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Designing senior living environments for tomorrow

Designing senior living environments for tomorrow

The most difficult part of moving to a senior healthcare community is making the decision to live there. When designing for the wellness and health of seniors, you need to appeal to not only the seniors, but to their adult children.

California denied federal bailout funds, future of long-term care funding remains uncertain

Obama Administration officials Tuesday denied a request from California lawmakers for federal financial bailout assistance, according to recent reports. The Golden State faces a $24 billion budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1.

Leavitt: Successor should continue pandemic flu preparations

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt in a speech Wednesday said continued preparation for a global flu pandemic should be a priority of his successor.

Candidates, lawmakers vow healthcare reform will occur, despite financial upheaval

Candidates, lawmakers vow healthcare reform will occur, despite financial upheaval

The current global financial crisis will not prevent the next Congress or president from making healthcare reforms, key leaders are saying.

California governor threatens to veto budget, continuing impasse

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) said he plans to nix a $145 billion budget proposal on Friday. If passed, the proposal would end the longest budget impasse in the state's history and restore many benefits and provider pay rates to the Medi-Cal program.

Republicans propose expanding home care in party platform

Republicans propose expanding home care in party platform

The draft of the Republican party's 2008 platform calls for new non-institutional long-term care options.

Democrats include long-term care reform in policy platform

Democrats include long-term care reform in policy platform

The Democratic Party has included long-term care reform as a plank in its policy platform.

Analysis: States' overspending could lead to budget cuts next year

The current economic downturn has most Americans clinging tight to their wallets. But a new analysis shows that state and local governments have increased spending, which could mean fiscal trouble in the near future.

Skyrocketing budget deficit may affect next president's healthcare plans

A soaring budget deficit could ultimately hurt future proposals for healthcare, a new report suggests.

Finding long-term solutions

Finding long-term solutions

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It's hardly a secret that eldercare services in this nation are in a state of flux. The average age of nursing homes in most metro markets has surpassed 30 years.

Growth in a Green House

Growth in a Green House

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The nursing home industry isn't known for setting trends, but that landscape may be changing.

Uncle Sam's liquid courage

Uncle Sam's liquid courage

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In boardrooms and across kitchen tables, much hand wringing is taking place. At issue is whether the nation may be on the cusp of a recession, or maybe worse.

No time like the present to grab mouse by the horns

No time like the present to grab mouse by the horns

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It's April. Do you know where your year has gone? That's not entirely a rhetorical question because even if your fiscal year isn't nearing an end, you could have reason to be feeling a squeeze.

Report: Threats to Medicare, Social Security funding hold steady

Report: Threats to Medicare, Social Security funding hold steady

The outlook for two of the largest government entitlement funds benefiting seniors did not improve over the past year. But it also did not worsen, experts noted.

Study: Aging baby boomers, costs spell disaster

Several factors threaten to overwhelm the healthcare system and the economy in coming years, says a new study from Tefen USA, a management consulting firm.

Tech toys

The nation's top lawmakers are learning more about new monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors during a special briefing and demonstration today.Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus are hosting the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to promote technological advances that can help our nation's aging population.

It's about time

Staying on top of the latest products, services and industry trends can be a time-devouring pursuit. But the job just became less time consuming, thanks to our new Web site. Eldercare pros can find many time-saving options. These include a substantially enhanced Directory that makes it easier to locate needed services, plus videos of important suppliers. The latest job openings are also available, as well as immediate access to our Career Guide. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new site. We think you'll find it's time well spent.