Issues in Aging
- Spiritual Support at the End of Life by Mary Jacobs - Eric Markinson identified himself as a chaplain when he walked into the hospital room of a man he calls Tommy, who was dying of alcohol-related liver disease. “I don’t think you can help me much,” Tommy said. “I’m an atheist.”
Blog of the Week
- Reaching Out for Help and Where to Find It by Maggie Sullivan - Bill gave very attentive care to his wife, Deborah, who had Alzheimer’s disease. Their son lived a couple of hours away and came to lend a hand every few weeks. Otherwise, Bill did everything himself. When I suggested he might…
In Search of Age-Friendly Health Care, Finding Room for Improvement
Heavy doors, poorly placed grab bars, low toilets, armless chairs—the list of obstacles that an impaired or older patient may face at a health facility is daunting and dangerous.
Kaiser Health News
Dream of Retiring Abroad? The Reality: Medicare Doesn’t Travel Well
Overseas benefits are extremely limited, putting ex-pats in a tough situation in the case of illness or injury.
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The Trick to Life is to Keep Moving
Reflecting on her treasured friendship with a woman 51 years her senior, the author encourages us all to reach beyond our own generations.