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Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

Your Pre-New Year Retirement CountdownAs you prepare to count down to a new year, have you also considered your retirement readiness?


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Senior Living Activities 102

Senior Living Activities 102

Senior Living Activities 102In my previous post, Activities 101, I discussed some of the basics in planning activities for senior living community residents (come to think of it, many of these ideas/principles can be applied to the home setting/senior visits too). Here a few ideas, a few more planning tips, and some web resources to peruse… …Read more ›

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State Cuts Imperil One Of Nation’s Best Nursing Home

The Charles A. Dean nursing home in Greenville, Maine has been managed so well it has been on our Honor Roll List as one of the best nursing homes in the nation for over a year, but that has been overshadowed by financial woes.

The  lateest state and federal reimbursements, proposed state cuts in MaineCare — as Medicaid is called in Maine — and an operating loss are threatening to cripple the …Read more ›

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Local Resident Hopes To Help Others Understand, Cope With Alzheimer’s

Part two of the story regarding the DSS statewide respite care program. Click here for Part one.

While politicians are making difficult decisions with Connecticut’s budget, it’s worth noting that the statewide respite program is helping, and has helped families, like Danbury resident John Whitcomb.

Whitcomb wears many hats. He’s the Chief Examiner for the City of Danbury. He sits on several boards and is a part of the Governor’s State Contractor Standards Board. But …Read more ›

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DSS Statewide Respite Program Affected By Connecticut Budget Deficit

This is the first of a 2-part story regarding the DSS Statewide Respite Program.

Part 1

Connecticut’s red ink affects everyone, even residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia-related disorders and their caregivers.

These caregivers and their families rely on the Statewide Respite Program. The program, which is under Connecticut’s Department of Social Services, “provides respite care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders, regardless of age, who are not enrolled in the Connecticut Homecare Program for …Read more ›

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