More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/these-annual-checkups-help-seniors-not-only-survive-but-thrive/ Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Bea Lipsky shuffled into her wellness coach’s office one morning this fall and parked her walker by the wall. Lipsky, 89, had had a trying year, enduring a hernia operation and two emergency room visits for heart problems. She’s losing her hearing, and recently… Read More

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More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/tcv-humor/caregiver-humor-dona-tabinkers-and-her-three-husbands/ And now, time for a little caregiver humor from Louise Fusfeld of Suburban Squirrel Productions (Gnawing Edge Comedy)… I always called my mom by the pet name, Tabinkers. Don’t ask. We were tight and comedy was the spine of our relationship. I had returned to my childhood home to live with an… Read More

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More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/how-to-get-long-term-care-at-home-without-busting-the-bank/ Judith Graham The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense. Nor do they see long-term care insurance as a viable option — because it’s expensive and is often seen as protection against the cost of nursing home care. … Read More

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More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/no-one-is-coming-hospice-patients-abandoned-at-deaths-door/ JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco WASILLA, Alaska — As her husband lay moaning in pain from the cancer riddling his body, Patricia Martin searched frantically through his medical bag, looking for a syringe. She had already called the … Read More

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