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Horizon Home Care & Hospice, Inc

FAMILY CAREGIVING ADVICE COLUMN

Written by Mary Haynor, President & CEO

Family Caregiving Advice betters the lives of family caregivers. More than twenty-five years of caring for patients has taught us a great deal about patients' families. We understand that caregivers are under a lot of pressure and stress; therefore, we want to make sure they are taken care of, too! 

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Why Does Letting Go Feel Okay?

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

08-24-18

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3 Steps to Find Meaningful Work for Dad

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

08-17-18

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Dad Plays with His Medication

Health

Medication

Family Caregiving

08-10-18

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Mom's Caregiver Is Taking Her to a Mystery Appointment with Her Lawyer

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

08-03-18

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When Caregivers Need a Break

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Siblings

Family Caregiving

07-27-18

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How to Get Paid as a Live-In Caregiver

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

07-13-18

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Can I Bring Hope Back to Dad?

Health

Family Caregiving

07-06-18

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Do We Tell Mom?

Health

Siblings

Family Caregiving

06-29-18

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The Odd Sister Out

Caregiving - Planning

Siblings

Family Caregiving

06-22-18

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Paying for Care

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Health

Family Caregiving

06-15-18

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Caring for Father with Mental Health Issues

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Medication

Family Caregiving

06-08-18

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Mother Needs to Slow Down

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

06-02-18

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Dad Living with Buddies

Finances

Family Caregiving

03-30-18

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What to Do with Mom’s Things

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Siblings

Family Caregiving

03-23-18

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Interesting Funeral and Burial Plans

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

03-16-18

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Mom Thinks She Is A Burden

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

03-10-18

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Yard Work

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Siblings

Family Caregiving

03-02-18

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When Children Are Pushing End-of-Life Planning

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Health

Siblings

Family Caregiving

02-23-18

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When Live-In Facilities Have Lousy Food Options

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

02-16-18

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Sibling Is Stealing from Parent

Finances

Health

Siblings

Family Caregiving

02-09-18

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Is Mom Misplacing Things, Or Is Someone Stealing Them?

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Siblings

Family Caregiving

02-03-18

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What Is the Best Way to Complain?

Family Caregiving

01-27-18

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I Do Not Want to Move

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

01-20-18

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How Do I Get Dad to Talk

Caregiving - Planning

Siblings

Family Caregiving

01-13-18

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Asking My Children for Help

Family Caregiving

01-05-18

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Planning for Mom to Move In

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

12-30-17

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Packing with Dad for the Holidays

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Medication

Siblings

Family Caregiving

12-22-17

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Too Tired for the Holidays

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Health

Family Caregiving

12-16-17

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Bringing the Christmas Spirit Back

Health

Family Caregiving

12-08-17

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Motivating Dad

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

12-01-17

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Shopping with Grandma

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

11-24-17

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Should Grandma Choose Surgery?

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Siblings

Family Caregiving

11-17-17

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Job Opportunity

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Health

Siblings

Family Caregiving

11-10-17

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Who Gets Grandma for Christmas

Caregiving - Planning

Siblings

Family Caregiving

11-03-17

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Mom Calls Me Too Often at Work

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

10-27-17

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We Want to Move

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

10-20-17

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Should I Be Worried About the Caregiver

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

10-13-17

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Sandwich Generation Problems

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Health

Family Caregiving

10-06-17

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Delegating Care to Siblings

Caregiving - Planning

Siblings

Family Caregiving

09-29-17

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Cheated Out of Time

Health

Family Caregiving

09-29-17

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How to Protect Parents From Scams

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

09-15-17

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Dad Cannot Hear

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

09-08-17

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Dad's Prostate Cancer Treatment

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

08-31-17

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When School Starts for Caregivers

Family Caregiving

08-25-17

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When Parents Should Stop Driving

Caregiving - Planning

Health

Family Caregiving

08-18-17

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Incontinence

Health

Family Caregiving

08-11-17

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Should My Sister Be Paid to Take Care of Dad?

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Siblings

Family Caregiving

08-04-17

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Helping From a Distance

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

07-27-17

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How to NOT Grow Grumpy with Age

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

07-21-17

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Dad Is Losing Weight

Health

Family Caregiving

07-14-17

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Family Visits "Wear Me Out"

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

07-07-17

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Funeral Planning

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

06-30-17

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Mom Wants to Work

Finances

Family Caregiving

06-23-17

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Mom Is Grinding Her Teeth

Family Caregiving

06-17-17

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Dad's Pilgrimage South

Finances

Family Caregiving

06-09-17

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Caring for Grandchildren

Family Caregiving

06-03-17

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What Happened to My Sweet Daughter?

Family Caregiving

05-27-17

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Grandparents and Bills

Finances

Family Caregiving

05-18-17

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Mom Wants to Try Online Dating

Family Caregiving

05-13-17

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Why Do I See People Getting Care That I Cannot Afford

Finances

Family Caregiving

05-11-17

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My Son Wants to Sign Onto My Accounts

Finances

Family Caregiving

04-15-17

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Husband Wants Me To Regularly Eat Lunch With Mother-In-Law

Family Caregiving

04-08-17

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Why is it So Taxing Caring for Mom?

Family Caregiving

04-01-17

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Oh No! Mom is Throwing Away Her Planning Papers!

Family Caregiving

03-25-17

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College Money

Family Caregiving

03-18-17

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Heart Failure and Diet

Family Caregiving

03-11-17

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When Should I Move Mom with Alzheimers Into A Facility?

Family Caregiving

03-04-17

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Pressure to Remodel Home

Family Caregiving

02-25-17

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Millenial Concern: Can My Parents Afford to Retire?

Finances

Family Caregiving

02-18-17

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My Children Want Me to Live with Them

Family Caregiving

02-11-17

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Let's Throw A Party!

Family Caregiving

01-28-17

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Frustrated by Health Care Bills

Finances

Family Caregiving

01-21-17

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Mom Has Dementia

Family Caregiving

01-14-17

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Dad Talks About Death

Family Caregiving

01-07-17

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Dad is Giving Away Money

Finances

Family Caregiving

12-31-16

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My Parent's Shoveling Scares Me!

Family Caregiving

12-24-16

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Missing Pain Medication

Medication

Family Caregiving

12-17-16

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Should Dad Keep Coming on Vacations?

Family Caregiving

12-10-16

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Motivating a Disabled Spouse

Family Caregiving

12-03-16

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Dad is Falling

Family Caregiving

11-26-16

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Gift Ideas for Dad

Family Caregiving

11-19-16

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Think Like a Child. Create Your Own Fun.

Family Caregiving

11-11-16

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I Need Work Flexibility

Family Caregiving

11-05-16

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Mom Complains of Health Care Costs

Finances

Family Caregiving

10-22-16

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Dad's Caregiver is Not Doing the Job

Family Caregiving

10-15-16

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The "One-Year" Rule

Family Caregiving

10-08-16

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My Mom Thinks She Can Walk

Family Caregiving

10-01-16

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Dad Lives in a Jungle

Family Caregiving

09-24-16

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Having Fun with Mom Again

Family Caregiving

09-17-16

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What to Do When Mom's Memory Slips

Family Caregiving

09-10-16

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Should I Move In?

Finances

Family Caregiving

09-03-16

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Dad's Not Coming Home From Rehab

Family Caregiving

08-27-16

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Feeling Guilty Traveling Without Parents

Family Caregiving

08-13-16

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How Does Hospice Work?

Family Caregiving

08-08-16

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My Sibling is Draining My Father's Resources

Finances

Family Caregiving

08-05-16

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Mom Wants a Dog

Family Caregiving

07-23-16

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11 Tips to Prevent Elderly Falls

Family Caregiving

07-23-16

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Dad Won't Let Me Set Up His Medication

Medication

Family Caregiving

07-09-16

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Dad Hates His New Home

Family Caregiving

07-02-16

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"Homebound" - what does this mean?

Family Caregiving

06-25-16

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Taxes and Caregiving

Medication

Family Caregiving

06-04-16

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Mom Gives Away the Money That We Give Her

Finances

Family Caregiving

05-21-16

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I Work Multiple Jobs and Mother Needs Care

Family Caregiving

05-14-16

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How Do I Talk with My Parents About Moving?

Family Caregiving

05-07-16

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How Do I Get Mom to Wear a Lifeline Device?

Family Caregiving

04-30-16

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Should I Retire To Care For My Parent?

Finances

Family Caregiving

04-23-16

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Spring Activities for Caregivers

Family Caregiving

04-16-16

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Mom Keeps Firing All Her Caregivers

Family Caregiving

04-09-16

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How to Handle the Stress of Seeing Parent's Health Decline

Family Caregiving

04-02-16

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Should Mom or Dad Move In With Me?

Family Caregiving

03-26-16

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I Am Concerned About The Cost of Care For Mom

Finances

Family Caregiving

03-19-16

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Consider The Conversation Screening & Panel

Family Caregiving

03-16-16

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Time Saving Techniques for Caregivers

Family Caregiving

03-12-16

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Should Mom Make Repairs to Her Home?

Family Caregiving

03-05-16

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Young Adults with Dying Parents

Family Caregiving

02-29-16

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Mom is so Frustrating at Times

Family Caregiving

02-20-16

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Dad Hates His New Home

Family Caregiving

02-13-16

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Should My Parents Spend The Money They Saved on Care?

Finances

Family Caregiving

02-06-16

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Protecting Parent's Resources

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

01-30-16

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I'm Afraid of Losing my Job Because of Caregiving

Family Caregiving

01-23-16

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Can I Take my Parents on a Roadtrip?

Family Caregiving

01-16-16

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Should You Accept Money for the Care You Provide?

Finances

Family Caregiving

01-09-16

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Seniors Targeted by Mobile Providers

Family Caregiving

01-04-16

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I'm Just Plain Tired!

Family Caregiving

01-02-16

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Choosing an Organization That Cares

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

12-26-15

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I Think Dad Needs Care - Where to begin?

Family Caregiving

12-19-15

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Including Children in the Caregiving Process

Family Caregiving

12-12-15

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I'm Uncomfortable When Mom Talks About Dying

Family Caregiving

12-05-15

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Palliative Care vs Hospice Care

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

11-28-15

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My Life is Being Stolen

Family Caregiving

11-21-15

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Dad is Lending Money and Getting Scammed

Finances

Family Caregiving

11-14-15

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Why is Respite Important?

Family Caregiving

11-07-15

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Lending Items to a Parent and Dealing with Siblings Later

Family Caregiving

10-31-15

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How to Work as a Team When Siblings Disagree on Care Decisions

Siblings

Family Caregiving

10-24-15

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Why Would I Sign Mom on to Hospice If She Is So Active?

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

10-17-15

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The First Day Home from Surgery: What Caregivers Need to Know

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

10-10-15

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Distant Siblings Are Telling Me How to Care for Mom, yet I'm the Real Caregiver!

Siblings

Family Caregiving

10-03-15

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Planning Fun With an Elderly Parent

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

09-26-15

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Managing Elders' Medications

Medication

Family Caregiving

09-19-15

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When Should You Talk To Your Parent's Physician?

Caregiving - Planning

Medication

Family Caregiving

09-12-15

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My Parent Does Not Appreciate What I Do as a Caregiver

Family Caregiving

09-05-15

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I'm An Only Child Trying To Take Care Of My Parents

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

08-22-15

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Caregiving Is Too Much For Me

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

08-15-15

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Mom Doesn't Believe I Know What's Best for Her

Caregiving - Planning

Family Caregiving

08-08-15

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Emotional & Financial Costs of Caregiving

Family Caregiving

07-31-15

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Should I Ask My Parents for Money?

Finances

Family Caregiving

07-25-15

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My Parent is Slipping!

Family Caregiving

07-18-15

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Mom Hates Me!

Family Caregiving

07-11-15

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Handling A Parent's Finances

Finances

Family Caregiving

07-04-15

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Will Hired Caregivers Steal From Me?

Family Caregiving

06-27-15

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Should My Parents Spend The Money They Saved on Care?

Caregiving - Planning

Finances

Family Caregiving

06-20-15

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What To Do When Caregiving Makes You Irritable With Your Parent

Family Caregiving

06-13-15

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Bathing

Family Caregiving

06-06-15

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Grandma Doesn't Make Cookies Anymore

Family Caregiving

12-31-69

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Siblings Won't Share Caregiving Responsibilities (8-29-2017)

Siblings

Family Caregiving

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