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
How to pay for the care you want When meeting with a Financial Advisor or Elder Law Attorney, it’s important to know what to ask. When attempting to implement your preferences that you crafted when doing your Bridge of Life Plan, this is especially true. The Financial part is the part of this plan that is most often overlooked. You can do a come up with the perfect design of … [Read more...] about Bridge of Life Planning (Part 3) – A Few Things to Discuss with Your Financial Advisor
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?
As a Family Caregiver taking care of a Loved One at home, you've probably had many well-meaning friends and family admonish you to Take Care of Yourself. This well-meaning advice may have drawn a number of different reactions. Your reactions may have ranged from anger (they don't know what they are talking about) all the way to laughing out loud. It goes without saying that … [Read more...] about Family Caregivers: Take Care of Yourself