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How to Be an Effective Caregiver

March 19th, 2019

I went back to school in January; so you could imagine how surprised I was to find myself not only as a full-time student but also as a caregiver. Becoming a full-time student was planned, but becoming a full-time caregiver happened suddenly and unexpectedly. This year, my octogenarian mother moved in with my husband and […]

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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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What Elephants Can Teach us about Care Management

August 29th, 2018

“When I was a little girl, I was allowed to play with elephant figurines. But as I grew up and learned more about elephants and what they were, I learned how similar people are to them. Besides their sheer presence and being the largest land animal, they have many traits like humans. They are matriarchal. […]

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