January 2010

Aging in Place, Entitlement, The Trigger

January 27, 2010
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Heading into the Post Office yesterday I saw a woman taking the time to steady herself after climbing from the car. I offered to take her letters into the box. She gathered strength and concentration for a smile and declined. “I have to check the postage at the desk.” On my way out I traded… Continue Reading Aging in Place, Entitlement, The Trigger

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DYNAMIC systems make Aging in Place work

January 14, 2010

DYNAMIC 2 a : marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change (www.merriam-webster.com) I always stress dynamic in describing the systems and services needed for Aging in Place. Dynamic is important because our lives are always changing. This becomes more important as we are older and require assistance to get through our days and… Continue Reading DYNAMIC systems make Aging in Place work

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Aging in Place – Government Systems and Resources

January 11, 2010

Sara Mansfield Taber’s piece, “Caring for Mom, Mum, and Maman”, in the Outlook section of the Sunday, January 8 Washington Post, hits the nail right on the head. Sara compares her personal experience as a caregiver to the experience of friends in England and France. This is our cohort, folks! We are caregivers. Her comparisons… Continue Reading Aging in Place – Government Systems and Resources

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Consumer Barriers to Aging in Place #1

January 8, 2010

We all see headlines like:Senior Citizen Population on Brink of Explosion in World and in United States: Census BureauU. S. Seniors may increase by 40% in five years, world senior age group to triple by 2050 You would think this steady media barrage would provoke people to do some preparation. I don’t think much is… Continue Reading Consumer Barriers to Aging in Place #1

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The Case for Telehealth

January 4, 2010

Telehealth is remote health care visits. The obvious use and value of telehealth is when the patient and health care professional cannot be in the same place. The clearest examples include a sailor on the high seas or the famous case of the physician in the arctic who diagnosed and treated her cancer for months… Continue Reading The Case for Telehealth

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