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Danielson Nursing Home Fined $3,000 For Withholding Medications

September 6, 2011
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Danielson Nursing Home Fined $3,000 For Withholding Medications

Written by Lisa Chedekel A Danielson nursing home faces a heavy fine from the state Department of Public Health after an investigation found that multiple nurses at the facility had withheld medications from patients, including those suffering from congestive heart failure, seizures and hypertension. According to an Aug. 18 state DPH citation, the director...

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Ct Medicaid Clients To Get Help To Quit Smoking

August 30, 2011
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Ct Medicaid Clients To Get Help To Quit Smoking

Written by Colleen Shaddox Starting Jan. 1, the state will help Medicaid subscribers quit smoking, with services funded by a lawsuit Connecticut settled with the tobacco industry more than a decade ago. Connecticut is currently one of only four states not paying for smoking cessation treatment for Medicaid users, though pregnant clients gained the...

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West Hartford Nursing Home Cited For Medication Error, Patient Fall

August 21, 2011
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West Hartford Nursing Home Cited For Medication Error, Patient Fall

written by Lisa Chedekel The state Department of Public Health has cited and fined a West Hartford nursing home for failing to properly administer medication to one resident and for improperly transferring another resident into bed, causing that resident to suffer a hemorrhage from a fall. Bishops Corner Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation faces a...

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Health Interpreters Needed In Ct But Funding Unavailable

August 16, 2011
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Health Interpreters Needed In Ct But Funding Unavailable

Written by Colleen Shaddox Colleen Shaddox photos Glenda Wagner (center) acts as an interpreter for her mother, Juana Pecunia (left). Dr. Kathleen LaVorgna listens. At 81, Juana Pecunia is an impeccably manicured and coiffed woman who still drives herself to the market, but she can’t go to the doctor without her daughter’s help. This...

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