VNA Caregiver Conference draws 100 local caregivers
VERO BEACH — The Visiting Nurse Association hosted its third VNA Caregiver Conference at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach recently. READ MORE...
‘LGBT Lens’ to focus on elder caregiving at Jacksonville seminar
When Chris MacLellan rushed his partner Richard Schiffer to a Deerfield Beach hospital’s emergency room in September 2013, he expected his presence to be acknowledged. READ MORE...
AARP: Florida slammed worst by Trumpcare; ‘scared’ at 60 in Lake Worth
More than 450,000 Floridians over age 50 risk taking the nation’s biggest collective punch in the wallet from a House Republican overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, an analysis released Thursday shows. READ MORE...
How to Support LGBT Seniors and Caregivers Aging in Place
By Michelle Seitzer Sep 19, 2016
What do LGBT seniors want? Like most older adults, they want to age in place comfortably and be treated with respect and care, says Christopher MacLellan.
Affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy" in many caregiving circles, MacLellan cared for his partner, Richard, until he passed away of esophageal cancer in March 2014. After receiving the diagnosis in 2011, MacLellan started his caregiving blog... READ MORE...
Chris MacLellan: From Caregiver to Caregiving Advocate
The author shares how his personal experience shapes his public advocacy
By Dave Singleton, Caring.com Author
Out of pain comes resolve. Those five words describe every caregiver who’s endured challenges – emotional, physical, legal, financial – and come out the other side determined to help those in a similar predicament.
Christopher MacLellan: Equality and justice for all – no exceptions
June 5, 2014|By Christopher MacLellan
I write this in the hopes of sharing a position contrary to that identified in Attorney General Pam Bondi's recent court documents that recognizing "same-sex marriages would impose significant public harm." READ MORE...
In Sickness and in Health
A Couple's Final Journey
Photos and video by Carline Jean
Story by Diane C. Lade
Chris MacLellan and Bernard Richard Schiffer never exchanged “for better or for worse” vows.
As a gay couple, marriage wasn’t an option in Florida. Instead, they lived together and loved each other for 11 years. READ MORE...
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Challenges and Issues in LGBT Caregiving
A Rainbow Memorial
by J. Malec
Love, Caregiving and Memorials in the GLBT Community
Over the last few years, Chris MacLellan has become the voice of advanced caregiving in the GLBT community. Also known as ‘The Bow Tie Guy’, Chris is the National Caregiving Advocate for AnswersForElders.com and a consultant for Emerald Elite Home Health Care in Wilton Manors, Florida. A man on a mission, he started a blog called ‘The Purple Jacket’ while providing care for Richard, his terminally ill partner. Chris also hosts a weekly radio show called “Healing Ties.” READ FULL ARTICLE
Medicare Expanding Access to Hospice Care
By STEPHANIE ARMOUR
July 20, 2015 11:00 A.M. ET
The federal government is announcing Monday the expansion of a pilot project that paves the way for Medicare beneficiaries to use hospice services while still getting treatments that aim for a cure.
A successful test could lead to a fundamental shift in the delivery of health-care at the end of patients’ lives. Under current Medicare payment rules, beneficiaries can’t get both curative treatment and hospice care at the same time. READ FULL ARTICLE
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