- Cemeteries, nursing homes hold ceremonies honoring veterans Updated: May-25-16 4:16 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say that state cemeteries and nursing homes dedicated to veterans will hold Memorial Day ceremonies to honor military members who have died.
- Songs for the dying: Hospice choirs provide peace, comfort Updated: May-23-16 4:49 pm
NEWTON, Massachusetts - The singers enter single file, taking slow, deliberate steps as they intone a soft melody.
- Arkansas governor signs savings plan for long-term care Updated: May-20-16 7:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed an agreement with the nursing home industry that's aimed at saving more than $250 million in Medicaid spending on long-term care for the elderly over the next five years.
- Tennessee nursing home closing after being decertified Updated: May-20-16 11:07 am
LIMESTONE, Tennessee - An East Tennessee nursing home is closing after federal and state regulators ordered the removal of all government-insured patients.
- In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion Updated: May-16-16 8:43 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state's health care system.
- 89-year-old finds his check mates with students Updated: May-16-16 5:01 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Desperate for a competitor, Bill Nangle posted a cardboard sign reading "Anybody want to play chess?" on the door to his nursing home room.
- Eagle Scout project helps assisted living center residents Updated: May-15-16 11:05 am
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - Lief Weston, member of Boy Scout in Troop 207, led the construction of a nature trail at HomeLife on Glynco, an assisted living and retirement center, and in doing so completed the last requirement to earn his Eagle Scout award.
- House passes bill to support Massachusetts veterans Updated: May-11-16 6:23 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts House has advanced a bill that seeks to expand housing, health care and employment opportunities for veterans.
- Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing Updated: May-10-16 1:18 pm
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial.
- Study says Lawrence university buildings need up to $123M Updated: May-06-16 4:24 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A recently released report says that Haskell Indian Nations University needs between $111 million and $123 million to get its aging facilities up to par.
- 2 Southern California doctors guilty in hospice fraud scheme Updated: May-05-16 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - Two Southern California doctors have been convicted of Medicare fraud for falsely certifying patients were terminally ill - making them eligible for taxpayer-funded hospice care.
- State and Nashville nursing home team up for job fair Updated: May-05-16 4:20 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Cumberland Health Care and Rehabilitation and the Middle Tennessee Career Coach will be hosting a job fair for those interested in both skilled and unskilled work at the nursing home.
- House OK's plan to send frail prisoners to nursing homes Updated: May-05-16 2:46 am
LANSING, Michigan - About 120 frail prisoners a year would be released to live in a nursing home under a plan approved by the Michigan House late Wednesday.
- Elevator company contesting federal citation in worker death Updated: May-04-16 6:01 am
ONONDAGA, New York - Federal regulators have cited an elevator company after a worker died last year when he became pinned by an elevator at a central New York nursing home.
- Nursing home residents, health workers rally for Medicaid Updated: May-03-16 2:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds of health care workers, nursing home residents and other Medicaid recipients are rallying at the state Capitol in support of a plan to draw down hundreds of millions of federal dollars offered to states for Medicaid expansion.
- DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law Updated: May-02-16 11:18 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.
- Lawmakers pass bill to help families of disabled Updated: May-02-16 6:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill aimed at helping families have more control over services for their developmentally disabled relatives has cleared the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus Updated: May-02-16 3:22 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - There is a growing trend among the nation's 15,600 nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach toward food.
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- State holding public hearing on long-term care insurance Updated: Apr-28-16 4:19 am
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to hear your views on long-term care insurance.
- Montana officials eye options for troubled state facility Updated: Apr-27-16 7:12 pm
BOULDER, Montana - Montana officials will seek help from the Legislature to address concerns among Boulder residents about the impending closure of a residential facility for the developmentally disabled.
- Kansas to delay consolidation of home services for disabled Updated: Apr-26-16 1:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is delaying a planned consolidation of seven programs providing in-home services for the elderly and disabled until spring 2017.