Bad decisions in caregiving?

Suzanne FiscelIa, PA-C, BCPA / January 7, 2021


David and Lenore put their parents in an assisted living home during the Covid pandemic.

At Caregiver Haven™ we strongly suggested that this is not done because we know that any closed community of seniors is a dangerous place to be during this pandemic.

However, David and Lenore could no longer help their parents out and they certainly couldn’t come and live with them as they were thousands of miles away.

So they found a lovely place to put mom and dad.

Because the socialization in this community was restricted they didn’t meet new friends.

Then COVID-19 raced through the community and everybody had to go to absolutely lockdown.

Their mother got Covid and ended up in the hospital for two weeks.

Their father was confused and could not understand why he couldn’t leave the facility or even their living quarters and go and see his wife.

And he would forget where she was.

Lenore and David had no way of contacting them or even visiting them outside of phone calls every day.

And worse was the fact that nobody could even visit their mother in the hospital.

There was nothing they could do.

They were at the beck and call of the hospital staff and the community staff to manage the very people they loved so much and promised to take care of.

We helped David and Lenore through this difficult situation and how they could manage the care process for her mother and her father in two different locations. Everything worked out well, but it did require extra people to be in place to help with the knowledge and expertise to get her mother safely back home again and her father the correct care while he was alone.

The good news is David and Lenore had a positive experience despite their decision.

If you want to face your caregiving experiences with strength and peace-of-mind, then join Caregiver Haven™ Community today.

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Suzanne FiscelIa, PA-C, BCPA

I know exactly what it's like to feel like you just can't keep up. Working a full-time job, raising 3 children as a single mom, and taking care of her aging mother. But after feeling lost, overwhelmed, and guilty for spreading herself too thin, I saw all her patients and their caregivers going through the same thing. I learned how to put simple systems in place to keep my life free from distractions, find free time to do the things I wanted, and enjoy my family along the way. These simple step-by-step solutions have been shared with my patients, friends, and family. They too have found organization, confidence, peace, and freedom. Now we all live the life we love while caregiving! Come join us!

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