Long term care insurance has gotten a bad reputation because insurers have been raising premiums on existing policies. The insurance companies admit they made a mistake - pricing policies too low and being surprised that there was so...Show More Summary
A lesbian couple has been arrested in California after investigators discovered the three children in their care living in squalid conditions and suffering from long term abuse. The Herald is reporting that 44-year-old Christian Deanda (top) and 31-year-old Eraca Craig were arrested near their home on charges of false imprisonment and felony child cruelty. Found […]
A new approach to care is transforming the lives of patients with Parkinson's disease and has promise for other long term conditions like COPD and rheumatoid arthritis, say Dutch researchers in The BMJ.Evidence suggests it empowers patients,...Show More Summary
Consider this scenario. You are getting older, and are concerned about the costs of nursing homes and long term care. So, you decide to get expensive long term care insurance to protect your family from these costs. The policy will pay some of the cost of long term care if you develop cognitive or physical [...]
By Apex Financial Consultants: Increased awareness concerning oral and personal hygiene products, especially in the developing regions, has increased the revenues of the personal care products market. This was evident from Colgate-Palmolive (CL) latest earnings results. Show More Summary
In home health care, it is anticipated that the patient and/or caregiver(s) will be taught how to perform self-care by the registered nurse. Let me start out with this fact,MEDICARE DOES NOT PAY FOR LONG TERM (NURSING HOME) CARE, PERIOD!!! What it does pay for is short term rehab care after a 3 day hospitalization. Show More Summary
There have been three major specialty pharmacy announcements over the last week. Long term care pharmacy Pharmerica acquired a minority stake in fast-growing specialty pharmacy Onco360 Express Scripts opened up its specialty pharmacy...Show More Summary
With the nuclear option invoked, will an Obamacare repeal do away entirely with the long term implementation of the Affordable Care Act if there is a Republican president after the 2016 Presidential elections? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 2014 election promises to be very difficult for Democrats based upon Obamacare. Show More Summary
A little over 3 months ago, I switched from working at an LTAC, long term acute care, hospital to working in the emergency department. The LTAC was my first job after nursing school, and it was grueling, exhausting, and often… Read more ?
The Affordable Care Act isn’t going particularly well so far, at least not in any way we can tell. Boosters tell us it’s early days, and what matters is the legislation working long term, rather than if the Web site works this month or next. So George Will dredges up another plan of President Obama’s, […]
How can I possibly try to love my husband (of 49 Years) who is in Long Term Care and -- to think of him as I did before Alzheimer's came into our lives? +Alzheimer's Reading Room In 2010, Carole Larkin wrote an important article entitled, Ten Tips for Communicating with an Alzheimer's Patient. Show More Summary
Because of a personal tragedy I have been away from this blog for an extended period. I may write about this tragedy when the time is right but for now, I need to return to retirement planning and related topics. The need for retirement planning and living has not ended. Show More Summary
People living with dementia have special needs for care and the traditional system of “informal” care by family, friends, and community will require much greater support. ~ Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room +Alzheimer's Reading...Show More Summary
According to the CBO, benefits are projected to continue to grow for Medicare and Social Security and that means higher payroll taxes. The CBO’s long term projections show that “[f]ederal spending for the major health care programs and...Show More Summary
This new chart from the Congressional Budget Office perfectly shows that our long term debt is all about our broken health care system.
The American media have long supported gun control, but they have increased their attacks on the gun industry since the Newtown shooting in December with a careful shift in the language they use. The media will most likely exploit the...Show More Summary
The American media have long supported gun control, but they have increased their attacks on the gun industry since the Newtown shooting in December with a careful shift in the language they use. The media will most likely exploit the tragic shooting a...
Recommendation 1: Maintain and strengthen a person and family centered Long Term Services and Supports system with both the person with cognitive or functional limitations and the family caregiver as a focus for services and supports (see Family Caregiving). +Alzheimer's Reading Room The U.S. Show More Summary
Is there no long term residential care for the elderly in America? Filed under: politicians, Scumbags, War
The second feature of a young director named Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12 is a film that sneaks up on you and makes you care about it. It’s a slight movie, barely an hour and a half long, with naturalistic overlapping dialogue and a loose, meandering storyline that can trick you into thinking it’s going nowhere in particular. Show More Summary