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Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center. The hospitals say the insurance company wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services provided to patients.More >>
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:11:57 GMT
(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
A new program is hoping to enlist community members to serve and protect veterans who spent years serving and protecting our nation. The Medical Foster Home program is an alternative to nursing home care.
"A veteran will be able to be placed into a personal home and be cared for by a family that lives in that home instead of being placed in institutional care into a nursing home facility," Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator Alice Entrekin explained.
She says many times, veterans don't have family members that are able to care for them, and that leads to a lack of social interaction. This program aims to give veterans a loving home with people who can care for their specific needs.
Like other foster home programs, there are some requirements that must be met including:
-Must be at least 21 years of age -Own or rent your home -Be versed in giving personal care -Provide 24 hour care to the veteran(s) -Have a plan in case you are temporarily unable to provide care -Follow the HBPC team's treatment plan for the veteran(s) -Home must meet all federal, state and local licensure requirements and regulations
Veterans and caregivers will also sign a payment agreement upon entering the program. Caregivers will be paid anything between $1,300 and $3,000 depending on the level of care. That pay will come directly from the veteran or the veteran's family.
Each home is only allowed to have up to three veterans at a time. They will also be provided with a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other VA healthcare professionals.
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