#FeatureFriday: VOICES: The Unseen Army of #Caregivers #takingcareofgrandma

Today I was featured on VOICES: The Unseen Army of Caregivers, a blog by Michelle Seitzer. Michelle is a boss lady eldercare storyteller and advocate.

I am very honored and excited and hope that our story will help other people like me who are family caregivers

Read the feature at http://michelleseitzer.com/voices/2017/9/8/voices-the-unseen-army-of-caregivers

 

Thanks, Michelle!

#WordlessWednesday #takingcareofgrandma

Found this waiting for me after a two day business trip followed by a two day trip out of town for a funeral. Secured with her winnings from going to bingo with Karen

Wordless Wednesday: a month in the life of a Family Caregiver

My pink marker is running out.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth: United Healthcare AARP House Calls

The @aarp @unitedhealthcare House Calls nurse came by last month and said she could see Grandma was being well taken care of. If your loved one has an opportunity for a nurse to come check on them, even if it’s just once a year, I highly recommend it.

At first, when

#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,

Wordless Wednesday: Now she literally has no excuse, right?

If you want to cop one of these handy Yunga Tart Walker Trays for your grandma, you can get it on amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JONAJ46/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Nest Saga, Part III: The indoor cameras

Installing the Nest Indoor Cameras

I took my time putting up the indoor cameras once I installed the other two things. Internally I struggled with the indoor cameras because I wanted to respect my grandma’s privacy. We had many conversations about where to put the cameras. We wanted to avoid her

The Biblical Imperative for Caregiving: Galatians 6:2-10

Welcome to the first in my series of devotions about the moral imperative for caregiving. When I was feeling disheartened about the church and the lack of support I felt they were providing our family, and myself, as a caregiver, I turned to the Bible to give me hope and

Dealing with Church People

 

If faith is important to you, it is only natural in times of trouble to want to lean on the church. Let me tell one thing I’ve learned supporting my grandma to participate in her faith community: There is a right way and a wrong way to lean on the

Rachel Clears the Air on Nursing Homes

I may have made a few comments about nursing homes at this point that may have given people the impression that I am against nursing homes.

 

First, let’s make sure we are all on the same page about nursing homes and what they do/how they work. Nursing homes go by many