Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
June 14, 2005
Albany- Clara Whitaker's health is a lot better than when she first moved in with her daughter.
"I mean I couldn't even walk then, but now I can walk without my walker," Whitaker said. "Most of the time I can walk without my cane."
But she's not a burden on her family because she's one of about 900 people in the area who have an in-home nurse through the Community Care Services Program, or CCSP.
"To clean their house, to help give them a bath, to run their errands," said Dana Pearson, the training coordinator for the local CCSP.
The state helps pick up the bill. The Community Care Services Program served 14,000 people in 2004 and saved taxpayers $248 million because in-home care is cheaper than nursing homes.
According to the CCSP, many people who are eligible for the in-home care program don't take advantage of it. Sometimes there is a cost for the program, depending on your Medicare coverage.
Most of the time, people don't want to go to a nursing home.
"You may have 100 patients for just a couple of nurses and you kind of just get lost by the wayside," Pearson said.
The families who decide to take their loved ones in need assistance with everyday issues.
"Because Caregiving is hard and a lot of people don't realize how hard it is," Pearson said.
"I had to accept life as it is and I knew I wasn't able to take care of myself," Whitaker said.
But with a little help, she stays healthy and at home.