Elder Care News

Minnesota elder-care whistleblower was fired, according to state lawmaker: 'I want answers'
A Minnesota lawmaker says a state manager whose bureau oversees investigations into abuse and neglect in nursing homes was fired after she blew the whistle on a “toxic culture” that was an obstacle to ensuring that officials do a better job protecting ...

Hellertown home health care business sold
“I love senior care in many aspects, but this has always been my passion,” said Weber, who has spent about 30 years in the elder-care industry, most recently as a marketing director at the Country Meadows retirement facility in Forks Township. She said ...

A Big Deal for The Ages | HuffPost
Following the CVS bid to acquire Aetna for $69 billion, there has been frantic speculation about the implications of the blockbuster deal. What wi...

A Movement Against the Melting Pot
The Western elder-care industry has a bad reputation, in part because it is based on a one-size-fits-all model. If our environment helps to create who we are, then we also risk losing part of ourselves if we move to a place we don't recognize. The ...

Taking the time to take care our elderly | Port Arthur News
States, like people, may be judged by how they treat the most vulnerable among us. Texas presents a good but not consistently great picture of how it treats the elderly and protects them from abuse, according to a recent study by WalletHub.com, a ...

ACA isn't enough: single-payer is a feminist issue
In short, the dynamics that make the American health-care system so hostile to women remain largely unscathed after the ACA: the pervasive commodification of healthcare and dependent care in the United States, coupled with employment-based gatekeeping ...

Smart financial planning for elder care
A friend called me recently with a question about what to do with money he will receive from his widowed mother, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Through the imminent sale of his mother's house, held in a trust, he and his sister ...

Editorial: Make Ontario's election about elder care
But ask yourself: How many of our MPPs, or those running to become one, have taken the time to study alternative models of elder care? Most provincial politicians seem stuck on a vision that teeters on the verge of failure. Many politicians claim they ...

Raif: Considering a growing crisis in elder care
In all the hullabaloo about health insurance and who pays for what, one forgotten population is senior adults. We have a crisis in elder care. Specifically, there are those in bad health who require nursing or hospice care, or those who simply cannot ...

Elder care requires smart financial planning
As elder care expert Ben Schrock of BA Schrock financial group in Ohio explained to me, an important purpose of the mom's trust for the benefit of her children was to preserve some inheritance, even if Medicaid takes over expenses for her care in the ...

Ex-Goldmanite Elder Care Worker Baffled By Bitcoin
A former Goldman Sachs executive who now spends most of his waking hours looking after a doddering old man in the nation's capital revealed Friday that, to the surprise of no one, he knows next to nothing about bitcoin. Asked about the cryptocurrency's ...

The Feminist Case For Single Payer - Jacobin
Our special fall issue, “The First Red Century,” is out now. Subscribe or renew today! McMansion, USA · Kate Wagner · When Social Democracy Was Vibrant · Adam J Sacks · The Fight for Free Time · Miya Tokumitsu · The Revolution of 1517 · David Jamieson ...

State official: 'Your program is a model'
“Your program is a model. It incorporates two aspects we value: Regionalizing and collaboration,” he told about 60 attendees at the fourth annual Health Aging Martha's Vineyard meeting. Mr. Stevens is the second state elder care official to visit the ...

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