Long Term Care News
News on Long Term Care continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
1 hr ago | MarketWatch
Here is a stark reminder that Medicare covers only a portion of retiree medical expenses: According to a retirement health-cost index published last week, a couple retiring in 2015 with average Social Security benefits can expect medical costs to consume almost 70% of the Social Security they will receive in retirement.
Trending on the Topix Network
2 hrs ago | Kiplinger Online
The national median rate for a private room in a nursing home rose more than 4% last year, to $240 per day.
6 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com
This is going to sound terribly wrong on the face of it. There's no way around it.
That's the theory behind an interesting new project being explored by officials at one of the province's long-term care facilities.
Stan The Annuity Man is an annuity specialist and nationally recognized annuity critic.
It wasn't exactly a secret. But now one of the more disturbing elements of Ontario's long-term care system is fully out in the open.
A proposal to privatize a city nursing home has hit a road block after legislative inaction.
Depression, a common problem for older adults, might have an easy antidote: The Internet.
Dr. David Juurlink, who co-authored a report for the Ministry of Health, says that prescribing "dangerous" drugs such as antipsychotics and sedatives to vulnerable seniors in an effort to calm them down comes at a price.
Labor activist Tee McClenty, originally from Camden, New Jersey, has a long history of service and of representing labor interests.
Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.
Seven more Wisconsin counties are being added to the state's Family Care program, which provides Medicaid-funded long-term care to the elderly and disabled.
About 30,000 Oregonians who buy insurance for long-term care will see their premium rates rise, even though state regulators reduced many of the increases requested by insurance companies.
Evelyn Burns-Weinrib never intended to stick around long enough to help fellow seniors fight depression.
That's fine as far as it goes, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC , a leading national long-term care insurance solutions agency.
President Barack Obama signed the act into law in March 2010. Platinum Planning officials said the law will impact senior citizens and said "it's imperative you learn and understand the changes."