Author Archives: Elizabeth Sukys-Rice

GCM- A new resource

Shared by: Elizabeth Sukys-Rice What Is a Geriatric Care Manager? A geriatric care manager, usually a licensed nurse or social worker who specializes in geriatrics, is a sort of “professional relative” who can help you and your family to identify needs and find ways to meet your needs. These specially trained professionals can help find […]

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Healthy Brain Basics

Steps Toward a Better Brain By: Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, LCSW WHERE TO BEGIN There are many things that can affect brain health. Start with one small step in the right direction: ■ Schedule a health screening or physical exam ■ Review your medicines with your health care provider ■ Add one daily serving of vegetables to […]

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Exercise – The New Pill

Improving our Emotional Wellbeing with Exercise By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, LCSW Recently I read a book by Dr. John Ratey’s titled Spark – Here he provides a simpler and more straightforward interesting findings, facts, and snippets, and pack them into a “1-page cheatsheet”. Here is part one. LESSONS AND HIGHLIGHTS 1. Exercise helps your body utilize […]

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A Dying Well Plan Part IV

By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice ‘‘I sit with her for over an hour while she explores her emotional and spiritual pain.”Palliative Care Social Worker Supporting Roles to Help the Process It can be incredibly emotionally and physically draining caring for an individual who is terminally ill. There is help available and it’s important to allow for individuals […]

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A Dying Well Plan Part III

By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice “Every day across the country,” she writes, “family caregivers find themselves pondering a medical procedure that may save the life of someone beloved and grown frail.” But, when is it time to stop intervening and let nature take its course? When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved […]

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Love your Heart 

Know the Signs By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice Signs of Heart Disease Early heart disease often doesn’t have symptoms, or the symptoms may be barely noticeable. This is especially true in older adults. That’s why regular checkups with your doctor are important. Contact your doctor right away if you feel any chest pain. However, as you get […]

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