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How Can I Seek The Support Of Family In Caregiving For My Significant Other
Family meeting: You can invite your close relatives to a "family meeting". Where you can express your concerns. If you both have children together then they may commit to release you from your caregiving at least few hours a week. They may come up with other suggestions or ideas to help you. Always consult your medical provider about any help in terns of rehabilitation, need x devices etc. ...Read more
Support system: Sounds like it could be a challenging task. Suggest you take steps to develop a support network to help you help others. It's also important you don't neglect yourself in the process so include time to do the things you need to take care of yourself. Look into home health/home companions. Check 4 local resources through religious orgs, public sector. Doctor's office may point u in right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Ways: The addition of family assistance in the care of any loved one can add benefits. Many dementia patients for example are more comfortable with people they are familiar with. Sometimes a family member can step in and give you a much needed break even if that is only for uninterrupted sleep or to shop or the like. The love and support of families cannot be underestimated. ...Read more
Division of labor: Tha family as a group helps their loved one with different activities and this helps reduce the care burden for one individual. Each member has their tasks but it is important to have a routine and not deviate from it too much. ...Read more
Family meetings: A family meeting can have someone there skilled in mediation to keep things positive. Everyone in a family cares, but sometimes family history can prevent progress. If everyone can agree to respect each others' obligations and abilities you have a starting place. Have everyone agree to be able to do one thing. The first meeting doesn't have to establish the finished product. ...Read more
I have a question about in-home caregiving for a family member. Should I pay myself if power of attorney for her?
Consult elder lawyer: I strongly recommended to consult a certified elder attorney. This way would allow to avoid legal issues involving financial mismanagement and medicaid fraud. ...Read more
If not trained: Care in a healthy family environment is most of the time desirable. The problem arises when the medical issues get complicated and the family does not know how to help or they do not have the skills or time to help the patient. ...Read more
Spent long time in school and training then took time off for family caregiving. Should I worry at 59 about not having enough credits for medicare?
Check: Check with social security and find out for sure. ...Read more
Enormous: On both levels. There are articles on this almost every day in the local and national press. It will get worse unless our health care system is taken out of the hands of private administrators who care nothing about patient welfare if it impedes financial gain. Why do ceos of insurance companies and health care companies make millions in salary and bonuses? ...Read more
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