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What Is Hospice Care?

What Is Hospice Care? End-of-life is one of the most vulnerable times for patients and their loved ones. The entire situation—including the decisions and emotions—can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there is a healthcare service dedicated to helping people in these very moments of crisis: hospice care. What is hospice care? Hospice care is specialty medical care… Read More

Adaptive Clothing: Comfort and Style For Every Body

Adaptive Clothing: Comfort and Style For Every Body We have come a long way in recognizing the needs and rights of Americans with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in July of 1990, enshrined into law that equal access for people with disabilities is a matter of civil rights. With one in four people… Read More

Is It Time to Take Away the Keys?

Is It Time to Take Away the Keys? The ability to drive a motor vehicle can be an important part of independence and mobility for older adults. Driving gives us a sense of autonomy that we feel from the first time we are handed a license as a teenager. But not all of us will… Read More

How to Have a Successful Nursing Home Visit

How to Have a Successful Nursing Home Visit Visiting a nursing home can be an emotional, overwhelming, yet rewarding experience. Nursing home residents can get lonely, especially during the holidays, and regular visits provide numerous mental and physical benefits. Whether visiting a loved one or volunteering during the holidays, you want to make the most… Read More

Leave Behind Memories—Not Stuff

Leave Behind Memories—Not Stuff You tried sparking joy by tidying up but were left frustrated because it was hard to determine how much joy was enough to keep something. Or you decided to try minimalism—but your space felt empty and cold. Or it could be that you started off enthusiastic for a decluttering approach—but ended… Read More

Know Your Funeral Options

Know Your Funeral Options No one likes to think about their funeral, but it is important to plan how you want to be cared for after death. In fact, it can be a relief to grieving family members to know they are doing exactly what you wanted them to do. It’s even more important to… Read More

Grieving Your Health After a Diagnosis

Grieving Your Health After a Diagnosis A lot changes when someone receives a diagnosis of a serious health condition or disability. There may be changes to a person’s physical abilities, daily life, career, or long-term plans. There’s no wrong way to feel about a big change in one’s health, and complex emotions are expected. It’s… Read More

Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs

Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates… Read More

Managing Caregiver Guilt

Managing Caregiver Guilt Caring for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, but it can also bring about feelings of guilt, especially when caregivers believe they are falling short of their own expectations or those of others. Coping with caregiver guilt is important for both the caregiver’s well-being and the quality of care they provide…. Read More

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness You’ve probably heard about practicing mindfulness before but what exactly does it mean? In short, mindfulness means that you’re focusing on being rooted in the present moment. It sounds simple enough. But just like any skill, learning to be mindful takes practice and patience. Purpose of Mindfulness Overall, the idea behind mindfulness is… Read More