I love Twitter! This is sort of a major statement for me to make since I am still on the bunny slope of tweets and hashtags. It’s a brave new world and I am not ashamed to admit that it’s hard for this girl to condense my thoughts to 140 characters! I’m from the South;… Continue reading Encore career?
Category: Geriatric care management
Let there be light
As October zips by, the nights grow longer and daylight hours are to be cherished. This is a difficult time of year for folks, especially those who are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and those who suffer with low vision challenges. Take a few minutes and think about the older adults in your lives. … Continue reading Let there be light
Mantra for a dementia patient’s caregiver
I found this quote by Bridget Hunt while surfing a few blogs online. I’ve embraced the message and keep it close to remind me that how you make someone feel demonstrates your level of respect for that person. Folks with dementia aren’t trying to provoke an argument or start a fight. The disease is a ∞
Out of the classroom and into the world
Whew! Five courses in the geriatric care management program at University of Florida were well worth my time and tuition checks. I didn’t really have concerns that my investments of time, dollars and brain energy were unwise but Day One of my internship with a geriatric care management agency was an A+++ in my own… Continue reading Out of the classroom and into the world
Driving Miss Daisy
My elderly mom needed a change of scenery last Sunday. The walls of her independent living complex were closing in plus it was a beautiful October day that I wanted to share with her. On my weekend To Do list was a trip to the NC State Farmer’s Market to buy some crisp NC apples… Continue reading Driving Miss Daisy
Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage
There are 2 separate enrollment periods each year. collapse Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage. What can I do? Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare. Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan. Switch… Continue reading Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage
Rest. Ready. Set. Go!
Luxuriating in the second week of a long-awaited retreat at our place on the NC coast, I’ve had the opportunity to rest and re-energize. For the past year, in addition to working fulltime, I’ve been in school, a 50-something born again student, and non-work hours were guided by a course syllabus with reading, paper-writing, tests and due dates. What a joy the past… Continue reading Rest. Ready. Set. Go!