The Day – Firefighters union buys bed-shaking fire alarm for Waterford family

Waterford — Lexi Dickenson began to lose her hearing two years ago. She received a cochlear implant in March, but when she takes it off at night to charge, she is completely deaf in one ear. That left the 6-year-old’s parents, Natasha and David, concerned about their safety in the event of a fire. “There … Read more

The Day – Firefighters union buy bed-shaking fire alarm for Waterford family

Waterford — Lexi Dickenson began to lose her hearing two years ago. She received a cochlear implant in March, but when she takes it off at night to charge, she is completely deaf in one ear. That left the 6-year-old’s parents, Natasha and David, concerned about their safety in the event of a fire. “There … Read more

People with a disability stranded in bed for hours due to home care worker shortage

Australians living with a disability warn a shortage of home care workers is “failing” people and leaving some without help for critical daily tasks. Key points: The shortage of disability home care workers is “pretty dire”, the head of National Disability Services says Industry workers say the shortage is due to COVID isolation, a lack … Read more

Rajkot civic body initiative: Bed-ridden, people with disabilities can now get vaccinated at home

In an attempt to achieve universal immunization against Covid-19, the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) said Monday that its Department of Health officials would go to the homes of particularly disabled, physically weak, and bedridden people to get doses of the Covid-19 19 vaccine to be administered on request. The vaccination is carried out by the … Read more