Category Archives: Caring

April 23

I am 3 weeks into the Creative Caring course already. The carer, Shirley, who was to be with my wife was not exactly to my or my wife’s liking, but because there wasn’t a lot of time to arrange someone … Continue reading

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April 4

It is 5 weeks since my last post, and it has been quite a busy time. I attended the last 2 weeks of the Family Carer Course. The first week was about communication and the second about changes in behavior. … Continue reading

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February 28

I attended the first session of the Family Carer Course yesterday while my wife was at the day centre. Men were outnumbered by women at the rate of 14 to 2, not including the course co-ordinators. The course is being … Continue reading

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February 14

My wife has been attending a Day Centre for 4 weeks now. Last week she was offered an additional day each week which we accepted. She seems to enjoy the activities very much and has formed a real attachment to … Continue reading

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January 28

Last Thursday afternoon we attended the local magistrates court for a hearing about my application to become my wife’s guardian. That came just 2 weeks after lodging the paperwork. I was made Administrator of my wife’s affairs by order of … Continue reading

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January 12

The 28 page form I sent to Centrelink for Assessment of Assets for Permanent Residential Aged Care has been rejected because I am not authorised to sign on my wife’s behalf. Before signing the form I rang Centrelink and explained … Continue reading

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January 3

Friends often ask me how I am getting along in my role as a carer. The following is taken from a Victorian Government website called Better Health Channel. It describes in very accurate detail the emotions I have been through … Continue reading

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