Monthly Archives: May 2016

Nurses make it possible

Front Row: Janna Baker, RN, Michelle Lever, RN, Shannon Brown, LPN, Amber Conrad, RN, Stephanie Rankuhi, RN. Back Row: Sharon Searles, RN, Allison King, RN, Mary Canada, LPN, Natasha Jones, LPN, Kaylee Kinsch, RN, Paula Stukey, RN, Judy Marsh, RN.

Front Row: Janna Baker, RN, Michelle Lever, RN, Shannon Brown, LPN, Amber Conrad, RN, Stephanie Rankuhi, RN.
Back Row: Sharon Searles, RN, Allison King, RN, Mary Canada, LPN, Natasha Jones, LPN, Kaylee Kinsch, RN, Paula Stukey, RN, Judy Marsh, RN.

While we celebrate and appreciate nurses and all they do throughout the year, we took some time in May during Nurses Week to honor the great nursing staff we have here at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.

Nurses Week begins every year on May 6 and ends on READ MORE

Why I decided to make friends with death

We know we will die someday, so we must accept and plan for it

By Irene Kacandes for Next Avenue

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(This article was written as a part of The Op-Ed Project.)

While we may fear meeting death alone, most of us are actually more afraid of dying surrounded by the wrong kind of people — that is, by health care workers.

Yet that is all too likely to be READ MORE

5 things to do during and after a hospital stay

Tips for making your time there as painless as possible

By George H. Schofield, Ph.D. for Next Avenue

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Any hospital stay can be a revelation. When it’s totally unexpected, the experience can be even more fraught with surprises. I speak from personal experience and have some advice based on it.

Last year, I had pain severe enough to require a middle-of-the-night READ MORE

Purposeful aging: A model for a new life course

New possibilities for older adults produce dividends for all

By Paul H. Irving for Next Avenue

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Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging  project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging. Paul H. Irving was a member of the 2015 Influencers In Aging Advisory Panel.

Marc Freedman, READ MORE

5 ways to keep your kids from fighting over your will

Follow these rules now to prevent a family war later

By Patrick O’Brien for Next Avenue

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It is your worst nightmare. You’ve passed away, and now your adult children no longer speak to each other. Circumstances around your death have destroyed the family you spent your life building. As the CEO and co-founder of READ MORE

The 2 big misconceptions about long-term care

Cautionary words from a Next Avenue Influencer In Aging

By Sudipto Banerjee for Next Avenue

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(Editor’s Note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.)

There are many uncertainties in retirement. For example, we don’t know how long we are going READ MORE