Care for the Caregivers

I received a phone call the other day–a call from a person who is sinking.  Not from an elderly client himself or herself–but from the caregiver child.  In my office “the kids” don’t play with Barbie or G.I. Joe anymore. They vary in age from 30 to 80.  If mom or dad are in their […]

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Women Carry the Weight of Long-Term Care

Nationwide evidence tells us that the long-term care burden overwhelmingly falls on the women of the family.  In their youth men are generally physically stronger than women, but as they age they decline more quickly.  Compounding the problem, men often cling to a machismo that causes them to deny their own mortality and to under-appreciate […]

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“We’re Okay, We don’t need any help”

A sweet 82 year old gentleman shuffled into my office the other day. I have known him for over 35 years, so I could not help but notice that he is now bent over with scoliosis and arthritis of the spine, and his breathing is quite labored. Salt of the earth, he is; He and […]

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