November is National Family Caregivers Month and is an opportunity to recognize and honor the more than 65 million caregivers across our nation. Caregivers are sitting next to us at work, walking down the aisles at the grocery store and sitting in traffic after work thinking about the long list of things needing to be done. As a caregiver, you have many roles depending on the needs of your loved one.
You are an advocate. You are a nurse. You are a cook. You are a housekeeper. You are a companion. You are a driver. Transportation to doctor’s appointments, serving as an advocate in the appointments, managing medication, providing practical assistance with daily living activities, managing finances, helping with personal care…the list of responsibilities is countless.
Caregiving entails not only the physical responsibility of care but also the emotional involvement that comes with it. And, you may feel alone, overwhelmed and exhausted. In the midst of the care and assistance you are providing your loved one, it is hard to remember to care for yourself.
Thank you for all you do as a caregiver. You are doing an amazing job! Just remember to make time for yourself. Caregivers by WholeCare is here to help you care for your loved one. If you would like to learn more about our services, contact us at 615-298-9201.