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“Deneale’s book BUZZ” Check it out !

Flower, "reading" her Mom's book.

Flower, “reading” her Mom’s book.

http://denealesbookbuzz.blogspot.com/2014/11/alzheimer-through-my-mother-eyes-by.html?spref=tw

So honored for the great write up ! Get a hint of my story and journals.
Working full-time, a teenaged son, hard working husband and household to run…..
Mom grew to be my top concern and I was there to speak for her, care for and protect her. I learned about many elder care issues. Driving, living alone, assisted living facilities, convalescent centers, elder attorneys, DPOA, Medical paperwork, and most importantly what I “COULD” and “SHOULD” have done.
Compassion, fierce determination and defensiveness, patience, love, rage, determination and frustration.
I would do it all again.
I miss you Mom.

SUZ

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2015 in review

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Can your Mother come live with you ?

Can your Mother come live with you ?.

“Caring Across Generations”….full time caregiver and employee

"Caring Across Generations"….full time caregiver and employee.

Support and encourage Caregivers…..or become one.

Support and encourage Caregivers…..or become one..

“Elder Care: Don’t Steal Mom’s Identity”…..the ITRC

"Elder Care: Don't Steal Mom's Identity"…..the ITRC.

“Caregiver and Survivor” is out ! Stories by The Suzette Brown

http://paper.li/caissg/1329056556?edition_id=2a73aff0-0242-11e5-bc01-0cc47a0d164b

Thank you for the share – of my ITRC Blog.

I try to inform caregivers and family members of the importance of first securing a reputable Elder Law Attorney for your loved one – which in turn, makes the caregiver ALSO accountable to the Elder Attorney.

Please clean up house or rooms of your loved one. AS DPOA – remove invoices, bills, statements, personal information with DOB and social security numbers on display, all cash within reason, and pertinent information that could be used incorrectly.

Monitor phone calls, get caller ID and ability to block telemarketers who prey on the elderly.

AS DPOA – Have a password issued AT the bank or credit union so loved one cannot have access to an open account/amount of cash. They will find a way to get to the bank or credit union. Mom’s credit union urged and begged me to instill a password on her account. She would show up constantly and take out money. She was obsessed with her MONEY.

The cash would invariably disappear when she returned to the facility – assisted living facility. Was it in her clothes? Did she hide it? Did she lose it? Did she leave it somewhere? Was it stolen? The password STOPPED her withdrawing hundreds of dollars in cash.

AS DPOA – Be aware – keep up with the bills and invoices, keep accurate financial records, be prepared to give weekly updates to loved ones elder attorney, and set up a filing system to organize all records.

Ensure your loved one is taken care of: financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Thank you to “Caregiving Survivor” on Twitter for this amazing share.

SUZ