4 Things You Should Know about COVID Hospitalizations

Written by Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer for Hospice of the Chesapeake and Chesapeake Supportive Care The COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense scrutiny of our hospital systems, especially what happens when adults over age 80 or living with complex acute illness are facing hospitalization. The decisions a relatively healthy person might make without blinking require careful consideration when it is an older adult living with life-limiting illnesses…

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Building Your Legacy Through Estate Planning

by Aimee Griffin, Esq. Are you familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? If not, that’s okay too. Well, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs explains how individuals start at the bottom of the pyramid in an effort to meet their basic needs, then advance up the ladder towards a state of Self-Actualization. According to this hierarchy, the first step in living and surviving is to fulfill our basic Physiological needs (i.e. eating,…

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Tips for Successful Real Estate Investing

by Charles Myrick Think you want to invest in rental properties? Are you considering buying residential property for rentals? Experts advise people who invest in real estate for building future wealth to make a long-term commitment. Here’s how: Educate Yourself About the Industry There are always going to be offers of great deals on properties. Some urge you to take quick or immediate action. Don’t jump in without solid preparation….

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Caregiving During Covid

by Eric Bush, M.D., RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer for Hospice of the Chesapeake As our nation copes with the new social norms created by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have seen images in the news of family members visiting their elderly loved ones through their windows. But what if you’re also on the inside of that window: What if you’re the caregiver? That’s a very real possibility: a study…

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Real Estate Transfer – A Plan for Generational Wealth

by Aimee Griffin, Esq. For many people, the house or real estate is the largest asset acquired during their lifetime.  Subsequently, having the ability to transfer it upon death is often the foundation for financial stability for future generations.  I have recently had the opportunity to speak at a convention for Black Farmers as well as Home Ownership Advisors.  In both settings, there was discussion regarding the challenge that families…

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A Shot of Hope: Why You Should Consider the COVID-19 Vaccine

Written by Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA, Chief Medical Officer for Hospice of the Chesapeake I know there is much attention and concern about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in our community. There is also much attention and concern about whether you should take it. Here is what I am telling the Hospice of the Chesapeake team members, our patients, and their families: I strongly encourage you to accept…

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How to Avoid Energy Scams!

With the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the world experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pepco is reminding customers to always be on alert for potential scams targeting energy customers. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company has seen an increase in scam attempts with scammers using this health crisis to take advantage of energy customers throughout the United States. We have received reports that scammers are threatening to shut…

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Lessons About Generational Wealth from My Mom

by Aimee Griffin, Esq. It has been about 7 years since my mother’s passing. It was a painful experience, but with most “mom experiences,” I learned many valuable lessons from her – lessons that reinforced my Estate Planning work. I have been working with families to create and share legacies, through Estate Planning for almost a decade. And, my experiences have reinforced the practices I employ and proclaim. Here are…

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Best Practices for Church Facility Repairs & Maintenance

Church leaders and their congregations know the importance of maintaining the structure that houses their ministry. They want to preserve the value of the building for future generations, protect their assets, and maintain the safe and efficient operations of the facility. Unfortunately, churches frequently find themselves addressing problems of deterioration and safety as they happen, often without the necessary funds. How can churches avoid the fiscal crisis of system failures,…

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Zoomed Out: Coping with Pandemic Fatigue

Zoomed Out: Coping with Pandemic Fatigue by Susan M. Coale, LCSW-C Chesapeake Life Center Director For more than a year, people across the globe have been dealing with rapid, unexpected changes that have resulted in many losses. Besides the devastating loss of millions of lives due to COVID-19, other losses include: Important events, such as weddings, family holidays, and funerals. Access to coping mechanisms, including gyms and social centers. Connections…

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