Category: Of Interest…

Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

Talking to Your Child about Death

Talking to Your Child about Death

If you are in the end stage of caregiving, you and your family are all dealing with many emotions. And, if you have a young child or a teenager, you are also aware that children have a way of knowing when something is wrong, even from a young age.  Teaching children about death isn’t easymore>>

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End-of-Life Hospice Care Underused

End-of-Life Hospice Care Underused

Too few Americans entering life’s final phase are availing themselves of high-quality hospice care, despite the fact that Medicare covers the expense, experts say. The situation is only going to become more problematic as the nation’s “baby boomers” reach the end of their expected life spans in coming decades, according to two articles in themore>>

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Animals as Caregivers

Animals as Caregivers

by Frances Maguire Paist “It’s funny how dogs and cats know the insides of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?” With those words written in 1912, Pollyanna author Eleanor Porter foreshadowed what many of our nation’s leading long-term care facilities have learned only recently, that animals hold the one of the keys tomore>>

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You From End-of-Life Planning

Don’t Let Fear Stop You From End-of-Life Planning

It’s natural to procrastinate, but make this a priority for your loved ones By Debbie Reslock  When I was in my early 20s, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It felt like a one-two punch, since my dad had died unexpectedly a few years earlier. Although Mom tried chemotherapy, the results seemed to suggest thatmore>>

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End of Life: The Final Word

End of Life: The Final Word

*By JEASTRIDGE (Member of allnurses.com) Words matter all the time. It’s just that at the end of life, there are so few of them left, that we must count carefully to make sure there is no waste. That awareness keeps us from using them foolishly. As we leave the bedside of the dying, may wemore>>

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Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

My sincere thanks to my dear friend, Jude McLoughlin, a Nurse Practitioner in Liverpool, England, for sharing with us this inspiring article. Yours in service, Sangita Devi Dasi (Susan Pattinson, RN)   We will all face painful moments sitting next to dying people. What can we say? By Jenny Harrington  At 3 p.m. on a Mondaymore>>

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“Today is the Last Day of My Life.”

“Today is the Last Day of My Life.”

The following inspirational quotes were submitted by Jai Devaki Parks, a long-time Vaishnavas Care Supporter who is a member of the Gita-nagari farm community in Port Royal, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.). We sincerely thank Jai Devaki for sharing this important quote from her family’s Guru, His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami, and for participating in our project to assist themore>>

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Anxiety: What it Is, What to Do

Anxiety: What it Is, What to Do

By Francesca Coltrera Senior Content Writer, Harvard Health Publishing While anxiety symptoms vary widely, odds are good that at some point you’ve experienced occasional physical and emotional distress signals such as panicky breathing, your heart pounding in your chest, trouble sleeping, feelings of dread, or even loops of worry. That’s normal. By itself, anxiety isn’tmore>>

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Hospice workers find peace in helping patients find comfort at the end of life

Hospice workers find peace in helping patients find comfort at the end of life

 By Michael Ollove CLEVELAND — It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a room overlooking the slate-gray, lapping waters of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some just arriving at work, some finishing a night shift, sit silently on benches and in armchairs below stained-glass windows. A plump golden retriever named Linus, a therapy dog, wandersmore>>

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Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers

Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers

By Karen Zraick Most American teenagers — across demographic groups — see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers, a new survey by the Pew Research Center found. The survey found that 70 percent of teenagers saw mental health as a big issue. Fewer teenagers cited bullying, drug addiction or gangs as major problems;more>>

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