Sharing your medical treatment and end of life wishes and with those you love, about what you want, or what your loved one wants, can be a difficult conversation to have. Most often we believe that because we have seen a lawyer and completed our Advance Directives that there is nothing more to do or say. Such is not the case, says our special guest this week, Joan Gibson.
At a time when many, including the media, are speaking of the Covid-19 vaccine as offering Americans hope in ending the pandemic, I will interview a physician who is very concerned about the safety of the Pfizer vaccine. She is not alone in her concerns.
First as a long-distance caregiver and later caring for her mother in her home, Sue learned quickly that being an advocate was an important part of her role as caregiver.
Hospice is a Medicare benefit that is generally misunderstood. Many families wait to call hospice until the final days and weeks of their loved one’s life. If eligible, specialized care can be provided, as well as medications, medical equipment and supplies months earlier.
Join me as I highlight the guide authored by me titled, “The Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Care for an Aging Loved One”. I will share information most important to know if you are assisting a loved one as they navigate life and the aging experience.
The story of Lester Potts, sawmill worker turned painter following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is a story of inspiration and hope for those with loved one’s living with this terrible disease.
Aging Life Care Professionals®, called Geriatric Care Managers for 30+ years, is a professional group that has seen exponential growth as our aging population has mushroomed.
Social connection has long been associated with good quality of life, as well as positive physical and mental health outcomes for seniors. With the COVID-19 pandemic, most seniors are struggling to balance that quality of life with life itself.
Covid-19 has been challenging for everyone, but especially so for older people and their families. In particular, those who are considering moving their loved one to a new home may be struggling with the decision in light of the pandemic.
Whether your loved one lives near or far, is in their home or assisted living, taking steps to prepare for a 911 call and visit to an emergency room can make the difference between timely and safe treatment vs. serious consequences.