Caregiving with Advanced Illness

Transferring a Person

Tips to help caregivers move or transfer a loved one with mobility limitations

  • Learn proper body mechanics. Ask for a Physical Therapy referral from your physician to teach you how to use your body so you don’t get hurt.
  • Save your back. If you feel a strain, get help; don’t do it alone. This is for your safety and the safety of the person you are trying to move. If you hurt your back, you aren’t going to be able to care for someone else.

Caregiver Self Care: Caring for You

Tips for Caregivers - Caring for Self

The care you give to yourself is the care you give to your loved one.

  • Learn about the disease your loved on has.  Find out about what is happening now and what will happen in the future with this disease.  The more you know, the more you will be able to plan.
  • Use community resources.  The more you let these services help you, the less you have to do.  There are places to get help:
    • Your local Area Agency on Aging
    • Paratransit
    • Meals on Wheels

I Am in Dementia Prison with My Mom

My husband and I have been caring for my 92 year old mother for over five years. It has taken me almost that long to even  admit and verbalize that my mother has dementia. I always would just say that she was forgetful and then as time went on I added the word confused. In the last year she has also become anxious and panicky when we leave her home alone for a short period of time. Tonight, after I ran an errand for less than two hours, I returned to a frantic mother.

Family Caregiving and Transitional Care: A Critical Review (2012)

Aflicción y pérdida (Grief and Loss)

Introducción

Vida Asistida y Residencias de Apoyo (Assisted Living)

Entre el hogar y la residencia geriátrica

La vida asistida y otros tipos de residencias de apoyo se han concebido específicamente para aquellas personas que necesitan una ayuda adicional para la vida diaria, pero que no requieren la atención especializada permanente de las residencias geriátricas tradicionales.

Poderes de Duración Indeterminada y Fideicomisos en Vida Revocables (Durable Powers of Attorney)

Hay distintos instrumentos legales que pueden contribuir a la administración de los bienes materiales y de la atención médica cuando una persona queda incapacitada. A continuación analizaremos tres de ellos: el poder de duración indeterminada, el poder de duración indeterminada para fines de atención médica y los fideicomisos en vida revocables. En vista de que la legislación varía de un estado a otro, al buscar ayuda para la planificación legal se debe consultar con un abogado conocedor de la materia de gestión sucesorio y patrimonial.

Advanced Illness: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators

Introduction

Residential Care Options

Introduction

Deciding to move out of one’s home and into a different type of housing is often a difficult decision for elders or people with disabilities and their caregivers. Caregivers often struggle to care for loved ones so they are able to remain at home as long as possible. However, there often comes a time when moving someone to a residential care facility may become the most realistic way to provide the best care, and the only way to relieve a caregiver’s overwhelming burden.

It Beats You Down, Burns You Out, Worries You to Death, and Never Stops

Hello everyone! I am new to this site but not new to caregiving. This may be a little long, but I encourage you to read it. I encourage you because I know that you can relate to everything that I am going to say.....

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