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CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST RESIDENT DIES AT 113 – Friday, Oct. 24
With a strong streak of independence and a passion for dressing smartly and looking the best she could right up to the end of her life, California's oldest living resident, Opal Mae Thompson, has died at the age of 113 at the CAHF member Diamond Ridge Healthcare Center in Pittsburg. Contra Costa Times

MANAGED CARE MAKES INROADS - Friday, Oct. 24
A study suggests managed care is here to stay and a projected 75 percent of Medicaid recipients will be enrolled in managed care health plans by 2016. McKnight's Long-Term Care News

SMALLER IS BETTER IN RESPONDING TO DISASTERS
- Thursday, Oct. 23
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters says a small, focused response is the best alternative for long-term care providers.  McKnight's Long-Term Care News

RESEARCHING HOW MEDICARE PAYS FOR THERAPY
– Wednesday, Oct. 22
With an emphasis on the individual needs of patients, the federal government is expanding its research into the way Medicare reimburses nursing homes for therapy. McKnight's Long-Term care News

OPEN ENROLLMENT TIME FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT - Tuesday, Oct. 21
However, a survey finds that a surprising number of people – 89 percent – are unaware of the deadline to sign up for health insurance. The New York Times

CONFUSING RENEWAL NOTICES FROM COVERED CALIFORNIA
- Monday, Oct. 20
State officials say they're planning to get a message out to families that have coverage both in Medi-Cal and Covered California that the renewal notices from the exchange are not the same as Medi-Cal renewal notices. California Healthline

Special Events
 

CAHF 64th Annual Convention & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs & Palm Springs Convention Center
November 9-12, 2014


Applications Now Being Accepted 


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