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Baptizing Someone Immobile

Baptizing Someone Immobile At Home What’s the Process to Baptism Someone Immobile at Home? Last year, my husband asked me to help him arrange a baptism ceremony at our home.  Though baptized as a child, he wanted to supplement his childhood understanding with a reaffirmation of adult faith. Lynn has Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS).  As his condition progressed rapidly in 2006 from the ability to walk to relying on a wheelchair, the reliance on

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Many New Caregivers Say  

Becoming a Family Caregiver

is

Overwhelming –  Much of the Time

Rewarding –  Some of the Time

Exhausting –  All the Time

Becoming a Family Caregiver offers support and resources from one caregiver to another. By providing practical information, training resources, and tips for handling difficult situations,  I can help make the challenges of caregiving less difficult for you.  Using my personal caregiver experiences combined with nursing knowledge and forty years in a variety of healthcare leadership and professional roles,  I have a well-rounded background that can help you find the answers you need to daily caregiver concerns. For more detail on what membership in Becoming a Family Caregiver can offer, see the slides below.

Bridging the Gap
Between Healthcare and Homecare
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Becoming a Family Caregiver Membership Provides
Becoming a Family Caregiver Membership Provides 1. Help with Getting Started as a Caregiver 2. Reinforcement for Complex Home Care 3. Links to Helpful Resources 4. Ideas on Handling Difficult Situations 5. Answers to Questions Between Medical Appointments
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Caregiver Fundamentals
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How to Do Things
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How to Handle Difficult Situations
Trying to figure out what to say or how to handle emotionally charged situations drains every ounce of energy a caregiver has somedays. Information on what triggers the emotional reactions and how you can use it to prevent a meltdown gives you greater control. Tips to cope with your family member's behavior and ways to help ease your stress make these pages some you won't want to miss.
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How to Handle Difficult Situations
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Caregiver Resources
Caregiver Resources I have assembled a list of resources for disease and condition-specific organizations and agencies with links to their homepages. Using this list can save you time and frustration as you quickly access information, assistance, and other needed support. In addition, there is a similar list for government and state-run organizations and agencies caregivers often need to contact. If you’re ever looking for a contact link, look on BFC first!
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Requests for Help
Requests for Help If you need help understanding information about your family member’s condition or need more information about it, I have two options available. Option 1 – If you have a simple question where you just need me to explain what something means or to help you find a website, send me an email request explaining what you need. I’ll clarify specifics with you to be sure but there will likely be no charge. Option 2. If you need me to gather information for you because you don’t have anything yet or you need me to research the answer to a complex issue, then after we talk about your needs and how long the project might take, I’ll give you a cost estimate and you can decide whether you want me to do the research.
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Children using handicap accessible sidewalk for stroll with attached medication supplies.
Children using handicap accessible sidewalk for stroll with attached medication supplies.
Family Caregiver helping spouse enjoy time with grandchild
Family Caregiver helping spouse enjoy time with grandchild.
Caregiver supporting family member with mental health memory issues.
Caregiver supporting family member with mental health memory issues.
Caregiving is not just a woman's job. Many men are caregivers for their parents.
Caregiving is not just a woman's job. Many men are caregivers for their parents.