A growing number of patient-advocacy groups are playing matchmaker, linking patients to researchers who need them for clinical trials.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has started a citywide initiative to transform community parks to improve the quality of life for seniors. The Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department announced that it will utilize an ‘age-friendly’ checklist to make necessary improvements.
The new changes in health insurance regulations have open the door for scammers to target senior citizens, small business owners, people who buy individual coverage, and the uninsured. There are several cases in Pennsylvania that have surfaced and are expect to increase in the upcoming months. Advocacy and government agencies have taken action to educate the public on strategies to avoid insurance scams.
University of PA study shows that the more nurses a hospital employs, the less likely its patients are to die
Ten to 13 percent fewer surgical patients in Pennsylvania would die if our hospitals had as many nurses as California law requires, says the study.
Senate Bill 1138 would require Pennsylvania’s health insurers to cover non-hospital, in-patient treatment for eating disorders and the underlying issues that may cause them.
The county cut funding to the local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
A point of particular contention is funding for adult day care programs.
Pennsylvanians from all across the state traveled to Washington, D.C. yesterday to join a health care rally calling on Congress to enact reform measures. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was among those who spoke at the rally.
PA doctor: Physician-patient relationship is being destroyed by the cost-driven decisions of health insurers
Says health insurers’ practices impede physicians’ ability to care for their patients.
PALCA says that recent events illustrate the need for stronger and more closely followed regulations for care given to seniors at assisted living facilities.