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SNAP Grant Replaces Leaky Roof for Elderly Homeowner
Twenty five years ago, Lula Hulett replaced her roof not thinking about the longevity of her new shingles. Year after year, the elements wore on the roof of her Houston, TX home. Then, in the aftermath of a recent rain storm, Hulett realized she could wait no longer to replace her leaky roof. "...
posted 9/19/12 4:46 PM read complete story
Phoenix Uses Nutrition Newsletter To Educate Seniors
The city of Phoenix has launched a nutrition education online newsletter aimed helping its limited staff better assist some 15 senior centers and the estimated 1,200 homebound seniors they serve with improving their diets and quality of life.
posted 8/2/12 1:52 PM read complete story
Arkansas Senior Center Activity Group Targets Baby Boomers
The Boone County Senior Center of Harrison, AR is reaching the growing Baby Boomer population through a program which offers older residents of the area an opportunity to get out of the house and become more active.
posted 8/1/12 11:44 AM read complete story
Houston Hospital Official Guilty in $116 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A 62-year old assistant administrator of a Houston hospital pleaded guilty to charges steeming from his role in a $116 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment.
posted 2/23/12 4:57 PM read complete story
(GRANTS) AmeriCares Offers $100,000 Grants for Disaster Recovery
If your nonprofit seniors service organization suffered damage resulting from one of several natural disasters occuring in the United States since Feb. 1, this program provides funding to help your organization recover.
posted 9/15/11 11:07 AM read complete story
(FRAUD) Houston DME Company Owner Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence for Medicare Fraud
Sunny Robinson, the owner of Memorial Medical Supply - a Houston-based durable medical equipment (DME) business, was sentenced Wednesday (Aug. 31) to 97 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme. Robinson was convicted in March of all 19 counts of health care fraud and anti-ki...
posted 9/1/11 10:58 AM read complete story
(GRANTS) Foundation Helps Elders Live Longer, Healthier, More Fulfilling Lives
The Caesars Foundation's primary emphasis is supporting nonprofit advocacy and service delivery organizations dedicated to helping older individuals live independently, maintain optimal health and proper nutrition, avoid social isolation, and enjoy mental and physical vitality through every stage of...
posted 8/23/11 12:43 PM read complete story
(NCOA) Partnership Connects Older Diabetics with Support Elements
The National Council on Aging (NCOA), in a unique partnership with diversified global healthcare services provider sanofi-aventis U.S., the John A. Hartford Foundation, the WellMed Foundation and the Bexar County (TX) Area Agency on Aging, has launched a pilot program aimed at helping physicians connect older patients with diabetes to evidence-based education and wellness support.
posted 7/13/11 7:43 PM read complete story
(AMBULANCE FEES) Dallas to Pay $2.47 Million to Resolve Allegations Improper Medicare, Medicaid Claims
The United States and Texas contend Dallas caused "upcoded" claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid for city-dispatched 911 ambulance transports between 2006 and 2010.
posted 6/9/11 12:22 PM read complete story
(OKLAHOMA) Health Care Authority: 'Send Mo' Money!'
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority will be asking state legislators to appropriate an additional $15 million this fiscal year so it can receive about three times that amount in federal Medicaid funds, the agency's director told a House budget panel this week.
posted 2/1/11 2:39 PM read complete story