Nurses Hat

At Home Medical Care

If you’re a caregiver to a bedridden loved one you know how difficult it is to transport them.  In the beginning of my Mother’s health issues the only way she could be transported was by ambulance – – and that cost us $700 a trip.  She needed to have constant medical care and with the…

Daughter and father

The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving

“Anger and resentment overwhelms caregivers.”  This certainly is not new news for us caregivers.  But when I came across this article, The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving”, I knew I had to read it.  There are days that I can’t keep it together.  The resentment I feel is overwhelming.  I pray for strength and guidance…

Marine Stressed

Caregiver stress and burnout

Let’s be honest, as caregivers most of us struggle every day with negative and resentful feelings that we wish we didn’t have.  We love the person that we’re caring for, that is never questioned, but when you have caregiver duties, you deal with caregiver stress and burnout every day. Probably more than we even realize….

Wheelchair ramp

Portable Ramps or Permanent Ramps?

It’s highly unlikely to “smile” about handicap ramps on your home.  I mean no offense or disrespect, but I don’t want a big permanent ramp built on to the front of my house.  But with my Mother being bedridden I need to have the ability to transport her via her wheelchair in and out of…

Transfer Board

My Aching Back – Transfer Boards

Transferring my Mom from a bed to a wheelchair was something I never thought I’d have to do.  But when she became bedridden it became a reality.  I thought to myself, “How hard can this be?” Oh My Goodness!  Think about it, you’re literally lifting another person and carrying them to the wheelchair.  I failed…