Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Merrily’s Items of Interest

Given the unknown, choose home care when possible

To Stay Healthy (and alive) Longer, Avoid Hospitalization, if Possible

We’ve certainly come a long way from the pre-Florence Nightingale days, when one of the earliest hospitals, the Hotel-Dieu in Paris, offered dark, unsanitary, poorly ventilated wards, multiple patients per bed (many of whom were infectious), and a mortality rate of more than 40%. And yet, we’re still struggling with[…]

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10,000 Boomers turn 65 each DAY!

Help Me Understand This

Sometimes, when there’s a difficult concept to grasp or a difficult decision to be made, it helps to go back to the basics. Start with what you know. For many of us, particularly lifelong learners, and the young, a picture – or a hands-on experience – truly is worth a[…]

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Getting old or being disabled should not disqualify one for care.

The Bottom Line About Healthcare

There’s a time and a place to remain quiet. Schools now have mandatory silent sustained reading time, where students cannot speak but are engaged in the pages of a book for 20 minutes. Movie theaters warn us to silence our cell phones when it’s time for the show to begin.[…]

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Think of green as go, yellow as go in a minute and red as a challenge!

Chasing Success

How do you define success? When a group of 5- to 16-year-olds were asked that very question, their answers ranged from being good at karate to being Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, a poll of the elderly (with a mean age of 80) viewed self-acceptance and self-contentment as evidence of success. And[…]

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