Too Remote For Care?

In the small town of Scobey, Mont., registered nurse Lois Leibrand remains optimistic that the elderly population in her community will have little to fear from the cutbacks many in-home care centers are undergoing in the face of rising gas prices. A combination of rising costs, particularly for fuel, and declining compensation from Medicare has forced some care centers across the country to cut back on staff and services and others to close their doors completely. And the prospects for...Full Story
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