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
Did you know that most pets' lives end when their owner's life ends? Here are two eye opening facts: Sixty-seven percent of Americans DO NOT have an estate plan. (April 2022 CNBC) Seventy-six percent of all United States households have some type of domestic pet. (American Medical Veterinary Association 2022 report) Based on those two … [Read more...] about Save Your Pet’s Life – Create A Plan!
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
My Pet Just Died - A "Step-By-Step Guide " It's inevitable at some point we will have to say good-bye to our precious pets. When we are prepared to say farewell to our pet, it's one thing, however when our family member dies unexpectedly at home it can be devastating. Below is a guide on how to respectfully care for and contain your pet's remains … [Read more...] about My Pet Just Died
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!