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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
March 29, 2004
Albany- Almost everything about Nicki Spicer's day includes a little help from her home nurse Anne Gregoir.
Whether it's shopping and watching her budget or deciding what's for dinner, getting it cooked and on the table.
"I couldn't get around without anybody," said 27-year-old Spicer who is confined to a wheelchair.
So that's why Anne is here. "Mainly, to take care of her," Gregoir said. "Because she really has to have total assistance, 24 hours."
The state pays for all of Nicki's home care. But the amount of home care she gets could change.
The Department of Community Health needs to cut $140 million from its budget. The plan is to reduce home therapy visits from 75 a year to 50 a year. That would save $7 million during the next two years.
But seeing less of the doctor adds more challenges to the lives of people like Spicer.
"They're going to have to pay for it out of their pockets or they're just going to wait until the situation gets so bad, and that will probably lead to some type of hospitalization if it gets too bad," said Angela Whitaker, a consumer care coordinator with Statewide Healthcare Services in Albany.
Having Gregoir around and being able to see a doctor when she needs gives Spicer the chance to focus on more important things like a few of her favorite shows. Without this help, Spicer couldn't survive.
"I think I'd perish, ya know, without that. I think I'd perish."
For now, Spicer will keep on living every day right here at home, comforted knowing that Gregoir will be back in her home tomorrow.