Caring is a Work of Heart

Karin PaulyCaregiver Stories, Family and Friends Stories3 Comments

Don and Helen Wedding
A Special Story Caregiving is a gift of love, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than read about a story of life-long commitment, and faith. A story of how end-of-life and the love around it, is supposed to be. This story is special to me, as Helen and Don are my mother and father-in-law. They are my family

Your Loved One is Approaching End-of-Life. Know Your Hospice Care Options

Shea PedersonCaregiving Support, End of Life, Professional Advice2 Comments

By: Shea Pederson, RN, BSN, Outreach Coordinator, Quiet Oaks Hospice House and Respite Care 5537 Galaxy Road, St. Augusta, MN 320-255-5433  When people conceive children, there is time for preparation, planning, saving money, and gathering supplies.  Many receive support from family, friends, and can plan for time away from work.  This is a time to celebrate new life, life

Helping You Navigate the Medicare Cost Plan Transition

Megan McClureProfessional AdviceLeave a Comment

You may be hearing that the Medicare Cost plans are going away and that you may have to change your plan for 2019. I have been getting a lot of questions lately, and as an experienced Medicare Insurance agent, I have provided an overview to help you navigate the upcoming changes.  Due to changes in federal law, starting January 1,

You are not alone!

Tami Kolbinger, BS, ADC/MC, CDP, CADDCTProfessional Advice1 Comment

By: Tami Kolbinger, BS, ADC/MC, CDP, CADDCT If you are a caregiver, you do not have to do the work alone! Repeat after me, “I am not alone!” You have help and support. No matter what your journey–or where you may be in this journey, or whom you are caring for on this journey–I want you to know there is

Preparing for an Emergency: Make Sure You and Your Loved One are Ready

Mike Trullinger, Operations Battalion Chief/Public Information Officer.Professional Advice2 Comments

Preparing for an Emergency: Emergencies happen, so how should you prepare for an emergency for your loved one? Are you ready if an emergency happens today? It’s important to discuss emergency plans with the loved one you are caring for and to let him or her know how important it is to you. But planning for an emergency can seem

Minimizing Relocation Stress for your Loved One

Karin PaulyProfessional Advice1 Comment

By: Mary Bliesmer, RN, MPH, DNSc and Karin Pauly, Founder Caring for Nancy Mary taught professional nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato for over 30 years with a focus on geriatric nursing in the clinical setting of long-term care. She holds a master’s degree in public health nursing from the University of Minnesota, a doctorate in nursing science from Rush

Legacy, My Caregiver Story

Karen LundquistCaregiver Stories, Family and Friends Stories2 Comments

By: Karen Lundquist I have served as a caregiver for both my parents for the past decade or so. My father and mother met in the 1950s in Minnesota, and dad joked that he offered to help with coffee so that he could get to know mom a little better. They married in the early 60s, and adopted me in

Three Things All Caregivers Need to Know

Jodi Speicher, VP of Sales & Marketing, Good Shepherd CommunityCaregiving Support, Professional AdviceLeave a Comment

Three Things All Caregivers Need to Know The world of caregiving is very complicated and often overwhelming. It can be one of the most difficult journeys one travels in a lifetime. However, it can also be joyful, beautiful and profoundly fulfilling; precious time spent together with those you care for and love. There are three important things for all caregivers

Estate Planning Basics

Claudia Revermann, Attorney, CPA at Revermann Law and Lucent Tax ReliefEnd of Life, Estate Planning, Professional Advice1 Comment

The day-to-day commitment of caring for a loved one is overwhelming to say the least. On top of that, dealing with the financial and legal aspects of planning for death and dying can be confusing and stressful. Here are a few key things to help you navigate these issues should they arise: #1: Planning for Incapacity A major concern is