Category Archives: Elderly Care

Laid To Rest

Today, I took some time off work to support some dear friends who were burying their dear 91-year old mother to rest.  It was clear from the funeral services that she had lived her life centered around all the things … Continue reading

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Father the Cat

My Dad must have nine lives! He has survived many physical ordeals: Head injury in 1979 caused by a 25-foot fall and the resultant seizure disorder, multiple fractures, fractured skull and the accompanying bleed that has left him with difficulties … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch

“You’re five minutes late!” my father said, as I reached over to kiss him on his forehead.  He was sitting in the kitchen, on the breakfast table facing the glass doors looking out to our mother’s garden. The sunlight was … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

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Mothers & Sons, Sons & Their Mothers

What is it about mothers and sons, or sons and their mothers? A steadfast, unspoken, pervasive bond between two people, almost palpable in its honesty. I noticed it more in the last two or three years of my mother-in-law’s life. … Continue reading

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