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Five Common Services Help Manage Care from Home

During a recent conversation with Ann Friedrichsen, LICSW, I was reminded how confusing the various types of in-home care services can be. Program Coordinator of the Providence Hospice & Palliative Care Washington Transitions Program, Ann gave me an easy-to-read distillation … Continue reading

Expert Discusses Myths About Hospice

At a recent care industry luncheon, Stephanie Mehl, RN, MS, shared some myths about hospice care. As the Clinical Liaison/Community Educator at Providence Hospice of Seattle, she described the difference between hospice and palliative care. She also moderated a robust … Continue reading

What is a Reverse Mortgage and How Can One Help Homeowners

I was recently introduced to reverse mortgage expert Phil Miller.  A consultant for Reverse Mortgage Direct in Kirkland, Phil and I chatted over coffee about how reverse mortgages could help Andelcare clients. My ears really perked up when Phil said, … Continue reading

Healthy Choices Contribute to Heart Health

Want to see a scary number? Collectively, cardiovascular disease (including stroke), cancer, and diabetes account for approximately two thirds of all deaths in the United States and about $700 billion in direct and indirect economic costs each year.  That’s right … Continue reading

Marla Beck Discusses ‘Senior Care Choices’ at Cornerstone Event – Part II

I was the second speaker at the ‘Caring for Your Elders” discussion held recently at the Bellevue Club and hosted by Cornerstone Advisors. I was joined by Karin Miller, a licensed geriatric social worker and Chuck Hammond, client manager of … Continue reading