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Be a proficient advocate for your family

We hear it all the time – “Thank you for making one aspect of my caregiving easy!” I know that being a caregiver is a daily challenge. I might not be proficient in every little thing with my Mother, but I have complete confidence when it comes to anything medical related because I always have…

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What is Palliative Care?

Many people are not familiar with what palliative care is.  In short, palliative care focuses on providing comfort more than a cure for the patient.  I read an article written by Angela Morrow, RN, and she pointed out the biggest benefit of palliative care: “Patients who receive palliative care live longer than patients who receive…

The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving

“Anger and resentment overwhelms caregivers.”  It certainly does!  There are days that I can’t keep it together.  The resentment I feel for the time that I’ve lost with raising my kids because I’m caring for my Mom and it makes me so angry.  I know my Mother’s condition is not her fault.  I know she…

Help! I yelled it, and I got it!

With my Mother being bedridden and not having the use of her legs, getting her in and out of bed, in and out of the house, in and out of a car, in and out of a doctors appointment left me in a pool of sweat.  Not only was it physically exhausting, I was always…