Tag Archives: care-giving

So Gifted


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The Rollercoaster to Letting Go

  No matter how long I spend on the caregiver road, I am often surprised at how I can still be surprised. Following a hospital stay for sepsis (and a short stay in rehab), I got my mother back to … Continue reading

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Seeing Through The Anger

Visiting my mother is not easy. I have to do it. I need to monitor what goes on at her group home and make sure she’s getting everything she needs. Vigilance is required, because things change: Mom’s condition, the staff, … Continue reading

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Sweet Relief

I spent the entire week looking for, finding and signing up to get Mom situated in an Assisted Living apartment. When I walked into Emeritus at Wayne, the place was clearly different. The residents look alive and happy. The staff … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happy Hanukah. It’s been a while since my last installment. On the heels of Thanksgiving, I know we have much for which to be thankful. Some days, it’s so hard to genuinely FEEL that. Since our return from Florida, the … Continue reading

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