A blog dedicated to examining the hard and hilarious life of caregiving.
Cathy Sikorski has been a significant caregiver for the last 20 years. In addition to that, she has been a practicing attorney in her own practice, dealing largely in Elder Law, with over 12 years of education in issues dealing with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. She began her legal career in general practice in a small town where she grew up and was known to a large contingent of the population through her family. Many of her clients were older adults, which lent her practice to dealing with elder issues. During that time, Cathy went on leave to attempt stay-at-home mothering and ended up staying at home and mothering all kinds of people. First, her Nana came to stay. But since then, she has been the primary caregiver for her great aunt for seven years, her amazing mother-in-law until she almost reached 97 years old, currently her brother-in-law who is wheelchair bound and suffers from multiple sclerosis, and a very dear friend who is permanently disabled from an accidental brain injury four years ago. Fortunately, each and every one of these special people has a rockin’ sense of humor during medical appointments, nudity, and other areas of indignity (well, except the great aunt…who didn’t like to laugh). So this caregiving thing, yea, she’s got it covered, and is continuously consulted by everyone she meets about caregiving personally and with her legal background.