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  • Lehigh County commissioners question unpaid Cedarbrook bills

    Lehigh County commissioners question unpaid Cedarbrook bills
    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...
  • State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case

    State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case
    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 –...
  • Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care, Verbal Abuse Of Residents

    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...
  • Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94

    Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94
    Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal. In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...
  • Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead

    Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead
    A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents. The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...
  • Senior's precarious trip to Israel in 'Next Year Jerusalem'

     Senior's precarious trip to Israel in 'Next Year Jerusalem'
    Eight elderly souls (average age, 91) from a Fairfield, Conn., nursing home take a last-chance trip to Israel in "Next Year Jerusalem," an affecting but cursory documentary. Producer-director David Gaynes, though clearly well-intended, seems so eager to...
  • FloriDUH: Jeepers, creepers, a nursing home peeper?

    FloriDUH: Jeepers, creepers, a nursing home peeper?
    Granny, grab your robe and pull down the shades! Even if you're in a nursing home. Winter Haven cops jailed a man, identified as Willie James Washington, after he allegedly stood stark naked -- except for a T-shirt over his head - while peering...
  • Film Review: 'Next Year Jerusalem'

    Eight residents of a Connecticut nursing home take a trip to Israel. No, this isn't the opening line from "Old Jews Telling Jokes"; it's David Gaynes' documentary "Next Year Jerusalem," a predictably banal celebration of scrappy alter kockers (from...
  • 'Alive Inside' illustrates music's joyous power for dementia patients

     'Alive Inside' illustrates music's joyous power for dementia patients
    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...
  • 'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia

     'Alive Inside' a joyful look at music's key to unlock dementia
    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....
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    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...