Caregiving is a time-consuming responsibility that’s physically and emotionally draining. Sleep is a luxury enjoyed sparingly. Life is consumed by the care-recipient and self-care is seemingly non-existent. Observers emphasize the … Continue reading Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
We caregivers are experts at keeping a “happy” face, even when times lack happiness and joy. Our constant smiles and understanding give the impression everything’s always OK. True feelings are … Continue reading How to Help a Caregiver
Whether you chose to be a caregiver or caregiving chose you, you’re now responsible for the well-being of another individual. Physical, mental, medical, and financial responsibilities are included in daily … Continue reading Respite care? Yes, please!
10:00 PM….I transfer my grandmother from wheelchair to bed via hoyer lift and begin our nightly routine. Undress, bathe, dress, dental care, administer medication, get comfy, and hope for the … Continue reading A Day in My Life as a Caregiver
You have a B.S. in Chemistry….what do you know about caregiver stress? A lot more than you think. If you’ve had the time to read my others posts, you realize … Continue reading Caregiver stress….YES it’s real!