| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The first signs of Sharon Scully's disease showed up when, as an assistant attorney general, she was working on a grueling case against a Milford gas station accused of leaking pollutants into Long Island Sound. She had episodes of forgetfulness, like...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Ruth Waldman's husband was placed in a nursing home a few years after he developed Alzheimer's disease, she would visit him and they'd hold hands and talk.
"I took him home for Christmas Eve and we had a wonderful time — he was as normal as...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:04 AM
A man accused in 2012 of raping an 89-year-old resident of a county nursing home was back in Washington County Circuit Court on Thursday, where it was determined that he remained incompetent to stand trial.
The 39-year-old man was charged with second-...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Dr. Eric Whitaker, a close friend of President Barack Obama, acknowledged that he is cooperating with federal authorities working on a $433,000 kickback scheme at the state public health agency he once led, but he said he was not involved in the alleged...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In Florida, where nearly one of every five nursing homes is on a state "watch list" for poor care, patient advocates say a federally mandated watch-dog program is crumbling — at a time when it's needed most.
"It's really a broken system," said...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Thursday honored the Burbank Police Department’s mental health evaluation team, calling the program a “smart” model that has helped free up resources within the city and countywide.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:10 PM
At least 12 groups are considering submitting proposals to buy the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, county officials said Thursday.
County officials have distributed packets to a dozen skilled nursing providers...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Florida bills itself as a haven for retirees.
Come on down! Bring your pension! Leave your kids! Life is always pleasant in the Sunshine State!
Well, except when your rest-home assistant leaves you festering in your own waste.
Or without your...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:40 PM
Wichita Falls, Texas: Emogene Mae Van Mill Roby was born on Nov. 13, 1926, in Rosholt to Charles and Ruby (Schutt) Van Mill.
She passed away on Sept. 8, 2013, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
After graduating from high school ,she accepted the challenge...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:08 AM
When the nurse entered the room, she was stunned. Before her lay the lifeless body of an elderly patient who had fallen out of bed. The woman's head was lodged between the mattress and a bed rail, a device designed to increase mobility and independence....
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Thomas Wayland was having a great time Friday morning pulling in a stubborn rainbow trout that was tugging on his line.
“Come on in, fish. It’s supper time,” urged the World War II veteran as he leaned out of his wheelchair to reel...