Whether you are afraid of living in an empty house, you fear you will grow bored sitting at home, or have any other concerns, there are ways to navigate these changes and challenges.
I had what I considered to be the ideal work life balance. It was meticulously and painstakingly carved out and negotiated over the last 10 years, since the birth of my oldest son. My routine satisfied my wife, my kids and myself. Then, with one phone call, all of us were thrown into a sea of change.
There’s no doubt that having a parent or loved one move into a senior retirement community brings about substantial change. Not only for your parents, but for your entire family as well.
Life insurance is one of those necessities that can cost us a lot of money. It’s essential to purchase life insurance if you have a family and dependents or have outstanding debt. The issue, though, is that life insurance policies can get expensive very quickly.
They had expanded several sizes, along with the rest of me. I was no longer the young, thin curvaceous chick. It seemed my body was going through yet another drastic change. Having had two children by this time, I realized something had to be done with all the weight I carried in front of me.
Dementia and the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s can turn common household objects into lethal dangers. Even the layout of your home may threaten the well-being of an individual who’s in your care.
My connection to Buddhist principles suggested it was one more step toward accepting the impermanence of everything. I suppose I reasoned if I did not have to look death in the face everyday, maybe I could keep it at bay?
Tied to the earliest religions, the act of burying their dead is how many people make sense of life. The body that ‘returns to dust’ completes the cycle and allows sufficient room for mysticism and hope for the soul’s eternal salvation.
In a flash, I was in a Hospital; Emergency Room at VGH. Was I trying out for a part in the new TV Series on Knowledge Network? The whole show: Best friend beside the bed doctors nurses tests doors swinging in and out. More Questions
When living in a retirement home, sometimes it takes a little bit of ingenuity, creativity, and wit to keep the family coming back for more. Your family history doesn’t have to be boring, but it does have to be consistent.