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Man allegedly ate nursing home resident's pain patch, police say

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A 26-year-old man allegedly removed a fentanyl pain patch from a nursing home resident's back and ate it, Pennsylvania police said Thursday.

Direct-care workers to be focus of summit examining best practices, research and policy

It's said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation's capital. The invitation-only event will feature a keynote address by Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Stakeholders involved in eldercare, research and policy will conduct panel sessions focusing on current and future conditions.