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A nursing home resident with advanced Alzheimer's Disease was given a drug which he is allergic to, and which can cause him to become violent. That's according to a police report filed by Peru Police, after an officer stunned the 64-year-old man three...
"I could show you case after case," said Dr. Neil S. Wenger. "I could bet you million-to-1 odds these patients would not want to be in this situation." He was talking about patients in critical condition who are "attached to machines, being kept alive"...
The day after hip surgery, my father asked me to bring him a frozen coffee and something sweet the next morning. I returned to the hospital with a Frappuccino and a doughnut, one or both of which nearly killed him. He began choking and then turned...
Officers with the Muncie Police Department arrested two nursing home employees accused of stealing from a resident who was in the final days of her life. Alice Phillips and Kendra Echols were arrested Friday and charged with multiple counts of fraud...
Tags: Police Arrests, Theft, Prosecution, Health, Nursing
This weekend, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national and community partners will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted...
The hospice nurse said on Tuesday that my father could be gone within 24 hours. It was no surprise. He'd been bedridden for days, and on the list of 10 signs that death is near, he had six or seven. And so I headed north, to the Bay Area, to be with my...
After several decades of living on this planet, I believe that I may truly have found the very essence of life. Brace yourself, because this discovery is probably not going to be what you thought. But to me, it feels like the proverbial brass ring....
One in five Hoosiers is 65 or older. The number of nursing homes in the state is going down and Indiana ranks among the worst in the nation for food insecurity for seniors. So what do families do? Frank Burrows' mother-in-law is like many aging adults....
Tags: Nursing Homes, Health, Nursing, Medical Specialization
Gene Dorio, an old-school doctor who makes house calls in Santa Clarita, drives a 1990 Volvo with 362,000 miles on the clock and duct tape holding things together. His patients have a lot of miles on them, too. Dorio is a geriatric physician. "Medical...
Last week, my dad was taken on a practice run from his Northern California nursing home back to his house. He'd had recent hip surgery, and the idea was that if he could master the challenge of getting in and out of the car and the wheelchair, he could...
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide after a 21-year-old woman was found dead with a gunshot wound on the west side Monday night. IMPD officers responded to the Port O’ Call Apartments, located in the 5700...
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