Tag Archives: Father

Clutter Control – Determining what to Keep, what to Sell, what to Share

Previously I wrote about my concern about the buildup of clutter in my home. (See “Clutter Control and Visits with Dad” and “It looks Like a Hoarder House”.) My son and I helped mom and dad move from their mobile … Continue reading

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Grandpa My Mom’s Gonna Kill Me! Grandfather and Grandson Relationship

My father had seven grandchildren.  But, he had only one grandson.  Dad always wished my brother would do the boy and his father things with him.  Dad liked to fish, bowl, watch baseball games, and go hunting.  My brother didn’t … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medication Error: Follow-Up

Recently I wrote about my concern when dad’s assisted living facility ran out of his blood pressure medication in “I Must Be Doing Something Wrong” , “Dad’s Medications — Part 2” and “High Blood pressure — Dad’s and Mine“.   I wrote … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure – Dad’s and Mine

In the days since I wrote about dad’s blood pressure medication in I Must be Doing Something Wrong and Dad’s Medications –  Part 2, I have come to realize that I have a blood pressure problem of my own. While … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medications – Part 2

I received some good feedback from my post [I Must be Doing Something Wrong…] about dad’s medication problems.  Most agreed that I needed to stay involved and make sure the assisted living facility gets dad the medication he needs and gives … Continue reading

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MEDCO Again! Frustrating Experiences Caring for Dad.

Medco has been a problem to me for a long time.  They are not responsive to inquiries or complaints and rarely send a written response to a phone question or a letter.  In February I received a letter from Medco … Continue reading

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Adjusting to an Assisted Living Facility — The first Few Months

As I wrote earlier in Sentinel Event – The Crisis that Changed Everything, mom had been to the emergency room with dehydration and hallucinations which led to the recommendation that mom and dad immediately move to an assisted living facility … Continue reading

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