A new question in our Q&A Section: How do I get my husband to stop driving?
Share your suggestions: http://www.caregiving.com/questions/question/loving-wife
@beckkelly Welcome to this caregivers’ community. There’s no problem too big or too little for these folks. I take care of my husband too, Becky. For 15 years now since a tractor ran over him. He mostly has TBI, so I don’t have a lot of physical care per se, like you must have, but the mental tasks are no less daunting. As he’s almost 70 now, and…[Read more]
I had a glorious respite weekend. I wish this for everyone………I have not had a break from Mom and her needs for 3 years and the last couple of months, I have been with her 24/7 with very little break..but for a couple of hours………I knew it was bad, when planning a simple 22 hour break was difficult………….campground reservations,…[Read more]
(Editor’s Note: We continue our I Am a Family Caregiver campaign by featuring Donna Embray, who cares for her husband. Our questions and his answers follow.)
CareGiving.com: Fill in the blank: I am____.
Donna: I am a spousal caregiver.
CareGiving.com: What’s the biggest misconception that others have about family caregiver?
@vlw1321, welcome. After reading your profile my first thought was to wonder if your brother has hospice. They were so tremendously helpful when both my father and father-in-law were dying. There is usually a team with a social worker and spiritual leader in addition to nurses and aides, who are there to support you. We had wonderful members on…[Read more]
@frustrated, welcome to our group! We are all here to support you in any way we can. I read your profile, and can certainly understand your frustration. My husband is also on dialysis, and has a doctor’s appointment this week. I will ask if the doctor or nurses have encountered similar issues with any of their patients. You and your husband have…[Read more]
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