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A Loved One’s Last Days


were tragic, heart wrenching and darn near heart-breaking. His wife of thirty years transitioned on the seventh. She was seventy-three, he was eighty-five. The NEXT day his wife’s daughter had her remains cremated. Two days later she picked up the … Continue reading

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The Bully


There comes a time in most Nursing Home situations, when a room must be shared. For some people it is an opportunity to meet a new friend and have some company.  The later times of life are often the lonely times, as … Continue reading

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Read Aloud


One of the most pleasant experiences at the Nursing home is the Read Aloud. The blessing of writers of Short Stories and Novels read aloud to a group at the nursing home can not be overstated. Fun and laughter abounds. … Continue reading

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Know the Names, Phone Numbers, and Addresses


Of every professional,  or care giver involved with your Love One. Do not complicate this simple instruction.  On a card that can be kept as available as your Driver’s License, or your Insurance Card, have the names and numbers at … Continue reading

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What is REALLY going on?


Days became weeks became months.  Five days a week, a Dearheart would say to the Physical Therapist, “Oh not today dear.  I just can’t do it., maybe tomorrow”. It was as if the patient wanted to stay in the nursing … Continue reading

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Danger! Warning! Danger!


The Un-resolved The issues, the things of old, especially events of childhood not as yet come to terms with, the misunderstandings, perhaps the favoritism shown to others.   There are many issues in a relationship not dealt with, one on … Continue reading

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Personality Ways………………….


Be observant, even vigilant, in listening at the door, as to how your Loved One, is spoken too. Other people are in a nursing home, because they are sick. Sometimes they are not in their ‘right minds’ or perhaps they … Continue reading

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