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March 13, 2019

Preserving Dignity Through Independence at Home

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Seniors Call For Action on Rising Prescription Drug Costs

by Peter Urban | Mar 13, 2019 5:29am
Posted to: Aging | Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | Elderly Care

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WASHINGTON — The AARP has launched a broad-ranging campaign urging state and federal policymakers to act to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.

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February 25, 2019

OP-ED | Close The J Law Loophole

by Joseph Markley | Feb 25, 2019 1:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Opinion | Public Health | Elderly Care | State Budget | State Capitol

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The lawmaking process is difficult enough to understand and follow; the creation of regulations to implement a law is levels more obscure — yet those regulations can be as important as the law itself.

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January 28, 2019

DPH Fines Nursing Homes For Lapses In Care; Two Cases Involved Deaths

by Kate Farrish | Jan 28, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Public Safety | Branford | Bridgeport | Danbury | Waterbury | Waterford | Watertown

Six nursing homes have been cited by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for lapses in care, including two cases in which residents died.

The Connecticut Health Investigative Team has more

January 10, 2019

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Answers About Rides To Doctors

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2019 12:30pm
Posted to: Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Poverty | Norwalk | Thomaston

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HARTFORD, CT —  Six Medicaid recipients filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Social Services for failing to provide them with timely transportation to their doctor appointments.

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July 13, 2018

DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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March 28, 2018

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care

by Gian-Carl Casa | Mar 28, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | State Budget

As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs to community-based services.

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March 11, 2018

OP-ED | $15 Minimum Wage Has Unintended Consequences

by William Geiger | Mar 11, 2018 11:35pm
Posted to: Aging | Jobs | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Elderly Care

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Most business owners are in favor of paying higher wages to their workers if it makes business sense. There are obvious benefits to a well-paid workforce, but some businesses — especially those reliant on government funding — would be put at a disadvantage if the Connecticut minimum wage is increased too quickly.

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February 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Florida School Shooting Puts Sandy Hook Back In Spotlight

by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 6:31am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | Election 2018 | Environment | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Elderly Care | Public Safety | White House | Newtown | Energy Sector

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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.

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February 5, 2018

Preserving Dignity Through Independence at Home

by Sponsored | Feb 5, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Aging | Sponsored Post | Elderly Care

Companions & Homemakers … advocates for the elderly.

Celebrating over 25 years of dignity through independence at home.

Home is possible. Let us show you how.


DISCLAIMER: Companions & Homemakers, Inc. is included among the sponsors of this website.
The views, opinions, positions, or strategies expressed by the author are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of CTNewsJunkie.com.

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