Gary Barg: I am a real fan of
your work with the Humane Society of
the United States and trying to
promote the idea of pet trusts.
Ed Asner: Well, I think it
is cruel not to make plans for what
happens to your pets when you die.
When I was married, we had three
kids. We had a vast menagerie
of animals: three big dogs, four or
five cats, turtles, fish, birds, you
name it. We even had a lab rat
that got loose. The animals
filled our lives and were a
wonderful glue to bind us together...continued
Protecting Seniors From Work-at-home
By Janet Crozier
“Work minutes a day at home and earn
enough to pay all of your bills.”
“Work part-time in your own home and make $500 to $1,000
your first month! It couldn’t be any easier!”
Con artists pitching work-at-home
schemes rake in over $400 billion dollars a year by
exploiting people, especially seniors on fixed incomes...continued
Wrestling with Care
By David Gillaspie
Caregiving in America is in great demand, from
adult foster home owners offering familiar surroundings, to assisted
living center staff patrolling hallways to answer assist request
buzzers and lights. Rehabilitation centers employ physical
therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and the
caregivers on site. Some nursing homes have as many as twelve
“patients” for each worker. They are all on the job and working
Considerations for Caregivers
By Arthur N. Gottlieb MSW, LMSW, CSA
Caregiving is not for everyone. Remember,
it’s not about you. If the relationship is too
emotionally charged or patience is not your best
virtue, find someone else to take over the
primary role of caregiver.
It is important to reflect upon your motivations
for being a caregiver and to make an honest
assessment of your limitations...continued
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