Who Cares For The Caregiver

Doctors care for the patients, government agencies are available for help for the families,  but who is there for the caregiver?

Does anyone call and ask how the caregiver is feeling before they ask about the patient?

I called a caregiver once, a long time ago, but I will never forget it. I asked how she was doing, and she said, “Fine.” I said, “I’m really asking how you are?”

She started to cry, tears that had been stuffed away for a long time were finally allowed to come out. Once she started talking she couldn’t stop. I let her cry, I knew she needed to let those emotions escape, and when she finished, I said, “It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to talk about it, it’s okay to open up.”

November is National Caregivers Month. Can you spare a few minutes to email a caregiver, to phone a caregiver and ask how they are? It only takes a minute, but you have no idea how much this means to a caregiver, who is so busy, so exhausted, so depressed, and so worried.

This will be a blessing for both of you.

Please spare a moment to think of your community. Give a caregiver the gift that lasts forever, and costs nothing.

Adopt A Caregiver!

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

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    Thanks, Helene

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