A Family Caregiver recently wrote: “Breaks and Time are easier said than done. Everyone one else is too busy with their OWN time. It’s just easier to not ask of anything. But I can say one thing - I’ll never have regrets. But not having time once in awhile takes its toll. I’ve been in the hospital and in ER a few times very sick.” This is a great blog post that covers … [Read more...] about Family Caregivers Time
OK. I will give away the punch line first. In this article we discuss the need for a Family Meeting. It's a great opportunity for a family to pull together. Sometimes for the first time ever, for the benefit of another person - their beloved Mom or Dad. It always happens around holiday time. The kids, who may not have been home since last Christmas or Thanksgiving come home … [Read more...] about Family Meeting with Momma
Last week we talked about the issue of Siblings and Momma’s Money. A close second to the issue of money is time. As a caregiver, you may feel like you don't have enough time in the day to get everything done. As a result, you are probably neglecting something just as important: time for yourself. Concerned With Time For Yourself Every week Family Caregivers send in … [Read more...] about Making Time For Yourself As A Caregiver
One of the hottest hot-button discussion topics between siblings revolves around the issue of Momma’s money. “Not that it matters”, sibling explains, “because we want Momma’s money to be used for Momma”. But, for whatever reason, a sibling issue still unfolds from the following: Sibling Issue 1: “It’s always been this way” Some family are just wired this way. One of the … [Read more...] about Sibling Issue – Momma’s Money
The following is a summary of several questions we recently received. These questions all have the same common thread. What are our options when it comes to caregiving? We have summarized them into a "group question" presented herein below. It seemed to happen so suddenly. Mom & Dad had been living together at home for years. Dad died a couple of years ago, but it seemed … [Read more...] about What are My Options for Helping a Parent Who Needs a Little Supervision?