Welcome to Elder Care Helper, an online resource that helps you find the long-term care you need by bringing clarity to your choices and guidance to your planning. Specifically, it helps you:
One day, you wake up and discover that you are no longer the person you had been the day before. Yesterday, you were a mother, father, spouse, an advertising executive, program developer, builder, social worker. Today, you are a caregiver—
In my last few posts, I described some successful family care scenarios. There was a problem (e.g., aging parent, medical issue), and everyone cooperated, made a plan and proceeded to manage things relatively smoothly. But as we all know, that does not always happen—and for many reasons.
My last post was all about how you, as a non-professional, can use the processes and tools that care managers use to become a better caregiver—and reduce your level of stress. The only stress greater than the burden of care is the stress of uncertainty. And a care plan reduces uncertainty.