- Nursing home residents, health workers rally for Medicaid Updated: May-03-16 2:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds of health care workers, nursing home residents and other Medicaid recipients are rallying at the state Capitol in support of a plan to draw down hundreds of millions of federal dollars offered to states for Medicaid expansion.
- DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law Updated: May-02-16 11:18 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.
- Lawmakers pass bill to help families of disabled Updated: May-02-16 6:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill aimed at helping families have more control over services for their developmentally disabled relatives has cleared the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus Updated: May-02-16 3:22 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - There is a growing trend among the nation's 15,600 nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach toward food.
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- State holding public hearing on long-term care insurance Updated: Apr-28-16 4:19 am
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to hear your views on long-term care insurance.
- Montana officials eye options for troubled state facility Updated: Apr-27-16 7:12 pm
BOULDER, Montana - Montana officials will seek help from the Legislature to address concerns among Boulder residents about the impending closure of a residential facility for the developmentally disabled.
- Kansas to delay consolidation of home services for disabled Updated: Apr-26-16 1:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is delaying a planned consolidation of seven programs providing in-home services for the elderly and disabled until spring 2017.
- Health Services: Long-term care overhaul could save $300M Updated: Apr-22-16 3:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Health Services projects it will save at least $300 million over the next six years with an overhaul of Wisconsin's long-term care programs, according to an agency document released Friday.
- Researchers awarded funds to find new ways to care for vets Updated: Apr-16-16 12:06 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Researchers at the Providence VA Medical Center have been awarded funding to look for new ways to provide long-term care for veterans.
- South Bend Cubs pitchers sliding into senior living homes Updated: Apr-14-16 6:03 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Most people live at retirement communities at the end of their careers.
- Nurses push NY lawmakers to pass minimum staffing law Updated: Apr-13-16 4:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - Nearly 2,000 nurses from around New York state traveled to the Capitol in Albany on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to pass a minimum staffing law that would mandate how many nurses are on duty at hospitals and nursing homes.
- Ford plans extensive, 10-year redesign of Dearborn campus Updated: Apr-12-16 12:31 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford Motor Co. is planning a 10-year redesign of its aging Dearborn facilities to improve employee collaboration and add walking paths, athletic fields and green space.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: Apr-11-16 10:01 am
Sioux City Journal. April 10, 2016
- Severe penalties levied against Wilmington nursing home Updated: Apr-07-16 6:44 am
WILMINGTON, Massachusetts - Federal regulators have imposed a steep fine that has the potential to keep growing against a northeast Massachusetts nursing home where two residents have died since December.
- University of Missouri nursing school gets $20M for study Updated: Apr-06-16 1:38 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The nursing school at the University of Missouri has received nearly $20 million in federal funds to expand research that has already reduced hospitalizations among nursing home residents in the St. Louis region.
- LHC Group inks home health, hospice partnership in Arizona Updated: Apr-05-16 7:37 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Louisiana-based LHC Group will become the majority owner and operator of two of Northern Arizona Healthcare's home health agencies and a hospice under a joint venture agreement.
- New push to keep seniors in home, community-based programs Updated: Apr-04-16 12:13 pm
CHICAGO - The federal government is pushing states to keep more low-income seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.