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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Pittsburgh's nursing home rates exceed national average

Average nursing home rates in the Pittsburgh area exceed the national average, according to a new survey by New York Life , but the region's costs are not among the highest in the country.

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5 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

The Long Term Care Market: Nursing Homes, Home Care, Hospice Care, and Assisted Living

This report, The Long Term Care Market: Nursing Homes, Home Care, Hospice Care, and Assisted Living, covers the most important segments of the long term care industry, each of which provide medical care and/or assistance with the activities of daily living on an ongoing basis: Nursing care Home care Hospice care Assisted living For each of these ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Healthcare Law, Law

6 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com

The potential break-up between hospitals and long-term care

The attempts of the hospital lobby and long-term care to move beyond casually dating to going steady hit a snag at the steps of a courthouse Monday.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Medicare, Medicaid

10 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

Live in the D: Doc Talk April 16, 2014

IT IS WEDNESDAY,DOC HERE TALKING ABOUT GENETIC TESTING. BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR.

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14 hrs ago | InvestmentNews

Average retiree health costs could overtake Social Security benefits

Average health care costs for middle-income retirees are on a path to exceed their Social Security benefits, according to a newly created Retirement Health Care Cost Index.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Medicare, Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Your Turn: Act for seniors, caregiversYour Turn: Act for seniors,...

Your Turn: Act for seniors, caregivers on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/16/turn-act-seniors-caregivers/7805027/ Your Turn authors Gayle Kvenvold and Patti Cullen say the governor and Legislature must do more to meet the increased demand the state's aging population is putting on services for the elderly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Minnesota Government, US Governors, Health, Opinion

CBS Local

Mizeur Calls For Legal Physician-Assisted Suicide, State-Run Retirement Savings Plan

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients and implement a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Health

Baltimore News

Mizeur promoting state-run retirement savings plan

Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Health

MySanAntonio.com

What is the Process with a QIT?

Dear Mr. Premack: I have seen similar related questions in your archives, but not specifically answering this one.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Social Security, Opinion

McKnightsonline.com

Hospitals slap the government with lawsuits over...

The American Hospital Association and other hospital groups have sued the federal government over the so-called "two-midnight rule," which was designed in part to ease access to skilled nursing services.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Nursing, Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Small, 'home-like' care facilities spread in Shawnee County

Small homes for people who need long-term care are spreading around Shawnee County, with at least three new ones in the past year.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Health, Shawnee County, KS, Healthcare Law, Law, Berryton, KS

Eastside Business

Redmond's Emerald Heights Sees Increase in Occupancy, Adds Amenities

Strong occupancy rates and a recovering housing market has spurred several expansions at Emerald Heights, a Type A life care community with amenity-rich offerings and on site health care services for senior living.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Nursing

CFRB

Matthews finds long-term care drug stats 'troubling'

The health minister says doctors have to prescribe medications appropriately and only when necessary.

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Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Bloomberg

Why Rich People Feel Poor

The rich aren't poor, of course, whatever their tax burden. An adjusted gross income of $389,000 puts you in the top 1 percent of earners in 2011, according to the latest IRS data.

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Related Topix: Medicare

City Of Guelph

Have your say: proposed updates to long-term care in Guelph

The City is encouraging people to provide input as the Province considers plans to have The Elliott Long-Term Care Residence fulfill Guelph's requirements under the Ontario Long-term Care Homes Act.

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Related Topix: Health, Canada,

Nurse.com

Degrees matter

Nurse researcher Linda H. Aiken, RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, has published a study that presents the latest in growing body of evidence to suggest a more highly educated nursing workforce saves lives.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

Greenwich Citizen

EMSH to break ground on $14M project

A groundbreaking, a building dedication, and the closing of three buildings will mark progress later this week at the East Mississippi State Hospital .

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Related Topix: Health

McKnightsonline.com

Long-term care providers achieved 15% antipsychotic reduction goal, CMS announces

Long-term care facilities have reduced antipsychotic medication use by more than 15% through a large-scale initiative, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

The Toronto Star

Use of antipsychotics soaring at Ontario nursing homes

Ontario nursing homes are drugging helpless seniors at an alarming rate with powerful antipsychotic drugs, despite warnings that the medications can kill elderly patients suffering from dementia.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Zyprexa, Zydis, Olanzapine (generic), Canada,

The Capital-Journal

Almost one-third of Shawnee County nursing homes get top ranking

From left, Brewster Place Health Center universal workers Louis Greer and Cassandra Jackson were busy Monday afternoon playing bingo with some of the residents in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood at the facility.

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Related Topix: Shawnee County, KS, Topeka, KS, Countryside, KS, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

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