June 17, 2020
The Washington Post
With the novel coronavirus, many families need help more than ever. If a loved one is isolated in a hospital with covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, or locked down in a senior community, don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to make sure they get the best possible care, says Barbara Abruzzo, a registered nurse and patient advocate who runs Livingwell Care Navigation in New York City.
June 3, 2020
"You don't ever think this is going to happen to you — until it does,” says Valenze, now 70, who never married and lives on her own in Whippany, New Jersey. She was the caregiver for her late father, and assisted with the care of her mom and one sister, who both died when she was a teen, but ironically, she says, she didn't have her own self-care plan in place. Another sister lives much too far away to be of daily assistance. “Your world can turn upside down in an instant, and the older you get, the more likely it will."
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