| Jul 28, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The Burbank Police Department’s mental health evaluation team is one of six local law enforcement agencies to be honored for its efforts by the state attorney general.
When established roughly a year ago, the Burbank evaluation team was tasked...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The new owners of a nursing home in Northbrook are seeking permission to add a gym for physical and occupational therapies as part of a plan to change the facility into a rehabilitation center.
Legacy Healthcare Financial Services LLC, which is managing...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
"Your mother is taking a nap. Why don't you go sit with her?" my father says.
"Did you just come in?" he asks, surprised to see me wearing a coat.
Dad looks good, which lifts my spirits. He is sitting in the hallway watching the comings and goings...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health in Williamsburg is seeking volunteers for the Phase 3 trial — the final stage before government approval — of a vaccine to use against a virulent bacterium that attacks the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:40 PM
Wichita Falls, Texas: Emogene Mae Van Mill Roby was born on Nov. 13, 1926, in Rosholt to Charles and Ruby (Schutt) Van Mill.
She passed away on Sept. 8, 2013, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
After graduating from high school ,she accepted the challenge...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Florida bills itself as a haven for retirees.
Come on down! Bring your pension! Leave your kids! Life is always pleasant in the Sunshine State!
Well, except when your rest-home assistant leaves you festering in your own waste.
Or without your...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In Florida, where nearly one of every five nursing homes is on a state "watch list" for poor care, patient advocates say a federally mandated watch-dog program is crumbling — at a time when it's needed most.
"It's really a broken system," said...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
How far would you want doctors to go to save your life after a bad accident? It's a tough question many people may not want to think about it, but they should. The state has created the Maryland Order for Life Sustaining Treatment form, which patients...
| Sep 1, 2013
This weekend marks the eighth anniversary of this column.
For those keeping track, that represents about 1,200 columns, culled from an estimated 80,000 emails and letters.
You might think the Problem Solver has seen almost every consumer complaint...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What demographers call the "silver tsunami" began in 2011, when 10,000 members a day of the huge baby boom generation began to retire. That will continue until 2030, and will shape our state, since nearly one-third of Connecticut's population is made up...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Ruth Waldman's husband was placed in a nursing home a few years after he developed Alzheimer's disease, she would visit him and they'd hold hands and talk.
"I took him home for Christmas Eve and we had a wonderful time — he was as normal as...