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Headlines

NEW GLITCHES AT COVERED CALIFORNIA WEBSITE – Wednesday, Oct. 29
Less than three weeks before Covered California kicks off its second open health-insurance enrollment, there are problems with the website. Sacramento Business Journal

EUROPE STRUGGLES WITH HIGH ANTIPSYCHOTIC RATES - Tuesday, Oct. 28
Nearly two out of every five elderly Europeans with dementia are coming into long term care centers with antipsychotic drug prescriptions, a rate higher than in the U.S. Provider Magazine

ALZHEIMER'S, DOWN SYNDROME LINK FOUND
– Monday, Oct. 27
Researchers in California have found a brain protein that they believe helps explain why people with Down syndrome often develop Alzheimer’s disease. The San Diego Union-Tribune

CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST RESIDENT DIES AT 113 – Friday, Oct. 24
With a strong streak of independence and a passion for dressing smartly and looking the best she could right up to the end of her life, California's oldest living resident, Opal Mae Thompson, has died at the age of 113 at the CAHF member Diamond Ridge Healthcare Center in Pittsburg. Contra Costa Times

MANAGED CARE MAKES INROADS - Friday, Oct. 24
A study suggests managed care is here to stay and a projected 75 percent of Medicaid recipients will be enrolled in managed care health plans by 2016. McKnight's Long-Term Care News

SMALLER IS BETTER IN RESPONDING TO DISASTERS
- Thursday, Oct. 23
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters says a small, focused response is the best alternative for long-term care providers.  McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Special Events
 

CAHF 64th Annual Convention & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs & Palm Springs Convention Center
November 9-12, 2014


Applications Now Being Accepted 


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