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Faced with the Challenge of Caregiving?

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:27pm

Some good advice if faced with aging parent/s - good tips to consider:

  • Keep your family member in their home as long as you can.

  • Get finances in order.

  • Find out about veteran's benefits and others from a good elder layer.

If you're the relative of a caregiver, support them and ask how they are -- not just the person who is ill. Respect the fact it is the toughest job in the world to care for someone you love when they are declining.Their is no greater gift a child can give their parent than to be there to walk them home to the other side. It's something you never regret. I was there when my mom took her last breath.. I held her tightly whispering, "you brought me in to this world, I'm here for your exit." A bitter sweet moment - one that I will never forget.

Look into home care, and senior center's transportation. Most important, don't be afraid to talk to family early on before the challenges begin. Remind yourself to have faith. That is all you can do. Everything will work out the way it is supposed to. Get help when help is needed. There are people out their to help you.

Thank you for visiting. Carol at
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