Links We Like: August 9, 2013

| By Jodi Horton

Do you take care of an elderly adult? Do you think about how you’ll take care of your parents in a few years? Maybe you’ve already heard, but caregiving is becoming a serious issue in our country. People are living longer, with more chronic illnesses, and aging at a fast pace. These people need help. Learn more about the caregiving crisis. Read now: America’s Growing Caregiving Crisis Spans Generations

We’re always encouraging individuals to have discussions with their loved ones about what kind of care they would want if an event happened that incapacitated their ability to express their wishes. Here’s the story of how one family realized conversations about end-of-life care are important. Read now: Activist’s Story Highlights Importance of End-of-Life Conversations

And, on a slightly different note, we wanted to give you a little extra inspiration to take you into the weekend. I read this piece and thought about how relevant it is just to life. As an organization, we strive to provide patients and their loved ones with excellent medical care, social services support, and spiritual support–to give a superior hospice experience. But it is worth remembering that all of those things should begin and end with the kindness of one individual to another. Read now: George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates

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