- 2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships Updated: Jul-27-15 5:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University's School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
- Balloons released in memory of loved ones during ceremony Updated: Jul-26-15 9:05 am
SELMA, Alabama - Dozens of butterflies were supposed to be released on July 21 in memory of loved ones at AseraCare Hospice's annual "A Butterfly to Remember" ceremony, but pink and white balloons were released instead.
- 3 Louisiana hospices selected for new Medicare program Updated: Jul-21-15 6:46 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Three Louisiana hospices are among the more than 140 selected to take part in a new program that allows Medicare members who qualify to receive hospice care while continuing medical treatment.
- Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars Updated: Jul-20-15 4:20 pm
NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.
- Nursing home official sentenced for concealing $100,000 gift Updated: Jul-19-15 2:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A nursing home official has been sentenced to five years in prison for concealing from her personal bankruptcy filings a $100,000 gift she received from a deceased patient's estate.
- Some state services for Illinois elderly, disabled in limbo Updated: Jul-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Mary Schnell rises around 6 a.m. each day to help dress, feed and give medicine to her husband of nearly 65 years, who has dementia that affects his memory, his movements and makes him disoriented even in their Springfield home.
- Funding cut for Louisville nursing home after investigation Updated: Jul-15-15 9:05 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Federal officials have announced plans to cut off funding for a Louisville nursing home.
- Central Texas woman, 96, in hospice care dies in house fire Updated: Jul-11-15 11:35 am
BURNET, Texas - Investigators say a 96-year-old Central Texas woman who lived alone and was in hospice care has died after fire swept through her house.
- How the AP-NORC poll on long-term care was conducted Updated: Jul-09-15 1:04 pm
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on long-term care was conducted from April 7 through May 15 by NORC at the University of Chicago, with funding from the SCAN Foundation.
- Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care Updated: Jul-09-15 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. But most aren't doing much to get ready.
- City Council clears proposed senior living facility Updated: Jul-09-15 8:25 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Santa Fe City Council has cleared way for an assisted living home for seniors on Old Pecos Trail despite dozens of residents being outright against the proposal.
- State faces in certified nursing assistant shortage Updated: Jul-05-15 1:55 pm
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming - The shortage of certified nursing assistants, especially in nursing homes, in Wyoming is reaching crisis stage, state Department of Health Director Tom Forslund said.
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care Updated: Jul-05-15 12:47 pm
LEBANON, New Hampshire - Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes Updated: Jul-03-15 5:08 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs legislation approved by the General Assembly.
- Pennsylvania backs off plan to change nursing home payments Updated: Jul-02-15 4:44 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Wolf administration is backing off a proposal to restructure Medicaid payments to nursing homes that a trade association found would have rewarded 13 homes accused by Pennsylvania state prosecutors of failing to meet residents' most basic needs.
- 4 couples married for 230 years renew vows at nursing home Updated: Jul-02-15 10:37 am
NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania - Four couples with a combined 230 years of marriage have said "I do" all over again at a western Pennsylvania nursing home.
- Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes in the state, saying the staff at some of the facilities failed to meet residents' most basic human needs, falsified records about care and willfully deceived state inspectors.
- Funding pulled for vets' adult day care in Omaha, Iowa Updated: Jun-30-15 12:43 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Funding has been pulled for adult day care for Omaha and western Iowa veterans due to a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans of Affair's health care budget.
- High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate Updated: Jun-29-15 3:31 am
WASHINGTON - The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law.