Category Archives: Caring for Older Adults

The “Art and Heart” of Family Meetings in Hospital Settings

Relationships with our clients and their families often begin when they are in crisis precipitated by an impending discharge from a hospital. By the time they call, they are fearful and sometimes angry. In our experience, four principal factors lead families to this point:  Difficulties with communication Nontransparent processes related to discharge planning Lack of understanding… Read on…

We All Age Differently

Presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s recent comments about her parents — suggesting that all people decline cognitively as they age — got my attention. It’s simply not true and it made me angry. However, as someone prone to action rather than anger (!), I decided to write today’s newsletter, both to combat age-shaming, as well as to… Read on…

Why I Switched From Medicare Advantage

I am a Medicare SME — subject matter expert. At the risk of sounding like a braggart, I have over 20 years of professional health insurance experience. Educating people about Medicare is what I do.  When I turned 65 almost three years ago, I assumed my decision about the Medicare insurance products I would choose would… Read on…