Optimist-Pessimist-or RealistPosted: October 13, 2014 Filed under: Miscellaneous | Tags: caregiving-book, caregiving-in-a-nutshell, caregiving-journey, optimist, pessimist, realist 1 Comment
What to Do about Mama? shared Caring.com‘s photo.
I think I’m a realist. Here is my take on caregiving—in a nutshell. Caregivers get involved with caregiving to meet a need, solve a problem, or deal w/ a crisis. Although the situation often improves—for a while—caregivers often do not take the following into account: 1) the process of aging cannot be controlled; 2) needs will increase—sometimes over many years; or 3) how heavy the burden can become. Therefore it is important to have realistic expectations about caregiving; to remember that we’re all moving in one direction through life; to be prepared for the unexpected; to communicate expectations clearly to the “others;” and to develop a caregiving contract of shared responsibility to be signed-off on by all involved.
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