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Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

A bill filed this week would allow for people with disabilities and their families to save without the fear of losing their other benefits...

March 25, 2015
New Federal Rule Will Extend Medical Leave Rights to Same-Sex Couples In All States

New Federal Rule Will Extend Medical Leave Rights to Same-Sex Couples In All States

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Starting March 27, legally married same-sex couples will be able to take unpaid time off to care for..

March 9, 2015
Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Without adequate funds, group homes for people with mental health and developmental disabilities are at risk of closure. By Rose Hoban..

February 23, 2015
Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

People in North Carolina with traumatic brain injury are closer to getting more state funds for treatment. By Rose Hoban Becky and Larry..

December 4, 2014
Clubhouse Offers Support, Lessons in Advocacy for Brain Injured

Clubhouse Offers Support, Lessons in Advocacy for Brain Injured

People with brain injuries find help and fellowship at a program in Raleigh. By Brenda Porter-Rockwell Editor’s Note: Because of the..

October 2, 2014
Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

Hospitals, Adult Care Homes Big Losers in Budget

As the North Carolina Senate approves the state budget for the upcoming year, some members of the health care community are smarting from..

August 1, 2014
Advocates for Seniors, Disabled Rail Against Senate Medicaid Cuts

Advocates for Seniors, Disabled Rail Against Senate Medicaid Cuts

The budget passed by the Senate last week would cut funding for Medicaid services that keep people in their homes. Advocates came to the..

June 4, 2014
Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Piedmont Health SeniorCare meets the many needs of seniors and – most important – allows them to remain in their homes and community...

March 6, 2014
One Third of Nursing Home Patients Harmed in Treatment

One Third of Nursing Home Patients Harmed in Treatment

A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died..

March 4, 2014
Medicaid Reform Plan Rules Out  Privatization

Medicaid Reform Plan Rules Out Privatization

A long-awaited plan for reforming the state’s Medicaid system has been announced. By Rose Hoban After a nearly yearlong effort, state..

February 27, 2014
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