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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.

Obama to Speak on Health Care Law

Obama to speak on health care law Thursday
The OvalDavid Jackson, USA TODAY

President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care.
Obama will discuss the economic benefits of the new health care law, spokesman Jay Carney said, a day after New York state reported that it expects private health insurance rates to drop by more than half because of the legislation.

The president will deliver his speech at the White House.

Carney said that because of new health insurance rules, "this summer, 8.

Advocacy Group Urges Direct Care Workforce Changes

Advocacy Group Urges Direct Care Workforce Changes before LTC Panel

The government affairs director of the Paraprofessional Health Institute testified before the Commission on Long-Term Care on Wednesday requesting special attention to several issues impacting the direct care workforce, including training and payment.  
Carol Regan, PHI’s government affairs director, submitted written testimonyfor a public hearing led by Commission Chairman Bruce Chernof and the other 14 members of the bipartisan panel, which has been charged with advising Congress on ways to improve the nation’s long-term care system.

Home Health Eligibility Improperly Restricted

Home Health Eligibility Improperly Restricted in 11 States: OIG

Areportfrom the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services finds that 11 states have improper restrictions on eligibility requirements for Medicaid home health benefits by requiring them to be homebound.

The OIG report, sent on July 1 to Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), evaluated states’ eligibility requirements for Medicaid Mandatory Home Health Services.
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