Monthly Blog Archives: March 2013

Long Term Care…It’s Not Just about Your Parents

I don’t want to dwell on what I may need in the future for care, so I’ve taken steps to create a plan. My Health Care Directive is completed (although I know I can make changes to it as I feel necessary). I’m re-working my will and I’ve purchased long term care insurance. You may have been on this journey with your parents, but what about your plan? Read more »

What to do with the Stuff in Your Life

Stuff. I have surrounded myself with things from my past—the December angel figurine my mother gave me when I was a little girl, the wooden deer pin from my Grandma Jo, the Avon Sweet Honesty girl brushing her hair. But as I’m entering into my 50th year, those things don’t hold the same meaning as they once did. I want to clear out. I seek a clean, clutter-free environment. Don’t get me wrong, Rageddy Ann still hangs out in my bedroom Read more »

Your Legacy May Live on in Cyber Space!

The PBS News Hour covered a story on our digital real estate. Do you know how many people die every day in the Facebook world? According to the News Hour story, three. That’s a lot of ghosts haunting the social media world of Facebook.

Planning for a death is not a popular event, but it is a rare and precious gift to your survivors. Read more »

Woman Dies While Nurse Calls 911

The lead sentence in a California online news source read: “A nurse’s refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent-living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.”

This is a tragedy. We need to dig deeper, however, to understand how this can happen. Did the independent living community have a medical arrangement with her? Read more »