| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of the most joyous moments in "Alive Inside," a documentary exploring how music helps reawaken memories and emotions in dementia patients, occurs when a nursing-home resident with dementia reacts to hearing his favorite music.
Henry Dreher, 94 at...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Think of them as Lazarus moments.
One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their own children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:02 PM
A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions.
Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections.
Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Nurizi Gosnell has come a long away.
Five years ago at age 6, Nurizi arrived as the first patient at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, in need of care after a traumatic brain injury. He was put on a feeding tube and was unable to...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Dozens of people, representing health and advocacy groups for the elderly, met Tuesday morning to hear how long-term care for a growing elderly population statewide may be addressed.
The state Senate’s Select Committee on Aging and Long-term Care,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
With aging comes the need to get extra help whether with issues surrounding one's health or assistance with activities of daily living. Help can be as simple as having someone come into the home to clean and cook meals or as complex as diabetes...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — The John Rowland that his defense team presented to jurors at Rowland's campaign finance fraud trial Wednesday bore little resemblance to the cocky, young politician who soared from a 23-year-old state representative through the U.S....
| Sep 3, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Eight nursing homes have been fined more than $1,000 each by the state Department of Public Health in connection with incidents in which residents sustained cuts or broken bones or suffered from lapses in care.
DPH fined The Springs at Watermark 3030...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller won't introduce his 2015 budget until Thursday, but battles over that spending plan already have been waged on several fronts.
Earlier this year the board of commissioners launched the opening salvo, issuing a warning...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There is more to nursing homes than errors and fines [Aug. 21, news, "7 Nursing Homes Fined For Errors"]. On a positive note, nursing homes are places where dog parades happen, where the residents smile and laugh, and where holiday events are celebrated....