Discharge Planning – Going Home from Rehab

Regency – Part2-Jeanne Ormand

Regency Heights – A Determination to Make a Difference

Under it’s previous corporate owner, the skilled nursing and rehab facility that has been a Stamford Connecticut for over 40 years was faced with uncertainty and then with closure. The staff of committed professionals rallied the support of the residents and their families and the community to change that. Like the rising of the Phoenix, […]

What You Don’t Know About Your Pharmacy May Surprise You

Pharmacists are the glue that binds patients with the healing medicine prescribed by their doctors. As much an art as it is a science, these professionals are charged with the complex task of making sure that what’s ordered is delivered and hopefully understood by the patient. Hope Street Pharmacy, a small regional firm is expert […]

Nevah Surrendah or Controlling the Symptoms of Parkinson’s and Palliative Care, Little Known, Definitely Underused- 10/23/11

NEVAH SURRENDAH There is no cure yet for Parkinson’s disease but Paul Green of Westport Connecticut knows that he has discovered a means of controlling his disease through exercise. Paul launched a website that he calls Nevah Surrendah after his World War 2 hero Winston Churchill. The site is packed with resources and information that […]

What is a Aging Disability Resource Center? — Changes to Medicare Part D Perscription Drug Plans 10-16-11

An Aging Disability Resource Center, contrary to the name is not a place but is a resource that exists under the banner of the Area Agency on Aging around the US. It is designed as a one stop location for seniors and their families to get information and access to services that enable seniors to […]

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Too Much Therapy, Too Few Results

Therapy can become a dead-end relationship. Research shows that, in many cases, the longer therapy lasts the less likely it is to be effective. A recent article in The New York Times by Jonathan Alpert  a New York psychotherapist and the author of “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days.” discusses the issues and […]


Hospital charges appear on patients’ bills, but they often bear no relation to the discounted fees that an insurer will end up paying. Still, some patients do get stuck paying the retail price. They include the uninsured, those with bare-bones or high-deductible plans, and even some fully insured people. Even if you have health insurance, […]

Surviving the ‘Sandwich’ Generation

Becoming true empty nesters may be more a dream than a reality. As baby boomers move toward what should be retirement and slowing down, responsibility for caring for school age children, aging parents or boomerang children may stifle or at least slow that process. As an early baby boomer and caregiver to seven aging relatives […]

Social Security to Stop Mailing Checks

According to the Social Security Administration, they will stop sending paper checks to beneficiaries by March 1, 2013. The switch to electronic payments will be for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, and Office of Personnel Management payments. Besides saving the taxpayer $120 million in the cost of mailing, it should […]

New Connecticut Law Requires Disclosure of Home Care Registries

AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEMAKER SERVICES AND HOMEMAKER-COMPANION AGENCIES is a new law that will provide protection to elderly consumers and their families. The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2012, will help Connecticut families make more informed decisions when hiring a home care agency to provide care for their aging loved ones. CT Flyer […]

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