Seniors

Senior care
3:57 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus

Robert Mislow is executive director of Smith House, a nursing home operated by the city of Stamford. Smith House is celebrating its 50th year providing rehabilitative and long-term care for the area's seniors.
Credit Robert Mislow

Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state. 

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Affordable Care Act Explanations
7:57 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Conn.'s DeLauro, Himes, Murphy holding informational events about Obamacare

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are hosting events to highlight the Affordable Care Act and encourage people to sign up for the state's healthcare exchange.

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Mandatory retirement called outdated
9:46 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Referendum aims for more (and older) judges

Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti has long sought more judges. She says extending a judge's retirement age is a half step in that direction.
Credit AP

On New York's ballot next month will be six referendums to change the state constitution.  The most talked about proposition asks voters if they want Las Vegas-style gambling.  Several propositions delve into the minutia of government operations: giving war veterans additional access to government employment, helping local governments borrow money for sewer construction, and also allowing the state to make some land trades.  The last referendum asks voters when judges should be forced to retire.

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