Medication Reconciliation

Please tell me who thinks about this – – “Medication Reconciliation”?  Not many.  Who knows about it?  Probably even less.  Do you know it is recommended before you are discharged from the hospital to reconcile your medication?  If you don’t know your medications – trade or generic and the dosage amounts of each (of course…

Being A Caregiver Changed My Life…For The Better!

Being A Caregiver – A Noble Calling Today I can tell you that I am proud of what I do.  I know it’s not glamorous – but it’s personally rewarding.  I realize the bags under my eyes are badges of honor. What I learned on the road to reward: That there were new reasons why…

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Private Conversation

A Baby…Maybe? We are sitting at lunch when my friend casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of starting a family.  We’re taking a survey, she says, half-joking.  “Do you think I should have a baby?” I say carefully, and with keeping my tone neutral, “it will change your life”. I know, she…

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Owning A Dog or Cat Can Reduce Stress

It was December 17, 1993.  A month prior I moved from my hometown in Michigan to Florida, where my parents moved to 6 months prior.  I decided I wanted a dog!  My first very own loveable dog!!!  Back in 1993 dogs were still available in shopping malls, you don’t see that much anymore.  Well, actually…

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Would You Want To Be a Burden to Your Kids?

I would not want any of my children caring for me if I was a burden to them.  This article makes you pause..  http://www.caring.com/questions/is-it-wrong-to-force-a-caregiver-to-support-themselves.