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 or is in a facility of some type, costs mount fast! Money is NOT the Issue (or is it?) Many people would be … [Read more...] about This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!
As you can see, this article is entitled, “Estate Planning for Momma - a Simple Way to Avoid a Cruising for a Bruising!” Some will laugh, but failure to plan can result in ‘a bruising’ from many unintended consequences. Oftentimes, no one sees these consequences coming. The purpose of this article is to educate & motivate the Senior and their family to do any necessary … [Read more...] about Estate Planning for Momma – A Simple Way to Avoid a Cruising for a Bruising
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 facility care or some other option? Most readers would guess that she would want to stay home by herself or would … [Read more...] about What Are Momma’s Preferences?
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 done because of their deep love for the person for whom they are providing care. Most Family Caregivers are “in … [Read more...] about Duties of a Family Caregiver
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 time, you love your parent and feel like you can do a better job of taking care of them than anyone else. Besides, they … [Read more...] about Is There Anyone Else Out There?