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Memory Care Training in All Nursing Homes

New State Law Mandates Memory Care Training in All Nursing Homes

Memory care training in Massachusetts nursing homes is becoming more stringent for the communities that advertise specialized care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. 

Under new rules currently being reviewed by state regulators, those who advertise memory care in the state will be required to provide at least eight hours of initial training for care staff and four additional hours per year, according to a 

Focus Toward Senior Care Development

Housing Authority Turns Focus Toward Senior Care Development

A public housing authority in Texas may be shifting its focus more toward the growing needs for more senior housing. 

Some of the property currently being used as public housing for the city of Dallas would be sold off in order to fund new senior living development, if a recent proposal receives approval by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Under the proposal, the city’s housing authority would sell off a 6.

Sugar: Is is Safe?

“Safe” Levels of Sugar Can Still Be Toxic
Cheri ChengUpdate Date: Aug 14, 2013 10:12 AM EDT

Male rats that were fed a diet composed of 25 percent sugar were 26 percent less territorial and reproduced 25 percent fewer offspring although they did not experience any drastic weight gains.

It is no surprise that sugar has constantly been categorized as an unhealthy source of food. Numerous studies have tied sugar intake to health conditions such as obesity and type two diabetes. Despite these studies, sugar, especially in beverages like soda, is still being consumed at a large rate.

The free market & Health care

Why 'the free market' doesn't work in health care 

Most consumers don't understand even basic concepts behind traditional health-insurance design,a team of behavioral economistsfrom a number of top American universities has discovered:

"The first survey was designed, in part, to uncover how well the insurance holders understand four basic traditional health insurance concepts — deductible, copay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum — as well as how well they believe they understand them.

Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows

Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows, Bagged Salad ImplicatedHealth officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a sourceAugust 1, 2013
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of stomach illness linked to the cyclospora parasite has now spread to 15 states and New York City, with 378 cases reported, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Wednesday.

The source or sources of the nationwide outbreak has not yet been located, although health officials at two of the hardest-hit states, Iowa and Nebraska, say they have traced local outbreaks to an as-yet-unnamed salad mix.

Talking Dog for Senior Care

GeriJoy’s Talking Dog for Senior Care is Joined by Talking Cat Companion
GeriJoy announced today that its virtual talking dogcompanion for the elderlyis now also available as a cat, and that as a promotion until August 8, 2013, all new subscribers who select the cat companion will receive an additional free month of service. GeriJoy’s virtual talking companions provide senior
companion care servicesthrough 24/7 companionship, intelligent conversation facilitated by trained staff, and connection to family through photos and updates.

Senior Care Locations Sold

Elderwood Senior Care locations sold
ByMatt Glynn| News Business Reporter

Exterior view of ElderWood Crestwood Commons in Wheatfield. ElderWood has closed on the sale ofl substantially all of its assets to Post Acute Partners of New York City. { Buffalo News file photo}

Post Acute Partners, a New York City-based health-care services company with operations in four states, has completed its acquisition of Elderwood Senior Care.

The senior care company, which was owned by the Chur family, includes nine skilled-nursing facilities, six assisted-living residences, two independent living communities and an institutional pharmacy.

Health care for seniors

PAUL: Health care for seniors
Addressing Medicare’s unsustainable path

BySen. Rand PaulFriday, July 26, 2013

As a physician, I understand the reliance many Americans have onMedicare. However, wasteful spending in Washington has drained theMedicaretrustfund. The combination of massive debt, fewer active workers and more retirees is pushingMedicareinto bankruptcy.

Medicareis nearly $40 trillion unfunded. Simply put, this is an unsustainable path and Obamacare is not the answer.Washington cannot continue to promise everything to everyone, and it is time for legislators to begin seriously discussing practical and realistic changes to

Risk of Injury Death Lower in Urban Cities

Risk of Injury Death Lower in Urban Cities of U.S., Study Finds

Researchers from Penn University have found that urban cities in the Unites States have a lower risk of injury deaths, making them safer than rural areas of the country.

According to a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report, over 31.6 million people in the United States are treated in the emergency department for serious unintentional injuries each year. Of these, approximately 180,000 die from such injuries each year.

PSU Employees Unhappy

PSU Employees Unhappy with Health Care Requirements
byJim Hamill,updated on: 05:53pm, July 23, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK — Employees of Penn State University are not taking too kindly to new health care requirements. The changes mean Penn State employees have to submit to health tests and more or their pocketbooks will take a hit. New federal health care laws are giving way to so-called wellness programs and the one at Penn State University makes it hard for employees to do anything else but go along with the new requirements.
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