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Philadelphia-area nursing home staffers facing big financial hits from ownership changes

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Philadelphia Inquirer

The new owners of former Genesis Healthcare facilities, Somerton Center in Philadelphia and Garden Springs Center in Willow Grove, are attempting to impose steep pay and benefit reductions on dietary, housekeeping, and laundry workers, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania said Thursday….

How to know when it’s time for hospice

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Philadelphia Inquirer

The owner of the assisted-living facility where my mother lives recently suggested to my brother and me that we enroll Mom in hospice. We were surprised. Our mother is old — 88 — and frail. She has moderate dementia, but no other major diseases. She is declining,…

Ambulance services hoping for reimbursement upgrades

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Somerset Daily

Ambulance services across the state are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars because reimbursements are not enough to cover expenses. But a bill expected to go before the Senate today as part of the state budget package would increase the medical assistance advanced life support…

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

Posted on June 21, 2018 by AP

NEW YORK — A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday… 

Martinsburg VA ranks near the bottom in patient care quality

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Chambersburg Public Opinion

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Nursing home patients in the Martinsburg VA Medical Center are feeling pain more than patients at most other nursing homes, according to data recently collected by the Boston Globe and USA Today. The medical center’s Community Living Center in West Virginia run by the…

Senate panel looks to fund Alzheimer’s research and resources

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON – Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease. There was no dissent among the witnesses or the members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging about the need for more resources such as those…

What you may or may not know about Parkinson’s Disease, and the fight to solve it

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Penn Live, Patriot-News

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell went public Monday with the news that he is a Parkinson’s Disease patient. Here’s a look – with the help of Rendell’s physician, Philadelphia-based Dr. Matthew Stern and others – at what Parkinson’s is, what a diagnosis means, and where the current state of research is….

Man suffering from dementia found hours after walking away from local care home

Posted on June 19, 2018 by WTAE Pittsburgh

When Thomas Granger was found at a Bloomfield coffee shop Sunday, his grandson, Shawn Granger, said the 88-year-old was confused and unsure of how he got there. Shawn said his grandfather left his residence at Schenley Gardens four hours earlier. He said a camera on the hotel next door showed him walking…

Sisters of St. Francis sell Mt. Alvernia campus to company planning care home

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities have sold their 118-year-old Mt. Alvernia campus in Millvale to a company that plans to make it a personal care home. The Roman Catholic order announced Tuesday that it has a sales agreement with New York-based RNS Realty LLC and expects to close on the deal by the…

PHCA President Says State Must Invest in Skilled Nursing Care, Protect…

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

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