I received a comment asking, “Is listening enough?”
No, it is not enough. But it is a beginning. It’s a start for the caregiver to know that someone is listening, caring, and that he/she is not quite so alone. Once the listening is established and a friendship base is established, it’s easier to try to make life easier for the caregiver.Believe me, it’s as rewarding for the caregiver as for the person who adopts the caregiver. I hear that from people everywhere.
My Adopt A Caregiver idea is for supporting caregivers. Organizations do it one way, and there are many out there for caregivers to ask for help.
But, sometimes a friend helps. It lets the caregiver know that someone is out there who is listening, not judging, that they are not alone.
Listening is not enough, but it is a beginning. I hope that enough of you out there will at least think about the caregivers who are going through this traumatic experience all alone.
Look into your community, find a caregiver. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene Moore sent you.
Beginnings work themselves into middles and endings. Lets hope for a good ending.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene