As one of the largest home, hospice and elder care agencies in SE Wisconsin, Horizon hears a LOT of stories from patients and their families. Unfortunately some involve seniors who have been taken advantage of by scam artists and overbearing salespeople. The lamentable truth is that seniors can quickly become "financial prey" if they or their loved ones are not careful, particularly when it comes to modern day technology.
When a loved one passes, life as you know it will never be the same. It is hard to imagine enjoying the same activities you used to do with your loved one. Sometimes it seems that you may never truly enjoy anything ever again.
This blog post walks us through personal accounts that deal with these very issues, discussing how to accept new realities and find a way back to joy and fulfillment.
On July 8th the Medicare program announced plans to pay physicians to have an end-of-life conversation with patients. So is this the “death panel” that was warned about when the Affordable Care Act was being debated?
This post tells us why "safe people" are incredibly valuable people to have on our journey of grief.
As grievers we need to find ‘safe people’ who will help mark the significance of what just happened to us. Safe people know the depth of our pain only because they’ve known that kind of pain themselves. Safe people are those who know our confusion, fear and vulnerability because they have experienced worlds of their own being turned upside down and inside out. We need safe people who will listen to our stories over and over without rolling their eyes, comparing, or interrupting us because they heard it before, or sit in judgement of us (judgement ranging from ‘how strong we are’ to ‘don’t you think it’s time to get over it’).