March 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic
When Mike Tobin isn’t working food prep part-time at Mitchell’s Pizza Ranch, he washes dishes as an unpaid volunteer three days a week at the James Valley Community Center.
February 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic
A local elderly care official thinks proposed state cuts to Medicaid funding will adversely affect long-term care and amount to a tax on the elderly.
Veronnica Smith, administrator of Avera Brady Health and Rehab and Avera Brady Assisted Living in Mitchell, said she understands Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget reduction goals. But she thinks the proposed across-the-board cuts of at least 10 percent to all state programs would disproportionately affect the elderly in long-term care programs, and force nursing home providers to make up budget shortfalls by charging higher rates to private-pay patients.
August 20, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Life makes sense to Robert Goehring and Dennis Brosz, both longtime clients of LifeQuest in Mitchell.
Both men have shown that, with some help from LifeQuest and community acceptance, they can support themselves and live independently and productively.
LifeQuest, a private, nonprofit community agency that provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities, held its annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell and celebrated the personal and financial sacrifices that have helped to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of its clients in the past 51 years. Continue Reading