Caring for someone 55+? Switch to T-Mobile and you both can save!

My grandma’s companion, Karen, is a T-mobile subscriber and a few months ago, she shared the T-Mobile ONE plan with me.

With the T-Mobile ONE plan, for anyone over 55+, you get two lines a for a total of $60 a month (before taxes) with automatic payments. All you have to

Sometimes you have to outsource #WordlessWednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Compromising my Values

Always buy two if you can afford it.

My Caregiver Survival Kit: The Top Ten Tangibles #manicmonday

Over the past few years with my grandma, a few things have become essential to my survival as her primary caregiver. There are tangible items- that is, goods and services I can go out and pay for- and there are intangible items that you can't just find anywhere. In this post, I will share with you the things that I can physically hold or access through technology that have made my life easier.

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Caring Village: An Answer to Prayers of Family Caregivers Everywhere

I, like all other family caregivers, I am always looking for tools to help me manage my caregiving role. Like most missions, caregiving means employing a combination of strategies to achieve success.

I have been using a combination of the following:

a very large calendar,
written notes, menus, and schedules on dry

#ManicMonday: Managing Grandma’s Medications

As we get older, sometimes we require medication to help with health issues. Medication can be intimidating, especially if you are not used to taking it yourself.  I even have trouble remembering to take prescriptions when the doctor gives it to me. Unfortunately, when you are responsible for another person,

Manic Monday: Building a routine for your sanity

My grandma and I have a routine.

I was telling someone the other day that when she was in the nursing home for rehab, I took notes. They have a monthly activity schedule with various types of activities, and they create menus.

Nursing homes do have one thing going for them– they

Manic Monday: Grandma’s Daily Organizer

My friend asked me a couple years ago to recreate an organizer she had found online. After my grandma had been home for a few months after a 9 month series of hospitalizations and rehabilitation stints in skilled nursing facilities, I learned a few things. I couldn’t keep it all

Manic Monday: The Crockpot gets Grandma cooking again

Cooking was always an important part of my grandma’s life.

Now, my grandma is forgetful. She has burnt a few things on the stove while she was there by herself, so I have asked her not to use the stove if she is alone.We invested in a Crockpot last year so we