Thursday, May 03, 2007

Caregiving: "inadequate caregiving preparation"

“…The findings are significant because inadequate caregiving preparation can result in decisions or actions made in a crisis mode…”


Women Expect to Care for Aging Parents

but Seldom Prepare


Click on blue headline above to open the article from Caregiver’s Home Companion.


  1. (((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))Just wanted to top by and say hey.I am off to work in a bit.Have a nice day.

  2. wow i had know idea of the numbers involved in woman taking care of their parents. thanks for sharing


  3. I read the article... it's true. I know I will probably have to take care of my mother, but she lives in Alabama or Georgia right now.... (she's in the process of moving). We cannot afford a nursing home, if she needed it. I'd have to quit work and take care of her in my home. We have lots of stairs... our main living area is upstairs. We'd have to make modifications to our home, or move and buy another if she required a wheelchair. I want to take care of her, but I havent' prepared. Whenever I talk to her about it, she doesn't want to talk about it. She thinks she is going to live forever, my mother! Oy-vay! I don't know what to do, and waiting until she needs me to take care of her seems to be the only solution because she won't cooperate right now. She refuses to move in with me, and she can't afford to live on her own. It's like I'm waiting until she cannot take care of herself, and then I will have to step in and she will have to let me. I'd have to quit school before I can even retire...but since the subject depresses me, and because she lives over eight hours away, I just don't think about it much. I wonder how many people live so far from their parents that taking care of them is going to be extremely difficult and cause major upheaval ( on top of all the medical/financial upheavals caused by this kind of family crisis)? Yes, it depresses me, but I do worry about my mother. I wish she would say "Bea, come get me," and be done with it. Bea

  4. Do you have any organisation especially devoted to working with care givers as we do in the UK.  I am the manager of an organisation called Crossroads, whose charitable remit is to support carers.  I would be interested in knowing, what if anything exists where you are, as I am currently in the USA for an extended period and am interested in what is available



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