How to Ensure the Time of Your Life

This time of year has not always been the best time for me. Not because summer’s over and the days grow shorter and cooler. It’s more that I’ve experienced the onset of disease and several significant life disruptions in the autumn months. However, in 2006 I experienced the life-saving miracle of a liver transplant. Autumn is my time to reflect […]

coordination of care is a wise investment

Human Assets Appreciate

Providing customers with what they need when they need it is such a wise investment that new “just in time” startups arise every day. Coordination of efforts requires teamwork, integrated computer and human systems. Man or Machine – Make a Wise Investment Decision Perhaps it’s my human resource development background pushing the lever, but I vote for investing in people. […]

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Thinking About Labor

US Labor Statistics signal higher costs and more difficulty for hiring managers – and consumers. Home health care will be especially hard-hit. The Scope of Our Needs “Help Wanted: The gap between job openings and the number of people looking for work continues to grow as birthrates fall and more workers retire. Employers say they need more immigrants for their businesses to […]

Inequality in healthcare is shocking.

Age at Home-Is it a Right? Part I

This week Bernie Sanders apparently tweeted, “Home-based Care Should be a Guaranteed Right.” I say, the right to age at home comes with responsibilities. That means taking a clear-headed look at the realities of long life right now. And using the combined influence of our generation to change the ageist, classist culture around us years before we need extra care […]

Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wise

No one can stay a child forever, and we all grow older. However, growing wise isn’t a given, but it is our birthright and potential. Embracing this is especially relevant right now to anyone 55+ years of age. Knowledge – facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; theoretical or practical understanding. Wisdom –  the state of having or showing […]

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Personal Renewal: You Can Do This

It’s Never Too Late. Neuroscientists speak of brain plasticity. Happily, their growing research shows that personal renewal is absolutely do-able at all ages. We don’t need to become slugs in body or spirit as we reach and move through middle age. I recall my annoyance when my 60-something dad wasn’t willing to embrace the anti-war movement during the Viet Nam era. Now […]