Frances Shani Parker, eldercare consultant and Detroit, Michigan author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes, writes this blog. Topics include eldercare, hospice, nursing homes, caregiving, dementia, death, bereavement, and older adults in general. News, practices, research, poems, stories, interviews, and videos are used often. In the top right column, you can search for various topics of interest to you. You can also subscribe to this blog or follow it by email.
He’s Harvey Mehlhaff, a retired Baptist minister who has
been paralyzed from the waist down due to prostate cancer since April, 2010.
She’s Carol, his loving wife and devoted caregiver. Together they
celebrate a marriage that has lasted 51 years. He teases her
about hugs and kisses, while she blushes with the sweetness of a young bride.
They love hospice. But, most of all, they cherish each other and look forward
to living each day to the fullest.