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My Crisis Action Plan

February 15, 2013


This is not the time to realize you forgot something. Planing ahead makes sense. The moment a crisis strikes stress levels rise and our minds start functioning in ways that don’t always allow for the best decisions to be made.  Police and military practice and drill because when they get into high stress situations they […]

Memory problems are just a part of growing older, or are they? | downtown-houston

August 17, 2012


    How many times have you heard or said something like this when memory issues arise? “I have a touch of the old timer’s disease.” “I have a photographic memory but sometimes I don’t have film.” “I’m directionally challenged” “Who moved my keys, I know I laid them RIGHT HERE.” I don’t know about […]

Most older pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

June 14, 2012


This article speaks of a very real danger for those older Americans living in urban areas. Staying active as we age is important for good health and walking is easy and inexpensive.  What happens when we lose confidence that we can walk around our neighborhood safely?  Fear becomes a real adversary as we grow older, we worry about losing independence, […]

Having to think about the unthinkable

May 27, 2012


This article comes from the LA Times so some information is specific to California.  I have posted Texas specific information in another blog.  Most people don’t like to plan for dying, but in our state of denial, we leave ourselves vulnerable to conditions we would never want. Arrangements for the end of life are essential. […]

Caregiver Humor: Finding Something to Laugh about in Not-So-Funny Situations – San Francisco health and happiness |

May 23, 2012


by Allen Klein Sometimes a laugh is the only weapon we have. —Roger  Rabbit Several years ago my father-in-law was very ill.  One time, when he came home from the hospital, it was his and my mother-in-law’s wedding anniversary.  I suggested that they invite a few friends over for dinner and I would do the cooking. […]

Who’s calling palliative care “euthanasia”?

May 14, 2012


Two basic questions that we have all heard the answers to in one form or another: Why do you need advance directives? Why should you consider having a serious talk with family and friends about what your end-of-life wishes are? Here is another answer that you probably have not thought about – the caring medical […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012


A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]

Coming reimbursement changes for hospital performance

May 8, 2012


If you have not heard about the changes coming in Medicare reimbursements to hospitals.  The changes are significant and could severely impact hospitals that do not demonstrate the delivery of quality care to their patients.  Hospitals are concerned, and  they should be but these changes should positively impact the patients experience both in the hospital […]