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 several … [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
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
Siblings! Other than general Caregiver Stress questions, it seems that various questions about Siblings top the list. Maybe it’s because Siblings are one of the primary causes of Family Caregiver Stress?! Typical Complaints From Siblings Typical questions that we receive on our Help Me Help Momma LiveCast regarding siblings are: How can I get my Sister to help me? … [Read more...] about Siblings – The Primary Cause of Family Caregiver Stress?
We do a weekly Facebook LiveCast where we discuss various Caregiver related topics and answer questions received from Family Caregivers. Hands down, the biggest topic we are asked about on a weekly basis has to do with Family Caregiver Stress. While neither of us are therapists, as Elder Law Attorneys, we have visited with hundreds of families over the years who are … [Read more...] about The 3 “P’s” To Reduce Family Caregiver Stress