ElderCarelink Blog

Have You Shared Your Important Wishes?

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
July 19th, 2010 at 1:11 am

Families often hear an older family member say “’I do not want to live with my children” or  “Do not put me in a nursing home.” Sound familiar? There is a lot to be said for being proactive and I was grateful to have had the discussion with my mom about specific wishes many years before her hearing, memory and overall health declined. Read more »

The End of the Road in Care

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
May 13th, 2010 at 1:00 am

Lena Horne’s Generation

Even though I did not personally know Lena Horne, her death announcement in the news this week was a wake-up call for me. Ms. Horne died at the mature age of 92, after a life well lived. Seeing her death news headline reminded me of a few of Lena Horne’s generational contemporaries whom I do know. They have been a part of my life since my childhood.

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