Nearly 55,000 fewer Pennsylvanians were getting medical assistance in December 2012 compared with July, according to a new state Department of Public Welfare report, in many cases as an apparent side effect of the elimination of another program.
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Many find themselves ill-equipped to take care of a family members who is suddenly different from the person they’ve known throughout the years.
The budget proposal calls for a 4% cut in the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes. The total revenue loss for nursing homes is projected by the Pennsylvania Health Care Association to be $46.5 million.
Penn State researchers have received a $2.4 million grant to research a program that is designed to help older patients diagnosed with dementia or delirium.
Some think Pennsylvania’s gaping budget deficit could be fixed by squeezing waste out of Medicaid and welfare programs, while others think that welfare isn’t wasteful spending when two-thirds of it goes to the elderly and disabled
If the problems reported in many Lehigh Valley centers are found in centers statewide, however, you may not like what you find.
In early October, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adjusted its Medicare rates, cutting approximately $12 billion nationwide over the next ten years.
Sometimes, care given actually worsens their pain and discomfort.
Older Americans certainly do not all share the same views on healthcare reform.
In Philadelphia, seniors will pay $52 premiums, up from zero, for the least expensive plan from IBC.