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  • MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016

    Volunteers needed for the Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

    More than 100 volunteers are needed as advocates in the Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, and training starts Sept. 15.


  • FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016, 1:30 P.M.

    Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged

    Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 7 P.M.

    Long-term care costs keep climbing, study says

    Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015

    Health facility inspectors overworked, Idaho budget committee told

    BOISE – The Idaho agency responsible for investigating complaints against hospitals and nursing homes has a backlog of 135 cases. “We’re barely avoiding financial penalties for our ability to meet …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 2014

    Extendicare Health Services to pay $38 million in settlement

    WASHINGTON – A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care at nearly three dozen facilities around …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

    Shawn Vestal: Binding arbitration unhelpful in elder care dispute

    When Karen Fritz retired from a career at Rosauers Supermarkets nine years ago, she began taking care of her aging mother. Soon, it became apparent her mom, Alice Newton, could …


  • MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013, 10:51 A.M.

    US sues Fla. over disabled kids in nursing homes

    MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping children with disabilities in nursing homes.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 7:41 P.M.

    Feds: Fla. keeping disabled kids in nursing homes

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators say Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with disabilities in nursing homes. The Department of Justice sent …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

    One-man show offers revealing look at assisted living

    Setting a play in a nursing home is an artistic risk. In real life, many people avoid nursing homes – now more commonly known as assisted living residences. So watching …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

    Lincoln County senior facilities must close

    Deep financial losses are forcing the closure of a nursing home in Davenport and an assisted living facility in Wilbur, Wash. The moves will force 42 elderly residents to find …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011

    State smacks nursing facility

    A Spokane nursing home that has faced previous sanctions for unsafe conditions has been ordered to stop accepting new residents after the death of a resident last month. State officials …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 2010

    Independent-minded Dunham dies at 83

    Paul Dunham, the subject of a Spokesman-Review story Friday on the deeply held desire of many seniors to grow old in their own homes, died Monday. Dunham had lived in …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010, 3:44 P.M.

    Paul Dunham dies at 83

    Paul Dunham, the subject of a Spokesman-Review story Friday on the deeply held desire of many seniors to grow old in their own homes, died Monday.


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010

    Health care options expand for when age saps independence

    A neuromuscular disorder has diminished Paul Dunham’s robust 160-pound frame to a skeletal 83 pounds over the past two decades. Since he was diagnosed with the condition, little pieces of …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009

    Waves of funding cuts imperil nursing homes

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The nation’s nursing homes are perilously close to laying off workers, cutting services – possibly even closing – because of a perfect storm wallop from the recession …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009

    Lawsuit dismissed against Extendicare

    A federal lawsuit alleging consumer fraud against a national company operating homes for the elderly in Washington has been dismissed. Extendicare Homes Inc. operates 16 nursing homes in the state, …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2008

    Nursing home company faces class-action suit

    A lawsuit filed Thursday in King County accuses a Wisconsin-based nursing home company of cheating thousands of residents out of the care they were promised at 15 Washington state facilities, …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007

    Nursing homes need to change culture to feel more like home

    The Spring 2007 issue of “Ms” magazine highlights an innovative nursing home in Seattle and applauds its new concept. Providence Mount St. Vincent (“The Mount”) is transforming the culture of …


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