November 22, 2013 |
MEDIA Fourteen Delaware County nursing-home residents whose absentee votes were tossed by a GOP poll-watcher who thought the ballots looked suspicious will have their votes counted, a County Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Joseph P. Cronin Jr. ruled in favor of the appeal filed on behalf of the voters from the Broomall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and directed the Board of Elections to include the votes in the final tabulation for the Nov. 5 election. In total, 61 ballots were challenged by poll watcher John Capuzzi, a Marple Township Republican committeeman and the son of a local judge, who was running for tax collector unopposed.
November 20, 2013 |
MEDIA Allegations of voter fraud at a nursing home in Delaware County - where the rivalry between the major parties has intensified - has sparked a review by the district attorney's Special Prosecution Unit. A GOP poll worker tossed out 61 ballots cast by residents of the Broomall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in the Nov. 5 election, and a hearing on the challenged ballots will be held in County Court on Tuesday. The District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that it was looking into the allegations, but did not elaborate.
November 1, 2013 |
Unlike in the past, party control is driving a hotly contested race for an open seat on the Burlington County freeholder board this year. And in the normally low-key contests for county sheriff and clerk, new issues are being debated. Republicans have held forth over the five-member board for more than three decades, but last year two Democrats won seats, giving the minority party an opportunity to wrest control Tuesday. Democrat Reva Foster, Willingboro's executive director of community affairs, the department on aging, and veteran affairs, is challenging Republican Joe Donnelly, the freeholder director and a senior sales manager with Hubbell, an electrical manufacturer.
September 2, 2013 |
Mary-Carol Feeney's Medicare coverage was running out, and in mid-February, her nursing home in Montgomery County told her she would have to leave. She still had a pressure sore on her tailbone and was recovering from multiple illnesses - including congestive heart failure - that had bounced her between hospitals and nursing homes for three months. Though residents have rights, including one to appeal Medicare's denial, Feeney didn't know that. She was discharged to her daughter Jolene's one-bedroom apartment in Fox Chase.
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.
May 15, 2013 |
The nuns of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have taught generations of children in the Philadelphia area. And when they were too frail or sick to work they retired to Camilla Hall, an austere nursing home on the campus of Immaculata College in Malvern. Lately, the sisters have been retiring in droves. Almost a quarter of the order's 822 nuns live at Camilla Hall and that number is expected to grow over the next decade. "Our median age is 72," said Sister Anne Veronica, administrator of the nursing home.
May 13, 2013 |
After 105 years, it can be tough to pick out a birthday present. But officials at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland knew exactly what to get Frank Cuccia on Saturday. "The reason he says he's gotten to be 105 is because every day he would always eat a McDonald's hamburger," said Derick Glenn, special events coordinator at the home. So a Happy Meal it was. While the gift may have been small, there was still a big celebration for the World War II veteran, as the nursing home and local VFWs honored residents there for their service as part of National Nursing Home Week.
May 1, 2013 |
If nuns can fly, can a rabbi be a talk-show host? WWDB-AM (860) radio is betting that Richard Address, senior clergy at Cherry Hill's M'Kor Shalom, has the chops to attract a coveted audience: baby boomers. And not just the Jewish ones. (Address goes by Richard on the program.) Boomer Generation Radio , which debuted in February, aims to address the unique concerns of the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. The first wave is already careening through their mid-60s, joining Medicare, maybe applying for Social Security - all the while caring for their children, possibly looking after grandchildren, and, more often than not, taking care of an elderly parent.
April 5, 2013 |
The cost of caring for dementia patients has reached $109 billion annually, exceeding that for heart disease and cancer, and will double by the time the youngest baby boomers reach their 70s, according to a study. Dementia is characterized by a group of symptoms that prevent people from carrying out the tasks of daily living. Reduced mental function makes it impossible for them to do things like keep track of medications or finances. In more severe cases, patients lose the ability to handle basic tasks like bathing and dressing.
January 17, 2013
Selma Kron, 81, a former Horsham resident who with her husband built a foundering business in Ambler into a successful nursing home, died Sunday, Jan. 13, in Clearwater, Fla., where she had lived since the 1990s. She was diagnosed in April with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mrs. Kron graduated from West Philadelphia High School, then graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953.