Posts Tagged ‘ alcohol and substance abuse ’

ABUSE IN NURSING HOMES EXAMINED

Oct 18th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Nursing Home Abuse Issues State Health Facts cites that as of 2009, the United States contains 15,658 nursing homes, and 10 percent of those over the age of 65 will spend some part of their lives in a nursing home.  Accordingly, there is a growing concern about nursing home abuse as the elderly are not [...]



Twelve Reasons to Care: A Message for Seniors

May 5th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of my most admired friends follows the 12 Step Program religiously. His life’s orientation centers around it. There is good reason. He has known the hardship and adversity of alcoholism and drug abuse. The deadening influence of both either teach you to respect the 12 Steps or the disease will finally kill you. He knows that from candid experience. Without embarrassment he tells the story. Every time he does his own resolve to live a better life becomes stronger. If you ever have the chance to hear him, you will be inspired, moved and transformed in your own ways.

Because of my friend, I have developed some rules or steps of my own. I call them Twelve Reasons to Care. These are they:

* Care about others more than you do yourself.