Healthcare

Construction Costs Increase as Markets Remain Active

  NEW YORK/ JANUARY 11, 2019 (STL.News) Turner Construction Company announced that the Fourth Quarter 2018 Turner Building Cost Index—which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States—has increased to a value of 1120. This represents a 1.36% quarterly increase and 5.86% yearly increase from the Third Quarter 2018 and Fourth … Continue reading Construction Costs Increase as Markets Remain Active

SURVEY: 50% of Seniors and “Near-Seniors” Start the New Year with Financial Fear

  NEW YORK/ JANUARY 10, 2019 (STL.News) SURVEY: 50% of Seniors and “Near-Seniors” Start the New Year with Financial Fear Housing costs, Rise of “surprise” ER charges, chronic health conditions compound financial worries Half of Americans over the age of 55 who earn less than $60,000 per year—accounting for 25% of households—feel they can’t afford … Continue reading SURVEY: 50% of Seniors and “Near-Seniors” Start the New Year with Financial Fear

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers Partners with Pendella to offer Virtual Healthcare Exchange Program for Mortgage Professionals

  WASHINGTON/ OCTOBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) The National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with health insurance leader Pendella, offering a new virtual healthcare exchange for NAMB members along with anyone within the United States working as a mortgage professional. Healthcare is ranked as a top issue for Americans, … Continue reading The National Association of Mortgage Brokers Partners with Pendella to offer Virtual Healthcare Exchange Program for Mortgage Professionals

ORLANDO, FL | NEW ANTI-IMMIGRANT RULE IS UN-AMERICAN SHARE

ORLANDO, FL– Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the new Trump Administration rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants who participate in nutrition, health, or housing programs, including Medicaid, the Medicare prescription drug program for older adults, nutrition assistance for children, and more. Programs including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are under … Continue reading ORLANDO, FL | NEW ANTI-IMMIGRANT RULE IS UN-AMERICAN SHARE

Virginia News: RICHMOND, Healthcare Provider, Hope In-Home Agrees to $3 Million False Claims Settlement

RICHMOND, Va. – Hope In-Home Care, LLC (Hope), a Newport News based provider of Medicaid in-home healthcare services, agreed to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the Virginia Medicaid Program.  Under the terms of the settlement Hope will pay a total of $3,345,065.35 to the United States and Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office … Continue reading Virginia News: RICHMOND, Healthcare Provider, Hope In-Home Agrees to $3 Million False Claims Settlement

Attorney General Becerra Sues Sutter Health for Anti-competitive Practices that Increase Prices for California Families

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday announced the filing of a lawsuit against Sutter Health, the largest hospital system in Northern California, for anti-competitive practices that result in higher healthcare costs for Northern Californians.  The action aims to stop Sutter Health from unlawful conduct under state antitrust laws and restore competition in … Continue reading Attorney General Becerra Sues Sutter Health for Anti-competitive Practices that Increase Prices for California Families

Michigan nursing home employee allegedly abusing a resident caught on camera

(STL.News) A hidden camera captures a Michigan nursing home employee allegedly abusing a resident.

Warning, this video is disturbing.  Unfortunately, according to the National Council on Aging more than 5 million senior citizens are abused annually.  Additionally, these abusive situations creates a 300% higher risk of death.

The video has sparked a overwhelming amount of comments on YouTube as people are making statements making statements suggesting that the nurse should be charged and jailed.  Some comments are violent.

For example; A comment posted by a person that uses the name of “GentelmanXCreed” saying, “Someone find her and body slam her onto the curb”.

While we do not support people using violence to fight violence.  One has to hope that local Michigan prosecutors will investigate and prosecute using maximum penalties.  Families have entrusted their loved one to this facility.

According to the nursing home the employee has been fired and existing employees are receiving additional training.

SOURCE: video provided by abc NEWS on YouTube – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

Don’t bring bed bugs home this holiday season

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/December 18, 2017 (STL.News) – This holiday season, travelers should be on the lookout for bed bugs. Many people think of bed bugs as a problem of the past, but over the last several years they have made a comeback. Unlike many other insects, bed bugs are not a sign of a dirty … Continue reading Don’t bring bed bugs home this holiday season