Singing praises for the unsung heroes

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.
July 18, 2018

5 Things Family Caregivers Need to Know About Family Leave

On the federal law's 25th anniversary, who can't take the leave and what lies ahead? [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Diane Harris for Next AvenueThis week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work to care for a new child or sick relative or to manage their own serious medical condition without fear of losing their job. The biggest cause for celebration, however, isn’t for what the law has accomplished over the past quarter century, but rather what may come next.
March 2, 2018

What does senior living cost?

Join us for lunch and learn about the costs and benefits of senior living.[/caption]Johnson County has many senior living opportunities, but have you ever wondered what it will cost to live in one? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?
June 30, 2017

When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

Sheila was very clear about her wishes for the end of life. She was 88 years old and a former hospice volunteer. When her time came, she wanted no ventilator, no feeding tube, no CPR. She even wrote down her wishes — NO LIFE SUPPORT! — in an advance directive, in case she wasn’t able to say what she wanted. (Advance directives such as the one Sheila wrote are common; many hospitals even use their completion rates as a quality metric.)
June 27, 2017

What’s causing your knee pain?

Whether it came on suddenly when you were playing tennis or more gradually over many years, knee pain can keep you from doing even the most basic of activities. At the very least, it can limit your ability to move as easily or quickly, or sit in one place for an extended time.
June 4, 2017