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.

 

About Cori Carl

Profile photo of Cori CarlAs Director, Cori develops our comprehensive global communications and development strategy. She’s constantly tweaking our services based on data-driven marketing metrics and feedback from caregivers. She works to grow our community and build the reputation of The Caregiver Space by amplifying the message on social media, cultivating relationships with experts, creating organizational partnerships, and earning media coverage. She’s an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for Caregivers.

Cori joined The Caregiver Space after a decade of serving as a communications consultant for a number of nonprofit organizations and corporations furthering sustainable energy and urban planning solutions.

Currently, Cori is finishing up her MA in Corporate Communications from Baruch College at CUNY, and has a BA in Media Studies from Eugene Lang College at the New School University. She divides her time between Flatbush, Brooklyn, and downtown Toronto.

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