Archive | “Dear Sheila” Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila: Time to Face Facts

by Sheila McKannay on November 20, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, My husband’s parents have been married for 60 years, live together in a small apartment and are totally devoted to each other. Over the last few years we’ve noticed my mother-in-law having some memory problems which have gotten … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Living With a Night Owl

by Sheila McKannay on October 21, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, Six months ago my mother-in-law moved in with us. Shopping and housekeeping had become too much for her to manage, plus she no longer drives. It was hard for her to leave her home and community of 30 … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Sitting on a Gold Mine

by Sheila McKannay on September 19, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, My mom has mid-stage dementia. Her sister was living with her, but two months ago she died and I had to act fast to make sure mom’s care was continued. She didn’t want to go, but I moved … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Guilty as Charged

by Sheila McKannay on August 21, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, Eight years ago I was a single mother of 2 teenagers. A divorce and a foreclosure had left me terrified that my sons and I would end up homeless. But my mother came to our rescue, took us … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: ICU Crazies

by Sheila McKannay on July 23, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila: My 81 year old dad was admitted to the hospital last week with pneumonia. Before the hospitalization he was always cheerful and cooperative, but now he’s gotten confused, angry and combative. He thinks the nurses are trying to … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Dad’s Driving Me Crazy

by Sheila McKannay on June 18, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, I want my dad to stop driving. He’s 81 and in pretty good health, but I’m concerned. I’ve noticed scratches and dents on his car for which he can’t seem to give an explanation. When driving with him … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Siblings at War

by Sheila McKannay on May 22, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, My family is in a tug-of-war over our mother’s care. Mom is 82 and in a Rehabilitation Center recovering from a stroke which left her with limited use of her left arm and leg. She’s getting physical and … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Parents Won’t Talk

by Sheila McKannay on April 12, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila,The last time I went home to visit my parents I noticed their house was more cluttered than usual. There was spoiled food in the fridge and I even found bills that had not been paid. I think it’s … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Too Many Caregivers

by Sheila McKannay on March 20, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila,My mom is smart as a tack, but physically frail. She wants to stay home with help but in 10 months we’ve gone through four different caregivers. Either we have to fire them, (one watched TV all day and … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Sheila McKannay on February 18, 2014 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila,A year ago, when my mom started showing signs of dementia, my sister moved in and has been taking care of her. A few times a year I go visit them and give my sister a break. It’s usually been … Read more »

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