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!
Animal palliative care and pet hospice is a new concept for many pet parents. As people, when we reach the end stages of our life, it’s become normal practice in the medical community to transition from treatment, to quality of life care and pain management. This is often referred to as palliative care. In the pet world, this type of care is just … [Read more...] about Animal Hospice Extends Pets Life