| 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
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:40 AM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:30 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| 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...