Nursing homes

Granny Snatching: Connecticut’s Elderly Will Spur Job Growth for Aides

January 25, 2012
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Granny Snatching: Connecticut’s Elderly Will Spur Job Growth for Aides

Connecticut’s long-term care “rebalancing” effort which aims to move elderly and disabled residents from institutional to home and community based care – a project that if successful could save taxpayers millions of dollars – is the focus of a forum scheduled for Friday. Titled Meeting the Demand and Responding to the Needs of Connecticut...

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Connecticut’s Female Seniors Live Longer Than Men; Budgets Will be an Issue

January 18, 2012
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Connecticut’s Female Seniors Live Longer Than Men; Budgets Will be an Issue

Remember that old joke about why men die sooner than women? Because they want to! OK, maybe it’s not politically correct, but it does reflect a reality in human demographics – the study of humans and charting us by categories such as age, race, religion, and education. I received an update on the status...

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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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