March 5, 2019
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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
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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 […]
February 14, 2019
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Realistic Expectations and Embracing New Realities

“My aging parent or elderly loved one – someone who was always robust and did so much – can’t do what they used to.” I hear this all the time.  People see it and they say it but they don’t always embrace it.  We want to hang onto to the […]
February 12, 2019
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Adapting to Your Loved One’s Needs – The Twists and Turns of Caregiving

Your loved one needs your help.  They can’t do it alone. You, as their caregiver, only want the best for them.  Care may be in place and you may be happy with the situation. You may feel like things are running well. Then, all of a sudden, something happens.  It […]