| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I recently paid a visit a friend at the Sacred Heart Senior Nursing Home in Upper Saucon. When I arrived, he was playing Wii with a fellow resident. They were playing bowling and my friend Martin Bayne was doing pretty well. He had a flawless style that...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Northampton County received a generally positive audit Wednesday despite some discrepancies in human services accounting. In one instance, a $3.7 million revenue entry in the Health Choices program was recorded twice because a financial employee took a...
| Aug 22, 2013
A new assisted living facility is taking shape on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. By year's end, The Huntington at The Newport will complete a continuum of care offered by Virginia Health Services and its facilities in the region.
VHS started with...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday.
The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What demographers call the "silver tsunami" began in 2011, when 10,000 members a day of the huge baby boom generation began to retire. That will continue until 2030, and will shape our state, since nearly one-third of Connecticut's population is made up...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
How far would you want doctors to go to save your life after a bad accident? It's a tough question many people may not want to think about it, but they should. The state has created the Maryland Order for Life Sustaining Treatment form, which patients...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health in Williamsburg is seeking volunteers for the Phase 3 trial — the final stage before government approval — of a vaccine to use against a virulent bacterium that attacks the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday.
The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
People sometimes ask me whether a product or company is reliable, or if I can recommend a business or professional to do work for them. I'm usually not in a position to make such endorsements. Instead, I point people to places where they can do their...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Memory care is a term that refers to the specialized care offered individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Depending on what level of care is needed, residents can live in a secured assisted living, nursing home, or designated memory care...
| Aug 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions.
A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...