facility in the USA indicate that a dedicated palliative care consult service results in a more favorable course of treatment and clinical outcomes for residents. (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:20:01 -0800)

MEDICA: 131.5 million sale & leaseback transaction
Regulatory News: MEDICA (Paris:MDCA), a leading provider of long and short-term dependency care in France, today announced that it had entered into a sale and leaseback ... (Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:13:49 -0800)

Long-term care scores well in the state
New data compiled by ProPublica shows the interstate variations between the quality of long-term care or the rigor of the inspection process. Serious deficiencies are defined as those that place at least one resident in immediate risk of harm. (Thu, 20 Dec 2012 05:39:48 -0800)

Fitch Affirms Northwestern Mutual's IFS at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AAA' Insurer Financial Strength ratings of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Co. , collectively referred to as Northwestern. (Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:03:00 -0800)

Do You Really Want to Give Away Your Assets to Become Eligible for Medicaid Long-Term Care?
A new insurance company survey of financial advisers reports that four-in-ten have clients who ask about giving away their assets so they can become eligible for Medicaid long-term care. Oddly, though not surprisingly, the same advisers report their clients say that a key goal of their long-term care planning is ?maintaining control.? (Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:09:52 -0800)

Gazette.Net: Hutman eases families burdens via long-term insurance
Edward S. Hutman has found success speaking to people about a topic most of them do not like to consider. As managing partner of Baygroup Insurance in Rockville, Hutman specializes in selling long-term care insurance to help people should they need assisted living or to move into a nursing home. (Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:32:41 -0800)

Robin A. Bleier, RN, HCRM is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare ...
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin A. Bleier, RN, HCRM is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare and specifically in long-term ... (Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:02:00 -0800)

Advocacy Inc. Serves Patients In Long-Term Care Facilities
Central Coast News believes to build a stronger community, you must invest in it. That's why we've created the One Million Dollar Community Investment campaign. On Friday, we focus on Advocacy Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services to seniors, disabled adults, and mental health clients who live in long-term care facilities. (Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:06:40 -0800)

Restrictions on visitation at two long-term care facilities
Eastern Health is limiting visitors at two senior's homes during the busiest time of the year. (Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:17:21 -0800)

Care insurance also has death benefit
Q: I am 76 and interested in long-term care insurance. I have a proposal where I would pay $50,000 to an insurance company. There are rider charges that I don't understand. What should I do? (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:34:08 -0800)

Norovirus a common ailment in long-term care facilities
Norovirus in long-term care facilities is common. It's highly contagious. It's life-threatening for the frail and elderly. And fastidious infection control and disinfection are critical to controlling its spread. (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:11:31 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:07:08 -0800)

Seniors want to live at home with ‘supports’
The provincial agency that oversees and funds health-care services across Northwestern Ontario says it’s hoping to have a better handle on the need for long-term care beds and services for seniors by early next year. (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:11:47 -0800)

Long-term care scores well in the state compared to neighbors
Resident No. 76 told staff at the Crystal Care Center in Mansfield that he didn't want any oxygen fed to him through a nasal cannula — as was his right — and that he'd rather pass out and go to the hospital. (Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:54:37 -0800)

Germany Dumping Aging Pensioners In Cheaper Foreign Care Facilities
Germany is sending its ailing pensioners to cheaper retirement and long-term care facilities in Eastern Europe and Asia in order to clamp down on soaring health care costs for the nation’s rapidly aging population. According to a report in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, thousands of elderly Germans -- most of whom cannot afford Germany’s own expensive health care facilities amid austerity cuts ... (Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:30:12 -0800)

Germans Are 'Exporting' Their Elderly And Their Sick Because Of Rising Costs
Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany. (Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:52:36 -0800)

Many elderly Germans in foreign facilities
BERLIN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of Germans live in long-term care homes outside the country, as the cost of care rises and the elderly population grows, social policy experts say. (Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:58:40 -0800)

Grants offered to fund long-term care counseling
The Georgia Department of Human Services has announced it will award grants to some of the state's Aging and Disability Resource Connection centers to provide counseling to families looking for long-term care facilities. (Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:12:34 -0800)

Grants offered to fund long-term care counseling
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Human Services has announced it will award grants to some of the state's Aging and Disability Resource Connection centers to provide counseling to families looking for long-term care facilities. Department of Human Service officials Wednesday said $150,000 will be split among Mercy Senior Care, in Rome, Mayo Clinic Health System, in Waycross and the ... (Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:29:21 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:07:40 -0800)

High cost of care forces elderly out of Germany
BERLIN: Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres due to rising costs and falling standards in Germany. (Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:37:10 -0800)

Germany accused of 'deporting' its elderly: Rising numbers moved to Asia and Eastern Europe because of sky-high care ...
Rising numbers of Germany's elderly and sick are being sent overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Critics have described the situation as 'inhumane deportation'. (Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:41:24 -0800)

Women less likely to plan for long-term care
Northwestern Mutual conducts studies periodically to take a pulse on the thoughts and concerns of its consumers. The company's most recent report, titled "Long-Term Care Awareness Study," aligned with November's national recognition as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. (Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:22:07 -0800)

State OKs creation of 40-bed long-term acute care facility at Athens-Limestone Hospital
Athens-Limestone Hospital officials got state approval Thursday to add 40 beds for long-term acute care, which would make it the only facility of its type between Birmingham and Nashville, a hospital official said. (Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:51:41 -0800)

Firms fall short in long-term incentives for top execs
Coming close to the $8.1m package of DBS's Mr Gupta (left) was Yongnam's Mr Seow with $7.4 million. The long-term incentives for Mr Choo (right) were about 3.69 times of his monthly salary. (Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:31:44 -0800)

Long-term care staff recognized
Of the hundreds of first responders who waited outside in the snow and shuffled through the halls... - 11:29 pm (Sun, 30 Dec 2012 05:03:26 -0800)

Margo Nesbitt
MINNEOLA - Margo Nesbitt, 87, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Minneola Long Term Care Unit. She was born Aug. ... (Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:13:12 -0800)

High costs, fewer options in long-term care insurance worry aging Americans
Rising premiums and a substantial decrease in the number of long-term care insurance carriers raise questions about whether it makes financial sense in the long run to have such coverage. (Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:21:38 -0800)

Germany 'exporting' old and sick to foreign care homes
Pensioners are being sent to care homes in eastern Europe and Asia in an austerity move dismissed as 'inhumane deportation' Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany. The move, which has seen thousands of retired Germans rehoused in homes in eastern ... (Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:43:52 -0800)

Still Neutral on UnitedHealth
UnitedHealth stays Neutral, in the face of near term headwinds, though it carries a favorable long term outlook. (Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:13:56 -0800)

Things to consider when looking into long-term care
What exactly is long-term care? (Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:25:02 -0800)

Margo Nesbitt
MINNEOLA - Margo Nesbitt, 87, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Minneola Long Term Care Unit. She was born Aug. ... (Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:43:42 -0800)


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