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Solving the mental health crisis in long-term care facilities

Solving the mental health crisis in long-term care facilities

Tara Cortes Serious mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and anxiety and depressive disorders are at crisis levels among older adults. These mental health issues are frequently experienced by seniors who are in long-term care facilities. It has been found that among residents of long-term care facilities, approximately 75% of residents have one or more mental …

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How Salt Lake County plans to tackle homelessness and improve long-term mental health

How Salt Lake County plans to tackle homelessness and improve long-term mental health

Jean Welch Hill has spent years advocating for solutions to end homelessness and prevent gun violence. Now, as the new director of the Salt Lake County Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives, Hill will be on the front lines of this issue. Hill will be part of an ongoing push for more collaboration between city, county …

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The Huntsman Mental Health Institute in Research Park in Salt Lake City is pictured on Nov. 4, 2019. Jean Welch Hill, the Salt Lake County's new Criminal Justice Initiatives director, says the criminal justice system needs to focus more on rehabilitation than punishment.

How Salt Lake County plans to tackle homelessness and improve long-term mental health

The Huntsman Institute for Mental Health at Salt Lake City Research Park is pictured November 4, 2019. Jean Welch Hill, Salt Lake County’s new director of criminal justice initiatives, says the criminal justice system needs to focus more about rehabilitation than punishment. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — …

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OPM suspends claims for federal long-term care insurance program |  Federal News Network

OPM suspends claims for federal long-term care insurance program | Federal News Network

Those looking to enroll in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) will soon have to wait a few years before applying. The Office of Personnel Management said it would suspend all new applications to the program from December 19. The suspension will last for the next two years, but those who apply before the …

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High food prices could have long-term negative effects on the health of Canadians

High food prices could have long-term negative effects on the health of Canadians

The recent high inflation in food prices has plagued many Canadian families, especially those on tight budgets. Statistics Canada reported in October that in-store food prices rose at a faster rate than the all-items Consumer Price Index for the 11th consecutive month. Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program, which feeds 28,000 students in 93 participating schools, has …

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