Nursing homes

Granny Snatching: If Not the Connecticut DSS, Who Can You Trust?

December 7, 2011
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Granny Snatching: If Not the Connecticut DSS, Who Can You Trust?

In the realm of state-level governmental agencies there are few that directly affect the lives and welfare of people most needing assistance more than the Ct Department of Social Services. Who more needs to know without question that they can rely on the representatives of the one government agency they are likely to be...

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For Profit Hospice Firms Ripping Off Taxpayers By Trolling For Elderly Inelligible For Care

December 6, 2011
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Many for profit hospice companies are ripping us as taxpayers off by convincing doctors and nursing homes to put elderly into hospice care even though they don’t meet the requirement that they have only six months left to live. “Hospice care, once chiefly a charitable cause, has become a growth industry, with $14 billion...

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Granny Snatching: Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

November 23, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

I was watching the rioting in Cairo on the evening news last night and it reminded me of some information that my son passed on several months ago regarding the treatment of poor and disabled people in the United States versus elsewhere. My son is an airline pilot and occasionally flies with a co-worker...

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South Windsor, Stamford, Waterford, and Trumbull Nursing Homes Face Fines For Care Lapses

November 22, 2011
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South Windsor, Stamford, Waterford, and Trumbull Nursing Homes Face Fines For Care Lapses

by Lisa Chedekel A South Windsor nursing home faces an $865 fine from the state Department of Public Health for several lapses in patient care, including failing to properly address significant weight loss in two residents and failing to act on a complaint that a resident had been hit by a nurse’s aide. The...

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