| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
If anything is missing from Art Basel Miami Beach, the big smashup of people, prestigious paintings, lowbrow graffiti and international tourism, it's a little "therapy."
That word belongs to Alex Gartenfeld, chief curator of the debuting Institute of...
| Aug 16, 2014
Soaring fire fees that knocked some assisted living facilities out of business are dropping dramatically now that few of those homes remain open.
Operators of the homes serving the mentally ill said all along that the city's goal behind the fee spike was...
| Sep 20, 2014
People who bring elderly parents to a nursing home share the same worries: Will they thrive in that environment? Will they receive timely, compassionate care? Above all: Will they be safe?
Over the past two decades, Tribune reporters have documented the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday avoided questions about his ties to a troubled nursing home chain, while a federal trial in Florida began hearing evidence on claims that Rauner’s old private equity firm participated in a...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:08 PM
There are second acts in American lives. After disgracing himself with a conviction on corruption charges a decade ago, former Gov. John G. Rowland had a second act. He has now blown that one, as well.
A jury in U.S. District Court in New Haven found...
| Sep 30, 2014
Thanks to advances in medicine we're living longer, a trend that increases the likelihood that we could end up in a nursing home. For many of us, that's the last place on Earth we would want to be.
Whether it's fate or providence that dictates our paths...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Lehigh County Commissioners talked budget with leaders from Cedarbrook nursing home Tuesday night, but a deeper discussion on the county-owned home's future will have to wait until next month.
At the start of a public budget hearing, a county...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The State Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday challenging the legality of a privately owned nursing home in Rocky Hill that provides long-term care to state prison parolees and mental patients.
At issue is whether the owners of the facility –...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:12 AM
Jeff Malanoski sat in front of his bowl of cereal, watching "The Price is Right" and forgetting to eat his breakfast.
His sister, Marilyn Long, sat at the table next to him and repeatedly reminded him.
"Why don't you eat your cereal?" she coaxed,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Two nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with verbal abuse of residents, pressure sores that were not monitored and the case of a resident who fell 15 times in four months.
On July 8, Greenwich Woods Health...