Dear Mary

I was my parents’ principal caregiver for ten years. I have first-hand experience in helping aging parents, dealing with family dynamics, protecting parents from elder abuse and working with public and private organizations.

Do you have a question for me? Please email your questions to: mary@caregivingmatters.ca

An important note: I love answering your questions, but I also encourage you to seek professional legal, financial, or medical assistance.

Mary Bart

Frustrated with staff where my Dad lives.

Understanding expectations is the key to making this work.

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Mary Bart

My Dad won’t go home.

How can he be ill, maintain a household and be a full time caregiver? Enough is enough already!

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Mary Bart

In-home help

I have had experience with hiring individuals and agencies and have good and bad things to say about both solutions.

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Desperate Sisters do Desperate Things!

Would you hire her if she were not your sister?

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My parents are acting like 2 year olds.

Their childish behave should not be tolerated.

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Dear Mary...

I have been asked to speak at my aunt’s funeral.

Pick a theme to talk about.

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Feeling Used and Abused

What would she do if you did not live close by? It would be all on her shoulders to manage won’t it?

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I want to go home, to my real home!

“Many seniors give into their adult children’s wishes too much. They see us as weak and easy to persuade.”

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Dear Mary...

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Do you remember this expression from when we were kids? Well, my brother is the liar.

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Dear Mary...

Managing Dad’s Finances

My question is about money. I know I spend some of my own money on things for him and forget to ask him for the money.

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