Tag: Home Care


Older adults living in rural settings are less likely to receive health and nutrition services

August 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in health, nutrition and transportation, according to a new study by a Washington State University scientist. Raven Weaver, assistant […]


Federal judge rules Medicare patients can challenge ‘observation care’ status

March 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbursement, a federal judge in Hartford, […]


The health care promises we cannot keep

December 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It was a promise Matt Perrin wasn’t able to keep. “I’ll never take away your independence,” he’d told his mother, Rosemary, then 71, who lived alone on Cape Cod, Mass., in a much-loved cottage. That was before Rosemary started calling […]

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More than half of California nursing homes balk at stricter staffing rules

December 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

More than half of California’s nursing homes are asking to be exempted from new state regulations that would require them to spend more time directly caring for their patients. The state’s new staffing requirements for nursing homes, quietly passed in […]