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  • Seniors get help fighting fraud

    Seniors get help fighting fraud
    Elder abuse can take many forms, and in Laguna Beach seniors have a variety of groups ready to offer assistance to fight off those who mean to do harm. The few instances of elder abuse reported in Laguna have trended toward tricking people out of...
  • Letters: Weighing the costs of in-home care

    Re "Budget crunch for care aides," Jan. 21 Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has proposed that, in response to new requirements to pay time-and-a-half for overtime, California's In-Home Supportive Services personal assistants should not be allowed to...
  • Show your compassion before the year's end

     
    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...
  • The nursing home issue and Bruce Rauner

     
    The story is the subject of a fresh round of political ads this week, but Tribune readers learned about it in late January in a RIck Pearson, Ray Long story, Nursing home problems may dog Rauner-- GOP candidate's business deals,......
  • Man suspected of killing wife and sister gave away Christmas tree

    Man suspected of killing wife and sister gave away Christmas tree
    A man who authorities said killed his ailing wife in their Canyon Country home and then fatally shot his near-comatose sister Wednesday at a North Hills nursing home had recently given away the family Christmas tree, saying he didn’t need it this...
  • Pre-planning eases the way when settling an estate

    Given my previous career as a financial planner and investment advisor, I used to tell people to "do estate planning." With the recent passing of my father, I realized that there are lots of things you can do beyond meeting with a qualified estate...
  • Patient Status Can Wind Up Costing Seniors

    If an elderly patient is hospitalized for three days, she and her family need to know whether it's as an inpatient or outpatient. Has she been admitted? Or is she under observation? The difference is crucial. If it's the latter, the patient and her...
  • L.A. County to pay $7.5 million in childbirth malpractice case

    L.A. County to pay $7.5 million in childbirth malpractice case
    Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at L.A. County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby. The case was filed on behalf of 1½-year-old...
  • County to pay $7.5 million over baby's brain damage

    County to pay $7.5 million over baby's brain damage
    Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby. The case was filed on behalf of 1-year-...
  • Retirement: Make long-term care coverage more affordable

    Until recently, people bought long-term-care policies to cover 100 percent of the cost of care. But rates for new policies have shot up and it has become a lot more difficult to qualify for coverage if you have health issues. Fortunately, insurers are...
  • Juanita S. Robinson, nurse

    Juanita S. Robinson, nurse
    Juanita S. Robinson, a retired registered nurse who enjoyed traveling, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76. Juanita Saxton was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., where she graduated in 1955 from Booker T....