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If Your Loved One Has a Terminal Illness… Consider Hospice

By now, you may know my feelings about dying hooked up to machines when there’s no chance of cure, and about the alternative of dying with dignity on hospice. But you still may not know how easy it is to

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Invitation to a Very Special Veteran’s Benefits Program

Veteran’s Benefits Program   You are cordially invited to a rare opportunity to an update on how we can assist our senior veterans and their surviving spouses with the honor and dignity they deserve. Topics to be covered: Income and asset

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How Can I Start a Family Council at my Husband’s Nursing Home?

Many nursing homes have them. But some don’t. I tell my clients who have a loved one in a nursing home: If the home doesn’t have one…start it yourself! If set up and managed properly, family councils can be very

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Mom’s Ongoing Spiritual Journey – Part 1

We are all born with a soul, and with a spirit. And I have learned, over time that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but, rather, spiritual beings having a human experience. Rose Meister, my Mother-in-Law, had

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My Dad’s In a Nursing Home…And Constantly Losing His Glasses, Wallet, And Dentures. What Can We Do?

Well, the first thing I tell clients in this situation is to remember why he’s there in the first place – he may have memory problems. Then, I advise them to speak with the director of his unit, and find

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My Mother’s Medication is Having Negative Effects. How Can I Get The Nursing Home to Adjust It?

Negative reactions to medicines are common among my clients’ loved ones. And I always tell them to start by documenting what they’re seeing. How do these negative effects manifest themselves? How often? Under what conditions? Then make an appointment with

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The Nursing Home May Evict My Father, Because of Aggression. What Do I Do?

Occasionally I get a frantic call from a client in this situation. The first thing I tell them is that aggression is usually caused by agitation. And if you can control the agitation, you can control the aggression. I believe

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