Month: September 2018

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An Interview with the Executive Director of Intervention Associates

September 26th, 2018

I sat down to speak with Lisa Pettinati, the executive director of Intervention Associates, to learn about her role and the uniqueness of Intervention Associates as a care management and guardianship service. Etta: Hi, I’m Etta Dale Hornsteiner. Today I will be speaking with Lisa Pettinati, a social worker and a care manager at Intervention […]

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10 Things you need to know about guardianship

September 19th, 2018

The terrain of life can become challenging, particularly as you grow older. Aging can bring on new challenges—chronic illness or even the responsibility of a loved one where the roles of parents and children are now reversed. Sometimes the issue has nothing to do with aging; it’s an intellectual disability or a cognitive problem or […]

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When Care and Service Embody a Family Heritage

September 12th, 2018

When the family disintegrates, the community breaks down. The community needs someone with a history—experience of restoring its health and soul and thus the family. The family is the soul of the community; therefore, to navigate the complexities and intricacies of it, there is a need for care and service based on a healthy family […]

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When Should an Elderly Parent Leave Their Home?

September 5th, 2018

The world was captivated by the story of 82-year-old Masafumi Nagasaki who left civilization in 1989 for a life of solitude on the little island of Sotobanari Island, Japan. Nagasaki became known as the ‘naked hermit’. On this remote island where there was no running water; water for bathing and shaving came from rain collected […]

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