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[Homewatch CareGivers Of Charlotte supports some amazing individuals with interesting backgrounds and wonderful talents. One of those is Bruce Beck, a veteran, who has a gift for writing. Bruce has shared the following story with us and given us permission to publish it.]
It will only be a few weeks until we celebrate the birth ofJesus. Many will read the story of His birth at this time to their children or maybe to a group of people. They will read of the gifts that the Maji or Wise Men gave to the child Jesus and the story of the Shepherds who were watching their flocks by night. These Shepherds did follow a Star which led them to the baby Jesus.
This is a short story that my Lord Jesus has given me and l would like to share it with all of you.
The Love with a Riddle
The young child Anna looked into the glass window that held and assortment of scarfs. Anna was twelve years old, but she knew how much her mother enjoyed the warmth of the lamb around her, for it would keep out the bitter cold.
Anna had only a dollar, but she decided to enter the old shop to look at the Red Scarf closely. Upon entering she More >
As the video begins, a middle-aged man sits next to an older woman. She’s clearly his mother and he is her primary caregiver.
They are talking to someone who looks like a medical professional, possibly about home health care or other in-home care services. The man then suddenly opens his mouth wide to emit a huge scream – but there’s no sound, just music.
To view the video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t3B9N6pU8h0#t=0s
Next, we see a middle-aged woman sitting in a car. Next to her is an older man, her father. He has tubes in his nose for oxygen and obviously needs help with personal care. She grips the steering wheel and there is another silent scream. Another silent scream follows from another overwhelmed caregiver trying to provide senior care. People watching the video naturally feel uneasy, and the AARP says that’s the point. The video is part of a public service announcement that started airing across the country over the summer. It will air more frequently starting in November 2012 as part of National Family Caregiver Month. The AARP and the AdCouncil created the ad as a way to make sure family caregivers get the help they aren’t necessarily asking for, but it’s what they need. “We More >
Despite a career in financial planning and experience helping clients prepare their estate plans, Nancy Butler faced many of the same difficulties we all face when it came time to discuss an estate plan with her own family.
“It was really hard,” Ms. Butler said of communicating with her stepfather about estate plans for him and her mother. Her stepfather had been the vice-president of a bank and later developed Alzheimer’s disease. The combination of his background in finance and struggles with the brain disease, made it almost impossible to come to an agreement. “I wasn’t even his daughter, but I had to ensure my mother’s financial security as well,” she said. Once her stepfather was moved into a nursing home, Ms. Butler was able to get long term care insurance for her mother and with her mother on a feeding tube now she is glad she pushed for that and paid the premiums herself for many years. “My mother saw the process I went through with her husband, and how difficult it was, and that made it easier to deal with her,” she said. Ms. Butler said that unless someone has dealt with family care giving, long-term care, and More >