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
Family Caregiver Stress
Many of you have had the experience of having “the talk” with a teenage child. Now, as your parent continues to decline, you may have had “the talk” all over again. However, this time you had it with Mom or Dad. "The talk" can be regarding a number of life changing topics: Moving to a different state so they can be closer to you Giving up the car keys for good Moving … [Read more...] about “The Talk” with Declining Parents – Interview with Dwain Hebda
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?
By the very nature of the title, it is obvious that being the Lone Family Caregiver is a lonely job. It is even more lonely this time of year. The holidays, (Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and some others I probably have missed) are supposed to be joyful times with lots of fun, food, joyful family gatherings and cheer. Holidays Only Amplify the Emotions Instead, the Lone … [Read more...] about The Lone Family Caregiver
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