Category Archives: Advance Directives

Hospitalization During COVID-19

Planning for hospitalization is something we do continuously, especially with our most vulnerable clients — those that are older, living without family members close by, or living with multiple, chronic conditions and/or alone. But COVID-19 has exacerbated an already difficult situation: First, because those who are ill must now enter the hospital alone, without a… Read on…

The Importance of Difficult Conversations

I have worked with Mr. P. for the past three years. Like many older adults, he lives with multiple chronic medical conditions, including diabetes and dementia. He is no longer able to walk or transfer without being lifted and is fortunate to live at home with a 24-hour, live-in caregiver. He was hospitalized approximately 20… Read on…