May 2011

By: Barbara Peters Smith When Susan Jackewicz's father fell ill, she rushed from Boston to her parents' Palmer Ranch home to help her mother cope. She planned to be in Sarasota for six months. She wound up tending to her parents for the next 12 years. While...

Reductions less severe at nursing homes By Gary Pinnell SEBRING - Hospitals plan to absorb a 12 percent Medicaid reimbursement cut without reducing health care services or laying off nurses and caregivers. To reconcile a $4.6 billion revenue shortfall in the state budget, the Legislature agreed to reduce...

By: Liz Freeman NAPLES — Some seniors are caught between their past and their futures. Legislation passed by Florida lawmakers during the recent session could offer some remedy. The legislation addresses continuing care retirement communities and would allow these retirement communities to offer “memberships” to seniors for various services...