Archive | “Dear Sheila” Home Care Advice

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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Dear Sheila: Flirty Father

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

Dear Sheila,My dad is 84 and thinks his caregiver is in love with him. He calls her sweetheart and honey, is always asking for a kiss, and even tries to touch her when she walks by. She’s a very lovely … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Pill-Popping Momma

by Sheila McKannay on November 13, 2013 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila,I live about a 3 hour drive from my mom. I’ve never really worried about her − she’s in her late 70’s and up until now, seemed fine to me. The problem is I got a call from her … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Embarrassed For My Parents

by Sheila McKannay on October 20, 2013 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila,My parents are both in their mid-80’s and over the last two years have really slowed down. My dad no longer drives and my mom is forgetful and needs help with grocery shopping, cooking and laundry. It’s taken a … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Worried Daughter Has Options

by Sheila McKannay on September 11, 2013 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila:My dad has health problems. My mom works full-time and helps with his personal care but I think he needs more help than she can provide. He says we can hire someone to help with in home care, but … Read more »

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