End of life treatment and care is a sensitive, although necessary, topic for most. While no one wants to see a loved one having to check into hospice, the truth of the matter is that there are many reasons for doing so. 83 more words
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The number of patient-centered medical homes recognized by the National Commission on quality Assurance is rising
The long-term services and supports (LTSS) system embodies an inherent duality—it is both public and intensely personal.
There is nothing more intimate than receiving health-related and personal care services; at the same time, long-term care decisions—who receives care and in what setting—are interwoven with national and state policy. 62 more words
Having dealt previously with health and living situations regarding family, Jim & Jackie Winkel decided to re-evaluate their retirement years and provide assisted, independent & memory care living options… 95 more words
Whether we are caring for an aging parent, child or ailing spouse many of the challenges of caregiving are the same. I would like to share one caregivers story. 872 more words
In our attempts to have difficult conversations about the future with our elderly parents, we might encounter one of three reactions. These reactions will shed some light on their ‘readiness’ for those conversations. 55 more words