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January 22, 2019

Simple Steps to Keep the Deadly C. Diff Infection at Bay

The contagious bacterial infection can be more serious for older adultsBy Mark Ray When you were a child, did you worry about monsters hiding under your bed or lurking behind your closet door? It turns out one monster — clostridium difficile, or C. diff — may actually be closer at […]
January 14, 2019

18 Questions to Ask Any Nursing Home

How to find a place that wants to be a real homeBy Denise Logeland Part of the Transforming Life as We Age Special Report What makes a nursing home a good place for you or your parents? While “good” can mean a lot of things, it should include qualities like […]
January 2, 2019

One Doctor’s Plea: Consider Palliative Care

An oncologist grapples with letting patients suffer when there’s an alternative By Grace Birnstengel For some people facing a terminal illness or the end of life, transitioning to palliative care (care given to improve quality of life for patients with life-threatening diseases) can signify quitting. They see it as surrendering […]
December 11, 2018

What Hospice Does and Doesn’t Do

Know what’s offered so you can make informed decisions ahead of timeBy John F. Wasik Part of the Living to the End of Life Special Report (Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) More than once in my life, I wish I […]
December 5, 2018

Filling the Halls with Music!

Allie Overly, pictured sitting at the piano, found her way to Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in 1950 after visiting with a local church as part of the founding members of the Auxiliary. Now, nearly 70 years later, Allie still regularly volunteers at our Oakmont campus a few days a week. While she helps out wherever […]