Summer Reading: Financial Planning!

Not the topic you’d consider for summer reading? As a caregiver and a person who chooses to not just trip along from one chapter of life to another, you’ll find this reading helpful. Here is the blog I strongly recommend spending time with. You’ll find clear, insightful information backed by sage life wisdom.

We have all read financial advice columns and felt to varying degrees, led, and maybe even misled. I find Russ’s writing to ...

Continue Reading →
0

From One Care Home to Another

Last week we moved mom and dad from one care home to another. The facility we moved them from was private and although the care staff were brilliant, we were beginning to experience the effects of poor management.

Announcements were being made with vague timelines, renovations to an entire floor would disrupt mom and dad to another floor with new care staff, communication with us as family was financial only and very obviously not a priority. Although the cost was high ...

Continue Reading →
0

Simplify How?

What is the alternative to simplifying?
The opposite of simplifying is clutter, disorganization, difficulty and confusion.

Can collaborating with others truly simplify things or does adding people/helpers/carers just complicate things? Le’ts begin by saying that sharing the work-load of caring is a much, much larger benefit than the challenge of organizing the care-share.

Our goal is to provide good information and help with the logistics of the team-work for the team you select or find yourself in.

Image source: blog.dropbox.com

Continue Reading →
1

More is Better

Two questions I ask when thinking about who will team-up with me to help make the challenge of care-giving easier.

  • who cares?
  • who ought to care?

Who Cares?
Typically family members and close friends.

Who Ought to Care?
Everyone else who is involved. Home care providers, healthcare professionals, the GP, the specialists, nurses…

Simplify Caring is building a team tool for siblings or groups collaborating to provide care.

Continue Reading →
0