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Jul 1, 2014 — There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Most of that harm could have been prevented, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services. The injuries also cost taxpayers nearly $3 billion a year in extra hospitalizations.
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Jan 25, 2014 — The official death toll from the blaze that swept through the Residence du Havre in Quebec province is eight, but 30 people are still unaccounted for in the frozen debris.
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Jan 23, 2014 — Flames tore through a seniors' residence early Thursday in a town about 280 miles northeast of Montreal. At least three people were killed. Early reports from officials on the scene indicated that as many as 30 more people had not been accounted for in the hours immediately after the blaze.
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Aug 15, 2013 — Some nursing home patients can go home again if they get the right, customized support. But making it happen takes time, even with organizational help from the pros. Some people need home renovations and rides to appointments. Others may need a guard dog — or a new home.
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Jan 16, 2013 — Zach Sayne, who died this month at age 25 in Alabama, never made it home to Georgia where his mother hoped he would be cared for. The story of why she couldn't move him there shows the bureaucratic traps, underfunding and lack of choices that plague state Medicaid programs.
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Oct 11, 2012 — The federal government is providing more grants for nursing home background checks, but a federal investigation finds that a background check would likely flag some, but not all, of the aides who ultimately are disciplined.
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Sep 18, 2012 — Consumer advocates say people who sign the agreements pay higher fees and may get smaller awards than they would if the case were to go to court.
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Jun 26, 2012 — Consensual sex among aging residents of nursing homes can be fraught. And when those older people are showing signs of dementia, family members sometimes stand in in the way of love.
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Mar 13, 2012 — The state legislature is now mulling a change to allow trained home care aides to administer medications to Medicaid patients while working under a nurse's supervision. If the proposal becomes law, it could save the state a bundle.
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