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  • Dentist on road, treats elderly in nursing homes

    July 13, 2014 1:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Add this to the list of things that get more difficult as we grow older: Going to the dentist. If you're in a nursing home, a trip to the dentist can be near impossible, financially or even physically. At the same time, our stake in good... more »
  • Big gaps found in nursing homes' disaster plans

    April 16, 2012 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tornado, hurricane or flood, nursing homes are woefully unprepared to protect frail residents in a natural disaster, government investigators say. Emergency plans required by the government often lack specific steps such as coordinating with local authorities, notifying relatives or even pinning name tags and medication lists to... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »

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