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  • Finding the right nursing home takes time, effort and a keen eye

    Until last year, Norm Guivens didn't have the most favorable impression of nursing homes. Having visited various friends and relatives in these facilities, the Braintree, Mass., bridge teacher was struck mostly by the odor of soiled linens and drab...
  • Healy, Recently Connected To Rowland Scandal, Gets GOP Senate Staff Job For $82,000 A Year

    Healy, Recently Connected To Rowland Scandal, Gets GOP Senate Staff Job For $82,000 A Year
    Chris Healy, a former Republican state chairman who became embroiled in the federal investigation that led to former Gov. John G. Rowland's September conviction on campaign conspiracy charges, was named as communications and policy analyst Tuesday for the...
  • Where the old boys are: Life expectancy rising for senior men

    Forget the baby boom. A man boom is coming, and it will make the senior scene of tomorrow vastly different from the one today. Instead of a sea of women in senior communities, nursing homes and adult day-care centers, Census projections predict the...
  • Teacher juggles the different stresses of tending to a dying companion

    Teacher juggles the different stresses of tending to a dying companion
    Nick Telesca, a 72-year-old substitute teacher, got home from work at 5 p.m. and marched straight upstairs to his tiny North Hollywood apartment, ready to begin his second job. The woman he loves is dying, and he is trying to make her as comfortable as...
  • Don't outsource work at Cedarbrook homes

    In 1999, Cedarbrook nursing home was named the best nursing home in the state. That didn't happen by accident. It was due mainly to the hardworking, dedicated staff of professionals and nurses and custodial, security and maintenance personnel. What...
  • Americans need crash course in retirement economics

    A new study finds that most Americans know precious little about the financial aspects of retirement. The American College of Financial Services randomly surveyed people aged 60 to 75 with assets exceeding $100,000 (excluding their home) regarding...
  • UCF's Justin Holman juggling big dreams to become an NFL quarterback, doctor one day

    UCF's Justin Holman juggling big dreams to become an NFL quarterback, doctor one day
    ST. PETERSBURG — It's quite possible UCF quarterback Justin Holman endured one of the most challenging first-year starting quarterback campaigns this college football season. Holman, 19, carried the weighty expectations of guiding the Knights...
  • Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...
  • Rocky Hill Nursing Home Subject To Local Rules, Supreme Court Says

     Rocky Hill Nursing Home Subject To Local Rules, Supreme Court Says
    ROCKY HILL — The owners of a private nursing home that provides skilled care to selected prison parolees and state mental patients is not entitled to sovereign immunity or exempt from zoning restrictions, the state Supreme Court has ruled. The...
  • Lehigh commissioners shoot down Cedarbrook proposal

    Lehigh commissioners shoot down Cedarbrook proposal
    Lehigh County commissioners have once again balked at an estimated $1.5 million administration-backed renovation project at Cedarbrook nursing home, calling instead for an in-depth study of the financially struggling facility's future and a clearer...
  • Rowland Never Got It — Now He Will

    Rowland Never Got It — Now He Will
    It's time for another John Rowland sentencing in federal court. This one, scheduled for Jan. 7, is unlikely to go as well as the last one, though the 2005 sentencing looms in court documents filed over a week ago. Each side filed an extensive pre-...