Part 1 discusses the complications of why siblings don’t help, including the fact that parents are often a part of the problem. This blog offers proven tips on putting up a good fight and not letting siblings off the hook.
An unfortunate truth about family caregiving is that responsibilities between siblings when it comes to the care of parents are often unevenly and unfairly distributed. You can ask for your siblings’ help until you are blue in the face; yet
Warning! Do NOT bring up sensitive eldercare topics (like giving up the car keys and moving out of the family home) during family holiday visits. Without proper preparation, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends of your parents can and will turn
The following are a number of questions to be used as a working outline in maneuvering through these scenarios. Each requires input and shared conversation with a guide or mentor to monitor and direct the conversations and the powerful emotions they
My personal passion is the flying trapeze. Yes, like in the circus. I jump from a platform, swing through the air only to let go and be caught by the catcher and then launched back to catch that same bar
Care coordination. Continuity of care. Team planning. Care manager. Or how about cognitive capacity, disorientation, palliative, terminal, agitated, delirious, Demented…..AHH! There are so many terms that healthcare professionals toss around casually and families and patients struggle to follow along and
Everybody ages differently. If you gather together hundreds of people who are in their ninetieth decade of life in one room, you will have on hand marathon runners and mountain climbers, retirees and workaholics, as well as people who spend
Managing the care of aging parents and loved ones requires that we family caregivers learn an entirely new set of rules and roles. On any given day we grapple with questions like: Who makes the decisions? Who pays for what?