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Entries Tagged as 'Caregiving crisis'

Vulturous Lawyers, School-bell Empathy, Thrashing Wheelchairs Crave that Roundball and Jerry the Intrepid

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments

* Talk about the tail wagging the dog, or this instance aggressive, ADA-suing lawyers finding casues for action before they even found their clients. From the New York Times: “A small cadre of lawyers, some from out of state, are using New York City’s age and architectural quirkiness as the foundation for a flood of […]

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Coping with caregiving, cracking the past

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Anybody familiar with Wheeling the Deal knows it’s primarily a biography of my over-achieving, under-weighted firecracker of an uncle. There are subthemes aplenty, though, and a driving one is how my grandparents scrambled and strained to give their son the care that his terrible condition – C3/C4 quadriplegia — demanded in an era without rehab […]

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America’s next great crisis may be a relative away.

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments

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