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...
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...
Why Should I Join a Community?

Why Should I Join a Community?

Why should you join a community?  You are busy enough, as is!  This just sounds like one more thing to do!  We asked some questions for the last several weeks on our Help Me Help Momma Facebook page. One of the questions that we asked Family Caregivers...
Clues That Momma May Need Help

Clues That Momma May Need Help

What are some clues that Momma may need help?  When a parent or spouse starts to decline, it’s hard to know what to do.  You wonder whether Momma should continue to live at home or whether she would be better off somewhere else.  (“Momma” is used...
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