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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..

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
Music Brings The Past Alive for Memory-impaired

Music Brings The Past Alive for Memory-impaired

Research is finally catching up to what caregivers for seniors with dementia have known for years – that music can bring people with..

January 6, 2014
Rate Cuts Threaten Dementia Care Facilities

Rate Cuts Threaten Dementia Care Facilities

Proposed cuts to the Medicaid rate paid for caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia threaten facilities’..

November 4, 2013
Adults Under Care Left Unattended, Greater Oversight Encouraged

Adults Under Care Left Unattended, Greater Oversight Encouraged

In two separate incidents this summer, someone with a disability was left inside a hot van for hours. Both incidents resulted in some..

September 10, 2013
House & Senate Budgets Compared

House & Senate Budgets Compared

This past weekend, the House of Representatives presented it’s biennial budget. NC Health News has put the House’s plan next to..

June 11, 2013
Group Home Funding at Risk … Again

Group Home Funding at Risk … Again

By Rose Hoban Last summer when legislators passed their budget for the present year, one item that was designated for a major cut was..

May 21, 2013
Faces of Sequestration: Meals-On-Wheels Sees Funds Drop

Faces of Sequestration: Meals-On-Wheels Sees Funds Drop

Now that the sequester cuts are starting to take effect, health care and social service providers are waiting for the other shoe to drop...

March 19, 2013
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