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HCP Inc., a Long Beach-based health care real estate investment trust, announced Wednesday that it formed a $1.2 billion joint venture with Nashville-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. that will own and operate 14 retirement communities.
Washington's leading post-acute-care lobby shop announced it was promoting vice president Mike Cheek to a position overseeing reimbursement policy and legal issues.
Each year more than 800,000 preventable drug-related injuries occur in long-term care facilities in the U.S. Additionally, national studies of retail pharmacy prescription-dispensing accuracy document an average error rate of 1.7%, or more than 68 million errors overall, with 4.4 million of them having the potential to cause serious harm.
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.
The national median rate for a private room in a nursing home rose more than 4% last year, to $240 per day.
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.