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Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care.

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Investigative Report Questions Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

How reliable are the ratings given nursing homes under the five-star rating system that the federal government recently instituted?

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Living and Dying in a Long-Term Care Facility: Notes From a Nursing Home Doctor

A geriatrician offers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the long-term care system from a nursing home physician's perspective.

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Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders.

Most seniors, given a choice, would prefer to remain at home rather than go to a nursing home.

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How to Vote While in a Nursing Home

Although voting is the hallmark of a democracy, it isn't easy if you are in a long-term care facility.

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2009 Long-Term Care Insurance Prices Rise Slightly, Range Widely

A 55-year-old individual considering long-term care insurance protection can expect to pay $723 a year if married or $1,060 if single, according...

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New Rules Would Give Home Health Care Workers Wage Protections

The Obama Administration is proposing to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers ...

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How to Reduce Long-Term Care Insurance Costs

While long-term care insurance can be a good way to pay for a nursing home stay or a home health care worker, it doesn't come cheap. 

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