Navigation Links
State, National Nursing Home Caregivers: Medicare Funding Cut to Long Term Care Will Jeopardize Vital Staffing Positions, Compromise Care for Maine Seniors
Date:10/14/2009

ors receiving nursing home care, according to a recent analysis conducted by the American Health Care Association (AHCA). These funding reductions come at a time when seniors' nursing home care funding has been deeply cut by Medicare in recent months as well as historically under-funded by Medicaid, thereby threatening overall quality of care and important caregiver positions, according to representatives of the CPSC, which co-hosted the event.

"Our ongoing concern with deep Medicare cuts, in conjunction with the state Medicaid funding crisis fueled by the recession, was reflected in Senator Snowe's comments yesterday following her vote on the Senate Finance Committee health care reform package," Cantrell continued. "We thank her for focusing much-needed attention on the unique challenges we face in the continued provision of quality care to the vulnerable patients we serve in Maine and across the nation."

Cantrell said that moving forward, the Coalition will continue to impress upon lawmakers that because three of every four of our nursing home patients' care is funded by Medicare and Medicaid combined -- and because facilities devote a full 70% of operating expenses to wages, benefits and other labor costs -- adequate Medicare funding levels for nursing home care as part of health reform is integral to staffing stability and quality care in Maine facilities, as it is nationwide. "Senator Snowe has been a consistent champion for the long term care community, and we urge her to keep fighting for stable Medicare funding for seniors in nursing homes as the health care reform debate moves forward," she said.

"I'm deeply concerned about what these proposed Medicare cuts will mean to our residents, and how facilities' having to cut staff positions and programs will impact residents' quality of care," said Laurie McFarren, Executive Director for Kennebunk Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. "I hope that by calling attention to our membe
'/>"/>

SOURCE Coalition to Protect Senior Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. State, National Nursing Home Caregivers: Medicare Funding Cut to Long Term Care Will Jeopardize Vital Staffing Positions and Compromise Care for New Mexicos Seniors
2. Growth in Alabama Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation in Much of the State, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study
3. Science Makes Inroads Against Prostate, Other Cancers
4. Doctors at Henry Ford Health System Treat Ovarian, Prostate, Lung, and Other Forms of Cancer Using Novalis Tx(TM) Platform for Image-Guided Radiosurgery
5. Pennsylvania Attorney General Corbett Announces a Multi-State, $7 Million Settlement With Airborne Health, Inc., Over Charges of Deceptive Advertising
6. SEC Ignores Congressional, State, and Industry Opposition to Indexed Annuity Proposal
7. BioMed Realty Trust CEO Alan Gold Named National Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 by Ernst & Young LLP in the Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality Category
8. State, National Long Term Care Community Applauds Arkansas Leaders in U.S. Senate and U.S. House for Helping Lead Effort to Block $770 Million Bush Medicare Cuts
9. State, National Long Term Care Community Applauds New Hampshire Leader in U.S. Senate for Helping Lead Effort to Block $770 Million Bush Medicare Cuts
10. Pennsylvania Attorney General Corbett Announces a Multi-state, $58 Million Settlement With Merck Over Deceptive Advertising Concerning the Safety of Vioxx
11. Large Disparities in Kidney Testing Based on Disease, Gender and State, Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women,s ... have spread to the chest wall or skin, but ... skin, regardless of size and whether they have involved ... and called "locally advanced" tumors, suggesting that they are ... survival. Locally advanced breast cancers of this and other ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... By looking at ... structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, researchers can ... binge drinking within the next two years. Impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking ... events and a family history of drug use contribute to ... child had had a single drink at age 14 was ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but ... now being being found to offer potential health benefits in ... and dementia. A new compound (AP39), designed and made at ... therapies, by targeting delivery of very small amounts of the ... , Scientists in Exeter have already found that the compound ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Previous studies linking older age with kidney and heart ... kidney donation among older adults. However, in the first ... the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of ... above) enjoy similar life expectancy and cardiovascular health as ... kidneys. In light of the ever increasing organ transplant ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health ... study published in the American Journal of Transplantation ... individuals considering donation and the transplant professionals caring for ... donation by individuals aged 55 years and older has ... kidney disease, and heart disease, the removal of a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 3Health News:What drives a child to abuse alcohol? 2Health News:Rotten egg gas holds key to healthcare therapies 2Health News:Penn study finds living kidney donation does not increase risk of death or heart disease for older 2Health News:Study finds kidney donation safe for healthy older adults 2
... most popular cause of death among men and women ... 2005,with approximately 6% of those recorded as copycat suicides. ... to sensationalize suicides, adding that a significant number of these ... are sensing that there is more reporting of suicide and ...
... In Namibia people are affected by polio and as ... plans to conduct a three-day mass vaccination campaign to ... Namibian dollars, said Kalumbi Shangula, permanent secretary in the ... been affected by the outbreak in the southern African ...
... used an animal vaccine supplied to it "by mistake" ... doctor //and storekeeper, authorities said Wednesday. ... Pvt Ltd, which provided the vaccine to the hospital. ... at the hospital found out that medicines meant for ...
... dermatomyositis (JDM), a protein present in chronic inflammatory conditions ... trigger T-cells response – which is associated with the ... finds. ,The specific response has earlier been ... is known about the role of HSP60 in inflammatory ...
... Delhi Consumer Court has directed a city-based private hospital to ... 'inability to walk or move on account //of the negligence' ... ,The North District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum comprising President K ... acting on the complaint of one Shiv Kumar Sharma, also ...
... Finally there is some scientific research to explain mysteries like ... said in a perfectly audible volume to them. //It has ... to them is sometimes inaudible or thunderous torture for someone ... high-pitched noises, which adults can't. The House Ear Institute in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Proteins – A New Way to Treat Children's Muscle Diseas 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System - a ... to place and insert the screw accurately - offers ... ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds the bones ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The SLIC Screw ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014   NuAire , a manufacturer of ergonomically designed laboratory ... Koki of Japan to sell and ... . NuAire will utilize its network of sales professionals throughout ... to offer assistance in application use, product benefits and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... N.Y. , Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , ... modifying therapeutics for Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative ... to Valhalla, NY as of ... laboratory space at New York Medical College. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... senior health policy analyst for Consumers Union, will urge Congress ... before the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee.  The ... of the Medical Device User Fee Act beginning at 10:15 ... Recent safety problems with metal hip implants ...
... LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 Celladon ... and development of innovative treatments for cardiovascular diseases, ... million equity financing to advance its lead investigational ... failure. The financing was led by new investor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Consumers Union to Testify for Stronger Medical Device Safety Oversight at House Hearing Today 2Consumers Union to Testify for Stronger Medical Device Safety Oversight at House Hearing Today 3Celladon Corporation Completes $43 Million Financing to Advance MYDICAR® for the Treatment of Heart Failure 2Celladon Corporation Completes $43 Million Financing to Advance MYDICAR® for the Treatment of Heart Failure 3
... Delivers the advanced performance benefits ... strength, versatility, and durability ... that augments the effectiveness of ... floor reconstruction. Comprised of sterile, ...
... (also known as the VOCARE) Bladder System ... used by people with spinal cord injuries ... demand. A secondary use of the device ... promote penile erection.,The Bladder System includes surgically ...
Used for dilation of a tract to the kidney for removal of stones. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... Urinary Control offers a revolutionary approach ... symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary ... urgency-frequency alone or in combination in ... not tolerate more conservative treatments. Medtronic ...
Medicine Products: