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Many of us are caring for aging parents, either in our own homes or long distance, spouses or children with medical issues. This group is a place to vent, to share experiences and wisdom, ask and answer questions.

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A Prayer for Caregivers

You have chosen each of us to an important task in this world and that is why you have chosen me as a caregiver. Only you know what the plan for my life is and what road I will travel because of my mission here. You have an unfailing faith in me that I my not always have in myself. Through all the things I deal with on a daily basis you always manage to give me Mercy and Grace and the strength I need when I don't know how to take another step. I know you have chosen me among all the others.. Please keep your hand upon my life, my health, my sanity and my loved one that I care for. Give me rest and Peace. Give me guidance and let me humble myself before you and remember that each day new Mercy and Grace will show up to get me through another day. Bless my caregiver friends as well as we all walk together on this same path.

Discussion Forum

Info on POLST

Started by B J Elder/WA Mar 4, 2013. 0 Replies

http://www.polst.org/Here's the link to info on getting a POLST -- Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment.  EMT's and hospitals will follow…Continue

Websites for different medical challenges/conditions

Started by B J Elder/WA Apr 18, 2012. 0 Replies

http://www.aphasia.org/ -- Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect…Continue

Keeping the home and our family "safe" - Assistive devices

Started by B J Elder/WA. Last reply by B J Elder/WA Jan 4, 2012. 7 Replies

I thought it would be good for us to have a place where we can list good outlets for purchasing good equipment for homes and/or the "patient". …Continue

Resources and Education for Stroke Caregivers (RESCUE)

Started by Cat Lady--MO Jan 28, 2011. 0 Replies

The VA has a site that was created to help caregivers of stroke survivors.http://www.rorc.research.va.gov/rescue/The RESCUE site includes 44 fact…Continue

Tags: Caregiving, Stroke

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Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on January 16, 2017 at 12:09pm
Oh Lori, I am so sorry to hear about Lou Ann...I was just thinking about her the other day and wondered how she was doing...poor soul!..she has had enough pain in her life for one person to bare...and now this!..this is just over the top!!..we will remember her in prayer!..thanks for letting us know..!
Comment by Linda Koller on January 15, 2017 at 10:01pm

Lori, praying for your friend LouAnn.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on January 15, 2017 at 9:03pm

Oh Lori, so so sorry to hear this about Lou Ann. I'll be praying for her. What a special lady she is.

Comment by Lori/MD on January 15, 2017 at 8:30pm

Friends....it is with a tear in my eye that I have to share with you that my dear and best friend Lou Ann fell again, but this time it appears that she may have suffered a stroke. In addition to a broken leg she also cracked her skull. She has had surgery to repair the leg and most of the blood between her skull and brain has absorbed. Tomorrow she will be transported to a rehab facility very close to my home, however it is likely that she will reside at a care facility in Massachusetts close to her daughter. Please keep Lou Ann and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they embark on this next chapter of her life.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on December 4, 2016 at 5:04pm
Oh, Lori...I am so sorry for your loss...now, she has been set free!..I think of that often, as I walk through this valley in terrible pain...too, am looking forward to that wonderful reunion, awaiting all of us in Heaven with our loved ones, at peace without pain and sadness.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on December 4, 2016 at 3:45pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you Lori.  It is hard loosing a mother, even when you know it was her ultimate choice.  Her new adventure begins.

Comment by Linda Koller on December 4, 2016 at 1:05pm
Oh Lori I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May God wrap His comforting arms around you at this time.
Comment by Lori/MD on December 4, 2016 at 12:43am

Friends  Mom passed yesterday.  The doctors were right it was very fast once she was taken off of her meds.  She went into Hospice care on Thursday.  She choose not to have a feeding tube and refused her meds.  She knew what her decision meant.  She will be laid to rest on Wednesday. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on August 31, 2016 at 7:22am
Linda, those little dogs are darling!...if I was getting a new dog, they would be perfect! Thank you for the info!...
Comment by Linda Koller on August 30, 2016 at 7:20pm

Forgot to tell you that there are 2 types of Havanese....long hair silky and curly hair silky. My Indy is a curly hair silky.


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