Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Health

DOH has tools to check on questionable health providers

Sometimes, even under the best of circumstances, a medical procedure takes a bad turn. But when an unlicensed medical practitioner is involved, it can be criminal.
Published: 11/15/14
Updated: 11/16/14

LeBlanc: A letter of competency

In my estimation there is no disease that can tear a family apart faster than Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Published: 11/16/14

‘Be a Santa’ for seniors

The magic of Christmas is often in the act of giving, especially to those who might otherwise be forgotten. And seniors living alone or in a community without a family close by might be among those not remembered with a gift at Christmas.
Published: 11/02/14

LeBlanc: Adult day care respite program

Caring for someone who’s living with dementia is all about balance. For you the caregiver, you need to be able to dedicate yourself to all their needs, while at the same time try to find a way to keep yourself healthy and physically and emotio...
Published: 11/02/14
Community pulls together for cancer-stricken woman

Community pulls together for cancer-stricken woman

Kevin Blair married his dream girl in 2012 and the two settled into the home they purchased in Spring Hill with plans for an amazing life together.
Published: 11/01/14
Couple faces health challenge while caring for grandchildren

Couple faces health challenge while caring for grandchildren

Kathy Casey Gutierrez, to most who know her, is a soft-spoken hairstylist at A-1 Hair Designs off Sunshine Grove Road.
Published: 10/25/14
Updated: 10/26/14

LeBlanc: Dealing with verbal abuse

When someone is cognitively impaired they likely will demonstrate a full spectrum of wrath and fury aimed toward his or her caregiver. This might include screaming accusations, throwing objects and spewing spiteful names.
Published: 10/26/14

LeBlanc: Male caregivers in today’s world

Since the beginning of time, women traditionally have been the caregivers of elderly family members, ill spouses, neighbors, etc. But a change is beginning to take place; more and more men are rolling up their sleeves and taking their places among th...
Updated: 1 months ago

Golf tourney raises $26,000 for NAMI Hernando

Losing almost half of its financial support led NAMI Hernando to regroup, reorganize and find an alternative funding source. And while some thought the organization finally might have met an obstacle it couldn’t clear, in walked a new presiden...
Updated: 1 months ago
Local domestic abuse shelter promotes awareness

Local domestic abuse shelter promotes awareness

In October, Shannon Sokolowski wears purple to help draw attention to the scourge of domestic violence. As director of the Dawn Center, the issue never is far from her mind; and while she would like to say numbers of violent acts directed at women ar...
Updated: 1 months ago

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