Patience, patience, patience is needed when caregiving. There are many things that I could probably do faster; however, I let them do it. It gives purpose and meaning in their life to help out. Even if it’s not the way I would do it, I let them help. My mom will help fold … [Read more...] about Involve Them in Daily Chores
End of Life Pain Management is Often Necessary As a physician with Hosparus Health, I frequently address the misconception that choosing comfort will shorten life expectancy. In reality, many patients live the same amount of time — or even longer — when they are not … [Read more...] about Your Loved One Shouldn’t Be Miserable
Should I Always Take Her Calls? Hello Sanity, My mom lives in assisted living. My two siblings live further away, but do talk to my mom often. I, though, am the ones she calls with errands, complaints, and the “take me out of here” calls. She sometimes calls several times … [Read more...] about Seeking Sanity: Advice from the front lines of caregiving.
Planning for Older Age Sabine Stovall, a wealth and estate planner and owner of The Wealth Planning Company, says the first step in planning for older age is to understand what assets you have. “Most of us underestimate the value of what we have,” she says. It is … [Read more...] about Who will take care of you?
Growing older doesn’t look like it used to. Over the course of a lifetime, people not only have second acts, but third, fourth, and fifth ones. Retirement, a move into a retirement community, and the death of a spouse are three of the major life changes and challenges that older … [Read more...] about Growing A New Life: How To Adapt To A New Home