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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][/caption]By Diane Harris for Next AvenueThis 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 manage their own serious medical condition without fear of losing their job. The biggest cause for celebration, however, isn’t for what the law has accomplished over the past quarter century, but rather what may come next.
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March 2, 2018

A New You for a New Year

As I think about the coming year, I sincerely and prayerfully desire to improve the quality of the life of God that is in me. When I look at Jesus, I am reminded that He was man as God intended.
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January 9, 2018

Employee earns certification

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has a long history of encouraging staff members to pursue continued education opportunities. Here, we write about Danica Loftin
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June 27, 2017

When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

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 tube, no CPR. She even wrote down her wishes — NO LIFE SUPPORT! — in an advance directive, in case she wasn’t able to say what she wanted. (Advance directives such as the one Sheila wrote are common; many hospitals even use their completion rates as a quality metric.)
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June 27, 2017
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