The caregiving for my Uncle fell upon my mother. He did not want the family to provide hands-on care, so he made sure to have a live-in home health aide. The logistical and legal aspects of care and his estate were still significant.

After his passing, I went with my mother to help clear out the home he’d lived in for over 25 years.

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His home was always meticulous, so it was odd to see things that didn’t belong.

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The TV captures his personality so well.

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Even retirement communities don’t design space for mobility devices.

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You can die at home, but rarely in your own bed.

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Meticulously kept records of his daily status.

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My uncle was a very frugal man. These pencil stubs made us all laugh.

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I suspect these ingredients are left from before my Aunt died…when I was in elementary school.

 

Written by Cori Carl
As Director, Cori is an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for people providing care.

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  1. Great article Cori. I appreciate it because I saw so much of it.

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