The Journey Through Grief

Facing our grief over the loss of a loved one can seem like a frightening journey into a foreign land of dark corners and scary terrain. There are no timetables for how long grieving persists. But as a road map for the journey, it may help to notice three different...

She Is 96 and Does Not Fear Her Death. But Do Her Children?

It is one of the most vexing chapters of old age: how to navigate not just the inevitable ending, but the days and months immediately before it. As the bonds of support and dependency change, how do we tell our children that it is O.K. to say goodbye? And how do we...

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Isolation among seniors is very common and will continue to increase in prevalence as the population grows. Here’s how you can help your loved ones stay healthy by reading more on the top was to helps seniors avoid isolation. Here are the top ways to promote...

What to Expect When Your Parent Is Dying

While many of us will lose our parents in a more sudden way, many will also end up using hospice. Either way, it’s good to have a handle on what the last days are like for a parent dying of an illness. Read more about the perspective here.
Hospice Holiday Grief: Grieving During the Holidays

Hospice Holiday Grief: Grieving During the Holidays

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation have some suggestions for how to help loved ones through what may be a difficult time.  See the link for their full list of suggestions, but here are a few that might help...