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Care Home: Getting Settled

In my most recent e-book, Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia: A Family Caregiver Series: Finding a care home, I share our family’s search for a suitable care home for my father-in-law and, later, my mother. 957 more words

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~ Full-time Daughter ~

I’ve been waiting for an e-mail. For nine weeks.

I entered a writing contest in a popular women’s magazine, and the description for the contest was this: … 579 more words

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POLST, Do You Need One?

Hopefully you and the loved one you care for already have an Advance Health Care Directive and/or Medical Power of Attorney in place.  One or both of these documents are important for any adult to have in place.   275 more words

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Managing Medications for Mom and Dad

Wow! Both my husband and I spend a crazy amount of time managing medications: Sorting, administering, ordering, and picking them up! Bless them both, my mother and mother-in-law are fairly sure that there is a pill to fix almost everything. 482 more words

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Mom in 5 Day Respite Care Part 3: The Conclusion

After Mom was stabilized and I found a safe and caring adult foster care home for her to live at, I contacted the Oregon state oversight agencies and the facility headquarters to share our experience. 371 more words

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Calming the Savage Beast

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged, and I’ve really missed it! But, I intend to do something about it. Life has been a real whirlwind lately. 1,561 more words


Mom in 5 Day Respite Care: Part 2 of 3

Continued from September 14th

Fortunately, the hospice nurse that met us the following morning had been Mom’s nurse prior to being reassigned to another area. She knew us and was familiar with Mom’s history; she was able to act as an intermediary between myself and the facility administrator on duty. 596 more words

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