| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc.
The companies struck a stock-for-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A nurse in Palm Beach Gardens is accused of stealing $2,800 worth of jewelry from the woman for whom she was hired to care, according to police.
Palm Beach Gardens police arrested Catherine Kyrkostas, 63, Monday after the woman she was hired to care...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Election day on Hawaii's Big Island is more than just an eruption of democracy.
Lava from Kilauea, one of the more active volcanoes in the world, is threatening to split the small town of Pahoa in two. Members of the Hawaii National Guard, in full...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Licensed practical nurses at Aurora Senior Living in New Britain voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to join the union that represents nursing aides, housekeeping workers and cafeteria workers at the nursing home.
The Service Employees International Union...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Lehigh County commissioners backed off three budget amendments Wednesday, handing Tom Muller victories on half of his executive vetoes.
Board Republicans had the power to override all six of Muller's vetoes, which passed originally with veto-proof...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Palos Hills officials have decided to give the owners of a local nursing home a discount on permit fees to build a new facility after discovering several surrounding municipalities charge less for commercial ventures.
Nathan and Daniel Weiss, owners...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:46 PM
So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on...