Tag Archives: respite care

Caregiving to the Worlds Worst Patient

You know who he is. That old man in your guest bedroom who refuses to go to his monthly check up. The elderly woman who complains about every meal you make after putting in a full day at work. He or she is your parent, the world's worst patient. How do you cope with an…
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The Basics of Respite Care

Caregivers who use respite care often tell me that although caregiving is one of the most rewarding jobs they've ever had, they couldn't do it without a break now and then. The emotional and physical demands of senior care make it hard to do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Without respite care…
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Address Caregiver Stress, Before You’re a Mess!

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship,in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. - Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor (1978) It's time to ask yourself a hard question about caregiving: Are you currently dwelling in the kingdom of the well, or in the kingdom of the sick? Although your…
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