Month: December 2018

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Embracing Brené Brown Vulnerability in Aging

December 31st, 2018

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.”1 Could we have gotten it wrong all these years? That is, that feeling of being emotionally exposed or uncertain, as Brené […]

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This One Thing Can Make Older Adults Happier

December 24th, 2018

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”—Steve Jobs There are many paradoxes […]

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Why a Philadelphia professional care management company is uniquely poised to help you plan for your future needs

December 19th, 2018

As 2019 approaches, businesses are setting goals. You may be planning your own personal goal, and if so, have you considered advance care planning? According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70% of Americans do not have an advance care plan.  Celebrities like Aretha Franklin and Prince died without a will and likely did not […]

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Why a professional care manager can be the safe bridge between palliative care and end-of-life care

December 11th, 2018

Why does death seem imminent once a patient enters hospice care? (That’s not a trick question.) Under hospice care, patients are given approximately six months of end-of-life care, with an essential component being comfort care.  Generally, this is not the case. Former First Lady Barbara Bush died two days after entering hospice care. Aretha Franklin, […]

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