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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dietitians serve up nutrition advice to help patients lead healthier lives

    By Erinn Hutkin Holly Herrington had always been interested in food and nutrition -- mainly related to weight loss -- something she's struggled with most of her adult life. She developed a passion for reading "every nutrition book, diet book, magazine...
  • 14 big wildfires scorching California; evacuees include a hospital

    14 big wildfires scorching California; evacuees include a hospital
    Thousands of firefighters on Sunday continued to battle 14 large wildfires -- most sparked by lightning strikes -- in northern and central California that combined were burning more than 117,000 acres Sunday, officials said.   The Eiler and Bald fires...
  • Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

    Six nursing homes were cited by the state Department of Public Health following lapses in care, including an accidental medication overdose, falls that resulted in injuries and failing to monitor residents. Paradigm Healthcare Center of Torrington was...
  • Rowland Defense: Case About Trying To Buy Seat In Congress

    Rowland Defense: Case About Trying To Buy Seat In Congress
    NEW HAVEN – John G. Rowland's prosecutors argued Thursday that the former three-term governor has struck at one of the underpinnings of free and fair elections and they urged jurors who have watched and listened through two weeks of trial to find...
  • Emotionally fraught times require extra financial care

    The widow was long past the first stages of money management after her husband died, leaving her to raise her school-age children. She was past ordering extra death certificates and changing the names on credit cards and other financial accounts. She was...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Forum On Long-Term Care And Retirement Planning

    Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $142,000, and Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of that cost. If you're 40 or older, long-term care insurance should be part of your retirement plan. Cragin Memorial...
  • Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws; Sentencing Dec. 12

    Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws; Sentencing Dec. 12
    NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, a political rising star who crashed a decade ago in a corruption scandal, fell again Friday when a jury in federal court found him guilty in a low-rent scheme to collect secret paychecks from rich...
  • Antipsychotic Use Drops In State Nursing Homes, New Data Show

    Connecticut still ranks high among states in the use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents, but its rate of use has dropped 21.6 percent since 2011 – more than the national average -- new government data show. The data, released...