Archive | “Dear Sheila” Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila: Too Close for Comfort

by Sheila McKannay on May 20, 2015 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, I’m the youngest of 3 children and my 84-year-old mother (who’s in pretty good health and still drives) has decided to move close to me so I can “take care of her.” My 2 siblings have no relationship … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Grandma Needs Tough Love

by Sheila McKannay on March 18, 2015 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, My 82-year-old grandmother fell and broke her hip and after surgery was in a rehab center for 3 weeks. Her physical therapist told her it was important that she walk every day and also gave her exercises to … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: Post Surgery Help-at-Home

by Sheila McKannay on February 19, 2015 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, I’m a 78-year-old woman scheduled to have knee replacement surgery in 6 weeks. I live alone so I need to do some advanced planning for when I return home. Following the surgery I’ll be in a rehabilitation center … Read more »

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Dear Sheila: A Time To Grieve

by Sheila McKannay on January 21, 2015 in "Dear Sheila" Home Care Advice

Dear Sheila, My mom died almost a year ago. She was sick for 3 years and dad took an early retirement to stay home and care for her. Now that she’s gone, it’s like the life has gone right out … Read more »

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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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