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Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

The Republican-led Senate rejected Democratic attempts to spare health programs for the poor and elderly from cuts, absorbing political hits as the price for advancing a budget plan that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code
Published: 10/18/17
California investigates fire evacuation at senior care home

California investigates fire evacuation at senior care home

California regulators are opening an investigation into the evacuations of two assisted living homes for seniors that were damaged when a wind-driven wildfire swept through California wine country
Published: 10/17/17
Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Top Republicans already coping with a razor-thin majority also have an aging Senate
Published: 10/17/17
Increase in people with Alzheimer's has a personal cost

Increase in people with Alzheimer's has a personal cost

Alzheimer's is often referred to as the silver tsunami, affecting around 30,000 people over the age of 65 in the state of Utah with that number increasing at a rapid rate, according to the Alzheimer's Association
Published: 10/13/17

Home health care program in Sedgwick County suspended

Federal regulators have ordered Via Christi Health in Wichita to suspend a senior care program because of "severe" deficiencies
Published: 10/12/17
Valerie Harper back on screen despite cancer struggle

Valerie Harper back on screen despite cancer struggle

This is what a tough cookie Valerie Harper is: Despite her prolonged fight against cancer, she took on the demanding role of a woman with Alzheimer's to draw attention to the disease
Published: 10/12/17

Home health care program in Sedgwick County suspended

Federal regulators have ordered Via Christi Health in Wichita to suspend a senior care program because of "severe" deficiencies
Published: 10/12/17

Nursing home loses license after patient wanders away, dies

State regulators have yanked the license of a Pennsylvania nursing home for "gross incompetence" followed the death of a 77-year-old Alzheimer's patient who wandered away from the home
Published: 10/10/17

Schimel warns seniors about opioid abuse

Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling senior citizens to be aware of the dangers of abusing opioid medication
Published: 10/09/17
AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding
Published: 10/05/17