Tag Archives: Long Distance Care Giver

Catching Up on Paperwork

It is snowing again up North. I am, thankfully, in the south. However, dad and my family are all up north. In a few weeks I will have to go there myself, and I sure hope the snow is gone … Continue reading

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Companions Keep Dad Active

This week dad is doing very well. On Monday he again had a visit from the companion who brings her husband. Dad enjoys having a male visitor, I think. His Tuesday companion took him to Happy Hour. There was only … Continue reading

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Dad Has a Fat Lip and Puffy Cheeks

When I talked to dad on Saturday afternoon, he sounded like I just woke him up. He said he had just finished talking on the phone to my brother. Even though dad sounded groggy, he knew what was going on … Continue reading

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Keeping Alcohol at an Assisted Living Facility

I was hoping things would calm down in dad’s Assisted Living Facility after the altercation I wrote about last week.  For now, that seems to have “blown over” and there aren’t any immediate changes that I can see. Because of the … Continue reading

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An Altercation Involving Dad

Over a year ago, I wrote about an “incident” in which dad was challenged and ended up punching out at another resident in his facility. These incidents have to be tracked and reported to the state. In that case, dad … Continue reading

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Vacation Mode — While Dad Thrives at Home

My planning throughout December and early January seems to have paid off. Everything is running smoothly for dad since I left home last week. Although I tend to worry a lot ahead of time, it all worked out.  I worried that … Continue reading

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Planning for my Winter Vacation

The weather is starting to change, and my thoughts are turning to the next season – and the next – as I plan (or worry) about what happens next. I wrote before about how I have found Companions to watch … Continue reading

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors and When That Isn’t Enough…

Recently “Sarah”, a woman who lived alone in my neighborhood, fell and was unable to get up. Luckily a friend hadn’t seen her outside and began to worry about her.  The friend rang the doorbell but heard no response.  Then she walked … Continue reading

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I’m Back and Behind Again

I’m sure many of you are wondering if I dropped off the face of the earth.  I have been thinking about you all but somehow couldn’t get to writing my blog. I will pick up where I was still in … Continue reading

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Dad Continues to do Well in My Absence

It is officially spring, though from what I see on television, spring weather is somewhat behind what I would expect from looking at the calendar. I hope the temperatures are above freezing in the daytime once I get home. I … Continue reading

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