| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked.
Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:38 AM
Connecticut outperforms most states in addressing elder long-term care, but needs to improve support for family caregivers, transitions between hospitals and other settings and affordability of nursing homes, according to a national report card.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:05 PM
In his recent opinion piece, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart hit the nail on the head: By not adequately funding community-based mental health treatments and other parts of the continuum of care for people with mental illness, as well as affordable housing,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:02 PM
A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions.
Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Dozens of people, representing health and advocacy groups for the elderly, met Tuesday morning to hear how long-term care for a growing elderly population statewide may be addressed.
The state Senate’s Select Committee on Aging and Long-term Care,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections.
Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
With aging comes the need to get extra help whether with issues surrounding one's health or assistance with activities of daily living. Help can be as simple as having someone come into the home to clean and cook meals or as complex as diabetes...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:26 AM
The following items were taken from Park Ridge police reports:
A Niles woman was charged with DUI, having no valid insurance and disobeying a red light July 8 on the 1500 block of W. Touhy Ave.
A Chicago man was charged with driving with no insurance,...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Let’s face it: If you’re in your early to mid 50s, you’re probably not thinking about moving into a retirement community just yet—and even if you are, you’re probably not looking ahead to the eventual possibility that you...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Nurizi Gosnell has come a long away.
Five years ago at age 6, Nurizi arrived as the first patient at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, in need of care after a traumatic brain injury. He was put on a feeding tube and was unable to...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal.
In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...