Work stress. Health worries. Caregiving strains that have left her exhausted, second-guessing, and feeling alone.
Lucinda has been caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s. Her mom has been in and out of the hospital, and at 93, her declining mental capacity is not her only medical concern.
These complications - like so many that you may be facing- prompted Lucinda to realize that she needs to take care of her life, too. That’s why she came to our May programs at the Avalon branch of the Chicago Public Library.
She wanted to make sure that her care preferences are clear and understood, because when we met, Lucinda said she is in “worse shape” than her mom. (She’s not, but she felt like it!)
Before participating in our “Starting the Conversation” series at Avalon, she had tried to discuss these issues with her only child- a son in Las Vegas.
“Sometimes I would try to talk about what’s going to happen to me, and he just cut me off. He doesn’t want to hear it. Everything I have is in his name, and he’s all I’ve got. He doesn’t want to discuss that, and we haven’t written anything down on paper.”
Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.
Empowered life choices.
End of life quality.
We seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit.
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