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America’s health care system impacts senior care. Caring for elderly parents in the home takes more than love; it takes understanding the health care system and learning to advocate for better care. Hospitals, specialty, and primary care physician networks, long-term care, hospice care, insur...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Overbearing or caring caregiver—how much care and attention is too much? As an aging parent or spouse who depends on an adult child or a spouse for care, when do you speak up and say “enough”? Overbearing and Abusive Caregivers Is it possible to show appreciation and limit the amount of...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D. Wilson CSA, MS, BS/BA, CGHow many times does your resident, client, co-worker or parent say, "kids today - I wonder what they're thinking?" If we are honest we might include ourselves in this group -- never wanting to admit we might be at the early stages of thinking like our paren...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Caregiving or care receiving is not for sissies. “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, knew what he was talking about. Grandma Mary, well into her 90’s shook her crooked arthritic finger at me and said “it’s no good to get old”.Ca...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Why shouldn't aging be something to look forward to instead of something many dread talking about? Learn about the positives of aging.
Interview with Dr. Ann Gruber- Baldini, Associate Professor Gerontology, University of Maryland School of Medicine (podcast 10:00 playing time) Click the Play button below to listen: ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
How many of you at one point or another in your youth found a way into your parent’s liquor cabinet or bribed someone just a little older to purchase alcohol for you and then drank until you were overly intoxicated? How many of you know people who occasionally partake a little too much? Their...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Martin is dedicated to help his father improve mentally and physically. Henry was an active 93 year old until he had a stroke in August. After hospitalization and a nursing home stay for rehabilitation, Henry returned home at the beginning of December. In spite of having physical and occupation...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
My mother wanted to donate her body to science after her death; she talked about this for years but did nothing to ensure her wish would actually become reality. The thought made me a bit queasy. I didn’t want my mother’s body used for experimental research even though I believe that the sp...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read