Finding a perfect holiday gift can be mind-boggling, especially when the gift is for an elder. What do you buy your aging parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles? While caregiving, I … Continue reading Holiday Gifts for that Special Senior in Your Life
We caregivers are experts at keeping a “happy” face, even when times lack happiness and joy. Our constant smiles and understanding give the impression everything’s always OK. True feelings are … Continue reading How to Help a Caregiver
Whether you chose to be a caregiver or caregiving chose you, you’re now responsible for the well-being of another individual. Physical, mental, medical, and financial responsibilities are included in daily … Continue reading Respite care? Yes, please!
I love the holidays! Decorations, glowing fireplaces, winter wonderlands, Bing Crosby, and gift-giving. Long chats with family of days gone-by and sounds of children laughing while opening gifts. But, the … Continue reading ‘Tis the CAREgiving Season: The holiday/caregiving balance.
I consider my life to be quite dull. I’m neither a professional writer nor a successful entrepreneur. My crafting and culinary arts skills are average. I appreciate philosophy, but am … Continue reading Why do I blog?
10:00 PM….I transfer my grandmother from wheelchair to bed via hoyer lift and begin our nightly routine. Undress, bathe, dress, dental care, administer medication, get comfy, and hope for the … Continue reading A Day in My Life as a Caregiver
MORTGAGE. One word included in many household conversations. The mention of this sometimes unavoidable financial responsibility makes people cringe. Paying off your home loan is a homeowners dream. There’s no … Continue reading Pay your mortgage off early….on ONE income!