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  • Senior's rape throws light on problems in assisted-living homes

    MINNEAPOLIS At the Edgewood Vista senior home in Hermantown, Minn., elderly residents were stunned, even incredulous, over the recent revelation that an 89-year-old fellow resident was drugged and raped in her bed last year by a young caregiver. But...
  • Russell Library In Middletown Offering Free Finance Seminars For "Money Smart Week"

    MIDDLETOWN — Russell Library will host a series of free events April 5 through April 12 on a variety of finance topics. Money Smart Week will begin April 5 with sessions on how to seek individual grants and how to use spreadsheets to manage your...
  • Bechtel and Nenow: Meals on Wheels delivers food to help the body and mind

    With her physical disabilities, 88-year-old Edna M. Bell could take an hour or more to make a meal. She'd be worn out and dismayed by the time she sat down to eat. Many times her meals became poorly balanced or even skipped. Her son Neal Bell told us...
  • For the record

    Landslide: An article in the March 30 Section A about the Washington state landslide said searchers found the body of Christina Jefferds on Thursday. Her remains were found Monday; her granddaughter's remains were found Thursday. Long-term care: A column...
  • Two workers at care center accused of elderly abuse

    Two workers at care center accused of elderly abuse
    Two aides at a St. Charles nursing home have been charged for allegedly taking video of themselves striking one of the residents, an elderly woman with dementia, Kane County officials said. Chemyra Barnett, 18, and Jacqueline Santos, 18, both of South...
  • A whole-life insurance policy may be more valuable when you're alive

    If you bought a whole-life insurance policy when your kids were still in pull-up pants, you've probably built up a sizable stash of cash. And if you're heading into retirement with a decimated investment portfolio, a mortgage and increased medical...
  • Feeling ill-effects of private long-term care insurance

    Feeling ill-effects of private long-term care insurance
    Critics of safety-net programs such as Social Security and Medicare are fond of saying that the private sector would do a much better job of protecting people thanks to the magic of the marketplace. Mike and Judy Holtzman of Laguna Woods are now...
  • Deicke Home in Lombard in danger of closing

     Deicke Home in Lombard in danger of closing
    Everyone knows not to move a row of three recliners in front of a television set at the Deicke Home in Lombard. That's where Cindy Sommerman, 59, and two friends watch their favorite game show at 6:30 p.m. "Don't mess with them during 'Wheel of...
  • READER SUBMITTED: US News Recognizes Duncaster's Caleb Hitchcock Health Center: One of the Nation's Best

    Duncaster's Caleb Hitchcock Health Center has once again been named as one of the top skilled nursing centers in America by US News and World Report in their recent Best Nursing Homes 2014. The ratings are based on standards established by the federal...
  • Psychologist Focused On Sensory Decline In Older People

    Joseph C. Stevens was a psychologist who used physics to measure what a person can see, feel, touch, smell and hear. His research led to the discovery, for instance, that a decrease in the ability to smell makes it impossible for many older people to...
  • Column unfair to good nursing homes

    I was disappointed to see the Sun Sentinel publish the column by Brian Lee, "Proposed lawsuit protections for nursing homes unneeded," which so maliciously disparages the care being delivered in our state's nursing homes. Mr. Lee throws around terms...