News Register Paper, McMinnville, January 20, 2017 …Subtitled “Saving Our Parents From the Perils of Modern Health Care,” Houle’s book is being used in a series of “End of Life Planning” programs at Hillside Retirement Community.
Program Topic: Healthy Aging as the Silver Tsunami Approaches Key Discussion Points:
“All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and our world have forgotten or overlooked a large and often voiceless section of our community: frail, older persons.” Continue Reading Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare
Memoir/healthcare handbook, one of 12 books celebrated May 19 at The Christophers 67th annual gala, joining films & TV/Cable programs Continue Reading Portland-Based Authors Marcy Houle & Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom To Receive Christopher Award For “The Gift Of Caring”
We are thrilled beyond measure to have our book honored with a Christopher Award!!
We especially love Tony Rossi’s sentiment: “The world around us can seem like a dark place but the stories we honor with Christopher Awards remind us that we can illuminate the darkness by choosing to practice faith, love, compassion, courage, teamwork, and determination.” Continue Reading Christopher Award Press Release
One of the other things Marcy learned – and on which Dr. Eckstrom elaborates in “The Gift of Caring” – is to educate yourself about specifics of your parents’ health because “97 percent of medical students do not take a single course in geriatric medicine.” In other words, many doctors aren’t trained to treat the unique needs of seniors. They often attribute symptoms to “old age,” when they’re anything but. Continue Reading Save Your Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – and Develop Empathy Along the Way
This article from The New York Times really shows the dedication of geriatricians to their patients. It’s a wonderful look at Dr. Eckstrom at work.
Continue Reading As Population Ages, Where Are the Geriatricians?
It is an honor our book has been included in this “Best Northwest Books of 2015”. “This list is the best of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, chosen in consultation with reviewers and others in the business.”
Read more… Continue Reading “The Oregonian’s best Northwest books of 2015”
Every day, 10,000 U.S. citizens turn 65. By 2030, 70 million Americans — one out of every five — will be over 65. Much has been written about the burden in medical services this will place on the economy. Yet only recently has attention been turned in popular media toward the quality of those services and the implications for the end of all our lives.
Read more: OregonLive Continue Reading ‘The Gift of Caring’ review: Advice for helping your aging parents
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