Category: aging

Mourning the loss of my curls, my glorious curls

Don’t it always seem to go, you don’t know what you got til it’s gone – Joni Mitchell For the first 35 or so years of my life, my naturally curly, frizzy hair was the bane of my existence. It wasn’t until I learned to use the right products and read a life-changing book that I... Read more »

The very long goodbye: Living with a geriatric pet

No one prepared me for this. When you go to the rescue and pick out a cute, playful little kitten or pup, no one there talks to you about the not-so-cute later years. It’s all about vaccination schedules and proper diet and neutering, training and housebreaking. Nobody warns you about the incontinence and the “accidents”... Read more »

When nursing home residents get frisky

There was an interesting recent case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving the sexual activities of elder nursing home residents. Illinois-based Neighbors Rehabilitation Center LLC, a recipient of Medicare funds, was fined a whopping $84,000 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for what CMS said was its failure to sufficiently investigate... Read more »