Monthly Archives: July 2015

obstinate or fearful
30 Jul

Is it Obstinate or Fearful?

By Donna RandallAnnie Oakley

Should you be “blessed” with a very strong willed elder for whom you are caregiving, this blog post might well speak to you about senior care. In addition, I hope it will help you see your elder’s behaviour in a new light. Annie always has liked to do everything her own way…you know, my way

Read More
Time for Respite for the Caregivers
16 Jul

Time for Respite for the Caregivers

By Donna RandallAnnie Oakley

If you are on the outside looking into our world just now, likely you would wonder why all the flurry of activity. Interestingly enough, this is what caregivers must go through in order to get some time away from the care recipients. As one of said care providers, I can assure you that we often

Read More
Helping when the help is not wanted
09 Jul

Helping When the Help is NOT Wanted

By Donna RandallAnnie Oakley

Once again trying to put myself in the shoes of my care recipient, I surmise that having other people do the work you’ve always done can cause resentment. After all, from the perspective of the elderly one (especially when that person doesn’t see well and had become used to being unclean), all the things being

Read More