| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Rocky Hill is asking the town council to support proposed legislation requiring local approval to open nursing homes for infirm and terminally ill prison inmates and mental patients.
Rocky Hill officials sought the legislation after the state moved to...
| Feb 1, 2013
The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke,...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Attorneys for Rocky Hill on Tuesday will try to persuade a Superior Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order barring the state from moving prison inmates and mental patients into a private nursing home at 60 West St.
The order is opposed by...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:44 PM
A Superior Court judge listened to competing arguments for one hour Tuesday, then delayed action on the Town of Rocky Hill's request for a restraining order to prevent the transfer of state prison inmates and mental patients into a private nursing home at...
| Jan 23, 2013
Baruch and Joyce Schur were out of options. They couldn't find anywhere for their physically and intellectually disabled 26-year-old son to live, at least nowhere that met their criteria or didn't have a yearslong waiting list.
The 55-year-old couple...
| Jan 16, 2013
Expired facility licenses and a slew of violations, including a lack of qualified administrators, haven't prevented the continued operation of several assisted living facilities, or ALFs, under the ProPlusCare umbrella in Hampton Roads.
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:12 PM
In five years, Melissa T. Benvegno of Allentown sees herself as a juvenile probation officer or even a federal border patrol agent.
Not long ago, those dreams would have been next to impossible for her, given two shoplifting convictions she had in her...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A South Side nursing home is being sued for wrongful death after one of its patients died from an alleged overdose of medication prescribed by her doctors.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, a representative for Sonya Eli says...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Newington nursing-home workers who have been on strike almost six months are holding a rally at their picket line Saturday.
The event, to thank supporters and members of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 of the Service Employees...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 10:13 AM
When Sam Pasco was young, he recalls his mother telling him, "If you can help somebody, just do it."
Never forgetting those words, Pasco has dedicated his life to two things: music and helping people.
Pasco, 85, plays the saxophone in a trio with...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 1:50 PM
— To see the federal government's inconsistent oversight of nursing homes, one needs only to look at what happened after two residents died — one in Texas, one in South Carolina.
At a nursing home in the East Texas town of Hughes Springs...