Living Long Doesn’t Mean Living Well

I recently read one of the best articles on aging and healthcare in our soceity by Micheal Wolff in The New Yorker.  The name of the article is “A Life Worth Ending”.  http://nymag.com/news/features/parent-health-care-2012-5/ .  It is the story of caring for an aging parent and how the dying process was drawn out without any input from family.…

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Eulogy To Rose

Rose died yesterday.  She was 89 years old and lived in a nursing home.  Rose was a very proper Irish lady, who always had her make up perfect and her hair (wig) just right.  She really didn’t want any visitors until her face was on in the morning.  She loved to talk and the nursing…

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The Blessing of Hospice

Recently, I have had the pleasure to interact with a hospice team.  I had two clients who were dying.  I have always appreciated the services since my days working in HIV/AIDS.  Both my clients’ families needed a tender touch to assist with the end of their loved lives. Many people think hospice is just for…

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