There comes a point when you may recognize that your loved one requires constant supervision and/or assistance with everyday activities. You may also realize that to take care of any business outside the home you may need to hire some
Snowmen make people smile. They remind people of all ages of their youth – happy simple times when you went outside to play in the snow and those magical times when you had enough to roll big balls into rounded
Attaining sound financial decisions for another person can be very overwhelming, particularly when it comes to health care. Selecting the right Medicare plan for your loved one is critical during the year’s annual enrollment, but out-of-pocket costs are not covered
Chief Medical Officer Laura Patel, MD attended the 2016 CAPC conference. Below are some excerpts from her Pallimed blog post.
1. Palliative care is about the relief of suffering. This requires a multifaceted approach and is something that case management-based or disease
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
When it starts, you may not even know you are doing it. It begins as simply attending a doctor’s office visit with your loved one, or assisting with the confusing array of medications on the kitchen counter. It may not
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.”