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Journey Stop #2: The Serious Time Stage

Journey Stop #2: The Serious Time Stage

Journey Stop #2 is what we refer to as the Serious Time Stage. This is when the time commitment gets "Serious". At this stage, you are spending between 3 - 6 hours per day helping your Loved One with their daily activities. Brief Recap of Journey Stop #1 In our last...

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Bridge of Life Planning (part 1)

Bridge of Life Planning (part 1)

Bridge of Life planning is all about helping a declining parent get what they want during a period of decline of physical or cognitive health. If they (and you) are fortunate, Mom and Dad have already planned and have set forth what they want. In a perfect world,...

Create a Care Journey Plan

Create a Care Journey Plan

This Planning Stuff is Really Important Creating a Care Journey Plan (CJP) is “the thing” that makes a Bridge of Life Plan work. For those of you who may have missed our previous discussions on Bridge of Life Planning, let me digress. In simple terms, a Bridge of Life...

This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!

This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!

If you are a Family Caregiver tasked with the responsibility of helping an aging parent with their care, you quickly realize that “This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!” It costs a lot of money to secure the proper care for your Loved One. Whether your parent is at home...

What Are Momma’s Preferences?

What Are Momma’s Preferences?

Have you had the discussion with Momma about her preferences? What exactly are Momma's Preferences? If and when she can’t stay at home by herself any longer, what does she want? Does she want family coming in to help or outside caregivers? Would Momma even prefer...

Duties of a Family Caregiver

Duties of a Family Caregiver

A reader recently asked about the duties of a Family Caregiver. The traditional meaning of the word “duty” implies obligation to someone. My thought, in that case, would be that a Family Caregiver would have no “duties”. Everything that most Family Caregivers do is...

Is There Anyone Else Out There?

Is There Anyone Else Out There?

If you are the primary caregiver for a declining parent you may wonder sometimes, “Is there anyone else out there?”  You may be shouldering ALL of the caregiver burden by yourself.  On one hand, you realize that you could possibly get more help. At the same...

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