Caregiver Support

Veiller Sur Mes Parents

Veiller Sur Mes Parents (Watch Over My Parents) is an innovative program in France that uses mail carriers to keep an eye on older adults as well as providing friendship to those who live alone.  Here’s how they do it:…

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Finding A New Primary Care Physician Mind Map

Sometimes you need to change doctors, but where to begin? The short answer is with yourself.  You need a primary care physician who is qualified, has a “always ready to help” office staff and most important “gets you.”  This is…

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Middle Age + Caregiving: Three Mind Maps

Middle age is daunting for everyone, especially caregivers.  There are so many moving and complicated parts that can quickly overwhelm the best intentions or the most efficient management skills.  One of the biggest mistakes I see middle age caregivers make…

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For Exhausted Caregivers…

This wonderful poem by John O’Donohue speaks to the world of caregivers who can quickly lose their mooring and are looking for language, strategies and rituals to help them recover from these unavoidable forays into in “empty time.” For One…

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Is the doctor a “good fit” for an aging parent?

Navigating the healthcare system involves dealing with a wide range of physicians and support personnel. Not all physician partnerships are successful. Issues like difficulty reaching the doctor, hurried office visits, confusing medical jargon, limited explanations, and inefficient billing support can…

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