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Law limiting nursing-home
ownership debated

According to nursing home experts at local and state levels, the heart of the law is accountability. Though the law does not strictly state that publicly held companies cannot own nursing homes, it requires that all nursing-home owners face a ...

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Demand remains strong
for high-end complexes

Ninety percent of the one- and two-bedroom apartments at River Edge Manor on Mt. Hope Avenue are occupied. All of the new one-floor “cottages” at St. John’s Meadows on Elmwood Avenue have been spoken for; residents in 43 of these ...

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Advocates see insurance
as long-term care boon

Compute the following arithmetic problem: the rising cost of health care, plus a growing elderly population, plus an overburdened Medicaid program. The answer, many federal and local officials say, is long-term care insurance. President Bill Clinton heightened awareness and legitimized ...

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Health Care – Long-Term Care:
The independence movement

The new generation of seniors has declared its independence. Gone are the days when long-term care meant waiting to die in a staid, institution-like setting. Today’s facilities offer amenities for active seniors while creating an atmosphere similar to home. “Many ...

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Cuts mean more wives
assume breadwinner role

Until now, that has not mattered. Her income supplemented her husband’s earnings and was used for extras such as travel and helping family members. But now that her husband has been downsized from a managerial position after 33 years at ...

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Managers’ approaches to
maternity leave vary

Michelle Paroda supervises nearly 1,000 employees at Frontier Telephone of Rochester Inc. As part of her job, the director of customer service also maintains relationships with four unions. Quite a bit to oversee on a daily basis. Four years ago, ...

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Women in Business:
Room at the top

Professional women nationwide are finding more doors open for them, even those allowing entry to the boardrooms of top public companies. A growing number of corporations are starting to believe female directors can both give a shine to their image, ...

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Pact good for firms,
expert says

The federal Surface Transportation Board will decide competitive issues raised by Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and other local rail users in the CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. takeover of Conrail Inc. largely in the Rochester ...

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Transportation:
The great train takeover

CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. have spent more than a year preparing for a $10 billion takeover of Conrail Inc. that will see CSX and Norfolk Southern carve up Conrail routes serving the Northeast, including Rochester and the rest ...

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Issue of intermodal link
for trucks still unsettled

A major Rochester issue left hanging in the pending takeover of Conrail Inc. by Norfolk Southern Corp. and CSX Corp. is whether the railroads will agree to set up an intermodal freight facility here. Such facilities are transfer points for ...

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Charter business
hitting new heights

President Bill Clinton is not the only executive who travels by private plane. More and more executives are bypassing busy airport terminals and ticket-counter lines. They are taking another route: private planes and charter flights. Charter operators say the industry ...

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Employee Benefits/Insurance: Finding the right fit

When Newt Watson entered human resources 24 years ago, employee benefits consisted primarily of health and dental coverage. Those days are gone, however. “We’re giving employees the flexibility to make decisions,” says Watson, manager of compensation and benefits at Xerox ...

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Patient confidentiality
emerges as key concern

Despite the blanket release, the doctor is ordered to pay compensatory and punitive damages in a lawsuit brought against her by the patient, who never signed a release that was specific to HIV. Attorney Sharon Stiller, a partner with Underberg ...

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Retirement plans become
competitive advantage

Mutiny is at bay. Everyone knows of the battles being fought by companies across the globe. But inside corporate walls, management is working equally hard to keep workers content to prevent their troops from going AWOL. Employees are taking advantage ...

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Where do the
bankers go?

30 percent of displaced banking employees remained in banking. 33 percent obtained new jobs with related financial services businesses. 10 percent brokerages, 8 percent mortgage firms, 7 percent insurance companies, 3 percent leasing firms, 3 percent financial planning. Misc. Stats ...

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