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  • Seven Nursing Homes Fined For Medication Errors, Injuries

    Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors and incidents in which residents were burned or broke a leg. Sharon Health Care Center In two separate citations on July 24, Sharon...
  • Illinois suspends license of controversial psychiatrist

    Illinois suspends license of controversial psychiatrist
    For years, Dr. Michael Reinstein was a prolific prescriber of a dangerous antipsychotic drug in nursing homes and mental health facilities, giving it to more than 50 percent of the patients under his care. The psychiatrist's prescriptions of clozapine,...
  • Stomp grapes at Lakeridge to benefit Boys & Girls Club

    Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards' 20th annual Harvest Grape Stomp is this weekend at the winery, 19239 U.S. Highway 27, south of Clermont. Anyone willing to take off their shoes and stomp out the juice of large squishy grapes inside a pit can participate...
  • Lehigh County board approves Cedarbrook union contract, drops capital funding

    Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday lambasted the county administration's plan for turning around Cedarbrook nursing home as weak and undeveloped. The criticism came as commissioners were asked to approve a new contract with the nursing home's union...
  • Review: 'Alive Inside' ★★★

    Review: 'Alive Inside' ★★&#9733
    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 children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead. Then...
  • Senior Living column: Good research makes decision-making on housing more reliable

    Senior Living column: Good research makes decision-making on housing more reliable
    Several years ago a friend wrote to me with her new best idea. When she was old (i.e. the age we are now), she would move to a Holiday Inn. She would make sure that she received a complimentary breakfast and that transportation within a reasonable...
  • We have effectively criminalized mental illness

    In his recent opinion piece, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart hit the nail on the head: By not adequately funding community-based mental health treatments and other parts of the continuum of care for people with mental illness, as well as affordable housing,...
  • Use simple steps to reduce health care costs in retirement

    Q: I saw the report that 65-year-old couples will need more than $200,000 for health care costs during retirement. Why is the amount so steep, and what can I do to lower these costs? A: Fidelity's annual retiree health care cost estimate found that...
  • State Ranks High On Long-Term Elder Care, But Caregivers' Needs Not Met

    Connecticut outperforms most states in addressing elder long-term care, but needs to improve support for family caregivers, transitions between hospitals and other settings and affordability of nursing homes, according to a national report card. The...
  • Fort Lauderdale man accused of trying to suffocate father at Ohio nursing home

    Fort Lauderdale man accused of trying to suffocate father at Ohio nursing home
    A Fort Lauderdale man tried to suffocate his terminally ill father and yelled out, "Let me do what I need to do!" while on a tequila-fueled tirade at an Ohio nursing home, according to a police report. Steven Curtis, 58, also is accused of assaulting a...
  • Waterbury Nursing Home Ordered To Hire Nurse Consultant, Fined $5,000

    A Waterbury nursing home has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and hire a nursing consultant after state health inspections uncovered numerous violations at the facility, including resident neglect and unsanitary conditions. Terms of the agreement, reached...