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CT Golden Years: Hospice Facilities Considered For Senior Alternative Care

March 21, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Hospice Facilities Considered For Senior Alternative Care

Connecticut care givers who would prefer hospice care for elderly relatives but are forced by circumstances to place them in a nursing home may soon have another alternative – hospice care facilities located throughout the state that can provide 24-hour care for a limited number of people who are in the final stages of...

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CT Golden Years: Sen. Blumenthal Targets Elder Abuse, But Should Proceed With Caution!

March 14, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Sen. Blumenthal Targets Elder Abuse, But Should Proceed With Caution!

Fortunately for the aging population in Connecticut and throughout the United States, both the media and politicians are becoming more aware that elder abuse is a serious issue and needs attention. Abuse can take myriad forms including physical, mental, emotional, and financial and it seems that there is no end to the number of...

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CT GOLDEN YEARS: Yankee Institute’s Rob Simmons Opposes Malloy’s Health Care Unionization

March 7, 2012
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CT GOLDEN YEARS: Yankee Institute’s Rob Simmons Opposes Malloy’s Health Care Unionization

Opponents of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10, issued last year in support of unionizing child-care workers and home care aides, got an extra measure of support this week when the Yankee Institute for Public Policy named former US Congressman Rob Simmons as its chairman. The Institute unanimously approved of Simmons as...

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Granny Snatching: Doctors’ Fees and Tax Breaks; Connecticut’s Seniors are Tied to Federal Tax Maneuvering

February 29, 2012
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Granny Snatching: Doctors’ Fees and Tax Breaks; Connecticut’s Seniors are Tied to Federal Tax Maneuvering

When you are worried about the winter weather and increasing heating and grocery bills it is understandable if you don’t pay close attention to the interminable arguments in Congress over this bill, that legislation and the latest increase or decrease in the tax rate. But Connecticut’s seniors are directly affected by much that happens...

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