Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."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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