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.
Though proper legal planning may not be on the top of your to-do list in the midst of family caregiving, it is an essential part of it.
Caregiving has improved my life in many ways.
Taking these steps outlined in the article may help both you and your loved one.
Remember when your days were simple? Would it be the Monopoly game or Twister that would get pulled out of the closet?
When health issues arise life can get complicated. So many things to start keeping track of, so finding a way to simplify your days is important.
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.
Planning makes sense. It takes the stress out of last-minute decisions where emotions are often under duress.
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We go through this life in far too much of a hurry at times. Easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, focus on regrets and ‘if only’…..don’t let that happen to you.