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Good Read for the Sandwich Generation

Posted on: May 05 2017

Attention Sandwich Generation Members: If you need something to read while relaxing on this upcoming soggy spring Saturday and Sunday, I highly recommend Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  by Roz Chast.  It’s not new, it came out in 2014 and won lots of awards, but I finally got around to reading it. This memoir details the author's journey with her parents aging, decline, moving and ultimately their passing. The graphic novel style makes it an easy read. It is heartbreaking, funny, unflinchingly authentic, and relatable - if you are going...

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The Cycles of Life Part 6

Posted on: August 26 2016

For some people, the financial planning piece is the hardest part. For others, the health care piece is more difficult. You probably have a good idea about how your loved one feels. Either way the health care planning is equally as important, especially if there is a chronic illness present. Again, be gentle, yet firm; be empathetic yet realistic; be compassionate yet solution oriented. Be kind and be patient, this is hard. Communication continues to be the key/foundation to knowledge and knowledge is power.   If you have been following the previous posts, you already have created the...

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Advance Care Directives

Posted on: March 03 2014

You may not be able to make health care choices for yourself if you are very ill or injured. An advance care directive is a legal form. It tells your doctor in advance what care you agree to. Why Write an Advance Directive?

When you are unable to speak for yourself due to an illness, your health care providers may be unclear as to what type of care you would like. Your family members may be uncertain or disagree about the type of medical care you should receive. Using an advance directive, you can tell your doctor what medical...

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