First Steps

As a new caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you need to take in at one time. Indeed, you have a lot to learn, and you likely received it in random order making it difficult to figure out what goes with what. First Steps provides an organized approach to getting started as a caregiver. How to assess your situation to create a plan begins the process. Once you have a plan drafted, you move on to implementing it.

Pre-Registration Medical Form

Whenever you have a medical interaction with any healthcare group, a stream of questions pours out from every new person you encounter.  Sometimes it’s easy to remember the answers because it’s a routine appointment.  Other times, anxiety fogs the memory banks, making answers difficult to recall. With my husband’s medical status, we unfortunately take unexpected […]

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Traveling and Entertainment with a Disability

Caregiver Travelers Beware   If a hotel advertises that a room is “accessible,” they probably mean that it has handrails in the bathroom. Traveling, eating out, and attending various forms of entertainment with a disability are not for the faint of heart. Information received from brochures before arrival is rarely accurate. Although handrails are very

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When the need for caregiving becomes a reality, take time to look over all your financial needs and the possible resources available to help with medical expenses because caregiving is expensive.

Deciding What you Need When Planning Care

Caregiving is expensive. One way to avoid financial hardship is to establish a budget based on household and medical necessities as you begin planning care. When the need for caregiving becomes a reality, take time to look over all your financial needs and the possible resources available to help with medical expenses because caregiving is

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