Caregivers for the elderly and disabled scored a major victory Monday when lawmakers from both parties in the Minnesota House and Senate committed to a 5 percent state rate increase aimed at preserving quality care for more than 92,000 people.
A 24-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $150,000 from a vulnerable family member, according to the Washington County Attorney’s office. Elaina Lorene Casello was convicted on multiple counts of felony theft and identity theft after stealing money from various bank accounts of an elderly relative. The theft occurred from Feb. 2011 till Dec. 2012, with Casello using the stolen funds to buy several items, in addition to paying her own bills.
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Caregivers for the elderly and disabled got a head start Tuesday on lobbying Minnesota lawmakers to approve a 5 percent rate increase for home and community based services, using a rally attended by hundreds and presided over by supportive legislators.
If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops the charts in the government’s first state-by-state look.
A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that’s only a fraction of what’s going on.
This week WCCO-TV brought you an absurd story of a seemingly unjustifiable prosecution. Margaret Schneider, 86, of St. Peter, who suffers from dementia, was charged with voter fraud because she voted twice in last Augusts’ primary.
On a good night, “Cindy” can get a bottom bunk at Sally’s Place, a downtown Minneapolis homeless shelter for single women.
A man says it was a miracle that he was in the right place at the right time to save a woman whose car flipped into a pond.
Christmas can be one of the loneliest days of the year for those without friends and family.
A 70-year-old grandmother’s wallet was stolen while she was shoveling outside earlier this week, Minneapolis police say, and the public’s help is needed in finding the suspects.
Two people are dead Saturday morning after a house fire at a Minnetonka home. The two-alarm fire started around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, on Westwood Road.
As our parents age, they worry about becoming frail and losing their independence. However, as we look ahead to the future, it turns out that technology might keep many baby boomers out of nursing homes altogether.
A Mayo Clinic study finds a link between sugar-rich diets and brain function in seniors.
A 32-year-old Roseville minister was sentenced recently to 10 years of probation and 180 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse for stealing about $25,000 from an elderly parishioner.