One of the major challenges for many of us is the new, and expanding life stage known as “care-giver”.
In these posts, we hope to highlight some useful programs and services that can assist you and your family in negotiating this challenging life stage.
Yesterday my daughter and I held our beloved cat as his doctor administered a lethal dose of anesthetic. Rascal was our Kitty companion for 15 years. He grew up with Jen, who [Read more...]
“Faithful Reform In Health Care is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to elevate faith-inspired voices in support of affordable quality health care for [Read more...]
Contributed by Rabbi Peter H. Grumbacher Until the beginning of this year my mother-in-law was in pretty good shape for an 89 year-old woman. She bowled, played bridge and, [Read more...]
As a caregiver to an older adult, we sometimes get so caught up in the daily tasks of care that we forget the emotional ties that ties us to the individual themselves. Many [Read more...]
In a recent New York Times Science section, Jane Brody authored “Caring for Family, Caring for Yourself”. The article cautioned caregivers to pay attention to their own [Read more...]
November, it seems, is the month that has been chosen to highlight the care-giver. The longevity revolution has really created this new “life stage” of care-giver; a life [Read more...]
The first few weeks are critical in the adjustment process not only for your family member but for you as well. Although you might feel alone, it helps to remember that you [Read more...]
In the recent Global Action on Aging newsletter (July 30, 2008) the following short piece reported on a recent survey of baby boomer women and their parents’ future living [Read more...]
Drive the kids to school. Head to work for a day full of meetings. Use your lunch hour to take your mother to the doctor. Pick your daughter up from field hockey [Read more...]
Thought: In these scenarios of caregiving which are now quite real and last, perhaps, for years…where is the sacred? How can churches, synagogues, mosques, chaplaincy, [Read more...]