Like many caregivers, I started losing Dad over a period of years prior to his passing. By the time he actually died, it was hard to feel grief. I had already grieved his leaving but the guilt over not feeling something was still very disconcerting. Like so many other feelings, this one just resolved over time. I think much of the healing was in finding out how common those emotions are among caregivers.
Anger, on the other hand, was not an emotion I had anticipated this long after his passing and I really had to work at resolving it. Continue reading “The Long Disconnect”
Getting a handle on things. We are good at that. Solve the problem. Implement the solution. Done and dusted.
So what happens when problem solving eludes us? Things are spiraling out of our control and out of our grasp. We just… can’t… quite… make it turn out right… Continue reading “Letting Go Makes All the Difference”
Caregivers are the greatest! We perform under challenging circumstances and learn to excel at advocating for our loved ones. Taking care of ourselves however, the results are a little more mixed.
Continue reading “Strength and the Caregiver”
One of the larger steps we face in caregiving is the decision to relocate our loved ones into Assisted Living. Just the idea of that change can be daunting but if it becomes the best next move, finding an Assisted Living facility is easier when you do it by the numbers. It will involve a lot of work but we are good at doing the work by now. Continue reading “Finding Assisted Living That is A Good Fit”