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Newly Merged Hospice Gets Familiar Name

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Illinois’ largest nonprofit hospice network has revealed its new name: JourneyCare. Chicago-based Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, Barrington-based JourneyCare and Glenview-based Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter merged in June. Sarah Bealles, president and CEO of JourneyCare, said she hopes the change will “enhance their services” and allow for a wider away of programs and resources […]

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Exclusive: Passages Hospice Was ‘Corrupt To The Top,’ Says Former Employee

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Denise Brunson only lasted a year and a half at Passages Hospice as a certified nursing assistant. During her short time there, however, she witnessed what the FBI calls “an extensive scheme” to obtain higher Medicare payments by fraudulently providing hospice services to seniors who did not qualify for the care. […]

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As Home Care Services Are Slashed, Illinois Seniors Vow To Continue ‘Moral Monday’ Protests

Illinois seniors will continue to fight Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed cuts to home care services with more “Moral Monday” protests. Twenty people were arrested and ticketed by police in Chicago Monday for protesting cuts to the Community Care Program, which helps seniors live independently, provides caregiver support and reduces nursing home costs to taxpayers. They blocked North Michigan Avenue, one of Chicago’s busiest streets, for […]

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Chicago: Seniors Protest Cuts To Home Care

Nearly two-dozen people were arrested in Chicago today for protesting cuts to programs designed for the elderly. Hundreds of seniors voiced their concerns about Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to cut home care services in an effort to help balance the state’s budget. Twenty-two protestors were arrested after blocking North Michigan Avenue, one of Chicago’s busiest streets, WGN-TV reporter and Life Matters Media […]

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