Wouldn’t it be nice to be a caregiver who had only loving thoughts every moment of the caregiving day? Reality is, you can probably relate to these 10 true and “not-so-nice” confessions from caregivers.
Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit, multispecialty, academic medical center dedicated to research and education, recently launched an educational campaign called “MENtion It.” As part of this campaign, they conducted a national survey, which found that a majority of men do not discuss their health with their loved ones and do not get annual checkups to discuss…
As a navigator, I provide services for older clients with major health issues. I help families with support in the overall medical/healthcare process. I came to understand the need for a healthy caregiver relationship with the patient while working in a nursing home. I also saw many families not capable of the tremendous task ahead of them while caring for their aging parent. The care of an aging parent with major life changing decisions along with aging issues is a difficult situation to find yourself.
This is what drives me to change things for the better. My goal is teaching families how to take care of themselves as they take care of their parent. Having support and understanding from others with this new role is important in keeping your sanity. My mission is to insure the best possible care for the aging parent while working with their families in managing their new role of caregiver.
Source: The John A. Hartford Foundation
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