Table of Contents and Excerpt from the book Burdens As Blessings: Navigating Eldercare At Home
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Chapter One Adapt
- Chapter Two People Say the Darnedest Things
- Chapter Three The Peeps
- Chapter Four The Impact Of Dementia
- Chapter Five Know The Game To Play The Game – Facilities
- Chapter Six Incontinence Is A Game Changer
- Chapter Seven Support And Resources
- Chapter Eight Reference Books
From Chapter Three – The Peeps
“The actual Peeps
I jokingly and gratefully called our team, The Peeps. It quickly became evident who was an A, B or C quality Peep. I looked at the quality of peeps from the angle of a Bell curve.
The A team peeps are cherished. Excellent skills, personality and talent. You are eternally grateful they have entered your life. Approximately 10 percent and are rare.
The B team peeps are also cherished and do a fine job. Some negatives and positives, but very acceptable. Approximately 50 percent.
The C team peeps are mediocre. You will warily leave the house with one eye on the phone and hope all goes well. Approximately 30 percent.
The D team peeps make your hair stand on end at entrance and you will not leave the house. You will then step outside and immediately call the agency to state the person is not a good fit. Obviously, the D quality peep is to be avoided, but occasionally one slips in masquerading as a C quality peep. Approximately10 percent.
Where to find a Peep? . . .”