Tag Archives: Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance

Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 6

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 4

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 3

Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent relocation process. Once…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 2

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 1

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent relocation…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XXIV

by Joy Loverde The plan is for Bill to leave Florida on a Friday morning and arrive in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. I would be there to greet Bill and get him settled into Sunrise Assisted Living. Mom will fly to Chicago on Sunday and then meet up with Bill after she drops off her…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XXIII

by Joy Loverde Now that the move is really going to happen, I have two immediate and important decisions to make. Number one is where is the best place for Bill to live right now and Number two... how in the world will I physically get him to Chicago? (more…)
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Cooking for One

by Joy Loverde A soft knock on my home-office door around noon always means it’s time to eat -- whether I’m hungry or not. I smile as I open the door. There stands my Mom, with arms outstretched, holding a large paper plate filled to the brim with a sandwich sliced in half, potato chips,…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XXII

by Joy Loverde It’s time to tell Bill that he’s out of choices, and that the move to Chicago is taking place in a few short weeks. With a history of resistance and temperamental outbursts, I must be very cautious regarding my approach when bringing up this sensitive topic with Bill. In the back of…
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