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National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

Draconian Cuts to Medicare Compounded by Further Cuts Proposed in House Healthcare Reform Legislation and Inadequate Medicaid Funding from Weakened State Budgets WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Cares Coalition (CoCares) - a national coalition o...

Kansas Delegation: GAO Report Short on Expertise, Long on Errors; NBAF Critical to Protect Nation's Food Supply

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback, and U.S. Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Dennis Moore, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt today released the following statement regarding the Government Accountability Office's report on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) analysis of whether Foot and ...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

Study shows they're at increased risk of psychological distress years later THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new r...

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), the Largest and One of the Most Prestigious Multi-Specialty Ophthalmology Practices on Long Island, Participates in Mission Cataract USA

WESTBURY, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout August and September, doctors in the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) practice will perform FREE surgery at the Island Eye Surgicenter to give the gift of sight to those who have lost some or all of their vision because o...

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Long Stent

NATICK, Mass., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its TAXUS((R)) Liberte((R)) Long Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System, a next-generation d...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Wyoming AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in Wyoming continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite of insurance product...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Virginia AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in Virginia continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite of insurance produc...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Georgia AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in Georgia continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite of insurance product...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Colorado AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in Colorado continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite of insurance produc...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Arkansas AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in most of Arkansas continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite of insuranc...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Alabama AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in Alabama continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation in much of the state, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Idaho AARP Members

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long term care costs in Idaho continue to rise at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth offers a suite of insurance products ...

Specialty Hospitals of America Accepts First Patients in New Long Term Critical Care Hospital Located in South East Washington

WASHINGTON, July 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Specialty Hospitals of America (SHA) announced today the official opening of a new 50 bed Critical Care Hospital at United Medical Center, located at 1310 Southern Ave, in SE Washington. The new hospital, named The Specialty Hospital of Washington at U...

Bills Address Long Waits for Behavioral Health Patients

NJHA, NJ-ACEP Applaud Lawmaker for Putting Patients First PRINCETON, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare organizations today applauded N.J. Assemblyman Joe Cryan (D-Union) for sponsoring legislation that will improve access to behavioral health services and ease excessively lo...

Allsup Outlines Advantages of Representation to Overcome Long Wait for Social Security Disability

With average wait times growing for first applications, choosing representation can set your claim apart with expert assistance and preparation Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) -- The average time to process initial Social Security disability claims is increasing by 20 percent...

After House Committee Chairs Meet on Health Reform, Long Term Care Leaders Say Rescinding Bush-Era Medicare Regulation Critical to Protecting Jobs, Preserving Quality Eldercare

Administration's FY 2010 Budget Must be Aligned With Nation's Broader Economic, Health Policy Goals WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Education and Labor Committee Chair...

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be Honored Before Sold Out Crowd at IGHL 30(th) Anniversary Gala During First Visit to Long Island

MANORVILLE, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, named "2009 Honoree" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL; www.ighl.org ), will be honored before a sold out crowd of more than 1,000 guests at the IGHL 30(th) anniversary gala on Sunday, June 7(th) at Flower...

Video: Plan for Long Term Care Before the Crisis Hits

"Let's Talk" Helps Families Deal with Potential Long-Term Care Needs; Economic uncertainty and increased longevity add urgency RICHMOND, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As people prepare to live longer in retirement than past generations, and the economy crushes more nest eggs, planning...

A Little Bit of Leg Work Goes a Long Way for Travel Advantage Network and Mental Health Charity

MILLERSVILLE, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network employees did a little leg work one recent mellow spring morning to support the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression . In fact, they did two-and-a-half kilometers of it. (Photo: http://...

Community Businesses Impacted by Looming Cuts to Long Term Care Federal Funding

Form Coalition to Mobilize Support for Local LTC Economies WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoCares, a national coalition designed and launched this week as the voice and advocate in Washington, DC for community businesses and organizations that support the long term care indus...

Voters Urged to Support Budding Moves to Include Long Term Care in National Health Reform

Now's the Time to Write or Call Your Representatives, Says LTC Expert Denise Gott KIRKLAND, Wash., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Although President Obama has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans, "There's no guarantee the legislation will bridge the long term...

AUDIO from Medialink and Ovations: Living Long and Living Well

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- May is Older Americans Month. Here's more information on how we can acknowledge the contributions of the 37 million older Americans and help them live even healthier lives. Listen to this report from Ovations - A UnitedHealth Group Company at: http://inr.me...

Growth in Wyoming Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Residents of Wyoming Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Wyoming is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significan...

Growth in Wisconsin Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Wisconsin residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Wisconsin is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significa...

Growth in Washington Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Washington Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Washington is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting signi...

Growth in Virginia Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Virginians Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Virginia is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial ...

Growth in Utah Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Utah Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Utah is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial ...

Growth in Texas Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Texans Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Texas is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial press...

Growth in Rhode Island Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Rhode Islanders Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Rhode Island is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant f...

Video: Genworth Financial Reveals Best Places in America for Long Term Care

Annual Cost of Care Survey Spotlights U.S. Zip Codes with Most Affordable and Greatest Number of Long Term Care Options RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans seeking affordable long term care options will find the Midwest offers the most choices at the lowest cost, while...

Growth in Ohio Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Ohio Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Ohio is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial ...

Growth in North Dakota Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives North Dakotans Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in North Dakota is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant fina...

Growth in North Carolina Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives North Carolina Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in North Carolina is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting ...

Growth in New York Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives New Yorkers Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in New York is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial...

Growth in New Mexico Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives New Mexico Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in New Mexico is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting signifi...

Growth in New Hampshire Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives New Hampshire Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of certain types of long term care in New Hampshire is rising at a rate outpacing inflatio...

Growth in Nevada Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Nevada Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Nevada is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant fina...

Growth in Nebraska Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Nebraskans Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Nebraska is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pr...

Growth in Long Term Care Costs in New Jersey Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives New Jersey Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in New Jersey is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting signific...

Growth of Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation in Montana, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Montana Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Montana is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financ...
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