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Emergency Rooms Not Ideal for Elderly

Category: Healthy Living

PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. wrote a recent Blog Post on the NYT Website titled, Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly Over the last five decades, quality emergency care has become synonymous with speed. Survival rates for patients in the throes of a stroke, heart attack or traumatic injury depend on the number of minutes needed to triage, diagnose and treat. Even the physical environment where emergency care takes place has become a paragon of medical efficiency — large [...]

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Shocking Mail Fraud and the Elderly

Britain's police revealed some shocking photos of the extend of mail fraud that was uncovered investigating an 87 year old lost £90,000 after criminal gangs sent her endless fraudulent[...]

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Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Still Years Away

Boston Globe reports that the headlines last week touted the promise of a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — a simple, non-invasive way to detect the condition before symptoms occur. It[...]

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Analysis of America’s Fastest Growing Retirement Places

When to retire is one of life’s biggest decisions, but where to retire is an often-overlooked question that can be equally important. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, NerdWallet crunched[...]

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U.S. News & World Report Releases Best Nursing Homes 2014

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly[...]

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Two Words that Cost Thousands in Medicare Bills – NBC News

Great coverage on the topic of "under observation" and the impact it can have on our clients. It’s not something they teach doctors in medical school. And it’s probably not something you’d know[...]

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Brookdale and Emeritus Merger Stock Update

Shares of Brentwood, TN-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) rose 1.5% to $30.55 on Feb 21 as the company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based senior housing services company[...]

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Low Income LGBT Community Opens in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Inquirer reports the first housing development in the country designed specifically for low-income seniors in the LGBT community had its “official” opening today in center city[...]

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CCRC Residents Sue Community for Financial Practices

Vi at Palo Alto residents filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday alleging the continuing care retirement center funneled $190 million in refundable entrance fees to its corporate[...]

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