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Also in the News for Sept. 24, 2014

CNN documents resident with Alzheimer’s disease who lives in LeadingAge community… CNAs charged with neglect, falsifying business records … Veterans with multiple chronic conditions have less hospitalizations under home-based primary care, study says.

Also in the news for July 31, 2014 . . .

House passes bill to revamp veterans’ care … Professional nursing home exercise instructors boost resident involvement and exertion levels … CA long-term care committee holds first meeting

Tim Mullaney

Lines blur on long-term care for vets, non-vets

Flags are flown at half-mast only until noon on Memorial Day. I’m guessing this is common knowledge that somehow escaped me until this year. There’s some nice symbolism here. First, the flag is flown at half-mast in tribute to fallen soldiers. It’s then raised as sign of the continuing life of the nation, and a reminder to honor the fallen by acting honorably.

Bill Whiteley and soldiers prepare flag for raising

Flag day comes early

Activities Director Pat Roza didn’t go to a big box store to replace the tattered American flag at the 62-bed Elant at Wappingers Falls nursing home in Wappingers Falls, NY. Instead, she called her congressman, U.S. Rep Sean Patrick Maloney (D).

VA expands benefits for brain injury treatment

Some veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries will have easier access to care through new regulations announced Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Parkinson’s disease, unprovoked seizures, some dementias, depression and hormone deficiency diseases related to several glands will be eligible for the expanded benefits. The regulations were set to be published in the Federal Register today.

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