Lifematters Receives Distinguished Corporate Partner Award from ALS Association

Lifematters was honored to receive the Distinguished Corporate Partner Award at the ALS Corporate Awards Celebration on March 16th in Washington, DC.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with The ALS Association — DC/MD/VA Chapter, and encourage all to join this year’s Walk to Defeat ALS to help support their cause.    

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most selfless and compassionate acts that you can do for another person.  It can also be incredibly challenging, demanding and draining.  There are the physical and emotional aspects of caregiving, as well as the challenges of navigating the logistics of providing care.  It may feel at… Read more »

High-touch connection key to curing social isolation

It seems like a paradox: in the age of social media, smartphones, and expanding internet access, we’re lonelier than ever before. Author Olivia Laing writes that the internet presents itself as “a space in which no one need ever suffer the pang of loneliness, [a space] in which friendship, sex and love are never more…
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Palliative Care: What Is It and How Is It Different from Hospice?

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The Impenetrable Fortress: Accepting Assistance

As a Social Worker who has dedicated her professional career to working with older adults, one of my challenges has been working with older adult couples who are in need of assistance and they refuse help. I have found that couples who have a 40 plus year relationship, married or partnered to be steadfast in… Read more »