Review: Caregiver Planners

Jul 4th, 2019 Caregiver, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Tara Ross Reams is a mom, graphic designer and provides care to a wounded veteran. She reached out to us through our blog’s contact page and asked that we review the caregiver planners she sells on Etsy that are designed to make life easier for caregivers. Tara Ross Reams designs planners for 1) daily care for tracking glucose and blood pressure, 2) organizational lists for doctor/specialist…

Reaching Milestones

Apr 6th, 2019 Caregiver, Education, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

Since I have been a military caregiver, I have been through many stages of trying to manage my caregiving responsibilities along with achieving my own life goals, both professional and personal. Life after the war for us was uncertain and definitely different from the way I had known it as a wife and as a professional. The changes in our lives required tremendous adjustments overall….

Harry the Service Dog

Dec 3rd, 2018 Service, Therapy Dog Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

We have a new addition to our home – Harry, a service dog to Lenny, my husband. Early in my blog posts, I introduced my readers to Duncan, my husband’s first service dog. In post, I explained Duncan’s place in our family. Duncan always carried out his duties as a service dog very well. Duncan’s service dog duties included: Distracting my husband away from crowds,…

Happy Veterans Day!!

Nov 10th, 2018 Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day? The U.S. Department of Defense explains the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Unlike Memorial Day when we honor those who died serving our country, Veterans Day is when we celebrate all who have served. Many military couples – including me – actually married on this special day (another interesting fact).  So many military couples get to celebrate Veterans…

7 Preparations to Get You Through a Natural Disaster

Nov 5th, 2018 Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

This blog will offer tips on how to prepare for natural disasters and steps to take afterward. Bradley Davis of  Disaster Web has offered to write this article to readers. In light of the recent disasters, these practical tips may help you or your loved ones. Please share! No matter where you live, your environment is prone to natural disasters and bad weather. There’s no immunity…

Self-Care Gifts for Caregivers

Dec 20th, 2017 Caregiver, Education, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Image via Pixabay Would you like to show a caregiver appreciation? Do you want to give a meaningful token of gratitude to a caregiver for their dedication and commitment to care? Beverly Nelson, writer for Stand Up for Caregivers has offered to write this article for our blog to suggest gift ideas for caregivers. According to a 2015 report from AARP, an estimated 39.8 million Americans…

Holiday Tips for Caregivers

Oct 31st, 2017 Caregiver, Military Caregiver Experiences, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

The Holidays Are Approaching…How Prepared Are You? You’re not alone! AARP reports that an estimated 39.8 million individuals provide unpaid care to a loved one- – with over half of care recipients being over the age of 75. The RAND  report notes that an estimated 1.1 million additional individuals provide care to a service member who has been ill, injured, or wounded during post 9/11 service…

Take Action: Take Charge of Your Financial Future Today!

Aug 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Military Caregivers: Call (888) 503-1168 and take charge of your financial future! As military caregivers, putting the needs and welfare of others over ourselves is natural. For me, the care of my loved one has taken precedent over every other thing in my life — including credit and my financial welfare. Obviously, it is important to take care of our finances timely, but who has…

Military Caregiver Financial Hotline: FREE Tips from EXPERTS $$

Jun 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Caregivers: You are welcome to call the Military Caregiver Hotline – (888) 503-1168. Lines are open and available 8 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri, EDT. Is it important to have a budget? What are the benefits of having one? I struggled with creating a budget and saving for a rainy day for quite some time. There are many changes that occur – from military retirement to…

Military Caregiver$ Financial Hotline

May 16th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Do military caregivers need a financial hotline? What are the benefits of having one? Since becoming a caregiver, have you thought about retirement planning—and felt you needed advice about it? What about education goals? Or my favorite … advice about ways to best save for emergencies? Anyone who handles money at one time or another in their lives will have the need to learn more…

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