Celebrating my 100th Blog Post: All About the Love of Caregiving!


What a great way to start off celebrating those who give unselfishly to care for others.

November is Family Caregiving Month, and it ties into my sacred profession, nursing. My nursing journey started in 1983. Little did I know my knowledge and expertise would come in handy in my backyard. Over the years of being a full-time caregiver to my mother, I pulled from the art and science of my profession to give her the best care I knew how. I also pulled from family and friends, home health care, respite care, and hospice care.

I have always felt that caring for parents in their wonder years should be an expectation for all. In the real sense, we did not get to pick parents, but we can decide to care for them in time of need. They cared for us as we grew. I would not have had it any other way, but to return the gift of love. In my opinion, no one could love on my mother more than I could.

Over the course of 100-blogs, I have shared many of my personal experiences as a caregiver. We have discussed:

What Can We Take Away From The Word: CAREGIVING

Your Parents Are Aging-What’s The Plan

Elderly Parents Living Alone

To Scream Or Not To Scream, That is the Question

Is Hospice Appropriate

When Is It Time To Take Away The Keys

Earwax And Eldercare

The Danger Of Multi-Tasking As A Caregiver

Elder Orphans

Senior-Care: Murder/Suicide, Emotional/Physical Abuse

Elderly Skin Care

Support Of Male Caregivers

Dental Health

Chronic Diseases

Caregiving And Mental Health

Nutritional Health

Medication Management In Elders

Making Seniors Smile.

Advance Directives

Take the Blinders Off-Our Parents are Aging

Caregiving And Care Recipient Finances

Caregiver Firmness Without Apology

Covid-19-Protecting Our Elderly

Caregivers-Caregiving-Getting Your House In Order

Surrogate Decision-Makers

End Of Life Care-We Will Never Be Ready For It

The truth is, I could go on and on. The topics above are only a snapshot. Taking care of someone for 20-years, had many peaks and valleys. I would not change a thing.

Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman -Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate

Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate is available to help you uncover, unravel, discover, and navigate the world of caregiving. I’d love to be your next speaker and your consultant. The excitement of being a life-long learner is that what I gain, you gain. Sharing is caring! I care about YOU! Be safe! Be well! CONGRATULATIONS on this 100th blog post! Cheers!

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