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23 min ago | Business Journal

Mary Lynn Spalding

Company description: With 353 local employees and 900 statewide, Christian Care Communities is among Kentucky's largest faith-based nonprofit providers of affordable senior living and long-term care, now in 12 locations.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Nicholasville, KY

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Orange County Register

Long Beach-based HCP forms $1.2 billion joint venture with Brookdale

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.

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Related Topix: Health Care Property Investors, Real Estate, Health, AARP, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Hill

AHCA continues string of promotions

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Washington DC

Sys-Con Media

PerceptiMed Founder Jacobs To Speak At Bio2Device Group Event

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Inventions, Science / Technology

MarketWatch

Medical bills will eat your Social Security

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.

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

Kiplinger Online

What Long-Term Care Costs Now

The national median rate for a private room in a nursing home rose more than 4% last year, to $240 per day.

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Related Topix: Health

McKnightsonline.com

A jolt to long-term care best practices, amid the Ivy

This is going to sound terribly wrong on the face of it. There's no way around it.

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Related Topix: Health

Hispanic Business

PrismTech Appoints Soft Service as new Japanese Distributor

PrismTechTM, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it had appointed Soft Service as its new Japanese distributor and value added reseller.

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Related Topix: PrismTech, Science, Computer Science, Health

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Journal-Pioneer

Beach Grove Home looks to add daycare

That's the theory behind an interesting new project being explored by officials at one of the province's long-term care facilities.

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

MarketWatch

Which - fixed' annuity can fix your retirement?

Stan The Annuity Man is an annuity specialist and nationally recognized annuity critic.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Health, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Toronto Star

Ontario's casual approach to drugging seniors with antipsychotics: Walkom

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.

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

Business Journal

Dean's plan to privatize city nursing home suffers setback

A proposal to privatize a city nursing home has hit a road block after legislative inaction.

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Related Topix: Health

Lansing State Journal

MSU professor: Teaching seniors to use the Internet reduces risk of depression

Depression, a common problem for older adults, might have an easy antidote: The Internet.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Health

Forbes.com

New and Unexpected Ways to Fund Long-Term Care Expenses

Too many people think that long-term care planning is just a decision about whether to purchase long-term care insurance.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Toronto Star

Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to seniors at alarming rates, province finds

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.

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

Twin Cities Daily Planet

New NAACP Labor Chair Tee McClenty is ready to fight for jobs

Labor activist Tee McClenty, originally from Camden, New Jersey, has a long history of service and of representing labor interests.

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Related Topix: African-American, Camden, NJ, Health

Greenwich Citizen

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

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.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, Marinette, WI, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

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.

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

Statesman Journal

Cost of long-term care insurance rising for Oregonians

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Oregon

The Winnipeg Free Press

When the 'golden years' turn blue

Evelyn Burns-Weinrib never intended to stick around long enough to help fellow seniors fight depression.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health

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