Tag Archives: aging

People just want to see a Puppy

The other day I shared with my Dad how frustrating it can be to post supportive caregiving tips on social media only to get little to no views or response, yet when someone posts a puppy video there are thousands … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Bathroom Renovation Tips for Family Caregivers

If you have an elderly family member living with you, or are thinking about moving them in, you may want to consider renovating certain facilities and structure in your bathroom to make it more convenient. Not only is this comfortable … Continue reading

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The Chosen One

A friend called me the other day and shared her concerns about being chosen to be the health-care and financial power of attorney for her mother.  She had heard me speak on the topic and the challenges associated with the … Continue reading

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FYI about POA

Medical Power of Attorney (POA) is something each of us, no matter our age, should have. Frequently, people grant POA to their spouse, children or siblings. POA goes into effect only if you are not able to make competent decisions. … Continue reading

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Strategic Caregiving

“I wish I had met you when…,” I hear some variation of this phrase weekly (sometimes daily) from people I meet through networking and personal events.  The statement derives from people who have experienced the chaos associated with caring for … Continue reading

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God’s Plan for Family Caregivers

If I’m being honest, as a Christian, Ephesians 6:2-3 (NIV) exhorts us: “‘Honor your father and mother’”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the … Continue reading

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Surprise – Mom got old!

It still amazes me how many people I have met over my 25+ year career that seemed genuinely surprised that their parent had gotten old.  Especially since the alternative to getting old would be death (not trying to be crass, it’s … Continue reading

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