ElderCarelink Blog

Is a PACE program in your future?

by Sue Lanza
March 18th, 2011 at 2:07 am

Having coffee with a friend the other day when she mentioned that she disliked the choices for her aunt of assisted living or eventually even a long-term care setting, due to some chronic medical conditions. I asked her if she had ever heard of a PACE program. Like most people, she said, “No, what is that”?

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Touch, voice and family love can create “miracles”

by Carol Bursack
January 16th, 2011 at 5:28 am

In the recent tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona, where a young man opened fire on a community event, killing six and wounding 13, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head. Most medical people were pretty well convinced that if Giffords would “recover” at all, she be left severely damaged. This still may be the case, however as I write this article, Giffords’ first steps toward recovery are creating the image of a living miracle.

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Expand your health options with complementary and alternative medicine

by Sue Lanza
January 13th, 2011 at 3:11 am

You just had your 3rd sinus infection of the winter season and you feel as if the antibiotic you were prescribed isn’t quite working as well as you hoped it would. Ever feel like you wish there was something more you could do? And for that matter, what are the effects of taking antibiotics frequently?

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Caregivers May Wonder about Quality of Life for Elders

by Carol Bursack
December 28th, 2010 at 3:11 am

As a person who was the primary caregiver for multiple elders, many of whom lived for years with debilitating medical problems, I join the ranks of those who have wondered about the price we pay for being “saved” from diseases, only to live for years in a much diminished state. Please don’t misinterpret what I’m saying. I loved my elders, and wouldn’t willingly have given up a moment that I spent with them.

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What about Herbal Remedies and Vitamins?

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
July 7th, 2010 at 1:11 am

So often at the memory fitness programs I conduct for people of various ages, one of the most frequently asked questions is what vitamins should they take to improve their memory. When those questions come up, I suggest that each person check with their doctor. I do not know their medical history Read more »