Nursing homes

Six Ct Nursing Homes Facing Penalties For Patient-Care Issues

January 16, 2012
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Six Ct Nursing Homes Facing Penalties For Patient-Care Issues

Written by Lisa Chedekel A Cromwell nursing home faces a fine from the state Department of Public Health for failing to properly monitor the food and fluid intake of a resident whose weight plummeted, while five other nursing homes face penalties for other patient-care lapses. The DPH has fined the Aurora Senior Living of...

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Granny Snatching: Process Of Dying Produces Endorphins That Cuts Pain And Appetite

January 12, 2012
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Granny Snatching: Process Of Dying Produces Endorphins That Cuts Pain And Appetite

I was speaking with a friend who works in elder care the other day, and got several surprises about the progression of life and death. I was relating the story of a woman I had written about last year and how she died in an institution with her body pumped full of drugs. My...

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Connecticut’s Sen. Prague Recuperates from Stroke

January 4, 2012
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Connecticut’s Sen. Prague Recuperates from Stroke

Regardless of your politics there is little debate that State Sen. Edith Prague, D-19th, is one of the fiercest, most dogged supporters and defenders of the elderly in Connecticut. Actually, Sen. Prague could be described as fierce and dogged regardless of the issue involved, but here we talk about the elderly. But the elderly...

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Granny Snatching: Connecticut’s Seniors Fared Well This Year

December 28, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Connecticut’s Seniors Fared Well This Year

It is time to say goodbye to another year, with all of its successes and failures and the sometimes unsettling realization that we are all a year older too. Connecticut’s seniors have had a reasonably good year what with passage of a law that gives them some added protection if they are incapacitated. Dubbed...

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