If you are new to caregiving, you may have heard of geriatric care managers and have no idea what they are. A geriatric care manager is a professional who helps you and your loved one find resources, make decisions, and
When we think about what makes a good healthcare agency, the magic “Q” word has to be part of the explanation. To which “Q” word am I referring? To Quality.
We know what it feels like when we experience an agency
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Mary was a lady of very small stature, barely four feet tall. Her home was accordingly furnished to accommodate her stature, with low counters, low chairs, tables, and couches. Yet when her father, a man over six feet tall became
Grief demands attention; it takes time to experience and understand feelings of loss. Take time alone when you are fatigued or need space for reflection. Take time with others when you need the support of people whom you trust and
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection…We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it. We write to teach ourselves to speak with others, to record the journey into the labyrinth.”
I remember my parents playing bridge with several other couples. I remember flying to California to visit my grandparents. I remember celebrating new babies born to families in the neighborhood. But I have absolutely no recollection of anyone talking about
I make my way down the aisle of the plane, squeezing past my fellow passengers and plop down in my assigned seat. Sitting next to me is a middle-aged woman with a kind smile. As the plane takes off, she
Summer can be a difficult season for the bereaved. Summer is a time of memory making, vacations, sunlight, swimming, outdoor activities, and fun. For those who are grieving, the summertime mood may not match the mood of the person. We
In the late 1800s, childhood illness and death were a part of everyday life. This did not make it less impactful, less painful, or create less of a void in families, but it wasn’t the taboo subject it is today.