If you are a Family Caregiver tasked with the responsibility of helping an aging parent with their care, you quickly realize that “This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!” It costs a lot of money to secure the proper care for your Loved One. Whether your parent is at home or is in a facility of some type, costs mount fast! Money is NOT the Issue (or is it?) Many people would be … [Read more...] about This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!
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 generically in this article, whether Mom or Dad or spouse). The bottom line is that you, one of the adult children, just wonder (1) … [Read more...] about Clues That Momma May Need Help
A lady that I spoke with last week told me a story that fits the typical profile. She and her siblings all worked and had a family of their own. Two of the siblings lived and worked out of state. All of the kids had their plate very full. The local child had done everything possible to help supplement care for Mom and Dad every available spare minute. Dad had Alzheimer’s and … [Read more...] about Momma’s in the Nursing Home – Now What?
It starts slowly. Your Mom or Dad just need a little care. You stop on your way to work in the morning to check on your aging parent since you live close. You help with a few tasks, then do the same in the evening on your way home. As their care declines more, you are spending a couple of hours in the morning and night. Then they begin to need even more care. You find … [Read more...] about Full Time Family Caregiver
Are you a Family Caregiver? If so, you are very familiar with doing many tasks every day for the benefit of your Loved One. You do the best you can with what you’ve got. But sometimes, you encounter an issue that is huge. You can’t help but thinking, “If only we could dial the clock back a few years, we would have done things differently”. Uncovering these obstacles … [Read more...] about What Does Momma Want?