Yearly Archives: 2012

You Are Not Alone: Getting Support When You Need It

When you care for a loved one who lives with chronic illness, you may often feel bombarded by the many challenges that arise daily or weekly. Medical crises, endless rounds of doctor’s appointments and just the stress of feeling both … Continue reading

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Debbie Fins Elected GCM-New England President for 2013

Stepping up from her role as Vice President, Debbie Fins was elected President of GCM-New England on December 5. The 249-member organization, a chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), defines and promotes the highest standards … Continue reading

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When Is It Time to Take Away the Car Keys?

You’re riding in the passenger seat with your elder at the wheel and wondering: Is it really safe? Not just for you and your loved one, but for everyone else on the road? Maybe she ran a stop sign without … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Choosing a Medicare D Plan

As we age or develop chronic medical challenges, prescriptions often claim a significant chunk of monthly income. Fortunately, for people 65 and older, Medicare provides a voluntary option for prescription drug coverage—commonly known as a Medicare D plan. Choosing the … Continue reading

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“Mom Always Liked You Best!”—How to Get Past Sibling Rivalry and Work Together to Care for Your Aging Parent

There’s an old saying that “one mother can raise many children, but many children cannot care for one mother.”  An oversimplification, certainly, but all too often true. Learning to cooperate as siblings to care for your aging parent can be … Continue reading

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