WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE NUMBER ONE?
Lori Cooper, administrator at Stonebrook Healthcare Center, the first California facility to win a "gold" National Quality Performance Award, has some tips here.
HEALTH CARE OFTEN THE BIGGEST RETIREMENT EXPENSE - Monday, Sept. 15
MEDI-CAL AUTISM COVERAGE FOR KIDS EXPANDED - Monday, Sept. 15
The responsibility of caring for retirees — as well as the cost — often falls on family members, and almost half of caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year on elderly family members, according to a new study. The Washington Post
In a new initiative which seeks to help level the playing field, thousands of children from low-income families who are on the autism spectrum will be eligible for behavioral therapy under Medi-Cal. Kaiser Health News
IN-HOME DIALYSIS SOLUTION IN SHORT SUPPLY - Monday, Sept. 15
The nation's leading supplier of a popular in-home dialysis solution for people with kidney failure says it can't keep up with demand and has started rationing the product. Los Angeles Times
MALNUTRITION IS HIDDEN AILMENT IN ERs - Friday, Sept. 12
Many seniors who seek care in emergency departments may be malnourished, according to a small study which is among the first to attempt to document the extent of this problem. The New York Times
HALF-EMPTY VETERANS HOME LACKS KITCHEN - Thursday, Sept. 11
At a cost of $253 million, the 396-bed West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus is considered a major achievement in a region with thousands of homeless veterans, but, after four years of bureaucratic breakdowns, half the beds are still empty, partly because the facility was built without a kitchen. Los Angeles Times
MEDICARE OBSERVATION STAYS AFFECT SENIORS - Wednesday, Sept. 10
An increasing number of seniors who spend time in the hospital are surprised to learn that they were not “admitted” patients — even though they may have stayed overnight in a hospital bed and received treatment, diagnostic tests and drugs. Kaiser Health News