On Becoming a Caregiver

No one plans to become a family caregiver. It happens. Sometimes we become caregivers gradually. Our aging spouse or parent needs help with a few activities, such as grocery shopping, household chores, doctor appointments. As time goes on the need for assistance increases until one day we realize that we are spending many hours a week ‘helping out’. Other times a medical crisis is the precipitating event.

Advance Care Directives: Your Quality of Life May Depend on Them

Let’s talk about what happens if you experience a health crisis, are unable to make decisions for yourself and do not have advance care directives in place.