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 blog post, we discussed Journey Stop #1. If you have been helping a declining parent for some time, you may be … [Read more...] about Journey Stop #2: The Serious Time Stage
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
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