A salt and pepper-speckled tweed hat sits perched on the top of a file cabinet in my home office. The hat once belonged to my father, who wore it regularly on family hikes. I recall the trips fondly …...
Over this past holiday season, I had the pleasure of spending some time in Florida in a Senior Community park. My husband and I are not yet seniors (getting close!) but we had the pleasure of meeting and interacting...
The family meeting took place and it wasn’t at all what any of us expected.Dad’s cognitive deficiencies are far more then we had thought. He will not recover from the physical constraints of the stroke.So the question to us...where...
The 6th article in the Dad’s Had a Stroke Series under our stories section. Stroke Rehab.So Dad has been here at stroke rehab for more than a month now. We have a family meeting booked at the 6- week...
The 5th article in the Dad's Had a Stroke Series under our stories section.Nice place…staff seems nice and you just need to park out front and walk in. And I mentioned before I am saving about 30minutes each way...
The 4th article in the Dad’s Had a Stroke Series under our stories section.For those of you that read my first 3 articles, I don’t want to minimize the 5+ weeks Dad spent in the hospital before being transferred...
The caregiver journey has begun. The next thing I know was my sister came rushing and was asking me what happened. She was immediately worried about the hospital bills as our Mom was in a private hospital. Yes, probably,...
The 3rd article in the Dad’s Had a Stroke Series under our stories section.Okay, they are moving Dad to the rehab hospital. That’s good, right? I think so. After over a month of him being in the hospital and my...
And so our journey has begun…..Dad has had a stroke, a typical caregiver story.I am an independent, confidant, intelligent woman, I can figure this out. I can do this! No big deal. I have had curve balls thrown at...
As cliché as it may sound, mothers are always the light in every home. So as a daughter, I have never imagined life without a mom. Way before that thought, I had never imagined a life with a mom...