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Ohio ranks 21st for nursing home complaints

A new analysis shows that Ohio’s nursing homes are in the middle of the pack nationally based on the number of complaints per facility. The Senior List ranked Ohio No. 21 based on most complaints per nursing home facility last year. The state averaged 8.37 complaints per facility, costing its nursing homes $1.2 million in [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:44:34+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|

In opioid lawsuits, 1 state opts to stay on the sidelines

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has fought prescription opioid abuse through public education campaigns, worked with lawmakers to tighten up prescribing practices and even demanded documents from the maker of OxyContin. He has said the overdose crisis is ravaging families. What Peterson has not done is pursued a lawsuit seeking to hold [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:31:32+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|

Former bank building houses luxury apartments in downtown Columbus

The completely refurbished Citizens Savings and Trust Co. building in Columbus’ booming uptown district offers the sort of downtown living that most people equate with larger more cosmopolitan cities. The Citizens, an Edwards Urban Community, takes advantage of the building’s original purpose — especially in the common areas just inside the building’s High Street entrance. [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:42:36+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|

Watchdog: Abuse, neglect in nursing facilities unreported

WASHINGTON— Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released this week that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients. Auditors with the Health and Human [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:29:29+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|

Some rural states double down on incentives to attract new residents

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there. Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with financial incentives in areas that need [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:41:01+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|

Businesses showing discontent with Trump’s trade policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party. Corporate America was blindsided last week when Trump threatened to impose crippling taxes on Mexican imports in a push to stop the flow of Central American [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:34:46+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|

Medicaid vote emerges as key in Virginia’s GOP primaries

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A top Virginia Republican who upset much of his party by supporting Medicaid expansion defeated a conservative challenger Tuesday in a state legislative primary that could serve as a political barometer for the coming presidential year. But a lesser-known GOP delegate who also backed expansion lost to a more conservative challenger [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:33:17+00:00 Friday, June 14, 2019|