All families have a rhythm they run on. When a care situation enters, this doesn’t end. A behavior or communication style that once could easily be ignored, now in the midst of health issues can present a problem.
The reality of being a caregiver hits us: the realization that we are indeed alone at times to figure things out on our own.
Not everyone has friends and families.
Standard respite means that a professional caregiver comes in to take over the care of your loved one for a set amount of time ideally so you can go do something for yourself. It’s not always available.
I wish you a moment of true respite.
What does it mean to be a man? It means that one has an obligation to step up, tell the truth, and take responsibility for one’s thoughts and actions. That is a mensch.
Who would should be contacted in case of emergency? What if there is no answer?
Discussing what It means to be a man & what they would like women to understand.
We don’t do enough to prepare people for how to deal with aging parents.
Often in families, one person steps up and others do not when it comes to helping out parents who need care..
Sometimes it’s a sibling who does what no one else will.
It’s both a gift and a legacy.
We cannot be so naïve to think that our lives would not slow down some to the point of needing someone down the line for something.
Are we waiting too long to experience true human connection?
It may be time time to have some open conversations with your parents about aging, their needs, their wants and expectations.
Caregiving is often draining. Here’s how to make it rewarding as well.