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NEW CAREGIVER DESIGNATION FOR NURSING HOMES PROPOSED- Monday, April 14, 2014
Two members of Congress propose bill to create "advanced" certified nursing assistants. McKnight's Long Term Care News

SEBELIUS RESIGNS AS HEALTH SECRETARY -
Friday, April 11, 2014
President Obama nominates White House Office of Management and Budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell as replacement for outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.  The New York Times

COUNSELING FOR ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY MEMBERS - Thursday, April 10, 2014
A New York program of counseling for family members shows promise as a way to help control the costs of caring for Alzheimer’s patients. Kaiser Health News

ASSISTED-LIVING LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD -Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In an effort to protect vulnerable people, the California Legislature is considering a package of bills to require education, training, regulations and penalties for operators of assisted-living facilities.  San Diego Union Tribune

NEW TREND IN NURSING CARE – CASE MANAGERS - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Health-care consultants are urging nursing homes to hire managed-care coordinators or risk losing business. McKnight's Long Term Care News

DUALS PROJECT BEGINS IN CALIFORNIA -
Monday, April 7, 2014
Five California counties are now coordinating the care of people who are dually eligible for health insurance under both Medicare and Medi-Cal. California Healthline

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