Disabilities

Report slams nursing home sex abuse probes

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A television station's investigative team asserted Monday that nursing home sexual abuse incidents in Texas are not thoroughly investigated, and that state officials may not be doing enough to protect victims.

AbleRoad offers reviews of accessibility

AbleRoad offers reviews of accessibility

A new website and smartphone app allows people with disabilities to find and review any public space or business location for accessibility.

LTC Commission is making headway on a three-part report, staff director says

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With about a month to go before voting on policy recommendations, the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care has drafted the first chapters of its report, commission staff director Larry Atkins said Tuesday.

Terminations without litigation in the nursing home industry: Part Two

Terminations without litigation in the nursing home industry: Part Two

It is important for employers to create documents throughout the course of an employee's employment that could ultimately provide support for termination decisions.

State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes

State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes

Louisiana health officials will ask the federal government for 200 waivers that would allow disabled Medicaid recipients to receive long-term personal care services, according to the terms of a settlement.

Federal disability insurance program facing insolvency

States' control over qualification for Social Security Disability Insurance is contributing to a rapid depletion of funds from the federal benefit program, which could become insolvent in just a few years, according to a new report.

Housing for seniors, individuals with disabilities the focus of Special Open Door Forum

New federal initiatives to help people with disabilities, including older adults, find housing options will be the subject of a Special Open Door Forum on Tuesday. The 90-minute conference call begins at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). It is open to all interested stakeholders and can be accessed by dialing (800) 837-1935 and using conference ID number 44280806. The forum will focus on ...

Georgia and DOJ settle disability rights and mental health suit

Mental health advocates cheered Tuesday. That was when the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Georgia agreed on a settlement that allows individuals with certain mental illnesses and development disabilities to be moved from the state's psychiatric hospitals into community settings by July 1, 2015.

Wrist fractures lead to greater functional decline among elderly, research shows

Older women who experience a wrist fracture tend to develop more disabilities, according to new research.

Long-term care providers can influence healthcare reform, Edward Kennedy Jr. tells association

Long-term care providers can influence healthcare reform, Edward Kennedy Jr. tells association

"Legislators really need to hear from people working in the [long-term care] industry," Edward M. Kennedy Jr., son of the late senator, told a crowd at the 60th annual meeting of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association on Tuesday.

Adults entering their 60s have more disabilities than older cohorts, research finds

Adults entering their 60s have more disabilities than older cohorts, research finds

As baby boomers age, they are likely to have significantly more disabilities than previous generations, a new report suggests.