BOOK Review – Susan Barton (ebookreviewgal)
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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.
Thank you, shout out to Sarah Zink.
I am honored to have been featured on their “Plaid Radio” show…
talking about caregiving, family and being a caregiver for my Mother. Many tips, resources, organizations, “should” and “could” have done – for caregivers.
New 5* review that is eloquently written with beautifully relayed sentiment. Refreshing expression – of an often misunderstood responsibility.
“That said, I would recommend this book not only to caregivers but also to those who support or criticize the role of a caregiver in their family”. The reviewer goes on to say – many instances that only caregivers can relate to….”
“The book is instructive, and it hit on most of the highs and lows I experienced. It’s all too easy to give instruction to caregivers when you’re not one, and it’s even easier to dot every conversation with a caregiver with “helpful hints,” even if the speaker doesn’t have a clue what he or she is talking about…”
Thank you – MJ Plaster.
Check it out on “Indie Author News”. My author interview.
Thank you Self Publisher’s Showcase for a FAB author interview.
Our Therapy Dog International, Flower, checking out her Mom’s book, “Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes.
Honored to be chosen to partake in “Plaid for Women’s” Radio Talk show. My experiences as a caregiver – day to day life and the frustrations of being a caregiver.
Many subjects broached to help those who are in the same situation I was in. Driving – get your loved one off the road—If you can do a better job – please take over. Do not take the change in your loved one personally – it is the disease speaking.
Many more discussed from my experiences over the yeas.
Please share any comments, suggestions or ideas – they are always welcome.
Thank you Ms. Zink !
My Book Review from “The Daily Press” newspaper – “York County author shares experiences with Alzheimer’s”
My “feature” as a “local author” in The Daily Press Newspaper was given to me as a Christmas present – framed and ready to hang ! So proud of it !