Caregivers of elderly or disabled loved ones work hard.
There’s no getting around the sacrifices of time, energy, private life and
often financial wellbeing that caregivers, be it family or professional, often
make. However, the rewards that accompany this self-sacrifice can be priceless.
With a caregiving
history involving decades of caring for multiple loved ones, I know quite a bit
about the hard times as well as the blessings of caregiving. Yet, because I’m
an eldercare columnist, I receive letters from individuals who have caregiving
responsibilities far beyond anything I’ve ever imagined. Many people are providing
intensive care for adult children, others for parents or spouses.