Tag Archive | safety

Is it Time to Stop Driving?

Is it Time to Stop Driving?

Simple solutions that will help giving up the car keys a positive change.

Is it Still Safe for Mom to be Driving?

Is it Still Safe for Mom to be Driving?

When is it the right time to suggest giving up the car keys?

Making the transition to Assisted Living when your parents refuse – Part III

Making the transition to Assisted Living when your parents refuse – Part III

So my parent’s licenses were revoked and they kept driving so we hid their cars. Then my parent’s started to take cabs between their two homes. This created a whole new set of issues since they would arrive without money or keys. When they broke into their town house and called the police to report […]

We have a meeting with the Executive Director at 11 a.m.

We have a meeting with the Executive Director at 11 a.m.

Today is the day when my parents will be told that they are being transferred to Assisted Living. My mom knew she had this appointment with the Executive Director and has been asking me if I think it’s about moving the frame chopper into their apartment. When I arrive today my mom is anxious. My […]

Dad has Alzheimer’s

Dad has Alzheimer’s

For the past few weeks my mom has given me a variety of reasons to return to their town house: Mom: “Dad needs to do work in his office.” Kay: “The boys moved dad’s office to the apartment two months ago. Should we make sure the printer has enough ink?” Mom: “I need to go get […]

Hat trick denied but my caregiving skills are improving

Hat trick denied but my caregiving skills are improving

Try as I might, I could not squelch the urge of my parents to visit their town home.  So far, there has been no call from the neighbors that they showed up with no money and could not pay the cab (or worse).  Some calls come in a few days after the events. I’m thankful the neighbors call to let […]

Make laminated contact cards for their cars.

Make laminated contact cards for their cars.

While I’m not so keen on my parents driving and we are working toward a resolution for this, I was shocked when the social worker told me my parents couldn’t come up with complete names and phone numbers. They both have carried contact phone numbers in their wallets for years. Apparently, my mom didn’t have […]