As North Carolina slowly opens up after the first wave of coronavirus, it is a wise time to discuss the wishes of frail elders in the event they contract it in a second wave. Geriatrician Leslie Kernisan provides expertise that can inform the discussion.
As Assisted Living, Memory Care and Nursing Homes begin to develop plans for accepting new admissions, how does one weigh the costs to caregiver health of caring for a loved one at home versus the risk of placing them in residential care?
Many people have been avoiding their physician's office or using telehealth for urgent issues. As we move towards Phase 2 of opening back up, here are changes you can expect to see when you visit your doctor.
With the rise of coronavirus, there has been a rise in scams related to the coronavirus. Phone calls are the #1 way scammers contact people. In 2019, those who lost money lost an average of $1,000. Here are the top three ways you can reduce robocalls and exposure to scams.
Many states have understandably closed Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities to all visitors. Is there anything families seeking placement can do until it's possible to tour again?
With over a month in lockdown due to the pandemic, people have developed a number of creative work-arounds to still get their needs met. Here's stories to help you imagine new ways to get old things done.
Physician/writer William Carlos Williams once wrote, "It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there." In the quiet of quarantine, can we cultivate the ear to find ourselves in poetry?
Zoom is an application which allows individuals or groups to have conversations online. In this era of social distancing, it is a tool being used by universities, schools, churches, book clubs, families and others to stay in touch.
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