Palliative Care in the Home

A Filipino Experience On the heels of last week's Bruce's Blog, about caring for a loved one in the home, we publish this week an excerpt from Bruce's book, The Freedom Handbook for Living & Retiring in the Philippines, written by the adult child of a terminally ill parent who nursed her while living at home in Manila.  The event occurred several years ago, but the story and the advice are still totally applicable: Margie’s Experience Caring for a Parent When we first got the diagnosis that Mom, in her eighties and very active, had colon cancer it was not only a shock, but we also had the hope and expectation that she would get better. We had hoped that she would be able to go through chemotherapy and radiation, which would bring her into remission, or perhaps even a…

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Lifeline Ambulance Rescue Philippines A Very Reassuring Prospect

I interviewed Michael Deakin, the managing director and the dynamic driving force behind Lifeline Ambulance Rescue Philippines, and I have to say that the man is impressive. This product of a Filipino-British upbringing is as passionate about his mission as he is well-versed and well-informed about his business. Michael has transposed two of the primary philosophies from his background in the hotel, restaurant, and hospitality industry onto the ambulance & rescue company he runs. The first is, “We serve you first, in the expectation of payment later”, and the second, “What we serve you is a quality product.” “Our policy is to never refuse a call, no matter what.” Michael tells me during our interview. Since 1995, Lifeline has been instrumental in saving over 86,000…

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“ More and more folks are retiring at an earlier age, while they are still healthy enough to enjoy their lives. The problem is, in the First World, even a couple in their late fifties that have a $500,000 investment portfolio, which includes their home equity and other investments, won’t have enough retirement income to take advantage of their hard-won freedom. ”

The FREEDOM HANDBOOK
By Bruce Silverman
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