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Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

Quality of care higher than in for-profit residences, review finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Non-profit nursing homes provide better care than for-profit facilities, say Canadian researchers who reviewed the results of 82 studies from 1965 to 2003. Forty studies found th...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Receives Recovery Funds for New Healthy Homes Program

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health has received a grant for nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, to implement a new program aimed at improving the environmental safety of foster homes in Erie and Philadelphia. ...

Make Nursing Homes More Like Home: Medicare

New guidance asks for less institutional, more personal care FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- A warm, welcoming environment where residents are free to make choices regarding their care: That's the new vision of the ideal nursing home, according to a guidance issued Friday by the U....

Over 300 Pennsylvania Nursing Homes in Eastern Pennsylvania Begin Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections

Central and western region facilities will begin reporting June 15 and June 22 respectively HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 300 nursing homes in the eastern region of Pennsylvania began reporting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) this week to the Patient ...

Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions

SEIU Launches Month of Protests, 48-Hour Vigil, Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, Families and Caregivers LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors, people with disabilities and the people who provide the care that permits them...

CareRise Launches Five Star Rating System to Help Nursing Homes Improve Their CMS Ratings

NEW ORLEANS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CareRise, a leader in risk management for the health care industry, launched a program to help skilled health care facilities earn a five-star rating from the newly implemented ranking program implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Study Links Reduced Use of Mental Health Facilities, Nursing Homes and Other Public Services to "Smart Investments" in Supportive Housing

Illinois Could Save Millions on Expensive Social Services CHICAGO, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable housing that provides on-site services for people who are homeless, have a mental illness, and other vulnerable populations could dramatically reduce the use and cost of expe...

Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, on the Senate Finance Committee Hearing 'The Role of Long-term Care in Health Reform' and the Reintroduction of the CLASS Act

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today was a monumental day on Capitol Hill for the millions of Americans who need and provide long-term services and supports. We commend the Senate Finance Committee for examining the role of long-term services and supports in this year's heal...

Study finds most adolescents sent to group homes still involved with drugs/crime seven years later

Most adolescents referred to long-term group homes in Los Angeles County after being charged with a serious offense reported they were still involved with crime or drugs seven years later, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The bleak findings suggest there is a need to improve juvenile ...

The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Brings its Annual Gala to Homes Across the Nation

2009 will be business unusual for the Foundation ROCKVILLE, Md., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans and nonprofit organizations are currently facing increasingly tough economic times. In light of these circumstances, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated...

New 'smart' homes for dementia sufferers

Within five years innovative 'smart' sensing systems that will help the UK's 700,000 dementia sufferers live independently at home could be available commercially. Once installed, the systems are designed to closely monitor people's movements and actions around the home. As well as providing vo...

Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition

Youths prefer living quarters without puffers once they move on, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who live in homes with smoking bans are apt to choose a similar living arrangement when they move into their own place, a new study has found. Researchers from the ...

N.C. Adult Care Homes Receive High Ratings From State Inspectors

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of North Carolina has just released the first inspection ratings for adult care homes and 58 of the 62 facilities inspected received three stars, the highest possible rating available this year. Forty-five facilities scored 100 points or more on th...

Colorado Heart Gallery Places 31 Children in Adoptive Homes With Sponsorship From Sundyne

ARVADA, Colo., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Colorado has recognized Sundyne Corp., a Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial business, for its generous support of the Heart Gallery program to place children in adoptive homes. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: ...

Newly Described Contaminant Sources in Katrina-Flooded Homes Pose Health Risks

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-Katrina flooded homes may contain harmful levels of contaminants in addition to sediment deposits. Indoor gases, mold films, and aerosols may also have exposed residents, first responders, and demolition crews to dangerous contaminant levels without...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Can Improve Care, Reduce Costs; Independence Blue Cross Medical Executive Discusses Innovative PA Program With Nation's Health Care Policy Makers

Talk at National Governors Association Center meeting highlights IBC's participation in Governor Rendell's Chronic Care Initiative in southeastern PA PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross senior vice president of Health Services Richard Snyder, MD, yesterday showcased ...

Evangelical Homes of Michigan Adopts Dakim BrainFitness System, Becoming State's First Senior Facility With Brain Training Machine

#1 Program for Helping Seniors Fight Dementia & Memory Loss DETROIT, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Evangelical Homes of Michigan announced today that it is the first senior living provider in the state of Michigan to adopt the Dakim BrainFitness System as part of its wellness progra...

Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging on the Release of Sen. Baucus's Health Care Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging: "We applaud Senator Baucus for releasing a health care proposal that includes long-term care and is in such close alignment ...

Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity' TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live with adult smokers are more likely to be underfed and undernourished, a new study finds. The same is true for adult members of smoking households, but children feel the impact ...

10 Minnesota Nursing Homes Named in Class Action Lawsuit Against Extendicare

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit (Case #08CV5874) against long-term skilled nursing corporation Extendicare and its 10 facilities in the state of Minnesota [see list by city at end of release] was just filed in United States District Court, District of Min...

PA's Smoking Ban Should Filter Into Homes and Cars Too, According to Temple University Expert

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 11, the Pennsylvania smoking ban will filter into public places. "Now it is up to individuals and families to make their homes and cars smoke-free too," said Jennifer Ibrahim, Temple University assistant professor of public healt...

Schumacher Homes Builds St. Jude Dream Home(R)

CANTON, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Schumacher Homes was proud to build DREAM HOME 2008 to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the Bowling Green, OH market. This was made possible with support from their suppliers and subcontractors. "Our children are the future," said Mary Schu...

Caregivers at 8 Bay Area Nursing Homes Protest Unsafe Resident Conditions in Salinas

Windsor Healthcare Faced with 360 Health & Safety Violations SALINAS, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nursing home workers at Windsor Skyline Care Center and Windsor Ridge Care Center will hold a joint demonstration Tuesday asking their employer to make needed improvements in resi...

Caregivers at 8 Bay Area Nursing Homes Protest Unsafe Resident Conditions in Fremont

Windsor Healthcare Faced with 360 Health & Safety Violations FREMONT, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nursing home workers at Country Drive Care Center and Windsor Park Care Center will hold a joint demonstration Tuesday asking their employer to make needed improvements in residen...

Nursing homes a popular option in Taiwan

Dr Szu-Yao (Zoe) Wang, who recently completed her PhD with UQ's School of Nursing, found that in Taiwan, where the culture dictates that children should care for their parents, aged-care facilities are becoming more popular. "Family caregivers in Taiwan may experience criticism from a society ...

Abbott and Partnership for a Drug-Free America Launch 'Not In My House' to Help Parents Secure Their Homes from Teen Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

More Than Half of Teens Who Report Abusing Prescription Medications Get Them from Their Own Home, a Parent, Relative or Friend NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A house is the one place where a family should feel safe and secure, yet it is here that teens are prone to get pre...

Preschoolers in Family Child Care Homes Need More Activity

Study Finds 2- to 4-Year-Old Children Not Meeting Daily Physical Activity Recommendations INDIANAPOLIS, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young children enrolled in family child care homes are unlikely to be meeting physical activity recommendations for their age group, according to research...

New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation

Texas Health Care Association: Rising Energy and Food Costs, Existing Medicaid Squeeze Already Pose Problem for Texas Facilities AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study analyzing how Medicare budget cuts proposed by the Bush Administration will impact rural Amer...

Statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, On the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Nursing Home Oversight Report

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging: "Today's GAO report points out yet again that we need comprehensive reform of the survey and certification of nursing homes...

Care in California Nursing Homes Improves Under Medicare Quality Initiative

Facilities working with Lumetra significantly reduce use of restraints SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients in California nursing homes working with Lumetra are less likely to be physically restrained, according to data collected as part of the national Medicare Nursin...

Women Volunteers Celebrate Mother's Day Early by Building Affordable Homes for New York City Families

Volunteers raise $14,000 for construction costs BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-five women volunteers from all walks of life celebrated an early Mother's Day today by building affordable homes for -- and with -- low-income moms who will own these homes in the future. ...

Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, 'Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?'

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, 'Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?' ...

BioElectronics Corporation's New Commercial Airing Nationally Advertising Initiative Will Reach 15,000,000 Homes Nationwide

FREDERICK, Md., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioElectronics Corporation, (Pink Sheets: BIEL), announced today that the company will start airing a new commercial for its ActiPatch (TM) technology on Bloomberg Television, April 14, 2008. The company has initiated an advertising contr...

Safe, 'Green' Insecticides Can Reduce Chemical Exposure in Homes and Gardens

EcoSMART Technologies' botanical pesticides are effective against household pests while protecting children's and pets' health ATLANTA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With organic food and eco-friendly cleaning supplies now widely available, being 'green' at home is getting easier. When it co...

Whitemark Homes Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Metiscan Holdings, Inc.

SARASOTA, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whitemark Homes, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WTMK), announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Metiscan Holdings, Inc. a holding company that operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Metiscan Technologies, Inc. headquart...

Peninsula United Methodist Homes Completes Enterprise-Wide Deployment of AccuNurse Voice-Assisted Care

AccuNurse(R) Improves Productivity Throughout Four Facilities, Improves State Survey Results and Enables Resident Care Teams to Boost Time with Residents PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc., the leading provider of voice-assist...

The Eyes of Christmas: Top Stars Telecast 12 Hours of Holiday Music and Memories for the Visually Impaired to Over 80 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks

The 13th Annual 'Eyes Of Christmas' International Telecast Fighting Blindness Features Over 50 Top Stars Including Garth Brooks, Sandra Bullock, Jay Leno, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Sting LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For 12 days leading up to Christmas, many top stars alon...

St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services Welcomes Some of San Diego's Neediest Displaced Seniors

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire evacuation from the comfort of your home to the floor of a high school gymnasium or the hallway of a stadium is difficult for anyone. But it's harder on seniors, especially those needing skilled nursing care or assistance with daily living. Senior Beth ...

Dienst Custom Homes Grants Over 40 'Wishes' in Three Years

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After the success of the third annual Dienst Custom Homes Wish House Gala, Dienst Custom Homes and the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Central and Western North Carolina have partnered to grant over 40 wishes to date for Charlotte-area children with life-t...

A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Legend Homes thanks the volunteers and industry professionals who gave hundreds of thousands of dollars, time and in-kind donations to the project. CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- America watched -- and cried -- Sunday, Oct. 7, as Boey and her family s...
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