The Questions You Can’t Answer
Your mother lives several hours away, but you and your family try to visit her several times each year. But this time, what started as a typical visit, quickly introduces you to a whole new world of responsibilities and decisions.
While eating out at her favorite restaurant, your mother complains of a sudden headache and then collapses.
You call 9-1-1 and the medics arrive promptly. That’s when the questions begin.
“Has this ever happened before?”
“What medications and supplements does your mother take? How often? What is the dosage?”
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We are pleased to welcome Marcia Washburn, our new Assistant Director. Marcia brings many years of home caregiving experience to Christian Family Eldercare. She is the author of fourteen books including her latest, Home-Based Eldercare: Stories and Strategies for Caregivers. She will assist Director Todd Strawser with the day-to-day operations of the ministry. She has also taken on the task of modifying the CFE website to make it easier to find the articles and resources you are looking for. Keep checking back!
Resource of the Month
Looking for a book written by another caregiver, not just an “expert”? Consider Home-Based Eldercare: Stories and Strategies for Caregivers. Whether you are presently caring for a loved one at home or from a distance, or are just wanting to be prepared for that eventuality, this book covers the bases. Written in a warm, engaging style, it includes tips for the physical, emotional, and spiritual care of elders. It includes special chapters for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Legal and financial issues are addressed. Four appendices enrich the book. Available in print or in several downloadable formats. Don’t miss this one!
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As you seek to care for and honor the elderly people in your life, may the Lord give you "renewed strength" as you "wait on" Him (Isaiah 40:31).
Blessings In Christ,
The Christian Family Eldercare Team