| Feb 3, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Paterson finally has a statement out on the deficit reduction plan. It includes raising SUNY tuition, delaying STAR payments, increasing health insurance fees and assessments, using money won in litigation settlements, and transferring extra money from...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Sarah Palin, accusing the Democrats of creating government "death panels'' with "downright evil'' health-care reforms that will decide which elderly Americans live and which ones die, complains that President Barack Obama is making "light of...
| Mar 4, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Nursing home food sounds like something bland, maybe even pureed, so Grandma can dig in without dentures.But apparently things have changed. We have entered the era of nursing home cuisine.That's according to Genesis HealthCare, an East Coast nursing home...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:22 PM
When my big scandal hits — it involves Victorian steampunk goggles, steroids and payments laundered through the Cape Verde National Brass Choir — I may hire Reid Weingarten as my defense counsel.
Weingarten is this good: He made me feel a...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Former Gov. John G. Rowland's trial on violating campaign finance laws began Wednesday in New Haven with a shocking revelation. In 2010, Rowland allegedly tried to shake down Republican congressional hopeful Mark Greenberg for $790,000 in secret...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Q. What are asset-based, long-term care insurance policies? — L.H. Orlando
A. Such policies are specially designed contracts in which the death benefit of life insurance policies and the account value of annuities can be used for long-term care....
| May 3, 2014
| 11:14 AM
When House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, argued strenuously last Tuesday against a bill requiring increased financial disclosures by for-profit nursing homes, he took the same position as a lobbying firm hired by the Connecticut...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2011
Until Bryan Le Blanc's 93-year-old mother died earlier this month, she had spent the last four years of her life in the Alzheimer's unit at Maryhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Glenview.
Over the last two years, Le Blanc saw...
| 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 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My mother recently passed away. She was the person running the finances for her and my father. My sister and I now have power of attorney over my dad's finances.
My parents have CD accounts stashed at many...