Difficult Discussions Category
Difficult caregiver discussions involve self-talk and conversations with aging parents and spouses. Why are caregivers so obsessed with the role of caregiving that physical and emotional exhaustion results? Why do aging parents and spouses refuse care? We drive ourselves crazy by not talking. We avoid difficult caregiving discussions because we’re afraid to talk. Afraid of hurt feelings. Too timid to say what we need or what we are able to contribute. No more delays. It’s time. Join Pamela to learn conversation starters and tips to ease difficult caregiving conversations.
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Who predicted that being a caregiver for aging parents would become your responsibility? No one asked you to be a caregiver. Instead, the job appeared unexpectedly in the middle of the night when your aging parent became ill. Now you’re freaking out. Life as you know it is over. Being a car...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Solutions and steps exist for what to do when work and caregiving collide. The time pressures of trying to balance work, care for family, care for aging parents, and to take care of ourselves can feel like being in a pressure cooker. Dealing with stress and pressure places family caregivers on ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
What does guardianship of an elderly parent mean? In simple terms, guardianship means that a family caregiver who accepts guardianship for an elderly parent agrees to a higher level of responsibility. This responsibility includes making good medical and daily care decisions for an elderly paren...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Unexpected challenges fill the lives of caregivers with days when caregiving becomes too much. Most caregiving days are challenging. Days are consumed with problems and frustrations about things that continually go wrong. On days when caregiving becomes too much, these five things may offer sol...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
When is the best time to get power of attorney documents for elderly parents? Maybe you attempted to bring up the subject in the past and elderly parents quickly closed the door on the discussion or were suspicious about your intentions. Stories you hear from friends in similar situations paint...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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