| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:24 PM
I am writing to you today to express how important it is that elders in the community receive the care they deserve, despite being unable to pay for the in-home services that they need. As a professional advocate for elders in Palm Beach County, I am...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Chris Healy, a former Republican state chairman who became embroiled in the federal investigation that led to former Gov. John G. Rowland's September conviction on campaign conspiracy charges, was named as communications and policy analyst Tuesday for the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Cedarbrook nursing home in South Whitehall has temporarily halted the use of tap water at the facility after a staff employee reported a foul odor coming from a hot water faucet Sunday.
The Lehigh County-owned nursing home has been providing bottled...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Residents and staff at Lehigh County-owned Cedarbrook nursing home will be without the use of tap water until at least Friday while the county awaits the result of tests prompted by a report of foul-smelling water.
County officials had hoped to have...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Roughly half the residents at Lehigh County-owned Cedarbrook nursing home are now allowed to use their water after the latest round of testing prompted by foul-smelling tap water.
Rick Molchany, Lehigh County's general services director, said water...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Q. My husband and I recently retired. He is 72 and I am 65. With increasing health issues and no long-term care insurance, we worry about what will happen financially when one of us goes to a nursing home. Can the healthy spouse keep the jointly owned...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Until last year, Norm Guivens didn't have the most favorable impression of nursing homes. Having visited various friends and relatives in these facilities, the Braintree, Mass., bridge teacher was struck mostly by the odor of soiled linens and drab...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:17 PM
All residents of Lehigh County's Cedarbrook nursing home can use their water again.
Rick Molchany, Lehigh County's general services director, said the county received test data from an independent laboratory that will allow the nursing home to return...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Hospitals nationwide are making fewer mistakes in treating patients, sparing 50,000 lives and saving $12 billion in health spending over the past three years, according to a new analysis of billing data by federal health officials.
The report from the...