Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Cleaning office

Most of today is going to be spent cleaning my office so I can get away from the television in the front room.  I'm not sure just how it is that a mess can creep up so quickly.  You don't even see it coming and then you turn around one day and you can no longer get in the door of your office.  This has happened to me.  It seems that anything that no one knows where it belongs inevitably gets tucked into my office, probably because my office is the room that has the basement stairs in it.  Whatever the reason, I know that nothing ever seems to find its way back out of the office, so that is today's task.  I have been writing at the kitchen table rather than clean the office, and that needs to stop.  If for no other reason than so I can escape the television noise from the frontroom.  My dad has just enough hearing loss that he keeps the television turned up to about 18 (out of about 50) - too loud for me, who listens to it (when I can get to watch it) at a setting of about 6 or 9.  So, I'm off to clean now.  Will update this later if I get the time to work on Family C.A.R.E. research today.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Links are growing

The links page is starting to grow. I've been doing research all across the internet and as I find things of interest I am adding them to the links page. It is a slow process, that is certain to slow down as the days go by, but I have found some very interesting things so far. One I can't wait to read in more detail is the August 2005 brief by The Commonwealth Fund; 'A Look at Working-Age Caregivers' Roles, Health Concerns, and Need for Support', which looks like it will be fairly informative and seems to have something in it on:
Polices to expand Medicaid and Medicare would improve caregivers’ ability to access
health care for themselves and their families, as well as help eliminate the financial
strain of going without health insurance.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Family C.A.R.E

There has been little to report in this blog since I created it, so I am transfering it to my new Family C.A.R.E. webpages to be used as the official blog for the Family C.A.R.E. website.

What is Family C.A.R.E.?

It is an effort by me to share whatever I am able to with other caregivers in my situation. I will share whatever I can on things I come across, however, this site will initially focus on children and spouses of stroke patients since that is what most directly affects me and my mother.

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