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CT Golden Years: Death Becomes Us, and Probate Awaits!

April 18, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Death Becomes Us, and Probate Awaits!

We talk a lot about the aging population in Connecticut in this column – how we face the same issues as the rest of the nation, and how we sometimes differ – but there is another facet to aging that should be addressed from time to time – the end of life. Death it...

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CT Golden Years: Hospice Facility Bill Gains Support of Legislature’s Health Committee

April 11, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Hospice Facility Bill Gains Support of Legislature’s Health Committee

The Connecticut Legislature’s Public Health Committee has overwhelmingly approved House Bill 5499, which if approved by the full legislature will regulate the establishment of 24-hour hospice facilities. The bill, which has more than 50 bi-partisan co-sponsors, has passed the Public Health Committee by a 26-0 vote with two members absent. It still must pass...

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Connecticut Ranks Low On Home Health Quality Care

April 3, 2012
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Connecticut Ranks Low On Home Health Quality Care

Written by Lisa Chedekel As the Malloy administration seeks to expand home health care options and reduce reliance on nursing homes, a new national report shows Connecticut ranking in the bottom-quarter of states on several key indicators of home health quality, including the percentage of home care patients who show improvement in mobility and...

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CT Golden Years: Elder Advocates Celebrate After Forced Unionization Bills Ignored in Legislature

March 28, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Elder Advocates Celebrate After Forced Unionization Bills Ignored in Legislature

Two Southington legislators who are seeking to overturn Executive Orders issued last year by Gov. Dannel Malloy, obliging day care workers and home care aides to unionize, are happy campers – for the moment anyway. State Rep. Rob Sampson (R-80) and Sen. Joe Markley (R-16) say they have won at least a temporary battle...

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