| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Every year at Thanksgiving time, I try to put some deeper meaning into the easily generalized list of people and things for which I'm thankful.
Family, food, health, freedom, soldiers, police, firemen, home and stuffing always top the list, and they'...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. faltered in the late 1990s after cuts to Medicare and Medicaid drained the business of clients.
As federal budget cuts rippled through the system, Omega reeled. Founded in 1992, the Hunt Valley-based real estate investment...
| 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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A missing 63-year-old man who left a Palatine nursing home yesterday and was last seen at the airport has been found in Santa Monica, Calif., according to authorities.
"Leon Joffe has no known connection to California, so it is not known why he...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The following items were taken from Palos Heights police reports:
A 25-year-old Blue Island woman was pulled over for driving 51 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue around 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 1. She was charged with...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:31 PM
An attorney representing the 94-year-old former Winnetka teacher and scout leader charged with sex crimes against children that allegedly took place decades ago said today that extraditing his client to Wyoming would be akin to “a death sentence.&...