Seeking Support: A Light Shines On The Late-Life Option Of Hospice
March 1, 2023
The announcement that 98-year-old Jimmy Carter has made the decision to forego additional curative treatments and instead enter hospice care at his home in Plains, Georgia was, for many, a reminder (or even an introduction) to what hospice care is and what it can offer. Remaining in the only home…
Rules And Relationships: Which Siblings Should Care For Aging Parents?
February 22, 2023
Rosalyn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, has spent decades advocating on behalf of family caregivers. She is credited with stating one of the essential truths about caregiving today: “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers….
At Home: Have You Done The Planning To Age in Place?
December 14, 2022
This past spring, a survey was conducted by The Associated Press and NORC at The University of Chicago to find out whether older adults are worried about “aging in place.” As it turns out, not so much, at least among those who are 65 and older. According to the survey…
Who Cares: Family Caregivers – Celebrated But Not Supported
November 9, 2022
To all who celebrate, congratulations: November is National Family Caregivers Month. In fact, there’s even a White House proclamation recognizing the harsh reality of family caregiving: “The truth is, at some point in our lives, each of us will likely need to be a family caregiver.” The proclamation also recognizes…
Beautiful Music: Therapeutic Benefits From Listening To What You Love
September 7, 2022
Danish author Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” And for anyone who loves music, you can understand the passion and joy that music provides in life, even when all else may seem in despair. As it turns out, the place in your brain where music is…
Story Time: Some Late Summer Book Recommendations
August 24, 2022
Whether you’re trying to squeeze the last days of leisure out of summer or looking forward to a busy fall, you may have time for one more summer read before Labor Day arrives. In that case, we have a few new titles for you to consider, ranging from light and…