When in doubt or confused about what to do when faced with the daunting prospect of caring for a convalescent loved one at home, read and print this easy-to-follow checklist that will help you map and easily implement your best care options!
Currently, Alzheimer’s Disease affects over 5 Million Americans and it’s projected to affect over 16 million by 2050. The numbers are incomprehensible. Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds… But what would happen if one of the unlucky ones was Santa himself?
It’s hard to be a family caregiver, but it’s EVEN HARDER to be a patient. In this brief post, we’ll explore what thoughts will dominate your thinking as a patient, the challenges of accepting help, and how to thrive even when you are at your worst!
In commemoration of this month being Alzheimer’s awareness month, I’ve created a compilation of our best posts on the topic, so you can have them nicely stacked in one single place for easy access at your leisure.
This is probably one of the most expensive (…if taken lightly!) and time consuming of all decisions regarding getting help at home for your elderly parent. That’s because in order to decide right you must have all the information available, and then align what you learned with your unique situation.
Your Mother has Alzheimer’s. She needs around-the-clock supervision and help at home. Her insurance doesn’t cover it and you can’t afford a Nursing Home nor care for her full-time. What’s Your Next Move?
My notes and files are filled with stories of sons and daughters who for one reason or another failed to plan for their parent’s caregiving, aging and convalescence issues, and suddenly found themselves in a never-ending healthcare version of the twilight zone.