October 11, 2014 |
A 63-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a fire that swept through a residential building on the campus of an assisted-living facility for the disabled in Delaware County. Two staff members were injured and the fire forced the evacuation of 38 people. The blaze was in the one-story Smith Hall on Elwyn Institute's Media campus in Middletown Township, officials said. Emergency personnel - responding to reports that people were trapped inside the four-wing structure, which houses people with various disabilities - were called to the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m., said Trooper John Stewart, assigned to the state police fire marshal's unit.
August 29, 2014 |
JACK KRAFT, who coached the Villanova basketball team to the national title game in 1971, has died at age 93. Kraft, who guided the Wildcats for 12 seasons beginning in 1961, was in an assisted-living facility in Cape May Court House, N.J. "I don't know about the X's and O's, but all I remember is he was such a quality gentleman," said Fran O'Hanlon, the Lafayette coach who was a senior guard on Kraft's 1970 team that went to the Elite Eight....
August 20, 2014 |
THE TINY cameras are disguised as alarm clocks, teddy bears and cereal boxes, designed to keep an eye on the people baby-sitting children or caring for elderly loved ones. Members of one Bucks County family, according to police, had suspected that Ruth Reed, 90, a relative with Alzheimer's disease, was being mistreated at an assisted-living facility. So they bought a "nanny cam" a year ago and moved her to a facility in Yardley. For 10 months, everything at the Arden Courts residential assisted-living facility on Stony Hill Road was fine, police said.
August 22, 2013 |
In an aggressive move to help remedy its deep financial woes, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Tuesday that it had put its six nursing homes up for sale. The archdiocese also said it would attempt to lease out 11 cemeteries and two parcels that could be used as cemeteries. In addition, the archdiocese said it would try to outsource the management of the cemeteries, a move that could cut costs and increase revenue. "Our difficult financial situation must be addressed and the actions that we need to take may be painful ones," Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said in a news release.
June 20, 2013 |
A JUNIATA PARK man is behind bars for castrating a paraplegic man and stabbing him in the chest during a dispute over a woman, police said. Edgar Bonilla, 41, of O Street near Hunting Park Avenue, was arrested Monday night following the incident at an assisted-living facility on Eastwick Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Police said the incident started about 7 p.m., when Bonilla went to visit a 39-year-old woman at the home. At some point, Bonilla went to confront the victim at his apartment in the same facility about the nature of his relationship with the woman.
June 19, 2013 |
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with castrating a paraplegic during an argument over a woman Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said Tuesday. The 43-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, remained in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Edgar Bonilla, 41, has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses in the attack, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Police said officers responding to a report of a stabbing found the victim about 7:10 p.m. at an assisted living facility in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue.
June 19, 2013
A 43-year-old paraplegic was in critical condition after being found stabbed Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. About 7:10 p.m., the man was found stabbed in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue, where he lives at an assisted-living facility, police said. He had been involved in an altercation with a 40-year-old man over a female resident whom the second man was visiting, police said. In the attack, the victim's testicles were cut off, police said. The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
November 13, 2012 |
LOOMIS, Calif. - It's a story that plays out often in California once the fall rainy season starts and mushrooms sprout: someone unintentionally picks and eats a poisonous variety, leading to hospitalization or even death. But Friday's mass poisoning at an assisted-living facility near Sacramento was shocking in its scope - two dead and four sickened, including the caregiver who had prepared soup for residents using toxic wild mushrooms. Amateurs take a big risk when they harvest wild mushrooms, especially when they serve the fungi to others, said Casey Jonquil, owner of Alpine Foragers in Portland, Ore., who certifies and sells up to 8,000 pounds of wild mushrooms a day. "You just don't do that.
November 11, 2012
Moderate quake rattles Ky. area A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck about eight miles west of Whitesburg, Ky., just after noon Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the relatively light earthquake, which struck at a depth of 0.7 miles, was in Blackey, Ky. The town, which is in the Appalachian Mountains, is near the border with Virginia and about 110 miles southwest of Charleston, W. Va. Tremors were felt as far north as Columbus, Ohio, and as far south as Atlanta, said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the agency.
November 3, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I have a friend who is a genuinely thoughtful and generous person. However, after doing you a kindness, large or small, she lets the world know about it, saying something to the effect of, "Well, yes, it was inconvenient; but that's just the kind, generous person that I am. " Recently she helped me move my mom to an assisted-living facility. I sent her a nice (snail mail) thank-you note and took her out to dinner, which she says wasn't necessary.