Mary Gustafson, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News
Mary Gustafson

Mary Gustafson

Most recent articles by Mary Gustafson

Implants increase risk of anxiety, trauma

People who are implanted with cardioverter defibrillators should be carefully monitored and screened for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to officials with the American Heart Association.

Mary Gustafson, McKnight's Staff Writer

Your big fat Greek retirement community

The New York Times Magazine article “The Island Where People Forget to Die” describes a Greek island that has the healing properties of the island from the TV show “Lost” and all the senior-friendly attributes of an absurdly high-end continuing care retirement community.

Mary Gustafson, McKnight's Staff Writer

Hollywood rescues long-term care

I’m being completely honest when I say that, in general, I do not have a problem with celebrities who crusade for charitable and humanitarian causes. I really don’t — Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and their ilk spend gazillions on causes close to their heart — so good for them.

Mary Gustafson, McKnight's Staff Writer

The gift of gallows humor

Comedienne Tig Notaro — from what I’ve been able to glean in my relatively brief history as a fan of her comedy — does not appear to have any connection with the long-term care industry. But in listening to her now famous standup act that announced her diagnosis of breast cancer, I had a feeling many in the LTC field would welcome her as one of their own.

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