Then it happens; your loved one is admitted to the hospital and decisions need to be made about whether to go on to a care home or perhaps hire in-home care.
With COVID-19 wreaking havoc, in-home caregivers are now compelled to take their hygienic practices to another level, especially when it comes to hand washing or sanitizing. They now must wash or sanitize their hands more frequently than they used to, all to ensure the safety of the seniors under their care.
When we think about the people and things we value and how much we can appreciate life, parents want their independence, and adult children want peace of mind. Technology is a way to honor both wishes.
Our reactions have both a positive and negative effect on those around us, as well as ourselves.
As we proceed on this complex caregiving journey together, we hope you find ways to be a better friend to yourself.
Caregiving has improved my life in many ways.
Meal planning may not seem to be the first thought when it comes to self-care, but it really can be a time and stress saver!
Remember when your days were simple? Would it be the Monopoly game or Twister that would get pulled out of the closet?
It is not uncommon for family caregivers to go through a myriad of questions on why or why not something happened. Emotions can interfere with a plan of action, so it is essential not to let them consume you.
Most people are probably unaware that people caring for someone with memory loss requires thinking for two.