Like many of their friends, clients, and colleagues in their baby boomer years, Cathy and her husband Rogge Dunn are living with the challenges that come with aging parents. Cathy’s father Sam is a retired Marine whose health continues to deteriorate as Alzheimers and dementia set in. We are constantly asked how Sam is doing, so we’ve set up this diary to chronicle Cathy’s journey with Sam. As you’ll see, Sam’s adventures offer a bittersweet mix of humor and heartache. We hope following Sam is a reminder to live in the moment, savoring the good times we have with family and friends while taking every opportunity to build memories that will last a lifetime.
Learning to navigate the medical and social services Sam needs – and all of the many bills that come with them – has been an eye-opening experience for Cathy, and we’ve learned it’s an experience many of you have shared in caring for an aging parent. The good news is, you can plan today for how you will meet those expenses in the future. One of the best things you can do for your spouse, your children, and for yourself is to at least have the LTC (Long Term Care) conversation. There are levels of coverage for all budgets, and we are here to help answer any questions you might have.
Thanks again to all for your kind words and support!
We couldn’t resist stopping for a photo op.
Time for some extreme fun!
Today Sam got a much needed break from hospital food.
A good burger, shake and excellent company makes for a great day!