The Bookends: Peggy’s Story

The Bookends: Peggy’s Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes“I had two opposite experiences with my parents; bookend stories regarding their end of life planning. My Dad was never one to discuss much, ever. Very old school but a real softie. He sold the family business and was going to fill many...
In-laws Caring in Their Home

In-laws Caring in Their Home

Reading Time: 2 minutes“I am a co-care taker to my husband’s older sister. She is widowed, has no children, and can not live alone. Like most Americans, assisted living is not an option because of the astronomical cost factor that we can not help to pay....
Caregiving happens! Dena’s Story

Caregiving happens! Dena’s Story

Reading Time: 2 minutesI can’t recall when I became a caregiver, but I was willing to do so. After being marriage for about a year and a half my father asked me to move back in and I never left home again. It started with my father who work on the railroad ever...
Caregiving for a Spouse

Caregiving for a Spouse

Reading Time: 2 minutesDifficult wouldn’t begin to explain this Parkinson’s journey with my wife. This disease is tough enough, but trying to be a caregiver to a nurse is tougher still. She was a career caregiver to thousands of oncology patients, but her disease has...