@trishactive 1 day, 12 hours ago
I am grateful for my employer who is flexible and understanding about my caregiving situation.
I am grateful for Robert’s Easter Seal’s Day Program. They do not have a non-ambulatory space available which wasn’t much of a problem when he was walking again after the stay in a SNF. However, I need the flexibility to send him in a wheelchair if that’s the safest thing for him (and lately, that’s what he needs). The director is working with me…[Read more]
Pegi, This was beautiful and raw and honest. My heart aches for the loss of your normal but can hear your resolve to make the most of “now.” You are always in my heart as is your husband. Sending love, hugs, prayers and above all hope for more miracles. <3
I can vouch for Denise and her presentations. She was terrific when speaking with the SVALA (was it really that long ago?! Wow, time flies!). I love this idea of a wellness fair for caregivers. Some employers have wellness fairs but caregiving is not usually a part of the agenda! I’ll help spread the word, Denise.
Trish commented on the post, In Six Words: What’s Your Title for Your Caregiving Movie? 1 week, 2 days ago
Finding a Purpose through Purposeful Caregiving
Robert’s Story: The Magic of Excellent
I read that article too, @Jan, and that suggestion did come across a little on the crazy side. On the other hand, there are times that I run up to CVS (about 1/2 mile away) while Richard stays home with Robert and I think of that as my break. Seriously. I can see how a walk to the mailbox, deep breaths and just getting out of the house for a…[Read more]
I keep reading other websites, searching for fresh ideas and suggestions. To me they seem perky, flip, and insincere, as though they’re written by someone sitting behind a desk who has never cared for a dementia patient in his life. I’ve stood in my shower to get away from my mother and clear my head. Calling a trip to the mailbox a…[Read more]
@janshriver I completely agree with you. A simple solution during a complex situation, like caregiving, can be a huge relief. Unfortunately, I think much of the advice that’s shared hits that shallow note that you talk about. The article that suggested the trip to the mailbox is what inspired this post. As you say, the tips don’t speak to what…[Read more]
Great to read about you and your caregiving situation, Christine! I absolutely love the photo of the hot air balloon ride and think it’s awesome they did that. I can’t help but think that happened in no small part because of you. <3
Trish commented on the post, In Six Words, What Hope Would You Give a Burnt-Out Caregiver? 3 weeks, 4 days ago
It won’t always be this way.
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