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Saluting our veterans is nice gesture, but it's hardly enough

Saluting our veterans is nice gesture, but it's hardly enough

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As a nation, we seem to have a conflicted relationship with those who served and continue to serve in the military. Any ounce of recognition we direct toward those in uniform is both welcome and overdue. But let's face it: These public displays of affection hardly mask the stink that permeates the lousy way we often treat those who have served.

Initiative cuts MRSA by more than a third in veterans' nursing homes, report shows

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A nationwide initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterans' nursing homes dramatically slashed the infection rate, and could provide a framework for other nursing homes to achieve similar results.

Who these people are: Nursing home care for Vietnam vets

Who these people are: Nursing home care for Vietnam vets

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Here's a conundrum: The rate of post-traumatic stress among Vietnam veterans has climbed from already high levels in recent years, with the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War serving as triggers. This potentially increases the caregiving burden on families as these veterans age, and increases veterans' need for long-term care.

State news

State news

The Florida Health Care Association (FHA) criticized a report that one in five Florida nursing homes appears on the state's watch list for failing to meet minimum care standards or correct violations within a specified time frame.

Study: Shorter stays but lower rehospitalization and death rates at VA hospitals

Quicker hospital discharges have not led to increased readmissions or deaths, according to a study of Veterans Administration hospitals published Tuesday.

Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent 'pension poaching'

Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent 'pension poaching'

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Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.

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