Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris
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Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old. By Barry Eisenberg. NYTimes  May 22, 2019 My Aunt Doris recently passed away, exactly two weeks before her birthday. She would have been 107. I have been involved in health care for my entire professional life, as a hospital executive, consultant, and professor of health care management. But the time spent with my aunt at the end of her life taught me more about living and dying than all…

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

(Excerpted from:)A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. by Melissa Bailey and JoNel Alecca  April 9, 2019 When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage…

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