There comes a point when you may recognize that your loved one requires constant supervision and/or assistance with everyday activities. You may also realize that to take care of any business outside the home you may need to hire some
Attaining sound financial decisions for another person can be very overwhelming, particularly when it comes to health care. Selecting the right Medicare plan for your loved one is critical during the year’s annual enrollment, but out-of-pocket costs are not covered
If you are new to caregiving, you may have heard of geriatric care managers and have no idea what they are. A geriatric care manager is a professional who helps you and your loved one find resources, make decisions, and
When it starts, you may not even know you are doing it. It begins as simply attending a doctor’s office visit with your loved one, or assisting with the confusing array of medications on the kitchen counter. It may not
I remember my parents playing bridge with several other couples. I remember flying to California to visit my grandparents. I remember celebrating new babies born to families in the neighborhood. But I have absolutely no recollection of anyone talking about
As a caregiver, you cannot always spend your entire day with your loved one. We often employ others to serve as a caregiver when we are unable to. When doing so, we want to make sure we are protecting our
It is always difficult to talk about death, especially when it involves the loved one you are caring for. The subject is typically avoided but we need to communicate with our loved ones to understand their final wishes.
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Illness and disability affect everyone differently. As a caregiver, you may find it challenging dealing with your loved one as they become anxious, resistant, or demanding. You can’t always control the other person’s behavior but you can control your response
Illness and disability affect everyone differently. As a caregiver, it is challenging dealing with your loved one as they become anxious, resistant, or demanding. You can’t always control the other person’s behavior, but you can control your response to it.
Making decisions as a caregiver almost always comes with pressure and stress. Even if aware of the loved one’s wishes, circumstances may make them seem less definable and unclear. Consequences of these decisions can affect your loved one’s life and