Tag Archives: Elder

Driving and Age – How to Cut the Cost of Auto Insurance and Improve Driving Skills

Recently my insurance agent told me if a driver takes a mature driving class from AARP  and other vendors, they can probably get a discount on their automobile insurance.  This is true in many states but depends upon the state and … Continue reading

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Another Good Day.

Today when I went to visit dad, his room was so quiet I grew afraid.  I tried to open the door and it was locked.  I knocked several times and no one answered.  I knew he could be elsewhere but … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Outing

I often wondered how much dad “got” out of the newspaper he read each day.  Today I learned it was more than I thought.  I arrived an hour before lunch as I usually do and brought dad some snacks to … Continue reading

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I must be doing something wrong! [Rant for this Day!]

I saw dad at his Assisted Living Facility this morning.  Before I went to his room, I asked the medication aide if his prescription had come in as I was promised on Tuesday.  I was told that the nurse was … Continue reading

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Prescription Problems — Bane of my Exhistance!

Dad’s Assisted Living Facility (ALF) failed to renew dad’s blood pressure prescription and the medications ran out last week.  Now he has been without these medications for over a week.  Apparently, when they called the doctor’s office to renew the … Continue reading

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Will I Be Having Visitors For Memorial Day?

Over a week ago, I emailed my sister asking when she planned to visit dad.  I reminded her that I had some things she had made for mom and wanted to give them back to her.  I also had some … Continue reading

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Clutter Control and Visits with Dad

Last week when I scheduled the rug cleaner to come, I didn’t realize how much preparation this task would require from me.  I spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning just picking up small furniture and cleaning clutter off tables.  I wanted the … Continue reading

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