| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Elder abuse can take many forms, and in Laguna Beach seniors have a variety of groups ready to offer assistance to fight off those who mean to do harm.
The few instances of elder abuse reported in Laguna have trended toward tricking people out of...
| Jan 26, 2014
Re "Budget crunch for care aides," Jan. 21
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has proposed that, in response to new requirements to pay time-and-a-half for overtime, California's In-Home Supportive Services personal assistants should not be allowed to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I gave you an adequate re-entry period from the holidays. Now, it's time to get back to business and start the new year off on the right foot.
1. Track your expenses. Almost every financial plan starts with this most dreaded task. The good news is that...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:37 PM
As the head of one of the fastest-growing hospice and nursing home networks in the state, Seth Gillman often talked about his mission of improving the quality of care for those in the final stages of life.
“Give patients everything they need, even...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Harper College will begin offering an eight-week online course Jan. 27 that will result in a Comfort Dog handling certificate.
Comfort Dogs are sent to the scene of natural disasters or incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombings as well as nursing...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I recently paid a visit a friend at the Sacred Heart Senior Nursing Home in Upper Saucon. When I arrived, he was playing Wii with a fellow resident. They were playing bowling and my friend Martin Bayne was doing pretty well. He had a flawless style that...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Jan 6, 2014
Brain death needs a new name, some doctors and bioethicists say. Perhaps it should be called "death via cessation of brain function." Then, perhaps, the public might better understand that it's not just a serious coma or a severe brain injury or a...
| Jan 5, 2014
In the past few months, Germain Roignant has come to think of life as a Chinese soup.
"Sweet and sour," he said Friday, sitting in La Creperie, the newly resurrected Chicago restaurant he closed last August.
It was almost lunchtime. The little front...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Nicholas James Kiladis, a former contracts administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration, died Dec. 25 at Oak Crest, a long-term care facility in Parkville, of complications from a brain injury he suffered in November 2012. He was 79.
| Dec 30, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports.
A 44-year-old woman was charged with prostitution at the Red Roof Inn, 340 S. Waukegan Road, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18. The solicitation was set up on an Internet site, according to a report....