March 27, 2013
Edith Wood Dunlap, 93, died Saturday, March 23, at Saint Joseph Hospice Care. A native of Ohio, she was born March 12, 1920, to the late George and Marie Epps Wood. She was a nutritionist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. She was the widow of C. Dunlap, who passed away in 1994. She is survived by her caregivers and dear friends the Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Ridenour. A graveside remembrance service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
July 13, 2010
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control announced they have asked Carter Circuit Court to revoke the probation of a former Community Presence caregiver. In 2008, Matthew Bortles and Brandon Starostka were indicted in Carter Circuit Court in connection with the death of Michael Price, a mentally handicapped adult from Danville who was under the care of and resided at Community Presence Inc. On Oct. 14, 2007, Bortles laid on the victim’s back for more than 30 minutes using an improper restraint.
December 9, 2009
Attorney General Jack Conway on Monday announced a plea agreement in the case of two Kentucky caregivers arrested on charges relating to the abuse of a patient at Community Presence Inc. Todd Gribbin from Flatwoods and Earl Pelphrey from Grayson in Carter County pleaded guilty Friday in Carter Circuit Court to wantonly abusing an adult, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree unlawful imprisonment, all class D felonies punishable by...
August 25, 2009
A 55-year-old woman is suffering with an illness that is preventing her from getting a job, said Judy Crowe, director of Clark County Community Services. The woman has not been able to work for the past five years due to her several surgeries. She has surgery scheduled immediately with an internal doctor, but cannot afford the down payment of $587 which is required up front. She brought in the ledger from her doctor and is asking for help. Even though her husband draws $777 in retirement benefits each month, they have no family medical insurance.
June 11, 2009
Dear Editor, In response to your article "Alzheimer's disease on the rise" in the Monday, June 1, edition of the paper, I wanted to clarify some information. The name of Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation's Alzheimer's unit was given as ColorScapes. ColorScapes is the name given to the model of care that is designed to assist caregivers in recognizing the range of cognitive and physical functioning of patients. The Danville Centre's Alzheimer's unit is called Reflections.
June 4, 2009
Mary Jo Hilen, administrative assistant at Rose Mary Brooks Place, was recently presented the Caregiver of the Year Award in Cave City at the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association Conference. Presenting the plaque is Rick M. Calvert, left, executive director of Rose Mary C. Brooks Place and Jeff Reed, environmental services director of Brooks Place. A reception will be held in her honor 10 a.m., June 17, at Brooks Place. (Photo submitted)
May 26, 2009
Alma Atchley Eades, 88, of Frankfort, died Thursday, May 14. A native of Adair County, she was born May 11, 1921, to the late Bryan and Nellie Sullivan Atchley. She was the widow of Guy R. Eades. Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie (Delbert) Maddox, Ruth (Rickey) Cochran, Kathy (Ken) Fletcher and Nellene New; five sons, Randall, Kenneth (Karen), Conn, Manuel (Anette) and Keith (Brigette) Eades; daughter-in-law, Mary Eades; four brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and caregivers, Rickey and Rosanna Blankenship.
January 31, 2009
Dear Editor, I have been a nurse for several years and currently work in a nursing home. I love being a nurse, but I also know why there is such a huge nursing shortage. Many are choosing not to go into nursing, while even more are leaving the profession. People are blind to what goes on behind closed doors, and no, I am not speaking abuse and neglect. I am speaking of hard work, blood, sweat and many tears. There are those of us who do our job with pride and try our very best to take excellent care of all patients.
January 14, 2009
The following is the complete statement given this morning by Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. Response from Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation "Resident care and safety is our number one concern. It is not correct to say that we are closing. During the most recent survey, the state raised some issues and concerns, which we take seriously. "We are confident we will be able to work with the state and CMS to achieve a satisfactory resolution to any issues or concerns they may have.
October 30, 2008
Based on population projections, 1,450 Lincoln countians will suffer from Alzheimer's disease by 2012, a health care specialist told the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Lunch crowd Tuesday. "We certainly won't have that many nursing home beds," said Rosalie Albright, Faith Community Nursing Service Coordinator for Ephraim McDowell Health. But Albright said we will need those beds because parents are becoming more apt to outlive their children, who otherwise could have been their caregivers.