Last Of The Mom And Pops Continue As Purveyors Of Hope
One wall in the waiting room of the business establishment of Joel Dwyer, C.P.O., in West Barnstable, just off 6A, is covered with newspaper clippings, cards and letters.
One of the cards, printed in a seven-year-old's hand, thanks Mr. Dwyer for making him a water-proof leg "so I can go swimming."
Another, more recent, came from an old customer who saw Mr. Dwyer's ad in the last issue of this publication. "I made a brace for the gentleman 12 to 15 years ago" Mr. Dwyer recalls. "He said I was the only one who gave him hope that he wouldn't have to wear the brace forever; that the nerves would come back...and five years later they did. He said, 'I remembered that I never did thank you.'" Click here for full story
Legislature Focuses On Senior Needs, Creating Choice For Care At Home
By Senator Therese Murray
With the life expectancy of the Commonwealth's residents continuing to reach new heights, it has become increasingly critical that we address the health care needs of our state's senior population. This legislative session, we have continued these efforts by focusing on long-term care options and expanding prescription drug coverage for seniors.
Many of our seniors are faced with long-term health care issues, but their condition does not require them to be in a nursing home or a care facility. We all know that nursing homes are not always the best answer, but unfortunately for seniors on MassHealth, only a certain number of home care slots were available under the old long-term care structure. CLICK HERE FOR RELATED STORIES AND BEACON HILL UPDATE
Experts Applaud New Option Of Home Care For Elderly
Often speaking emotionally from compelling personal family experience, members of the Advisory Board of To Your Good Health, A Health Care Newsletter, at their latest meeting at the Four Points By Sheraton Hyannis Resort unanimously endorsed the Commonwealth's new legislation that allows Medicaid-eligible seniors and the disabled the option of receiving covered care at home instead of the sole previous alternative of entering a nursing home. Click here for full story