CareGiving.com | Site Wide Activity http://www.caregiving.com/activity/ Activity feed for the entire site. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:35:36 +0000 http://buddypress.org/?v=2.0.1 en-US 30 hourly 2 8c7672034056f3799223f94f2af16ec3 Linda and Donna Bates are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41680/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:25:02 +0000 0 ac9ebf7ae2838815d35847fed31de85e Donna Bates posted an update in the group General: We all know seniors are always cold. If pharmacists can […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41677/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:19 +0000 We all know seniors are always cold. If pharmacists can recommend something for menopausal hot flashes, how come they haven’t made a pill to keep the circulation going enough to keep our seniors warm? Pass this question on to any pharmaceutical company rep you may know.

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acbfa28d9fb4f67e363baca053af342c Denise wrote a new post, Today on Caregiving.com http://www.caregiving.com/?p=64020 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:59:46 +0000 spring-flowers-110671_640Thanks so much for being with us! Here’s what’s happening today:

1.What’s caregiving like for you? Please take our 2014 Annual Family Caregiver Survey.

2. We’ve got two events for our CareGiving.com members. We meet in our chatroom at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. PT) and at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. PT). Create your free CareGiving.com…[Read more]

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fcd94e0b699045ffd738ecb5d57a49ad Denise wrote a new post, What's Caregiving Like for You? Take our Annual Survey http://www.caregiving.com/?p=64011 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:04 +0000 ThumbnailIt’s survey time!

Once a year, I ask about your experiences in our Annual Family Caregiver Survey. Our 2014 Family Caregiver Survey asks you about your experiences: What’s hard, what help you wish you had, what […]

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7c3c1b977f98d14610b8d606cc2cabcc Michele became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41665/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:55:05 +0000 0 1d326f739aae2d90f4ec650632e199cc Denise wrote a new post, Tell Us: What's Stressful Right Now? http://www.caregiving.com/?p=64006 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:36:56 +0000 ThumbnailWe all know that caregiving is stressful. The cause of the stress, though, can change. A hospitalization causes stress. Waiting for test results causes stress. End of the month can cause stress as you do with what […]

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0f2eb7ad99c96c4ef55e61fd93480ede jan posted an update in the group Caregivers Create: An additional botanical painting, in the more traditional […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41652/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:20 +0000 An additional botanical painting, in the more traditional colors of the period.

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8ee2e79cbe90b151895174fb1c82b36c Denise posted an update: @kc9hdp When you have a chance, would you share your […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41646/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:05:57 +0000 @kc9hdp When you have a chance, would you share your experiences to a visitor who posted this question? http://www.caregiving.com/questions/question/stuck Thanks so much!!

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f74ee8f2b519504c198b40918db95042 Pegi wrote a new post, The Week My World Stood Still http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63993 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:20:12 +0000 ThumbnailFirst, I want to thank all of my wonderful caregiving family and friends for such an unexpected outpouring of concern, support and love. You can not imagine how much it means to my husband and I. I’m going to try […]

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965b7200f9e1a9f8744cdb50cb80faa8 Denise wrote a new post, Else http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63959 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:18:19 +0000 ThumbnailIt started one day when you looked up and asked, “What else could possibly go wrong?”

And, then that one day turned into more days, which became months and then morphed into years.

What else could go […]

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5f8b7e6a6d887d49d457e7b9c4e48c3c Denise wrote a new post, A CareGiving.com Story from Casandra http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63936 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:00:21 +0000 (Editor’s Note: In anticipation of CareGiving.com’s 18th birthday on August 3, we’re sharing stories from our current members, former members and visitors. Today, Casandra (@comicvixen) shares her story. Because of your generosity, Casandra received help through our CareGifters program. Please feel free to tell us your story of how CareGiving.com…[Read more]

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f525ea117794a05ecd5970de33b8ecd2 Denise wrote a new post, "They Must Be So Stressed Before They Even Get Here" http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63961 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:37:37 +0000 ThumbnailLast Thursday, I gave two presentations on eldercare to a large financial service company that has an office in downtown Chicago. Because I spoke to a department within the company that operates 24/7, I gave two […]

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ea0a47de1078a3ff68bf5cb95a60da79 Trace became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41628/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:05:34 +0000 1 d95f61f947f2f37cde88c02788de5004 Denise wrote a new post, Tell Us: For What Do You Need Courage? http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63927 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:57:30 +0000 ThumbnailWe often think of patience as being in short supply during a caregiving day.

I sometimes think that courage can be the other tough resource to call upon. We need courage to say the words, to take the step, to […]

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cf5fb3bc7ca9b3cc6a60edd930810c6e Jane wrote a new post, Doctor's Appointment http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63929 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:21:43 +0000 chair-147653_640Nicole is on Medicaid through SSI. Tthe plan she has is Children’s Medical Services (CMS) which is specifically for chronically ill children up to their 21st birthday. The criteria for a primary care physician is that it must be a pediatrician and they must take CMS and see a child up to 21 years old.

CMS gave us the name of a doctor which was…[Read more]

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35d012d2efd8ed303d348caee83080a2 Thedogmama wrote a new post, Love and Dry Manhattans http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63918 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:13:32 +0000 ThumbnailThe house is quiet, hubby is still asleep and the cat is sitting on the windowsill. Well, almost quiet… the parrot is complaining that she is still locked in her cage. She “sneezes” to get my attention. The […]

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37214c4f42f0152fb32645b3ac48494d Janet wrote a new post, In My New Shirt http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63909 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:04:19 +0000 ThumbnailI got my shirt couple weeks ago. I just wore it today.
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Caregiving […]

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effd03b2cd18766f5c1ff4ffd9cc479a Denise and Linda are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41606/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:27:49 +0000 0 da838950faee7d4071f331bea3f4b564 Linda joined the group General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41605/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:22:22 +0000 6 c061331bcba95d67bc46b296259598d1 JadeMacie became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41602/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:25:28 +0000 1 924e0df9fad33e0d764c815a3c0a005e Linda became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41601/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:25:07 +0000 1 785aa0dfc373cad3846112ef6ea9f526 Aileen became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41600/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:24:26 +0000 1 eeae250d4e507b42a552bb461d80ba29 jan wrote a new post, The Dog Ate My Homework http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63882 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:21:05 +0000 Mom and Ditzy

Mom and Ditzy

When my mother-in-law was in her final days in the nursing home, the attendants gave her a baby doll to carry around to give her comfort and focus. I thought, Huzzah! Brilliant! I will get my mom a stuffed dog, large enough to be her companion and soft enough to give her physical sensation. She always had dogs in the family to…[Read more]

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54c77570ef2d1bcb0c18f1d8396f0383 yolanda wrote a new post, I Don't Like Change! http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63852 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:09:42 +0000 Thumbnail(Editor’s Note: We welcome a new blogger to our team. Yolanda (@Yolanda) cares for her grandfather.)

Recently my Grandpa’s medical group changed names or joined another medical group (I don’t know) and so did […]

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a3319b50bd8bf7e1925877762a4cd5fc Janet wrote a new post, Mom Says She Doesn't Need a "Babysitter" http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63846 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:45:20 +0000 ThumbnailThis week didn’t start out very well. We found out our caregiver from the licensed company found more hours somewhere else and she left us. :(. The new caregiver isn’t bad just a little younger then the one we […]

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219f485e9503a29a621ff789dac3d193 Denise wrote a new post, Tell Us: How Do You Manage Your "I Can't Do This" Moments? http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63829 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:28:58 +0000 fog-258232_640One of our members (Jenn, @jennljr) posted an update last night about a rough few days. In her update, she included this question:

“What have been ‘I can’t do this’ moments for you and how do you cope with them?”

What a great question. So, tell us: When you want to walk, how do you stay? When you’ve reached your limit, how do you take your…[Read more]

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2a083bda63f433e0ba64c8689a97036f Denise wrote a new post, Quick Website Update http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63835 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:51:13 +0000 ThumbnailSo…

I’m getting there.

As of yesterday morning, the website has been operating without any problems. I thought the site was in a good place on Wednesday afternoon but the problems persisted until late […]

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fe85f6b47329d6972fd3f52c9886f3ab jan wrote a new post, They Say It's Your Birthday, We're Gonna Have a Good Time http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63810 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:55:52 +0000 Jan_BirthdayMy mom celebrated her 84th birthday this week. When she came out for breakfast, I said to her, “Do you know what day this is?” And she replied, “Christmas Eve?” Well, I guess it could be Christmas Eve in South Florida with a blue cloudless sky and 62 degrees at 8 am, I’ll grant her that.

While we ate breakfast, she shared her observations of my…[Read more]

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a7ddfaf30b25845a77e282cc6e4d65b4 lookingheavenward wrote a new post, New Machines in the House = Distress :( http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63772 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:25:37 +0000 ThumbnailWell, the home oxygen came for Mom today.

The guy was really nice and explained everything to me. After he left I went in to talk to Mom and explain the important parts to her.

I got the nasal cannulas on […]

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449d1091e1e977d5d391875aa15e498b Teresatalk wrote a new post, VBS Blues (and Pinks) http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63774 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:11:20 +0000 ThumbnailWhatever gave me the idea I could take on another Vacation Bible School this summer (the blues)? Two adorably sweet granddaughters, that’s what (the pinks)! I must be mad, madly in love with them, I guess. At ages […]

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bba711b0b8570488ba3b95b64d1655f9 Denise wrote a new post, CAS: Show Us Faith http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63799 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:48:01 +0000 ThumbnailWe begin Week Eight of our Caregiving Art Show (CAS) contest today!

Each Friday, I’ll share a prompt to help you create art (whatever art is to you). During the next week, create your art, take a photo of it […]

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f9a1558e6e27ba9dadd9c3a25fef1509 LilMagill wrote a new post, Moving Forward http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63766 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:30:42 +0000 ThumbnailToday, Mom and I took my son to the orthodontist. She read a book on her Kindle (and told me about it afterwards!) for the hour while we waited, and I graded papers on my computer. Then we went to the […]

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9fa61a25be1b721562d901c2569b00b8 jennljr posted an update: Hello all! Thank you again for the opportunity to be around […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41558/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:18 +0000 Hello all! Thank you again for the opportunity to be around so many lovely souls and to learn from each other. I already hold this space dear, though I’ve not had a great deal of time to interact as much as I’d like.

I had an “I can’t do this” night last night. As a 24/7 (with an aunt residing in town though, THANK heavens) caregiver, I’d…[Read more]

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2ca5723b76fa0ff09f06627fb6af45c5 Denise wrote a new post, Next: Nightmare, Down, Distress http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63712 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:24:39 +0000 brick-19249_640Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:

Nightmare
Down
Distress

You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. Or, if you prefer, you can share your prose by leaving a comment, below. In essence, you can write…[Read more]

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997ff5f0cd8bee1cf4ada2487e1921e8 chris joined the group Let's Get Organizing http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41552/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:38:13 +0000 0 4f4178163d1d74fc22de84007b129b82 chris joined the group Unblocking Ourselves http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41551/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:35:50 +0000 0 db9b3771651c75d5757cfe6812337122 Denise posted an update: @hussy Just wanted to let you know how nice it is to have […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41550/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:11:58 +0000 @hussy Just wanted to let you know how nice it is to have you with us. :) And, thanks so much for sticking it out with me this week. I soooo appreciate it!

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0fd481f5ed08ab5b61c7c0bf7594d555 Barbara posted an update in the group General: Well, today the home health care agency has closed their […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41545/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:06:28 +0000 Well, today the home health care agency has closed their case with my grandfather. We were very lucky to have such a great group of nurses and an aide that was so terrific with him. He is well enough to now have just a visiting physician come in once a month. The only thing really wrong with him is his mobility. After his stroke he has lost so…[Read more]

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829e10180295bbac12bac40126001daa Thedogmama wrote a new post, "Me Time" http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63726 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:15:17 +0000 mcDonalds(11 pm – laptop, music & a glass of wine by my side)

My father was a loner. So am I.

I am a social person, really. I worked as an advertising sales representative and most days you can’t shut me up once I get going. But I have always needed quiet time to really feel like myself. I can remember resenting it when my kids got old enough to stay…[Read more]

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73c6061bc9229226e6b0877e8474ca7d lofestruck posted an update: […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41534/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:28:23 +0000 http://womenwithintention.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/July-Self-Care-Calendar.pdf

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6102ca1ac46088d9b0f4beb555cb4245 Barbara joined the group General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41531/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:39:30 +0000 0 2d9bd49470be2e73d08956c4a82fc118 Denise and Barbara are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41529/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:37:55 +0000 0 56600a03c8d7c08ddcd376579a6ad1e0 lillian became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41527/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:34:48 +0000 1 dbad95bbde3dd9d574d53850234207d4 LilMagill wrote a new post, Failed Detectives http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63673 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:09:45 +0000 tearful-roseSuch an upsetting night.

I was hanging out downstairs with Mom between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., listening to her tell stories about her father’s relatives, like the aunt who refused to bathe. Then I went upstairs to fix some leftovers for my son. I had brought her a chicken and rice dish I made for lunch and usually she just has one big meal a day…[Read more]

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bf74065532ee274788004edd6de61ab5 Denise wrote a new post, Thanks for Your Patience http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63684 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:44:00 +0000 spring-flowers-110671_640Phew.

We are back up and all seems to be okay.

I so appreciate your patience these past few days. If it could go wrong, it did! We started experiencing down time two weeks ago and it (obviously) was completely out of control since Monday afternoon. I ended up switching the companies that hosts the site. I ran into glitches transferring the…[Read more]

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0240c17ee6f7035405832e72578134b8 Barbara became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41516/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:48:50 +0000 1 9c86de5d474baac7623a9c215a2fefe3 Penny posted an update in the group Gardening: I don't have very many flowers to show off yet. The […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41514/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:27 +0000 I don’t have very many flowers to show off yet. The weather has wreaked havoc with all of my plants. We had a torrential rain with hail again. It striped all the geranium flowers off the plant. Also di a job on a number of other plants.
Here’s a picture of the only bougainvillea flower I’ve had so far.

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6cc0aca70e40acd92c68bd0361638f85 Penny posted an update in the group Caregivers Create: Cradle made by Carl Blanket made by Penny http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41513/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:40 +0000 Cradle made by Carl
Blanket made by Penny

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7cc0721a0f52821bcd20f825ce9cbd9d Denise and Barbt22 are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41510/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:02:20 +0000 0 2aa48955016876cdcfd74d6ef1d0b4b2 Donna Bates posted an update: I am thankful for a husband who communicates. Our marriage […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41509/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:05 +0000 I am thankful for a husband who communicates. Our marriage began a short 2 years ago but in another sense, has not begun at all. We live with his mom in her home because of her dementia. Honoring her wishes to remain in her home has put our life as a couple on hold. It is a choice we do not regret but it does come at a price. Communication is…[Read more]

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