Money, Finances and Caregiving

thIt can be complicated, especially if you’re still digging your way out of the Great Recession.  Our book recommends getting paperwork in order before you nee to have it in order to care or a loved one, though that doesn’t always happen in families. There are other avenues and official documents that can help. Learning, understanding and managing the options takes planning, knowledge, and cooperation with both the cared for and often the rest of the family. (We’re assuming the part about making sure the person who’s taking care of the financial resources is trustworthy), and initiating.  To learn more, go to:

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OK What Matters Most?

Pangborn Hall, Mt St Mary’s College

Sue and Nancy have been invited (and have accepted with glee!) an invitation to speak this Thursday at Mount St. Mary’s College in Frederick, MD. Their talk, OK, What Matters Most?, is sponsored by  the Living Leadership program in the Institute for Leadership, Ethics, Achievement and Development.


“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts.
It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated
to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high
and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork
for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.”
–Chris Hadfield

Cooking for Chemo

While OK Now What? A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters includes easy, healthy recipes  for caregivers to make for both themselves (you need to keep yourself healthy) and their loved one, Chef Ryan Callahan has great tips for those cooking for a loved one going through chemo. Check it out at:

Caregiver Commandments

Breathe! And Take Care of yourself while caring for someone

From Today’s Caregiver magazine and, who awarded OK Now What? A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters the 2016 Friendly Caregiver Award, comes a guest post detailing all the things we suggest in the same kind of sensible, advice-from-a-friend manner.