Tag: resources

Health and Wellness

On a bright sunny day many years ago, I remember leaning in close to my grandpa while we were sitting… Read more »

Smart Eats

Taking time for smart eating is often sacrificed.  When grab and go foods become the norm, it is tempting to overeat or to choose junk foods.   Those hunger pangs may be satisfied briefly, but you usually end up wanting something more. 

When In Doubt…Ask

Franklin, an 85-year-old retired banker, fell in his yard cutting grass and hurt his back.  He was taken, by ambulance, to the local hospital to be treated.  For the next three days, Franklin was in a hospital bed, getting tests, hospital food, and medications to help ease his pain. 

Life Begins in a Retirement Community

Mrs. Smith did not know that the call she was going to make to a retirement community this morning was going to completely transform her overall health and well-being. She is a very active lady that lives alone in a large home that she and her deceased husband have lived in for over 40 years. There are many memories and a lot of “stuff” that has accumulated over the years.

Welcome to the Club

On February 27 my Dad died, and I became a member of a club I had avoided for 63 years. I know hundreds, maybe even thousands of members of this club and have walked with many of them on their journey through the loss of a parent.

Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. The Institute of Medicine estimates there are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States. So, what is Chronic Pain?

Live to Move, Move to Live

A professor in Japan spent decades building robots that look human. Despite perfecting the hair, skin and eyes, his robots fooled no one. As he dug deeper he discovered the real problem: His robots sit perfectly still. Humans don’t do that.

Myths & Facts about Hospices

As a Strategic Account Manager for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region I like to start many of my educational in-services and community events with a question: “What do you think of when you hear the word ‘hospice’?”  As you can imagine, depending on the crowd I receive a multitude of answers to that question.  Based on these answers I wanted to share some of the most common hospice myths and misconceptions that our staff must overcome when educating the Charlotte community about end of life care.