Tag Archives: California

What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?

An interview with Ken Holmes, former coroner for Marin County, California, Part Two

Today we conclude our conversation with Ken Holmes. Originally from Fresno, Calfornia, Ken began working with the Marin County Coroner’s Office as a death investigator in 1975. He worked there for 36 years, eventually serving as the elected coroner for … Continue reading

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AARP Foundation Fights Against Illegal Nursing Home Evictions

For the first time, the Foundation has taken legal action against a nursing home

For the first time since its founding, the legal branch of AARP Foundation is suing a California nursing home for allegedly evicting an 83-year-old woman without due cause or notice. This is one of the first official responses to a growing trend … Continue reading

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How Can We Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

An interview with attorney and advocate for the elderly, Helen Karr, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Helen Karr, an attorney who advocates for the elderly community. A former beauty salon supervisor, Karr decided at the age of 65 to go back to school to become an attorney after hearing about and witnessing … Continue reading

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How Can Someone Become an Organ Donor?

An interview with Deanna Santana, Part One

Today, SevenPonds is speaking to Deanna Santana, the director of public relations for Sierra Donor Services. SDS is a nonprofit organization located in Sacramento, California that coordinates organ and tissue donations in parts of northern California and Nevada. Her inspiring … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “My Last Days: Claire Wineland”

Online documentary follows an inspirational teenager with cystic fibrosis

Claire Wineland, 19, has cystic fibrosis. She’s living on “borrowed time” as the cliché goes, because she has lived longer than doctors led her and her parents to believe she would. Claire has faced the prospect of death for her … Continue reading

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How Can Non-Medical Care Keep Your Loved One Safe and Comfortable? An Interview with Bridget Waller, RN, Part Two

Non-medical home care helps patients who are ill or at the end of life to stay at home.

In the second part of this two-part interview (read part one here), Bridget Waller, R.N.,  founder and owner of Hillendale Home Care, talks to SevenPonds about non-medical home care and how it can be integrated with hospice when patients are reaching the … Continue reading

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