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Category Archives: Elder Care

New Shingles Vaccine Works Wonders

The horrible itching of chickenpox is one of my first memories. I remember my mother trying to ease my pain with a cold, baking soda bath. Thank goodness, that’s over and I never have to endure chickenpox again! But wait, … Continue reading

Meet Evergreen Hospice

The first thing I noticed about EvergreenHealth Hospice in Kirkland is that the staff and its surroundings made me feel serene. From the moment I was greeted by a trained volunteer to walking around the landscaped gardens, I felt safe … Continue reading

Part II: Palliative care reduces costs, delivers better outcomes

The title of a recent article published in USA Today says it all: 10,000 SENIORS COST MEDICARE $1 BILLION; CONTAINING COSTS A CHALLENGE AS NATION AGES Well, actually, the real problem is multi- fold: cost, quality and quantity.  Due to … Continue reading

Let’s review Medicare, open enrollment

It’s that time of year again. You know, it’s time to review and evaluate your Medicare plan. Is it doing what you need it to do? Each year, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug … Continue reading

Part I: Overlake Hospital physician explains palliative care

Recently, I was telling my boomer hiking pals about my interview with a palliative care physician. No strangers to the ER or orthopedic surgeries, my 60-something buddies asked dumbfounded, “What’s that?” Fresh from my conversation with Karen Knops, MD, medical … Continue reading

Andelcare joins Northwest Healthcare family

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON – Andelcare is one of the premier providers of in-home eldercare for Seattle and the Eastside.  Having been founded in 2003, Andelcare has an outstanding history of providing professional care that enables seniors to remain in the comfort … Continue reading

Parkinson’s Event Shares Message of Hope

By Leslee Jaquette, Andelcare Client Relations As actor Michael J. Fox said, “We may have our individual Parkinson’s Disease, but we all share one thing – hope!” At the recent Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation 2016 HOPE Conference® on Parkinson’s! the theme … Continue reading