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Stories with subject: Aging and disability services
  • Demand increasing for paid caregivers 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:58 pm
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - When they married 31 years ago, Dave Johnson joked that someday his younger wife, Alicia, would be pushing him around in a wheelchair.

  • Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Nursing homes traditionally have run more like hospitals than homes, but a growing number around Topeka are changing business as usual.

  • Public health school gets $1M for long-term care 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:32 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University's School of Public Health has received a $1 million grant to launch a center to improve long-term care for the elderly.

  • AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year.

  • Hospice owner, manager charged with Medicare fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:59 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A hospice in Chandler, its owner and the general manager have been charged in a 39-count federal indictment with defrauding Medicare.

  • Opening of nursing home part of Joplin recovery 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:17 am
  • JOPLIN, Missouri - Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday's dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked a first.

  • State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:49 pm
  • SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - An assisted living center in Spirit Lake did not adequately train workers and committed numerous medication errors, according to state regulators who said the facility presents an "imminent danger" to residents.

  • Survey: Home, long-term care costs rise in Va 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:16 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases.

  • Survey: W.Va. home, long-term care costs rise 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:14 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - An annual survey shows long-term and home health care costs in West Virginians are outpacing such costs nationally.

  • Construction moving on veterans' nursing home 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:08 am
  • CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - Clarksville's long effort to get a skilled nursing home for veterans is getting closer to reality as construction takes shape on grounds of the newest facility in the Tennessee State Veterans' Home network.

  • Nebraska Medicaid director Chaumont dies of cancer 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:50 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Vivianne Chaumont, a state agency director who oversaw Nebraska's Medicaid and long-term care services, has died of cancer.

  • Nebraska elderly care bill approved over veto 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:43 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska will apply for a federal grant to spend millions more to care for the elderly in their homes, lawmakers decided Thursday as they voted to override Gov. Dave Heineman's veto.

  • STL Village to unveil senior living project 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:04 am
  • ST. LOUIS - A group of older residents in St. Louis will unveil a new effort that encourages like-minded seniors to coalesce into a village where they can live, work and shop.

  • Elderly care program expands to 59 Kansas counties 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:35 pm
  • WICHITA, Kansas - A program touted as a community-based alternative to costly nursing home care for the elderly is making a major expansion in Kansas.

  • Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:56 pm
  • WEST BABYLON, New York - An 85-year-old nursing home patient was the victim of "disgraceful sexual perversion" when a male stripper gyrated in front of her against her will at the suburban New York facility, an attorney for the woman's family said Tuesday.

  • In-home day care shut down after child's death 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:34 am
  • PORTLAND, Michigan - An in-home day care in Ionia County has been shut down after a 5-month-old died last year after being put to sleep in an adult bed.

  • 'Flower lady' brightens spirits at nursing homes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:26 am
  • ANGOLA, Indiana - With each bud of gentleness, the woman known as "the flower lady" hands out posies as her committee sings hymns and patriotic tunes.

  • 3 Wisconsin counties used homes cited for abuse 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 6:05 pm
  • GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - Officials in Oconto, Shawano and Kewaunee counties continued placing sick and indigent people in assisted-living homes even though the facilities had a history of operational concerns, according to a published report.

  • Senate moves bill shielding nursing home interests 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:51 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Lawsuits targeting nursing homes would yield smaller awards in the future, as the deep pockets of private equity firms and passive investors would be protected under a measure passed by the Senate on Thursday.

  • Outbreak of cold-like virus hits Ore. nursing home 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:29 am
  • CORVALLIS, Oregon - A Corvallis nursing home wants to limit visits by relatives while the staff contends with a cold outbreak that has left nearly a third of its 69 residents sick.

  • Conn. Announce $9M to restructure nursing homes 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 3:55 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel Malloy says his administration is awarding grants worth $9 million to help Connecticut's nursing home industry diversify services to meet the changing needs of older residents and people with disabilities.

  • Lake Hallie nursing home is fined nearly $31,000 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 5:13 pm
  • CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin nursing home has been barred from accepting new patients after investigators found it failed to do a proper background check before hiring a convicted sex offender.