Monthly Archives: May 2011

Featured Link —Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for so many agencies and departments it would be difficult to list them. This is a good starting point for information about anything related to health and safety in Texas. Here … Continue reading

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Memorial Day — I Fought For You

This video seems appropriate for Memorial Day. Warning: It might bring a tear to your eye. I Fought For You Sermonspice.com See Details Buy Now

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A Memorial Day Message From Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Erik Shinseki

Today, we pay homage to those who placed themselves on the Altar of Freedom for love of country. Memorial Day is a time for remembrance, reflection, and respect-for honoring the men and women who gave their lives in service to the Nation. On … Continue reading

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American Generations Through the Years

There is a great graphic depiction of the living generations at the CNN Web site. You may not be able to read the details on this reduced version, but if you go to the CNN site you can see it … Continue reading

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Diuretics May Increase Risk of Fall in Nursing Home Residents

Nursing home residents are always at risk of falling and breaking bones or suffering other injuries. This is not a criticism of the care give, but simply a reflection of the fact that every resident cannot be watched every second. … Continue reading

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Downsizing, Organizing, Handicap Remodeling, or Relocating

When Robert and Anne bought their family home thirty years ago, their plan was to live through retirement in this home. They had furnished their home with refurbished antiques acquired from their many trips together. It was one of their … Continue reading

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VA Caregiver Support: Caring for those Who Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new policy, and a new help page, for caregivers. If you take care of a veteran you should be aware of the information at this site. Here is a portion of the material … Continue reading

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Using Balloon-Style Immediate Annuities in VA Planning

This guest post is courtesy of Dale Krause and Krause Financial Services. Balloon-style immediate annuities are becoming more and more popular in VA planning.  The purpose in using a balloon-style immediate annuity in lieu of a level-pay immediate annuity is … Continue reading

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Featured Link -Texas Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services is a section of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. This is who you contact if you suspect elder abuse. Anyone who works with or helps senior citizens should be familiar with this site. APS … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Some Doctors Implant Feeding Tubes Into Dementia Patients Without Permission

The New York Times “The New Old Age” blog reported, “Most dementia patients will eventually develop problems with eating and swallowing as the disease progresses, but feeding them through surgically implanted tubes has not been shown to improve their survival, … Continue reading

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