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Disadvantaged families in need of internet have a few extra weeks to apply for a new free in-home internet assistance program launched as a partnership between the Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools partners.
The deadline, originally set for Oct. 30, was extended to Nov. 24, the last day before students break for the Thanksgiving holiday, LPSS spokesperson Allison Dickerson said.
Dickerson estimated around 700 applications were received by Oct. 30, and Todd Mouton, executive director of the Pugh Family Foundation, said as of Friday there were 827 applications from 662 unique households. That’s around 12% of students initially believed to be without internet access from a May survey.
In a new survey included in students’ handbooks, 1,666 respondents have so far said they lack home internet
It’s often a tough choice for families to make when helping an elderly family member. You’d sure feel guilty if you made the wrong decision and you’d never want anyone making the wrong decision for you, if you were the one needing care. So when it comes to facility care or in-home care, the choice must be made with compassion, it must come from the heart – what’s best, and if it were me, what would I want?
We’d all like to believe that in-home care would be the top option, but what if there are rather severe medical issues and you are worried about that? Well, maybe a physician recommended medical monitoring device might provide that extra layer of safety and peace of mind. Let me explain, because today’s innovative medical devices seem to be ready to bridge the gap.
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