As a Family Caregiver, we need to make several sacrifices in our lives, but we should not sacrifice our health. Maintaining our health and sanity is essential if we are to continue to give the best version of ourselves to our recipients of care. We need to do everything we can to avoid injuries, avoid…
My Mom at my house for dinner.
Asking for an Activity Schedule is a great way to get a sense of how they prioritize group events.
The Long Distance Family Caregiver
There are various signs which indicate that your parents are no longer in a position to live at home alone. These particular signs should be taken as a warning that your elderly parents need additional care or assistance at home, or that Assisted Living options might be worth exploring. To begin, particular signs of cognitive…
Many adult children find out how unprepared their parent really is when they go into the hospital. Only 30% of seniors have an Advance Directive in place.
A good friend of mine shared a story with me about an experience she had while at the hospital where her daughter was undergoing a major surgery.
Palliative care and Hospice are very similar. Both of these care choices are focused on minimizing pain and maximizing “comfort”. More people have heard of hospice care and have a general idea of what it provides.
We think of our parents as someone who can’t work the remote control. Well, have you ever seen a remote control, who really knows what all of those buttons mean?
One of the most effective things you can do to ensure continuity of care is to set up a meeting with your parent’s primary doctor within a week of discharging from the hospital.