| May 2, 2012
When Matt Recchi turned 34 on March 15, his family sang "Happy Birthday" to him in his Los Angeles rehab center room. "He smiled," said Tina Recchi, his mother. Matt, the son of late Sun Sentinel columnist Ray Recchi, sustained......
| Mar 4, 2010
Nursing home food sounds like something bland, maybe even pureed, so Grandma can dig in without dentures.But apparently things have changed. We have entered the era of nursing home cuisine.That's according to Genesis HealthCare, an East Coast nursing home...
| Mar 23, 2011
Here's Bob Swank's Episode 3 recap of American's Next Great Restaurant. Now we're all caught up.Johnny Carson golfswing! Last week grilled cheese operation Meltworks was the crowd favorite and has immunity. “I can make a 100,000 wraps Fran”...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:56 AM
It's time for another John Rowland sentencing in federal court. This one, scheduled for Jan. 7, is unlikely to go as well as the last one, though the 2005 sentencing looms in court documents filed over a week ago.
Each side filed an extensive pre-...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Pam Urnowey started visiting the elderly in nursing homes when she was 9 years old. The first visits were at Christmas, and the delight she saw in the residents — old and ailing and often alone — left a powerful impression.
"They didn't have...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. -- D.G.,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:22 PM
After reading the allegations last month about problems with care at a national nursing home chain, I decided it was time to check how the nursing homes in the Lehigh Valley have been performing.
I looked at every state Department of Health inspection...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Emily had a habit of always taking her favorite purse along with her, when it was time for her late afternoon shower. Taking her purse along made the task of showering a lot easier for Emily and her caregivers.
When 6 p.m. rolled around, and as the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Merrill Lynch made business page headlines this year by appointing Baltimore County native Cynthia Hutchins to the newly created post of director of financial gerontology.
Ms. Hutchins is charged with teaching the company's nearly 14,000 financial...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...