Maintaining Respect and Privacy: For bathing and showering, imagine if you did not remember the person helping you with a very private act. Operate from a place of honoring privacy as much as possible. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.
Clothing Cues: If handling your loved one’s clothing for dressing, name each item as you hand it over to provide a cue. And never rush dressing time. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.
Ellen was struggling with the decision to move her mother, Jill, from her apartment in an assisted living facility to a memory care unit. As a case manager who’s helped hundreds of families through the years, I understood Ellen’s mixed emotions and the guilt she was feeling about moving her mother. We worked together to find a solution that ensured both her mother’s safety and quality of life.
What do you do when you’re 34 years old, preparing for your wedding, expecting your first child, working full time, and your widowed 62-year old father is diagnosed with early stage dementia?
When you’re a caregiver, it’s common to feel guilty at times. There’s guilt that you can’t always be there for your loved one. There’s guilt that maybe you aren’t doing enough, and guilt about wanting to tend to your own needs.