March 19, 2019

Selling the House for a Dollar Isn’t Really Selling the House

What does it mean to sell your house?  Most people think it means transferring ownership of your home to an unrelated buyer for fair market value received (i.e. when you list your home for sale with a realtor and try to get as much money as possible for it). Sometimes, […]
March 14, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Live In Home Health Aide and 24-Hour Care?

The big difference between a live in home health aide and 24-hour care is sleep.  I know that might sound silly but a live in home health aide needs time off so they can rest.  The rule of thumb is they get 8 hours to rest and sleep each day.  […]
March 12, 2019

The Value of Support Groups

This post is dedicated to the members of The Stressed Out Caregiver Support Group.  Thank you for being there for each other.  You are all what’s good in this world. Caring for a loved one can seem overwhelming. People feel like they’re on an island.  They’re all alone and need […]
March 7, 2019

What Happens When a Bank or Financial Institution Initially Refuses to Accept a Power of Attorney

When the time comes that you need to use your loved one’s power of attorney you expect things will easy.  In your mind, you take the document to the bank or financial institution and they immediately start working with you.  But what happens when they don’t?  What if they refuse […]
March 5, 2019

Keeping Spouses Together

Married couples want to stay together.  However, this can sometimes be difficult.  Sometimes one spouse needs care and the other doesn’t.  Other times they might both need care but one spouse might need a lot more than the other.  If one spouse suffers from some type of dementia it can […]
February 28, 2019

Quality of Life is Important for the Caregiver

Caregivers deal with a lot of stress caring for their aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one.  They often put the care of their loved one before their own personal needs.  While that’s noble it can be a mistake and lead to the situation breaking down. I often relate caring […]
February 26, 2019
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Don’t Worry About What Others Think When It Comes to Your Happiness

People are way too afraid of what other people think.  They make things more difficult for themselves because they don’t want other people to judge them.  Rather than focusing on their happiness they focus on what other people will think and deny themselves something that would have made them happy. […]
February 21, 2019
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Medicaid Policies in Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes

Long term care communities – whether assisted living communities or nursing homes – usually have written Medicaid policies.  These are their rules and regulations that apply to someone who moves into their community and may need Medicaid at some point in the future. Medicaid Policies The admission agreement or a […]
February 19, 2019
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Consider Why They Do What They Do

Why would your loved one be difficult?  Why would they sabotage their own best interest?  Why refuse help when the benefits are great? Sometimes our loved ones do things we don’t understand.  They verbally attack their caregivers. People who are giving their all to help them.  They refuse help that […]