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April 26, 2019

**This is a true story, but the names of the people have been changed for anonymity.** 

I’ve been visiting my parents in the same large nursing home for nine years. I visit so often that most of the staff know me; many greet me by name. I’m easy to spot--I’m known for w...

February 3, 2019

One of the more common ailments I have noticed as I visit family and friends in geriatric care facilities is hearing loss. Many times, as I begin a discussion with them, the first thing they do is ask me to speak more loudly. Then, they explain that their hearing aid i...

February 3, 2019

Over the years, my family and I have been the primary caregivers for several of our close relatives.  Even today, my mother and father are residents at a senior care facility, and I have the opportunity to visit them often.

Every time I come off the elevator to the floo...

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