Category Archives: Elderly News

Florida nursing home where 8 died after Hurricane Irma previously cited for generator issues

The Florida nursing home where eight people died Wednesday in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning after Hurricane Irma roared through had been previously cited by the state for having generator and maintenance issues. Advertisements

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Texas hospice owner ordered nurses to overdose patients

A FBI affadavit says that an owner of a Dallas-area hospice ordered nurses to increase drug dosages for patients to speed their deaths and maximize profits. A copy of the affidavit for a search warrant obtained by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth alleges Brad Harris ordered higher dosages for at least four patients at Novus Health …

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Experts Foresee Big Premium Increases for Medicare Drug Plan

The time is running out on open enrollment season, and many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare’s popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums. Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to see if there’s a lower-cost plan that will cover their medications in 2016. …

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House GOP leaders unveil two-year budget deal with White House

All cut and dried, part of Odummer’s plan, go out with a bang. House Republican leaders have unveiled a tentative two-year budget agreement with the Obama White House aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown and forestalling a debt crisis.

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Falling gas prices means no Social Security increase in 2016

Once again, Seniors get the shaft from our government. They continue to get raises, as seniors go without. For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population. They …

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A Sickening Increase in Medicare Premiums

Well folks, have you had your fill of Demonrats and wimpy GOP yet? They don’t give a damn about the people who elected them to office. Time to vote them all out, isn’t it? Get ready folks, the double whammy is about to hit seniors.

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UK – Adult social care ‘under stress and strain’, chief inspector warns

Cuts are putting care under “stress and strain” and carers’ efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England has said. Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer many carers ended up being “the sort of care worker you wouldn’t want them to be”.

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Medicare: The Doctor Fix

One of the most important votes on Capitol Hill is known as the Doc Fox. That’s the patch Congress re-ups periodically to make sure that seniors on Medicare continue to receive medical care. And if Congress doesn’t cough up the money soon, doctors who treat Medicare recipients could experience an abrupt 21 percent reduction in …

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Will Hillary Join Liberals’ Call for Social Security Increases?

How dumb do they think seniors are?  All they want are those votes. And how can they give out more money, when they claim it’s broke? A call from liberals in Congress for increases in Social Security benefits for seniors could spell future trouble for Hillary Clinton.

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Obama administration to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

On Monday, the Obama Administration announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped the move would be a catalyst for the entire health-care system. “It is in our common interest to build a health care system that delivers better care, spends …

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