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Woman celebrates 101st birthday at Unlimited Care Assisted Living
SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Thelma, a resident of Unlimited Care Assisted Living Personal Care Cottage in Oak Ridge, recently celebrated her 101st birthday with family and staff. She enjoyed presents an
Heritage Woods of Gurnee Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Breakfast and Bingo
Heritage Woods of Gurnee, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community in Lake County, Illinois is hosting a Breakfast Buffet and Bingo on May 24. The community, which operates through the Illinois Supportive Living program, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. (PRWeb May 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Assisted-Living/Gurnee ...
Assisted Living Concepts Stockholders Approve Acquisition by TPG
Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. announced that, at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today, its stockholders voted to approve the previously announced merger agreement with affiliates of TPG. ...
Why Tampa Assisted Living Fetched Top Dollar
TAMPA, FL—WillowBrook Assisted Living, a 37,358-square-foot assisted living facility in Lake City, FL. The sales price was $6.7 million.
Metro East Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue
Cambridge House of Maryville, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community in the St. Louis Metro East area, is hosting a Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue on May 24. The community serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. (PRWeb May 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Assisted-Living/Maryville-Illinois/prweb10748303.htm
BMA Affordable Assisted Living Community Wins State Wii Bowling Tournament
Residents of Heritage Woods of Charleston, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community in Charleston, Illinois, won the statewide 2013 Wii Bowling Tournament hosted by the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition. The community serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. (PRWeb May 17, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Assisted-Living/Charleston ...
Halfmoon planning board says 'yes' to assisted living facility
HALFMOON — A proposed privately owned assisted living facility for special needs residents has been given a positive recommendation by the Planning Board.
Transitioning to Assisted Living
Moving into assisted living or a memory care community can be hard on both the person and the family. The good news is there is much that family members can do to make the transition smooth. Here are eight tips that will bring more ease into the initial assisted living experience.
What You Need to Know About Assisted Living Facilities
What do consumers want to know about assisted living facilities?
Wife uncovers assisted living troubles
A local woman was married to the love of her life for 47 years. But for the last six years of her husband’s life, he had developed Alzheimer's.
Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty
In Texas, it may be politically unwise to cross the governor, but some politicians and advocates in the poor Rio Grande Valley are starting to speak out in support of expanding Medicaid. Gov. Rick Perry opposes all parts of Obamacare.
Latest Health Hurdle: Buying Insurance Without A Bank Account
Most health plans accept a credit card for the first month's premium and then require customers to pay monthly with a check or an electronic transfer from a bank account. For people without a banking relationship, these transactions can be tricky.
Nearly Half The Country Doesn't Know Health Law Exists
A new poll finds 42 percent of Americans aren't sure that the Affordable Care Act is actually a law. Guest Host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other health care-related issues with Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, and NPR's Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving.
Swell Of Goodwill For First Medicare Chief Confirmed Since 2004
Marilyn Tavenner, who has been running the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in an acting capacity since late 2011, has a big job. The agency oversees health coverage for more than 100 million Americans.
Gosnell Verdict Raises Questions About Access To Abortions
Wednesday's prison sentencing of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell raises the question of who has access to safe, legal abortions, and who does not. Host Michel Martin explores this question with The Root political correspondent Keli Goff and NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner.
Feds Push For Lower Alcohol Limits For Drivers
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood alcohol limit to be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05, in line with the limits in countries such as Denmark, the Philippines and Switzerland. But it may be tough sell in states across the country.
How A Florida Medical School Cares For Communities In Need
Florida International University's medical school has made community-based health care a central part of its curriculum. With home visits and a mobile health clinic, students connect with families in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce.
Is The FDA's Caution Hazardous To Our Health?
Some argue that the FDA's approval process — required before new treatments can be sold on the market — takes too much time and money. A group of experts face off over the balance between safety and urgency in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
The Promise And Limitations Of Telemedicine
Telemedicine is nothing new, but advancements in technology have made it even more widely available. Neurologists can now treat Parkinson's patients from miles away, therapists can reach service members overseas, and general practitioners can work in rural areas without actually going there at all.
A Sharper Abortion Debate After Gosnell Verdict
Abortion rights backers insist that Dr. Kermit Gosnell is an outlier. Opponents of abortion say Gosnell is anything but an exception. Congress is gearing up to investigate how states regulate abortion in the wake of the verdict.
Angelina Jolie And The Rise Of Preventive Mastectomies
Doctors have seen a sharp increase in the number of women choosing breast surgery to prevent cancer. But the genetic mutation that contributed to Angelina Jolie's decision is relatively rare, and the vast majority of women who choose prophylactic mastectomy don't face the same level of risk.
Even After Overhaul, Gaps In Coverage For Young, Pregnant Women
A baby's delivery may not be covered for women insured as dependents on their parents' plans, even though office visits and prenatal care would be. Although the health care overhaul mostly improves coverage for young adults, it also leaves some odd holes in coverage.
Dramatically Different Medicare Bills Set Hospitals Thinking
How much hospitals around the country bill for 100 top procedures became public this week. Though insurance or Medicare may not actually pay the sticker price, some hospitals in Alaska are considering how they'll respond to more knowledgeable consumers.
President Asks Moms For Help Promoting Obamacare
President Obama met with a group of mothers on Friday to talk about selling relevant aspects of Obamacare to a young generation that often takes its healthy condition for granted and avoids the cost of insurance.
Study Reveals Wild Disparities In American Hospital Pricing
On Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a massive spreadsheet containing a comparison of what hospitals across the country bill for the 100 most popular medical procedures. The document revealed wild disparities in pricing from hospital to hospital. Robert Siegel speaks with Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt, who studies health care economics, about how the American hospital system evolved this way.