Monthly Archives: March 2011

Can’t hear you…

The other day I’m talking to my mother on the phone.   We’re having a fairly coherent conversation about this and that – the weather, last night’s dinner, the weather.  Mom wears hearing aids and sometimes when she is on … Continue reading

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Dad

After last week’s blog, a few readers emailed to ask why I don’t write more about my father.  My dad died less than a year ago and some days it’s still too raw.  The last 14 years of his life … Continue reading

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Medicare vs Medicaid

I received a phone call the other day from a friend looking into assisted living for her mother.  She wanted to know if she should apply for Medicaid first.  In the course of the conversation, she sometimes said Medicaid and … Continue reading

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Home is the place…

Last week, I did a poetry workshop at the senior center my mother attends (it offends her when it is referred to as ‘day care’ and I respect that).  Earlier in the day Mom warned me, “You better speak loudly … Continue reading

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