elderly care

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan may do a one-time study looking at what kind of care seniors will need – and whether they can afford it. 

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WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it’s time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require assisted living. 

Matt Rourke, AP / AP

Being a caregiver for someone who's terminally ill or has a long-term illness can be exhausting. Joyce Rupp says both family caregivers and those who do the work professionally need to find a balance and care for themselves too. Rupp will be the main speaker at this year's 15th annual Community of Caregivers at the Transformations Spirituality Center in Kalamazoo. 


WMUK

(WDET-Undated) White House officials host an annual conference on aging Monday This year’s summit includes one Michigan lawmaker who has a personal stake in the debate over long-term health care. 

Robbie Feinberg

For anyone who’s ever lost a parent or grandparent, the emotional trauma can hurt badly. But what can make it worse is their memories and history are often lost with them. One Michigan-based hospice network, though, has brought in a program that works to preserve those memories for future generations.


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