The financial impact of caring for a loved one can be significant, if not life-altering. In this Caregiver Journey Conversation with Carallel, Matt Perrin and Carallel Care Advocate, Stephanie Banta, confront this hard truth and share practical ways that we can make caring for our loved one more affordable. Featured Experts Contact Carallel if you’re a … A Caregiver Conversation by Carallel: The Financial Impact of Caregiving and What We Can Do About It
DEAR CARALLEL: My mom died suddenly two years ago and my dad will be moving in with us in a couple of weeks. He was doing ok in the immediate aftermath of mom’s death, I think because he was in shock and running on adrenaline. He was still keeping to their routines and managing the house and staying … Dad’s moving in. My stress level is through the roof!
DEAR CARALLEL: My wife Bonnie and I are in overall good health but she’s become unsteady on her feet recently. It’s a first for her and it’s been a little scary. I first noticed it when she was holding onto the rails more to get up the stairs and sometimes she has to try more than … I’m afraid my wife will fall in the shower.
DEAR CARALLEL: Mom moved in a few years ago when Dad died and it’s been rocky from the get-go. We’ve always been close but having Mom living in the house has tested us both. She’s 84 and even though she’s slowed down a bit, she’s still sharp and really values her independence. On the one hand … She agreed to move but how do we pick the right Assisted Living community?
DEAR CARALLEL: I don’t know another way to say it other than that that my brother isn’t a good person. Hard to believe I’m saying that about my sibling, but it’s the truth. He’s never been violent or otherwise abusive, that’s not where I’m coming from. It’s just that he’s spent his entire adult life, … My brother isn’t a good person and now I need to care for him
DEAR CARALLEL: My husband is 73 years old and living with dementia. Our life has been a roller coaster for the past five years. At the beginning of it all, we were noticing changes in him but didn’t know what was happening. When we finally got an answer, vascular dementia, it became more real and frightening … My husband has dementia. What’s life like for him?
DEAR CARALLEL: My wife Yvette had a scary fall a few weeks ago. She broke her left leg, left wrist, and suffered a mild concussion. It’s an understatement to say I’m thankful the outcome wasn’t worse because it easily could have been. Yet as she moves closer to leaving the rehab center the reality of what … I became my wife’s caregiver in the blink of an eye. Now what?