Hope for the Caregiver Blog

Coronavirus ( COVID-19) and Caregivers

If it's not the Coronavirus, some other flu issue lurks around the corner.  Guess who's the most vulnerable? Chances our, it's your loved one ...and YOU! In addition to the common sense recommendation of the CDC (washing hands, covering mouth, etc.), here are some...

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Beauty …and Even a Smile… in the Present.

One of my favorite authors, Louis L'Amour, wrote: "Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remember what has gone."  One of my greatest challenges as a caregiver for more than three decades ...is to live in the present. I...

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Morning Chores That Lift My Soul

Each morning through the winter months in Montana, my morning chores included feeding horses. I take a snowmobile out while pulling a sled filled with hay.  The horses are always excited to see me ...or at least they're excited to see the hay!  Either way, it's deeply...

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Caregivers and Fear

While "The Only Thing We Have To Fear is Fear Itself" inspired a nation facing war, the battle between caregivers and fearful issues remains constant and different. REAL and frightening things face us.  How do we deal with them? What's the path to safety?  We discuss...

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“We have Met The Enemy …and He is Us!

With all due respect to Commodore Perry ...I paraphrased, changed, and re-appropriated his famous quote.  As caregivers, our enemy is not our loved one ...or their condition. Rather, it is ourselves. Particularly the pesky, yet delicious sin that we savor:...

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I Can Only Hold You Now

Sitting at the piano, I played a simple five note melody. Stewing around with it for a while, I knew I wanted to write a song to describe the heart of a caregiver.  Playing with it bit more, I kept coming back to that simple melody.  After a while, I reached out to a...

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Caller Says “God is Her Doctor.”

One of the 7 Caregiver Landmines is Ignoring Personal Health Needs, and more than 70% of caregivers fail to see their own physicians.  While most caregivers offer excuses such as money or time, this caller stated she didn't need to because, "God is her doctor." Take a...

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THE Solution to Caregivers’ Legal Needs

Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills, Traffic Tickets, Business Disputes, Filing for Disability ...the list is endless for things that require the skills of an attorney.  As a caregiver, can you afford to pay for those services?  Can you afford to deal with them...

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Videos

Igniting a Nation Interviews On the last Monday of each month, Peter sits down with Rabbi Eric Walker of Igniting a Nation to unpack issues affecting today's family caregiver.  Periodically, they both veer off into other areas in these informative and inspiring...

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