Your Medicare check-up, no paper gown needed!

“Have you had your annual check-up yet?”  No, not with your doctor, but with your health insurance plan! October 15 – December 7, 2019 is the open enrollment period for making changes to your Medicare Plans. It’s a great time to see if your current plans still meet your needs, or if changes in your Read More

A Precarious Journey to Memory Care

Written by a Memory Center Charlotte caregiver, who wished to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of this piece. We appreciate such an honest portrait of a difficult transition, it is so valuable for others to learn from those who are experiencing this first-hand. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Sobbing noises woke me up in the middle of Read More

Purging the Caregiver’s “House” in the New Year, Kondo-style

You may have heard about the new craze in home organization, developed by Marie Kondo, an organizing consultant and international best-selling author of “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Her book and new Netflix series are both dedicated to teaching folks how to declutter their homes, her philosophy being “keep only items that spark joy”. Read More


This poem was written in 2017 by Edmund Fitzgerald who was a caregiver for his wife Pat. The frightened look, the unformed words. Sadness in your eyes, a cry for help. Unable to understand, to accept. Your womanhood is slipping away. There is no yesterday, hardly a tomorrow. Our worlds closing in, friends lost. Simple Read More

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