What kind of healthcare treatment would you and your senior loved ones want to be given at the end of your life — or would you want any at all? End of life care is something about which most adults in the US have heard and maybe even considered — thanks in part to television … Read moreEnd of Life Decisions: Has Your Senior Loved One Made Them? Have You?
Being a family caregiver is an experience that will bring many moments of joy, sadness, frustration, and wisdom. Living this journey can be life-affirming for many family caregivers. It is what you were meant to do – care for someone who once cared for you. It can have its challenging moments but also brings clarity … Read moreWhat Being A Caregiver Has Taught Me About My Own Aging
Too many people are not getting the full advantage of all that hospice has to give to those at the end of life and their caregivers. The myths surrounding hospice care are obstacles for many, so during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month we will bust some of those myths! Hospice care is about improving a … Read moreBusting the Myths of Hospice Care — Family Caregiver Quick Tip
When you say hospice, many people either shut down their listening or cringe at the image they have in their mind. Many people, particularly older adults, have a belief that talking about hospice could mean your life is over. People die who receive hospice care, I have heard people say. That is true, of course, but … Read moreNational Hospice Month – End of Life Benefits for Seniors and Families
Seniors in search of a life nearer their kids or grandkids often end that search with a move to a new home. Finding a home that will meet their needs as they age could mean downsizing. When seniors are seeking a home that is more manageable, age-friendly, or comes with new scenery, they might find what … Read moreMoving More Than Furniture – Legal Transitions for Relocating Seniors
The National Healthcare Decision Day campaign and others encouraging us, including our senior loved ones, to make our decisions known has resulted in many of us executing these documents. It is estimated there has been an increase of 25% in completion rates for advance directives. We’re encouraged by that progress! The more we learn about advance … Read moreAdvance Directives: Healthcare Proxy Selection and Responsibilities
Most of us tend to put off things we don’t really want to do, even if we know they really need to be done. Procrastination is human, but in this case risky. We need to encourage our senior loved ones to execute their healthcare decisions, known as advance directives or DNR, and then make them known … Read moreDo Not Resuscitate (DNR) – Do We Avoid Acting Because Term is Scary?
Let’s celebrate knowing how you want your end of life to be and participating in Hospice and Palliative Care services available to us all when the time comes during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Don’t know what Hospice and Palliative Care means? Think hospice hastens death? Think people are drugged when they are on … Read moreUnderstanding Hospice & Palliative Care: Are They for Your Loved Ones?
Where there’s a will there’s a way is something we’ve all heard, but this time we’re looking at it differently and referring to a last will and testament. We all should be thinking about executing a will if we haven’t created one yet, but it’s especially true for our seniors and us as their family … Read moreWhere There’s a Will There’s a Way & That Way is the One We Designate