Aging Parents

Posted on 06/23/2015 at 7:08pm

by Gary Barg, Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Editor-in-Chief |Caregiver.com

“The average caregiver is responsible for over $40,000 in health related expenditureseach year, in either personal or directed funds” Says Gary Barg, Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, “This award is designed to help family caregivers recognize and reward those organizations who will care for them in as committed a manner as they care for their loved ones.”

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Gary Barg

 The Caregiver’s Companion — Why Wait?

Everything you need to know to ensure that your elderly loved one is being properly cared for — while taking care of yourself.

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Posted on 06/02/2015 at 11:50pm

Taking Care of Yourself When You Are a Caregiver

While interviewing more than fifteen hundred caregivers nationwide, I was amazed that they all gave responses that were similar to mine when I asked them the question, “What would you do differently?” We’re so busy caring for our loved ones that we forget how important our Maurice_2015-06-02_1122own self-care is. As a result, caregivers end up with all sorts of physical ailments, such as back and neck problems. We even end up in the hospital.

When I asked one woman if there was something she’d do differently if she could do the caregiving all over again, she, too, remarked, “I didn’t give consideration to my own health, and I should have.” She then confessed that she’d had so much love for her mother that even though she herself had diabetes and hypertension, when she was at her mother’s bedside in the hospital, her eating habits fell apart. Matters came to a head one day, when she thought she was having a heart attack. She couldn’t make it from her chair in the living room to her dining room table without feeling like she was going to fall down. She went to see the doctor and was told she had severe anemia. And like many other caregivers, who somehow manage to keep themselves going with adrenaline when in a crisis mode, in the transition period when she was grieving her mom’s death, the woman fell apart.

Caregivers are notoriously run-down. A common thread in all my conversations with the caregivers I have met across the country is how beaten up they feel. Th ey’re trying to help someone they love and they’re falling to pieces in the process. At my company, Grandpa’s Dream, we’ve established a national Caregiver’s Appreciation Day to give people a chance to show family caregivers their support. Visit CaregiverStory.com for more details.

Chapter 10 explores the toll that caregiving exacts on caregivers and the myriad ways in which you can take better care of yourself as a caregiver.

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Carolyn A. Brent, MBA, is an American author, elder care legislation advocate, and inspirational speaker. She is best known as the author of the 5.0 out of 5 starsbest-selling books,

 


 

The Caregiver’s Companion — Why Wait?

Everything you need to know to ensure that your elderly loved one is being properly cared for — while taking care of yourself.

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Posted on 05/29/2015 at 12:37am

Meet Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney, Mediator

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for the amazing work you are doing Worldwide. Had it not been for your hands-on experience as: a former registered nurse, expertise on aging, adult sibling conflict, LOVE and commitment to making a difference in the world we live in. I simply do not know where I would be —had you not taken the time to help me when I needed a clear understanding of; “Why are some families torn apart vs. creating family legacy at end-of-life?”

In 2010, I found you on the Internet! And I will forever be grateful to you and your husband Dr. Mikol S. Davis, Clinical Psychologist, for being there for me. Because of the magnificent team you are—you both 61mPlrvswxL._UY200_took the time out of your busy schedules meeting with me on several occasions—guiding and sharing your expertise because you truly care! 

Years later—after I went through the painful an end-of-life battle with my adult siblings, I still wonder, “Why do people wait until there is a sudden and unexpected emergency vs. taking ACTION now?”  

In 2011, I had the honor of interviewing you as the expert attorney for my book. Thanks to you, Dr. Davis and other committed professionals, I am now an author of two bestselling books, a caregiver/eldercare legislation advocate, and inspirational speaker.

In April 2012, I contacted my state officials, who then directed me to the Department of the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. Since then, I have been working assiduously with the legislature to put forward a bill, to be enacted in 2015, that would make nefarious practice of vexatious litigation against a caregiver a felony in California. After that, I plan to take my reform agenda across the United States, to all the states my father defended while fighting for our great country.  I invite you to review my testimony in its entirety—visit:

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Yes, you are an AMAZING women Carolyn, and thank you BOTH for making a significant difference in my LIFE!  

  • Carolyn A. Brent interviews —Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., attorney, author of The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents. – Click below to listen the entire interview. 2012: Unexpected cost of aging
  • 2010 photo for story—taken in San Rafael— is a city and the county seat of Marin County, California

Get Carolyn’s brand new book, The Family Guide to Aging Parents is released  on Amazon!

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Posted on 04/29/2015 at 4:24pm

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for the amazing work you are doing Worldwide. Had it not been for your hands-on experience as: a former registered nurse, expertise on aging, adult sibling conflict, LOVE and commitment to making a difference in the world we live in. I simply do not know where I would be —had you not taken the time to help me when I needed a clear understanding of; “Why are some families torn apart vs. creating family legacy at end-of-life?”

In 2010, I found you on the Internet! And I will forever be grateful to you and your husband Dr. Mikol S. Davis, Clinical Carolyn Rosenblatt,Dr. Miko S. Davis, Carolyn A BrentPsychologist, for being there for me. Because of the magnificent team you are—you both took the time out of your busy schedules meeting with me on several occasions—guiding and sharing your expertise because you truly care! 

Years later—after I went through the painful an end-of-life battle with my adult siblings, I still wonder, “Why do people wait until there is a sudden and unexpected emergency vs. taking ACTION now?”  

In 2011, I had the honor of interviewing you as the expert attorney for my book. Thanks to you, Dr. Davis and other committed professionals, I am now an author of two bestselling books, a caregiver/eldercare legislation advocate, and inspirational speaker.

In April 2012, I contacted my state officials, who then directed me to the Department of the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. Since then, I have been working assiduously with the legislature to put forward a bill, to be enacted in 2015, that would make nefarious practice of vexatious litigation against a caregiver a felony in California. After that, I plan to take my reform agenda across the United States, to all the states my father defended while fighting for our great country.  I invite you to review my testimony in its entirety—visit:


Yes, you are an AMAZING women Carolyn, and thank you BOTH for making a significant difference in my LIFE!  

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  • Carolyn A. Brent interviews —Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., attorney, author of The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents. – Click below to listen the entire interview. 2012:
  • Unexpected cost of aging

 

 

Get Carolyn’s brand new book, The Family Guide to Aging Parents is released  on Amazon!

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