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5 Things Family Caregivers Need to Know About Family Leave

On the federal law’s 25th anniversary, who can’t take the leave and what lies ahead? [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Diane Harris for Next Avenue

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work to care for a new child or sick relative or to READ MORE

Emporia Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

Susan Siepelmeier, executive director of Emporia Presbyterian Manor, with Bruce Shogren (left), president and CEO of PMMA, and Bill Taylor (right), COO of PMMA

Emporia Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2017, covering the months of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

The recognition came through READ MORE

Does Your House Control Your Future?

RSVP now to join us on Nov. 16 for this free workshop and three-course lunch.

Presbyterian Manor hosting free workshop

Do you control your future, or does your house control it? Do you find yourself overburdened with home maintenance? Are you thinking maybe it’s time to sell?

Emporia Presbyterian Manor will offer a free “Does Your House Control Your Future” workshop READ MORE

When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

Things are not always black and white during a health crisis

By Dr. Kathryn B. Kirkland for Next Avenue

Knowing your wishes for end-of-life is important in a medical emergency.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Advance directives will remain an important part of the picture: They ensure that decisions about medical interventions at the end of life are in the hands of patients and that patients’ values drive these decisions, even when they can’t speak for themselves.

(This article was provided by The Op-Ed Project, with which the writer is a fellow.)

Sheila was very clear about her wishes for the end of life. She was 88 years old and a former hospice volunteer. When her time came, she wanted no ventilator, no feeding READ MORE