Daughter who sells her father’s house refuses to give him any money from the sale; claims it is her inheritance
A daughter's inheritance has become a source of contention between herself and her father as they grapple with a difficult family situation, as detailed in a Mumsnet post.
Shocked by cancer, Stage IV Lymphoma: lives placed on hold for patient and caregiver
The eyes in the mirror aren’t mine — they can’t be. They seem similar but tired and older. In mere weeks, from our usual Thanksgiving visit up to the second week of December, everything we knew shifted to prove we know nothing at all.
South Carolina SCIA is Hosting Spinal Cord Injury Mental Health Symposium
Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCSCIA) is hosting a Spinal Cord Injury Mental Health Symposium to teach the specifics and uniqueness in working with individuals with spinal cord injury and their caregivers. The symposium will be on Friday, March 31, 2023, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT, at the Cooperative Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC 29210. The registration cost is $50 per person.
Woman demands parents' entire estate and fortune in exchange for being a full-time caregiver for disabled sibling
A young woman is in an emotional and difficult situation as she attempts to balance her own desires with her responsibility to care for her disabled sister. She details how a bargain went terribly south in her Reddit post.
How to get paid for taking care of your physically or mentally disabled friend or family member in Massachusetts
The AFC program (Adult Foster Care Program) is a State funded MassHealth program. The program pays caregivers that are taking care of a friend or family member, living in the same household that is physically or mentally disabled. Services are provided at no cost to the caregiver or MassHealth member. To qualify for the program, the person being cared for must have MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth. They must be 16 years of age or older and be unable to live alone due to a medical, physical, cognitive, or mental health condition.
Why You Need a Medical Consent Letter Before Traveling without Kids
This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Save this travel tip before you head out of the country without your minor-aged children. Heading to a tropical island without kids for the very first time? Don't forget to secure this important medical document before leaving your children at home with caregivers.
Dealing with Caregiver Stress
Caregiver stress can be a real problem. Unfortunately, too many caregivers focus all of their energy on taking care of their loved ones and forget about themselves. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some tips to cope with the stress that comes along with being a caregiver.
Tips to Get Your Parents on Board With Hiring a Caregiver
Watching your parents age can be one of the hardest things that you may have to do. Seeing them struggle to get through the day can absolutely tear you apart. It is even worse when they won’t let you help them at all! Many parents don’t want to add anything to their adult children’s plates, so they won’t bring it up. Instead, they keep suffering.
Tips to Be a Good Caregiver To Your Loved Ones
Many people are thrown into caregiving. They notice that their parents may need a little more help, so they step in where they are needed. They may eventually move their parents into their own home or move in with them as they begin to require more help. It could also happen with a spouse. Their spouse may require more and more help until it becomes a full-time job.
Tips to Choose the Right Caregiver For Your Parents
Most people want to spend as much time in their own homes as possible. In order to make it as easy as you can, there may come a time when you need to get some help so that you can continue to stay in your own home. Making this decision isn’t always easy, and finding the right caregiver can make the difference between a good experience and one that isn’t so good.
Signs of Stress as a Caregiver
It doesn’t matter if you have been thrown into caregiving, or you have had time to gradually become one. Either way, it can be very stressful and hard. Many caregivers still have to take care of their families and their loved ones. They may have their own house to care for, along with their parent’s home too. Many continue to work full-time on top of their caregiver duties.
Reasons to Get a Caregiver For Your Parents
Watching your parents get older can be really hard. For this reason, it is often challenging to figure out when it is time to step in and offer help. Even harder is figuring out when you need to get a caregiver for your parents. Many adult children try to help as much as they can, but it isn’t often enough.
Signs of Caretaker Burnout
Burnout is a real problem when it comes to caretaking. Many people are so focused on taking care of their loved ones that they forget about themselves. They continue to put their loved one’s health first, and their own suffers. However, there is a chance that, if their health goes downhill enough, they won’t be able to continue to take care of their loved ones.
Tips to Raise a Family And Care for Your Aging Parents
Family obligations can really put pressure on a person. You may be raising your family of young ones while working either part or full-time. Even if you are a stay-at-home parent, you are probably trying to keep up with the demands of a house, along with taking care of the needs of your husband. This alone is enough for one person.
Saying Thank You to Those Unsung Heroes Who Make Our Lives a Little Brighter
In the hustle and bustle of life, it is way too easy to forget to show appreciation for everyday heroes who make our lives a little brighter. Whether the friendly store clerk greets you with a smile and a hearty hello or the Lyft driver who goes above and beyond to help you get your groceries to your door in the rain, there are good people all around us, making our world a little brighter.
New 1950s themed Adult day care facility opens in Sandy Springs
An Adult day enrichment center which has been specifically designed to support those living with Alzheimer's and dementia just opened in Sandy Springs. This is a one-of-a-kind reminiscent experiences that are engaging, meaningful, as well as therapeutic, designed as an American town from the 1950’s with store front activity centers for “members” to do activities: Starlight Movie Theater to watch an old movie, get a soda at Rosie’s Diner, sit in the 1959 Ford car at the garage or play pool or read a book at the “towns” library.
Woman refuses to allow anyone to go with her to the doctor
** This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Working as a caregiver has prepared me to deal with some of my aging family members. One lady in our family who is nearing 90 is particularly challenging, and we are all at our wit's end from time to time. This woman hates going to the doctor and insists that we drop her off at the clinic door and wait for her in the car.
Military clinic offers caregiver programs to women veterans
Women combat veterans who find themselves in caregiver roles have the opportunity to attend a psychotherapy group where they can connect with others in similar roles–normalizing their experiences.
Caregivers: Managing your parents' feelings and yours
An opinion essay on Father's Day: Are you a caregiver for your parents? The first thing to remember is to take care of yourself. The second is to act as a caregiver, not as a parent or teacher to your older parents.