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Susan’s mother, Eva, was doing well living independently, until she had a terrible fall in the bathroom. It was clear to Susan that her mother would need a lot of help when she was back at home recovering, the problem was Susan wasn’t sure where to begin.
Linda was turning 65 in three months, and it was time to enroll in Medicare. She thought it would be a relatively simple process, but soon discovered that making this decision was not that easy. There was original Medicare Parts A and B, Part D for prescription drug coverage and Part C plans, also known as Medicare Advantage plans.
Janice had moved to the independent living facility two years earlier, but her health had changed since then. Several chronic illnesses were taking a toll, including diabetes and COPD, and she was having trouble taking care of herself.
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It’s not uncommon for families to have disagreements about care for an aging parent, especially if they haven’t discussed advance planning or if one sibling takes on more caregiving tasks than the others. Often emotions can get the best of us.
What if you had a serious accident or illness and you were unable to tell your doctors what kind of medical treatment you wanted? What if the same were true for a close family member?
Caregiving isn’t easy. If you’re a caregiver for a family member, chances are there are times you feel isolated and overwhelmed. If you also work and/or have a family, the stress and the responsibilities you shoulder can affect your mental and physical health.
When visiting her mother one weekend, Pam noticed that she seemed frailer and more confused than usual. She was unsteady on her feet even with her walker, and when Pam asked her how her last doctor’s appointment had gone, she motioned to a new prescription bottle on the counter.
A private care manager, a professional with a background in social work, nursing, gerontology or other human services field, can guide families through every step of this journey. This is what we do at Jessica Care.