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1 hr ago | GlobeNewswire

ASCP Reacts to Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22, 2014 -- The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists issued the following statement today in response to the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision to reschedule hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act : "ASCP is disappointed that DEA did not consider the ... (more)


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

5 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

Wanted: Foster homes for veterans

There are innumerable veterans who are without family and do not want to be moved to an assisted living facility or a nursing home.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Health, Thomaston, ME, Damariscotta, ME, Rockport, ME, Warren, ME

6 hrs ago | Advance

The 'No Productivity' Scenario

I've recently blogged about the potential closing of the long term care/skilled nursing facility closing where I work.


Related Topix: Health, Nursing, Medicine

10 hrs ago | The Bradenton Times

Retirement Myths and Realities

We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Medicare, Health, Medicaid

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Star Phoenix

Only the most frail qualify for long-term care

Once 14 games over .500, the Toronto Blue Jays are sliding. Once 18 games below .500, the Tampa Bay Rays are rising.


Related Topix: Recipes

CBC News

Saskatoon man seeks nursing home care for dad, 95

Tom Armstrong, with a photo of his 95-year-old father Roy. The elderly man was referred by doctors to long term care, but an assessment found he did not meet the criteria for that level of care.


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

Detroiters are dying too soon

If you live in Detroit, you're probably going to age faster and die sooner than in other parts of Michigan.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Family, Wayne State University, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Healthcare Industry, Life, Food, Nutrition, Health

Modern Healthcare

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

Advocates of tighter painkiller control are praising the recent Drug Enforcement Administration decision to impose tighter restrictions on the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, but others say that as a result, it now may be more difficult for long-term-care patients to access pain... For the best experience of on your iPad, ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Drug Enforcement Administration

NH Insider

Brown For Us Senate - Brown Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Obamacare's Medicare Advantage Cuts

Today, Scott Brown held an "Obamacare Isn't Working" roundtable discussion with local seniors and concerned citizens to discuss the negative impacts of Obamacare's Medicare Advantage cuts.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat

KXII-TV Sherman

Texoma Council of Governments to get $100,000 for new aging, disability resource center

The Texoma Council of Governments announced Thursday it will receive $100,000 to go toward a new aging and disability resource center for seniors.


Related Topix: Health, Denison, TX


'Seniors care is the paramount health care issue of our time': CMA president

Canada's health care system is in need of a major overhaul - particularly when it comes to seniors care, according to the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association.


Related Topix: Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hudson Valley Press

New York Law Journal Chooses 2014 Rising Stars

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley congratulates Staff Attorney/Elder Law Unit, Kyle Aisling Steller, J.D./MBA, on being selected by the New York Law Journal as one of its forty two 2014 Rising Stars.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, New York, Dutchess County, NY, Health

Times News

Schuylkill to sell nursing home

Commissioners unanimously agreed to enter into a professional services agreement with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott of Harrisburg, to begin the process of finding a buyer for Rest Haven.


Related Topix: Health

Divorce Due to Medical Bills?! Sometimes It Makes Sense

The Fee-Only Planner Blog is a collection of contributions from members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors .


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Medicare, Financial Services

West Side and South Side Leader

Wyant Woods Care offering variety of services

Wyant Woods Care Center is a skilled nursing center offering diversified levels of care, including short-term recovery and rehabilitation services and long-term care and programming.


Related Topix: Nursing, Health, Heart Failure

Sys-Con Media

Attractive Long Term Care Insurance Options Yield Savings And Greater Flexibility

"It's important that the amount of long term care insurance coverage you buy today can increase because care costs tend to rise over time," explains , director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance a national trade group.


Related Topix: Health, Cape Coral, FL

Fox News

Estate Planning Mistakes Every Boomer Should Avoid

When planning for retirement, boomers need to consider two scenarios: what happens to their estate when they die, and what happens to the estate if they live but aren't healthy and need to rely on others for assistance on a permanent basis.


Related Topix: Estate Planning, Personal Finance, Retirement, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Veterans Home in Tilton takes on ALS challenge

New Hampshire Veterans Home Commandant Peggy LaBrecque is all smiles after getting splashed in the home's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


Related Topix: Tilton, NH, Health

Genesis, Skilled Healthcare merger to create huge long-term care...

Genesis HealthCare and Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. will merge to create a single long-term and post-acute care company with more than 500 facilities nationwide, the providers announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Health, Kindred Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Kennett Square, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

New Laws Focus on Seniors Care

Three new state laws are designed to help those in long-term care facilities and nursing homes.


Related Topix: Health