Delta ALPA Negotiate Early-Out Package For Senior Pilots As Boeing 777 Retirements Near – Forbes

A Delta Boeing 777-200LR aircraft is seen at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in 2019. (Photo … [+] by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Delta pilots say they have negotiated an early-out letter package that will enable pilots who are nearing retirement to leave the carrier with an attractive benefit package. The Delta chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, anticipates that about 1,000 to 2,000 of Delta’s 14,500 pilots will accept the package, clearing the way for later negotiations over additional voluntary furloughs, if needed, as airlines reduce flying in the face of the coronavirus crisis.…
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How telehealth and telemedicine extend medical reach for senior residents – Marketplace – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Brian Wallace The nursing home economy is extremely vulnerable, accounting for a staggering rate of America’s COVID-19 deaths. With the pandemic clogging the accessibility of medical care, many are left to suffer. As an influencer of many industries, I’ve caught sight of two solutions that can revolutionize the future of healthcare accessibility: telehealth and telemedicine. The aforementioned practices benefit physicians and patients. With the United States’ most at-risk demographic under the confinement of their long-term facilities, seniors are going without medical assessment. It’s important providers and caregivers to work together in extending medical treatment to senior residents without the need for them to travel.…
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5 Things California: 2020 Budget Act, Health Homes Program, COVID-19 costs – State of Reform – State of Reform

DJ Wilson | Jul 2, 2020 We are six weeks out from our 2020 Northern California Health Policy Conference coming up on August 18th! Based on input from a range of folks, we’ve added four more break out sessions on topics getting discussed among senior health care executives and health policy leaders right now in California. This event will be right in the middle of the end of the legislative session. So, you’ll be able to get some of the inside scoop on the policy and fiscal impacts of the legislative session before the final ink dries. We’d be honored to have you sign up with us ahead of the Early Bird rates ending this week.…
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Consulate Health Care, Florida’s largest nursing home company, faces quarter-billion-dollar fraud judgment – Naples Daily News

Ryan Mills Naples Daily News Published 8:58 AM EDT Jul 2, 2020 Florida’s largest nursing home provider is again facing a quarter-billion-dollar judgment for fraud that company leaders have said could cause its “immediate economic extinction.” An appeals court last week affirmed part of a jury’s finding that Consulate Health Care, which operates a tenth of all Florida nursing homes, systematically defrauded the government by providing medically unnecessary treatments to patients. While calling the judgment “huge,” one industry watcher predicted that Consulate homes will continue operating, even if the company continues to appeal the ruling or files for bankruptcy. But a union that covers health care workers said patient care could suffer and workers could be left without sufficient protective gear as COVID-19 ravages long-term care facilities nationwide.…
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Fourth of July Parade To Honor Aurora Health Care Workers – Aurora, IL Patch

Fourth of July Parade To Honor Aurora Health Care Workers | Aurora, IL Patch Community Corner Mayor Richard Irvin invited residents to watch Saturday’s parade from their homes or public areas where they can keep a safe distance. By Jason Addy, Patch Staff Jul 1, 2020 3:50 pm CT|Updated Jul 1, 2020 3:55 pm CT Police, fire and city officials will parade between Aurora’s hospitals Saturday morning to honor health care workers and kick off the Fourth of July holiday. (City of Aurora) AURORA, IL — Aurora police, firefighters and city officials are set to lead a parade Saturday between the city’s two hospitals to “kick off the Fourth of July with a much-deserved salute to our health care heroes,” Mayor Richard Irvin announced Tuesday.…
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Survey: International students’ main concerns center on issues of health, safety and immigration – Inside Higher Ed

International students report higher levels of satisfaction with remote learning than their domestic peers, but they have concerns about issues of health, safety and immigration. International students report adapting well to remote instruction at higher rates than their American peers, but they have concerns about staying safe and healthy and about navigating the health-care and immigration systems during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of 22,519 undergraduate students and 7,690 graduate and professional students at five public research universities conducted by the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium. “International students’ biggest concerns are not with academics, not with remote instruction, but rather with the larger environment — health, safety and immigration,” said Igor Chirikov, the director of the SERU Consortium and senior researcher at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education.…
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Affinity Takes New Approach to Operations, Changes Name to ALG Senior – Senior Housing News

One of the largest senior living operators in the U.S. is taking a new approach to its corporate operations to give its communities more autonomy, and adopted a new name in the process. Affinity Living Group as of July 1 will be known as “ALG Senior.” The company also will designate its corporate headquarters where 80 employees work as a “community support center,” with the overall goal of helping each community meet its needs and build its culture. ALG’s portfolio consists of about 140 communities open throughout the U.S. Southeast and another 20 communities under development. The Hickory, North Carolina-based senior living provider’s biggest change is to its organizational structure.…
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Trump has lost his senior advantage. And that could cost him in November. – NBC News

WASHINGTON — Jay Copan was part of the coalition that made Donald Trump president in 2016. Now he’s had enough and plans to send Trump into retirement. Copan, 68, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, considers himself fiscally and socially conservative. A white male and registered independent in a swing state, he has voted Republican in each of the last nine presidential elections. He supports Trump’s tax cuts, energy policy and judges. He’s precisely the type of voter that Republicans should be able to win — and cannot afford to lose. But Copan says he’ll vote for Joe Biden this fall.…
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Measures Should be Taken to Assure Good Senior Health – UAPB News

Debbie Archer | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Getting older does not mean you have poor health. Many senior adults enjoy vigorous health and remain healthy throughout their lives. Preventative measures such as eating right, exercising and managing stress help to reduce the risk of chronic disease and injuries, according to Linda Inmon, Extension associate-family and consumer sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. These good health habits can make the difference between being healthy or being ill. As people age, their digestive system slows down. Therefore, it is important to eat foods high in fiber such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, Inmon said.…
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Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO – PRNewswire

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Jun 29, 2020, 06:00 ET CULVER CITY, Calif., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services—a national leader in suicide prevention and one of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofits treating families, youth, and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders—is proud to announce the selection of Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH, FAAP, as the next President and CEO of the 78 year-old organization. Dr. Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH, FAAP was selected to be next President and CEO of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. He succeeds outgoing President/CEO Kita S. Curry, PhD, who is retiring after more than two decades at the agency’s helm. Dr.…
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