Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Nursing Homes Await Medicaid Payments

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A delay in Medicaid payments through a new state program has left nursing homes across the state wondering if they can meet payroll demands and other costs.Butler County Commissioners on Thursday approved an advance of $250,000 to the Butler County Care Facility, a 109-bed nursing home in Hamilton.The care facility ...

Queen Rita’s Still Royal

Monday, July 28th, 2014

ON REFLECTION, some people at the National Stadium Friday night may have regarded it as sweet revenge for Rita Forrester to have been invited to stand on a Barbadian stage and perform the song which placed her in the annals of Barbados’ calypso history 26 years ago.One can hardly forget ...

At One Assisted Living Facility, Residents Are Tracked In Real Time

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

About two months ago, Cindi Ramos made the decision to move her elderly father out of his seven-room house in Stafford, Conn., into an assisted living facility.In the year after Ramos's mother's death, her father slipped into dementia, brought on by grief. Ramos, who lived separately, called her father to ...

CNA Congratulates Candu Energy On Agreement With CNPEC To Build Two CANDU Reactors In Romania

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Candu Energy on signing a cooperation agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPEC) to build two new CANDU reactors at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania."CANDU technology has an excellent international reputation, offering unsurpassed safety and ...

Rising Patient Numbers Leads To Hires At Health Center In Kittanning

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

A rising number of patients will mean more nursing jobs in the Armstrong County Health Center in Kittanning. The health center had 82 patients in June and has had 100 in July, said Daniel Lucovich, the county's director of human resources. As a result, six certified nursing assistants, ...

Illinois Patients To Docs: 'What About Marijuana?'

Friday, July 25th, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.Medical professionals find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana's ...

10 Things Retirement Communities Won’t Tell You

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Active-adult communities, assisted-living facilities, continuing-care retirement communities " that's just the tip of the jargon iceberg for places people 55 and over might spend their golden years. And since each facility uses different terms and has different pricing structures, comparison-shopping becomes very difficult. "You can go crazy learning the terminology," ...

Job Offers And Proposals Pour In For Kerala Nurses Post Their Return From Iraq

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Kerala nurses who returned from Iraq yesterday are making headlines in the local as well as national newspapers. Television channels, online media and social networking sites are filled with reports of the nurses who are being highlighted as war heroes returning back home.Local, national and international channels flew to ...

Home Health Care Workers Getting Pay Hikes, But Non-Union Employee Fees On Hold

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

HARTFORD - Pay increases for approximately 6,500 Connecticut home health care workers mandated under a new contract will start taking effect on Friday, but uncertainty over a recent federal court decision means union-related fees have been put on hold.SEIU 1199 New England, which negotiated the new contract with the state ...

Should You Invest In Centrica PLC?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Most people might not know the name Centrica (LSE: CNA), but many know about British Gas . After all, they supplied everyone's gas in the country at one point, and they are still the UK's biggest gas supplier.I'm going to be upfront about this right away -- not only ...