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2 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. official responsible for reforming Medicare is leaving post

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Family

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Tracy Police seek public's help in search for elderly man with dementia

The Tracy Police Department is asking for the public's help in searching for an elderly man with dementia who walked away from his home in the 4000 block of Middlefield Drive in Tracy on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Family

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Medicare reimbursement uneven across rural, urban Utah counties

Healthcare in Tooele County brings in a fair sum of Medicare payments, but lags significantly behind more urban Utah counties, according to numbers released this month from the Medicare Part B claims database.Local doctors received roughly $2.79 million in reimbursements from Medicare Part B, essentially a federally-run medical insurance program ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Tooele County, UT, Medicine, Family, Tooele, UT, Summit County, UT

The Washington Post

How Medicaid forces the disabled to be poor.

If you have been reading my work, you might do more than imagine, since each of these stories involves real people who have experienced the best and the worst of what our American medical welfare state offers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Family, Personal Finance, Retirement, Sports

Myrtle Beach Online

For LGBT community, dealing with dementia is a challenge

Many have spent much of their lives in the closet and fear discrimination by medical or social service providers or even the people they might live with in nursing homes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Family, Transgender, Alzheimer's, Entertainment

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Daytona Beach woman badly injured in home robbery; teens arrested A...

A 70-year-old Daytona Beach woman attacked in her retirement community home over the weekend and left unconscious on her kitchen floor for 15 hours remains in critical condition in the hospital, a family member said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL, Family

The News Tribune

How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds

Fifteen months ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had chosen his room in a home for elderly Argentine priests.


Related Topix: Family, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

News 4 Jax

Stealing from elderly arrest

VIDEO: St. Johns deputies say Patricia Marshall is charged with stealing thousands of dollars from her 87-year-old mother who suffers with dementia.


Related Topix: Family, St. Augustine, FL, St Johns County, FL

The Toronto Star

Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to seniors at alarming rates, province finds

Dr. David Juurlink, who co-authored a report for the Ministry of Health, says that prescribing "dangerous" drugs such as antipsychotics and sedatives to vulnerable seniors in an effort to calm them down comes at a price.


Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Family

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during an event to announce the expansion of Family Care, a state-administered program that provides long-term care to disabled and elderly residents under Medicaid during an event at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Family

Romsey Advertiser

Pension cost 'three times oil cash'

An independent Scotland's first annual pension bill would be "three times the income from oil", according to former prime minister Gordon Brown.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Conservatives (UK), Family, Retirement

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

Seven more Wisconsin counties are being added to the state's Family Care program, which provides Medicaid-funded long-term care to the elderly and disabled.


Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Family

Elderly Scots millionairess leaves A 1m to charity

A SPINSTER stunned her family and friends by leaving a secret 1.1 million fortune to help people suffering from cancer and heart disease.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Family

Kim Dickson Shares Crafts and Activities for Seniors in New Book

Author Kim Dickson discovered through years of volunteer work with senior citizens that there was very little information available on crafts, activities, and entertainment for elderly confined to assisted living facilities.


Related Topix: Family

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Women allegedly swindled elderly lady out of $450,000 meant for her cat

A 7-year-old tabby called Puddy Cat is at the center of an extensive embezzlement case in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Family, Suffolk County, MA

Darlington and Stockton Times

Motorbikers get on their bikes to spread Easter good cheer to elderly

From left, unicyclists Laura Aitkin 12 and Erin Jones 13 give a helping hand to fundraising motorcyclists at Thornaby Pavillion.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Life, Holidays, Family, Easter

Sun Apr 20, 2014

This is The West Country

Police target rogue traders across Chard and Ilminster

POLICE are targeting rogue traders who con vulnerable victims into paying extortionate amounts of money for substandard home improvements or work that has not been done.


Related Topix: Somerset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Family

Another View - Ahad Fazelat: How Medicare reimbursement numbers are misleading

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the largest collection of data about the services rendered by individual physicians and health care facilities in our country's history, which were widely reported last week.


Related Topix: Family, Opinion

West Orange High Hosts Annual Senior Citizen Prom

The West Orange High School Student Council held the annual Senior Citizen Prom at West Orange High School Tarnoff Cafeteria on April 10th.


Related Topix: Family, Orange, NJ, West Orange, NJ

Medical Daily

Religious Music Increases Mental Health In Elderly American...

In old age, listening to religious music can decrease fears about death and increase life satisfaction, self esteem, and sense of control over ones life.


Related Topix: Family