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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

AARP’s campaign suggest ways to prepare for disasters

AARP’s Create The Good’s Operation Emergency Prepare toolkit helps individuals and groups get organized before an emergency or natural disaster takes place. The free...

Holistic approach for elder care gaining in popularity

When it comes to serving patients in the next 20 years, that holistic approach — looking at all components of a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being — will increasingly serve an aging population.

Memoir highlights caregiver’s long-term health care challenges

Decades after screen star Bette Davis famously declared that “growing old is not for sissies,” Estelle Gross expanded on the woes of the ailing aged with her lament that people live too long and die too slowly.

Case managers play critical role in assisting with hospital discharge

By Angela Penny When your loved one has an acute injury or surgery, there are many decisions to make during the hospital stay. One of...

Tribute to late aunt results in Mass. Guide to Nursing Home Care brochure

Within 24 hours of being admitted, Miller suffered a seizure and was brought to a hospital. When the hospital called the nursing home to report Miller was ready to return, the facility said it wouldn’t accept her back.

State program allows family caregiving at home

Years ago, it was common for three or more generations to live together in one home. When aging family members needed care, they had plenty of people willing to pitch in to help out. Choosing to send a parent or grandparent to a nursing home was a last resort.

A different kind of ‘Make a Wish’

While the organizers are careful not to call them “last” wishes, they’re often the kind of activities the seniors can’t arrange themselves or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, like meeting a favorite celebrity or touring their childhood home.

How to choose adult day care for loved one

By Micha Shalev No matter how efficiently and effortlessly you have adapted your life to the role of caregiver, eventually you are going to need...

Think outside the box when it comes to parent care

By Angela Rocheleau Families plan for vacations and life events, but somehow they postpone the most important plan, care for an elderly loved one during...

Why should you pay more for cremation?

There are two reasons why you are willing to pay more for something.