Stardust

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Who You Gonna Call?

The Life Care Manager – A Stress Buster Everyone Needs In 2016 my husband wound up in the ER with what was eventually diagnosed as pneumonia with systemic encephalopathy. That was a scary sudden event and his stroke-like symptoms a valuable wake up call. In the ER that day, my usually able-bodied and lucid sweetheart couldn’t sit up by himself […]

Do You Know A Wunderkind?

Each day I pore through a diverse collection of newsletters, features and podcasts on topics relating to well-being. Here’s one from “STATnews, Reporting from the Frontiers of Health and Medicine”. Reading the outreach below reminds me how uplifting, informative and inspirational it is to keep one’s connections to younger generations vital. Is there a “wunderkind” in your family or circles […]

Who’s in Your Wallet?

Financial fraud, scams and exploitation of the elderly is a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s not just “the mob”, overseas “pirates”, or corporations greedily infiltrating their come ons with nefarious fine print. Sometimes it’s a friend, a trusted caregiver or even a family member who gets a whiff of the green and decides to act out their dreams of living the high life. […]

Grabbing Our Advantage

In April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would allow non-skilled in-home supports to be added as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. As might be expected, corporations, such as major insurance carriers (Humana) and Home Health Care Agencies immediately began plans to capitalize on this new funding stream. One such player is […]

Be Good To Yourself in the Garden

Oh My Aching Hand! All I did was prune three bushes and spread some mulch around with a rake on Earth Day. OK, maybe I also lifted weights and relocated a couch in the sunroom too soon after. But really, am I that fragile? The truth is, yes. I’ve reached the age where one needs to “prepare and take care” […]

What’s Inside You Matters More Than You Know

Click on the photo above to hear why it’s so important for more people to make it known to their families that they have registered and desire to leave their recyclable parts behind when they die. There’s no age limit to donation or to signing up. People in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond have been both organ donors and organ […]