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Beyond bullying at Bingo: 1 in 5 elderly in facilities suffer...

When you think about elder abuse, usually the first thought that comes to mind is that it happens in nursing homes, where staff members...

The imperfect wedding: ‘Father of the Bride’ shares PPA story

Kimberly Williams-Paisley so vividly captures the experience of a loved one suffering from frontal lobe brain degeneration (PPA), her book “Where the Light Gets...

Nursing assistant a job from hell: Nursing home horror stories explained,...

While nursing homes bankrupt families and drain state and federal Medicaid/Medicare coffers, they pay the people directly caring for your loved ones barely more...

Iowa Caucus Day Message From Fed Up, Beaten-Down, Even Jailed Caregivers

Today is the day my community, the Quad-Cities, basks in the national limelight. It’s Iowa Caucus day. Today I am composing this open letter to...

A month later: Sorrow and hurt, gratitude and self-care

This is a column about hurt and sorrow, self-care and gratitude. Let’s start with the hurt. A month after my dad’s death, I am still hurting....

Upon death, ’91 note found: ‘I might have to live in...

It has been three weeks now since dad has passed. Mostly, I’m experiencing feelings of relief. But also, lots of affirmation and vindication. Although I hate...

Praise God: Finally Reunited With Dad Today After 108 Days Apart

Praise God. I was reunited with my dad today after 108 days. This photo is in the chapel of his new nursing home. He was...

Finding the Right Assisted Living Facility, Part 2

Finding the right assisted living facility for your parents is: Stressful, confusing, and awkward. Here is my experience. It feels intrusive to share things such as...

The Future Assisted Living Is In Our Hands- Part 4

Why the Future  Assisted Living is in our hands My Response to Granger Cobb and the ALFA and ASHA As a nurse that has almost 40...

Dangers of Assisted Living, Part 2

Are You Aware of the dangers of Assisted Living?  When I tell my clients that Assisted Living is the most dangerous part of the medical...