FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN /
Through the Woods
To Grandmother’s (and Mom’s) house we go
this weekend all across the country to
visit our dear moms and grandmas.
If you are a long-distance caregiver,
this trip offers an opportunity to spend
time with loved ones and take stock of
how well they are doing on their own.
Some of the things you may want to check
on while in the house:
- Is there a good variety of food in the
- That are the expiration dates on the
- Are the medications being utilized and
up to date?
- Is there an emergency medical kit in
easy reach of the occupants?
- Are there any safety hazards in the
bathroom (are rails needed, are mats
- Are bills being paid or are they piled
up unpaid in a corner?
- If they have a pet, is there plenty of
fresh water and food available? (You may
want to contact Meals on Wheels and
inquire about the “We All Love Our Pets"
program or WALOP;
As we discussed last week at the Fort
Lauderdale Fearless Caregiver
Conference, for caregivers, sometimes
“Sneaky is good.”
Again, our congratulations to the 2010
Caregiver Friendly Award winners.
See you on the road.