National poll reveals views on planning for long-term care needs

When asked how confident they are that they will have financial resources to pay for any care as they get older, only 36 percent of Americans age 40 and older are very or extremely confident, according to a national poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. While this number is an increase…

Annual survey ensures nursing home meet standards for quality of care

Katie Davis, Campus Administrator at Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea, recently wrote about nursing home regulations and the high standards of care for which nursing homes are held. Federal law requires nursing home participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to undergo an annual survey and certification process by its state’s health department. Good…