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Autonomy vs. Safety
February 17, 2011
"Well, and just exactly who put HIM in charge of ME?" a client asks from her hospital bed, shifting her Johnny for better coverage and readjusting her stylish reading glasses.

Responding to Proposed MassHealth Rate Cuts
February 16, 2011
I gave testimony this week at a MassHealth public hearing that was held to give Group Adult Foster Care providers an opportunity to respond to a proposed rate cut.

Providing Comfort to Survivors
February 11, 2011
I joined Hakalah of Schechter Holocaust Services in June 2010. It was a challenge for me even though I have been working with elderly clients since 2005.

The Marvels of Email
February 10, 2011
This is a story of the marvels of email and the broad reach of JF&CS programs and services.

Remembering Dora
February 1, 2011
When I was in college I worked as a nurse's aide in a non-Jewish nursing home in Brighton. It was there that I met Dora.

Team Responds Rapidly
January 27, 2011
Albert, an elderly Russian immigrant, was scared and alone in an unfamiliar city. Could JF&CS help?

Life Stories
January 7, 2011
I had the good fortune to attend a conference in December called “Addressing Aging and Mental Health in a Multi-Cultural Society.”

Health Care Reform and End-of-Life Planning
January 6, 2011
Last year, Medicare paid $55 billion just for doctor and hospital bills during the last two months of patients' lives. That's a lot of money...

Tremble Clefs on WBUR
January 4, 2011
Listen to WBUR's coverage of the Tremble Clefs, our innovative choral group for people with Parkinson's disease and their care partners.

Love and Other Drugs
December 29, 2010
I can’t tell you how many people told me I HAD to see the new movie with Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs, because Anne Hathaway’s character has Parkinson’s disease.

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