ElderCare Currents


November 1, 1998                                                             Vol. 1, No. 2


NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL HOSPICE MONTH: This issue of the newsletter is dedicated to all of the health care providers and volunteers who have educated families for years about the palliative treatments available to terminally ill elders. Visit the Transitions & Spirituality Knowledgebase for information on Hospice and End-of-Life issues: http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/knowtrans.htm.

COMMUNICATING WITH IMPAIRED ELDERLY PERSONS: This helpful article includes tips on how to communicate with people who may be hearing or visually impaired; aphasic, or unable to speak normally; and those with Alzheimer’s Disease or related conditions. It is an excellent source for grandkids or visitors to your elder. Take a look at it at http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/knowalz.htm.

PREVENTING FALLS: Falls can cause immediate medical problems as well as decrease quality of life. This guide contains tips on how to make your elder’s home safer by removing obstacles and preventing injuries before they can cause greater disability. Go to http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/knowhome.htm

LEARNING RESOURCE GUIDES: Now available – "Choosing a Nursing Home" and "Preventing Frauds and Scams." Download these two FREE guides and look for others in the near future.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: TaxPak97 is now available! The complete collection of forms, instructions and publications for tax year 1997 includes tips for Executors, the Older Americans’ Tax Guide and Long Term Care Insurance information.

CAN WE TALK?: Take a look at the most recent discussion thread in the ElderCare Forum: One member found the assistance she needed when she asked about setting up a Family Council at her father’s nursing home. Contact us if you would like to help moderate the discussion at roboyoboy@worldnet.att.net.

MEMBER HOMEPAGES: Do you have your own homepage with caregiver content? If so, send us the address and a 2-3 sentence description and we’ll put a link on our "Members’ Homepages" section. Sorry, we cannot host sites at this time. http://www.ec-online.net/Community/members.htm.

FREE MAGAZINE ISSUE: Sign up for your issue of Catholic Digest magazine – FREE to ElderCare Online members! Go to http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/knowtrans.htm.

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