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Growth and Lessons Learned from Being My Wife’s Caregiver

  While my wife Rebecca lay in her hospital bed, the sterile feel of the hospital room and the alarms from her ventilator had become all too familiar. The shock had worn off from New Year’s Eve when they placed her in a chemically induced coma due to respiratory failure from cystic fibrosis. I would sit by her bed and hold her hand for most of the day singing songs, texting her pictures, and chatting with her as if she were awake and aware of what I was saying. All the while there was a … [Read More...]

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8,760 Hours – What Will You DO With Them This Year?

How many times in 2016 did you find yourself saying “I don’t have time” … [Read More...]

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Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

  Bullet Journaling has been a hot trend for a little while in … [Read More...]

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Building a Support Network for Your Aging Loved Ones

   Caregiving is a job best done when people are proactive in their … [Read More...]

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Taking Care of Yourself

I recently completed a “Savvy Caregiver” class offer by Alzheimer’s Orange … [Read More...]

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Welcome to the Holiday Progressive Blog Party

Welcome Blog Party visitors!  Thanks for stopping by! I started my blog … [Read More...]

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Growth and Lessons Learned from Being My Wife’s Caregiver

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How to Assess When Your Aging Loved Ones May Be at Risk?

There may come a time when the ability to independently walk, dress, cook, … [Read More...]

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3 Ways Seniors Can Save Money on Prescriptions in 2017

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3 Things I Learned About Aging While Serving as My Father’s Caregiver

My father passed away almost 2 years ago at age 97. Much to our chagrin, … [Read More...]

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Product Review: FreshAlarm-5 Alarm Voice Timer

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DisputeBills – Save Money With a Service That Finds Errors in Medical Bills

Recently, I was contacted by a representative from Disputebills. Their stated mission is to reduce each of their customer's healthcare cost per year by 20% or more through their bundled services.  I … [Read More...]

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Life Settlements – A Powerful Tool for Caregivers

  Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging at times. As an adult child and caregiver, some of the difficulties we encounter daily include having less time for other family members and … [Read More...]

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Mind Your Own Business: The Frustrations of Helping Seniors With Money

  One of the last areas that seniors will accept help with is their finances.  This holds true in our household and has caused some frustrations more than just once. I was thinking about this … [Read More...]

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The Importance of Communicating Your End-of-Life Care Wishes

  Every time I visit my physician, I am asked if I have an advanced directive for my end-of-life care (good for them!). I am embarrassed to say that I still don't have one.  It's one of those … [Read More...]

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How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people prey on unsuspecting innocents. By providing fraudulent information, many elderly are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who would … [Read More...]

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