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Coping with Depression: Signs You Might be in Trouble

When caregivers take on the responsibility of caring for a loved one, we expect our lives to change. What is unexpected, and often goes unnoticed, is the forfeiting of our own well-being in order to become a primary caregiver. Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer, “Yes,” to any of them, you need assistance. … Continue reading

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Alternatives sought for Hospice patients

Mary Pitzer looks pale and thin in her bed in Martinez, but her face brightens as she talks about her family and the home where she has lived for 21 years and where she still keeps bedrooms upstairs for her grown sons. “It was just like the mountains when I moved here,” she said, gesturing … Continue reading

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A Good Death: How Boomers Will Change the World a Final Time

I found this article the other day and thought that it was quite interesting. Surely the world has heard enough of the Baby Boomers, who have dominated the political, cultural and economic landscape for six decades. But a generation that has refused to go quietly into any life stage will, it seems, be heard from … Continue reading

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Mixer!!

We hope that you’ll join us as we celebrate our 5th anniversary, and our new offices! Click below to view full size.

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Hospice Care – Be your own advocate

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the number of patients receiving hospice care has been increasing over the past 12 years. However, it appears that hospice is often a last resort, with as many as 28% of hospice admissions lasting three days or less. A possible explanation … Continue reading

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