ElderCarelink Blog

Commitment to Healthcare Outcomes Invited From Patients, Families and Caregivers

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
November 26th, 2010 at 9:57 am

The statistics and headline news about how some families and other members of the general public perceive hospital care and hospital discharges are distressing. I am, and, likely will remain an unapologetic believer and cheerleader for hospital and medical care, known weaknesses notwithstanding.

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Staying Connected Across the Miles

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
November 26th, 2010 at 3:11 am

If you have spent time with a loved one over the holiday, did you notice some changes or decreased participation in activities or conversation? For those of us that do not live nearby, staying connected is going to require some additional planning.

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One Heartfelt Thank You to Caregivers

by Sue Lanza
November 25th, 2010 at 3:12 am

Of course Thanksgiving starts us all thinking about things we are grateful for. We begin to question our holiday gift lists and ponder about what to get for all our special contacts. But what do we do to thank all the incredible caregivers in our lives–whether paid or unpaid; family or friends; someone caring for us directly or a person taking care of our family member while we live out of town? The answer may surprise you.

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Sharing Time With Loved Ones at Thanksgiving

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
November 24th, 2010 at 3:12 am

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, our thoughts turn to sharing time with friends and family and reflecting on the many things for which we are grateful. Often a family gathers from many locations and, in some cases, they have not seen some of the older family members for several years. Traditions are very meaningful but may need to be simplified.

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How to Start a Conversation About Elder Care And Senior Living

by Carol Bursack
November 23rd, 2010 at 3:12 am

If you’re headed off to see your parents for Thanksgiving or other seasonal holidays, you may find that there are surprises in store for you. Adult children arriving from a distance are often shocked at how their elders’ health has failed.

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