Being a caregiver can be difficult, rewarding and time consuming. One of the main things medical professionals and friends will tell you is that you have to take care of yourself. If something happens to you, what will happen to the person that you care for? I have known some caregivers who get to a point that they get so tired and overwhelmed, they may not care if their health is being paid attention to. I will hear caregivers say “I don’t have time to go to the doctor for ME!” Well, in this section of Sallycares.com we are going to care about you.
Each day you need to come to this section and see if your concerns are discussed. If not, let us know through “Contact Us.” Caregivers need to be aware of many things, especially in today’s ever changing healthcare environment. I want to be able to coach you through the difficult times. Whether you need some pointers to know how to manage an upcoming hospital stay or if you are struggling with whether or not you can continue to care for your loved one, we are here to support you through those rough times.
Whether a caregiver is a male or female, each situation is unique. Unless you are in the healthcare profession, I don’t know anyone who “signed up” to be a caregiver. It is an experience that we are placed in by default, usually, and it’s actually like being a parent for the first time. Your book of knowledge may have empty pages, but you will soon see how you can learn to be resourceful and get answers to questions, and support when there are no easy answers.
The best thing a care-partner can do is to look for a silver lining in the cloud that seems to surround you. There is always something to learn. There is always something to be grateful for. We just have to identify what would help you, and provide you with the assistance that would make things easier.
It may be as simple as knowing that there are thousands of care-partners out there who share the same frustrations, fears and concerns that you do. They are out there. You are not alone.
Join Sallycares.com today. Registration is FREE. All we need is your name and email address for you to become a member of the Sallycares.com Family. We welcome you with open arms, and will do our best to support you through the good times and the rough ones!
Now, “Let’s get going!”
Hope to hear from you soon!