When Marian Hamilton’s husband Ken was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, she was immediately thrust into the role of caregiver. Before passing away two years later, Ken had been … Read More
“My loved one needs long term care but can’t qualify for Medicaid…..”
I hear this time and time again. However, more often than not, caregivers do not have accurate information. … Read More
When Keith Bronnitt, a Scarsdale resident, travelled to England to visit his parents, he’d take the train from Gatwick Airport to his parents’ town, where his father would be waiting … Read More
My mother, Jean Lane Taylor, was so many things to me: best friend, confidante, and cheerleader. After my dad’s death, our household consisted of just the two of us. Of … Read More
In our previous article, Understanding a Health Care Proxy*, we followed Richard, an 81-year-old widower, who had named his daughter Beth as his Health Care Agent in his health care … Read More
To understand the deep connection between 89-year-old Anna Sagatalian and her daughter Betty, one has to go back to when Anna was a child, born of immigrant Armenians, some of … Read More
The quality Judy Friedlaender most admires in her mother is her ability to stay positive. “For as long as I can remember, she has been able to see the good … Read More
Many of us grew up in households where spring cleaning was an annual ritual. Personally, I always dreaded being dragged into the process. Once I owned my own home, though, … Read More
The search for a caregiver, whether hiring through an agency or privately, can be an intimidating process. You are sharing personal information with people new to your life and opening … Read More
Peggy Van Tassell doesn’t need an alarm clock. Every morning at 7, she’s gently nudged awake by Isis, her yellow Labrador Retriever – named for the Egyptian goddess. “We get … Read More
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