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Companions Are Like Family

I received an email Last week from P — one of dad’s companions. (see Companions as a Support System for the Caregiver).  She wanted to know if it would be OK to visit dad with a card and some something for Father’s Day.  466 more words

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Meeting the Geriatric Care Manager

In my post “Finding the Answers Before I Know the Questions“, I wrote about a Geriatric Care Manager and what one might do for family caregivers.  917 more words

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Community Support for Caregivers -- Lifespan

Last week I saw a flyer about a Lifespan program.  I decided to sign up and attend this lunch program.  It was titled “Emotional Impact of Caregiving”.  813 more words

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Using a Private Home Care Agency to Assess Eldercare Needs

I planned to spend 3 months near my parents’ winter mobile home assessing their needs and setting up Elder care support for them.  I took a shotgun approach — moving in several directions at once.  1,207 more words

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Finally – Eligible for a Case Manager and Eldercare through the Area Agency on Aging!

When mom and dad went south for the winter, I found myself again working to set up a care network around them.  I had previously found a way to get to get mom a pass for the senior transportation van to take her to medical appointments.  610 more words

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Building a Care Team: Using Professional Caregivers

Last time I wrote about trying to help my parents from afar, and finally having to go to help in person.  It is hard to help from a distance.  896 more words

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