Is it just me? Or do others experience this? Most mornings I am woken up by Mom calling me for assistance for either she or my Dad. But there are a few mornings when I wake up on my own. I pass the room they are in on my way to the bathroom. Naturally, I… Continue reading Is It Just Me?
Recently I saw something over on Caregiving.com that got me thinking. Physicians and other health care professionals provide once-in-a-while care. It's true! Depending on the age and medical conditions of our loved ones, a physician typically sees a patient maybe once a month, at most. If the patient is doing well, appointments can be 6… Continue reading As Caregivers, We Are our Loved One’s Health Care System
After a couple week's of paperwork, my respite care award/grant has been finalized. For 2019, I have 216 hours at my disposal, which works out to about 8 hours per week. For now, I've decided to split that into two 4-hour outings on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. My first outing was last Wednesday. I spent… Continue reading First Respite Outing
As I mentioned at the end of last month's post My Experience Hiring Respite Care, I have received a new award for respite for the remainder of 2019 through the Alzheimer's Association. I asked if I had to work with an agency, or could we hire someone independently? Yes, we can, however the award will… Continue reading Respite Care .. Part2