There are only four kinds of people in the world——Rosalynn Carter
Those who have been caregivers,
those who are currently caregivers,
those who will be caregivers,
those who need caregivers.
Caregiving. It is such a misunderstood subject in scope, yet we are slowly moving from the category of individual family issue to a recognized phenomenon. Finally.
We have ALL been, and will continue to be, touched by healthcare consequences that do not serve the needs of all concerned. All. Most just don’t see.
My own stance has been the old scout motto “be prepared!” with self-care that recognizes the adage to put your own oxygen mask on first as a line we can draw in the slippery sand when the cost of care moves out of scope. THIS is a choice that requires finding your voice, and demands resilience with caregivers awakening to themselves.
No matter where you are in your caregiving journey, I hope you find Fruits of Care to be a helpful guide through the gifts and challenges of caring for a loved one.
Co-authored with Sharon Marts, EdD