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Medicare Fraudster Rake In Billions

Medicare fraud is a multibillion-dollar business preying on an ever-increasing number of retiring baby boomers who often are being charged for medical treatments and products they don’t need and for services they don’t receive. The health care reform legislation pending

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To Profit Or Not To Profit – Which Are Better Care Homes?

Interesting article in a local paper in Florida, which cites a study of state inspection records to state that not-for-profit care homes deliver a higher quality of care than their for-profit counterparts. The study, conducted by examining the care homes

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Medical (Patient) Identity Theft Is On The Rise

Medical identity theft is on the rise and expected to worsen,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “The problem has grown during the recession as more uninsured people use the coverage of a friend, relative or even a stranger to get care.

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Holiday Gifts Suggestions For Nursing Home Residents

Dr. El’s blog. has a nice post today on holiday gifts for nureing home residents. Dr. El is dedicated to making nursing homes somewhere she’d want to live by the time it’s her turn to be in one, using her training

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The Class Act… A Flawed But Powerful Long Term Care Game-Changer

In his latest Kaiser Health News column, Howard Gleckman writes about the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. “Congress may be about to make major changes in the way 10 million frail elderly and adults with disabilities pay for long-term

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Senior Housing – Some Good Deals To Be Found!

Anton Troianovski of the wsj has post today about some deals for senior housing. according to Michael Hargrave, a vice president at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry, which tracks the sector, there is anecdotal

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Safe Driving For Seniors: Officials Get Creative

A University of Florida study predicts that within 15 years, a quarter of all drivers in the U.S. will be age 65 and older. Once they reach the over-75 age bracket, they’re more likely to be involved in fatal accidents

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How To Care For The Elderly?

Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and codirector of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife. has an article today on the Boston Globe. He talks about the care for seniors and the

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Great Playlist For Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Last week, I had a post about how music is a positive therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients through the use of the iPod. The story mentioned theInstitute for Music and Neurologic Function. The Institute has a “Top 10s For

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Bankruptcies Hit Retirement Communities

Linda Stern of Newsweek has an article today about the impact of the recession on Continued Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). The recession is hitting elderly people where they live, literally. Financial problems have been mounting at a number of assisted-living

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