LaVerne Coan is an author and past caregiver for her family members. She has reviewed many books and websites for caregivers and has come up with what she feels is the top 10 list of caregiving resources readily available to
I met a lovely lady recently and am now spending one afternoon a week with her so her son, her caregiver, can go out and do the marketing, meet a friend, have lunch, or just hang out. Truly, other than
Some people have the wrong idea about what hospice care means. Many people hear hospice, and they think “brink of death” care or “nothing more can be done”. In reality, hospice helps people with life-limiting illness live to their fullest
Grief is a natural human response to loss. It is often thought of as something that will get a little bit better each day, a period of sadness that must be bravely endured until it lessens with time. But the
Transitions LifeCare, Transitions GuidingLights, and Alzheimer’s North Carolina partner every year to put on two caregiver conferences with YOU in mind. The Triangle Caregivers Conferences are held every year in June, in Raleigh and in Durham. These conferences, which have the
On my first visit with the patient I noticed a number of black garbage bags stacked along the walls of her small apartment. The apartment was immaculately clean and organized, so the garbage bags seemed very much out of place.
The first day of my hospice visit, my colleague and I left feeling unsettled. As we walked out, we discussed how bizarre it was to think that the end point of each patient we saw was for their death. I
“Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.”- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
There are many feelings that may accompany the experience of grief, and few are more difficult to understand than the feelings of guilt and regret. Guilt and regret are painful
“It’s time to retire from driving” is among the most devastating messages a physician can deliver to his or her patients, especially because it impacts one of the most fundamental rights of adulthood.
The recommendation for older adults to stop driving
I began my adventure with Transitions LifeCare as an office volunteer. It was rewarding, but I felt like I could do more. I wasn’t convinced I could do family support so I was looking for other opportunities. I was asked