I Woke Up Dead…Now What?! Welcome to a candid #conversation about #life. This is a safe place to share #experiences, learn best practices, and ask the tough questions in order to prepare for end-of-life realties we all will face, not only for ourselves, but our #pets too! Episode 10: Unresolved Grief In this episode, “Unresolved Grief”, Jodi … [Read more...] about Episode 10: Unresolved Grief
Define "The Talk" When we were young, we dreaded the thought of our parents having "The Talk"! Back in the day, "The Talk" was commonly known as the conversation about "The Birds and The Bees". This was code for discussing physical and hormonal changes, which lead to the conversation about sex. So, just like talking about sex, won't get a person … [Read more...] about How to Have “The Talk” With Your Aging Parents
New Book, “It’s Complicated!”, helps ease the confusion of dealing with coverage options, benefits, and responsibilities revolving around Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Long-Term Care, and End-of-Life Planning for people and their pets. With her latest book, “It’s Complicated! What you should know about Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, … [Read more...] about New Book, “It’s Complicated!” Just Released
Having “The Talk” How do you have “the talk” with your parents about wills, finances, medical care choices, and funerals? Elderly parents may be reluctant to face end-of-life issues. This may be due to one of three reasons: procrastination; lack of experience or information; or denial. In all candor, it may be a combination of all three … [Read more...] about How To Have “The Talk” With Aging Parents
The below is a true story. The names have been changed but the story-line has not been altered. It’s my fear that this situation happens all too often. If that’s the case, my heart goes out to families who are treated like a number and a commodity. It only takes a minute to show kindness, empathy and respect. It was a typical New Year’s Eve. Grace … [Read more...] about Nurse Should Know, a Little Empathy Goes a Long Way!
There are 6 important things a person must remember when being taken to the emergency room or having any form of medical treatment. The story below is true. All I could think about during my encounter in the emergency room was, if I was feeling this way – what were other people thinking or enduring. Friends – I can’t express to you enough, you … [Read more...] about 6 Rules to Follow When You Go to The Emergency Room