CONGRATULATIONS on this 100th BLOG!
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
Senior-Care: Murder/Suicide, Emotional/Physical Abuse
Elderly Skin Care
Support Of Male Caregivers
Caregiving And Mental Health
Medication Management In Elders
Making Seniors Smile.
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
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.
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!