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Man with sinus problems

Ok so the title of the blog makes no sense to you, right? But it will if you are starting to feel clogged around your nose and eyes, feel pressure, kind of like a headache in your face? Welcome to my world, a world of allergies and sinusitis. It's not the economy, nor Rush Limbaugh's mouth, nor polls, nor politics, but maybe it is the weather.

Doctor counting money

More physicians are charging annual retainer fees: Are you the recipient of a new wave of physician practice that actually charges you to have the privilege of seeing your doctor for more then 5 minutes? In MD, Va, and across the US, there is a new trend affecting the practice of medicine.

Doctor, patient, and nurse in the hospital

Yesterday, news media picked up on a story about Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland and there changing the way Emergency Rooms (ER) are designed, particularly for the senior or elder crowd. Why is it needed? Different needs as we age is the answer. And, respect, dignity, and care are the results.

Man moving boxes

So yesterday we moved Mom to the assisted living facility. I did not expect the strong emotional and physical draining I felt by the end of the day. It was very, very difficult. My mom was very sad about leaving her apartment. I told her she did not have to move to the assisted living. I was very scared to say this but felt I had to allow her to be in control, no matter the consequences.

Mom and her boyfriend

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my mom's decision to finally move into an assisted living facility at age 95. I have not written about it since as I was fearful she would change her mind. I also spoke of how she wanted to be near her friends.