a 2 minute read… Did you know as a Veteran or Surviving Spouse you may be eligible to receive between $1,149 and $2,120 per month of home care service benefits with zero cost to you! If there’s a group of citizens that deserve every ounce of help, respect, and care from our Government and other […]
…a one minute read I asked you a few posts ago to “forget logic” with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia …didn’t I? We all know that lying and stealing are generally bad things, and you are right, under normal circumstances telling lies is pretty much a bad personal policy in general. Except, there’s nothing normal […]
If there’s a group of people that can benefit from new ideas, inventions and technologies to help cope with day to day needs… These are Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
…a 2 minute read Before we start let me make this point first… EMPATHY (…the rare ability some humans possess to walk in someone else’s shoes) will always, always be your most effective weapon against the negativity, toxicity, anger, and personal attacks that may come your way from an elderly parent or a loved one you’re caring for.
…a one minute read Let me start by saying you don’t need to hire a contractor to remodel your home in order to make it senior friendly and safe. Making your home a safer environment for a aging parent, or even for yourself is just smart thinking, and to do it the way I’m going […]
…a 1 minute read. RAISE Family Caregivers Act – Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage. Over 37 billion hours of care to loved ones were provided in 2013 by family caregivers… an estimated value of $470 billion. Here’s the thing, of those 37 billion hours of care, almost 100% were provided out of love, necessity […]
a 1 minute 45 sec read… Let’s start with this quick fact, which I find critical in understanding a future that may very well resemble yours. “When asked if they had a choice in taking on the responsibility to provide care for their loved one, half of caregivers self-reported they had NO choice in taking […]
No doubt care at home is many times the better option … says the home care expert writing this piece 🙂 ..but seriously, sometimes circumstances will play a bigger part that we anticipated and we have to adapt. The best solutions always fit human needs in play.
I don’t believe we grow old …I believe our body does, then it tells our mind we are, and then our spirit believes it, which is totally backwards if you asked me! Caregivers, more than anyone else, you need to know the following: Your mind should be calling the shots… not your body. Sure there are […]
A common scenario right? You may be going through it right now… As with most things in caregiving, urgent communication, action, and transparency is pretty much 50% of the battle my friends. It’s important to remain cool, calm, and collected. Even if you are upset and frustrated to no end because you are the one brother […]