Cultivating wellness, like tending to the soil in a garden, takes intuition and attention. It needs to be done regularly for success and is a different way of thinking than merely practicing self-care. It's genuinely going within to seek out what you need, what makes your heart smile. Think about it. Practice it.
Then it happens; your loved one is admitted to the hospital and decisions need to be made about whether to go on to a care home or perhaps hire in-home care.
When we continue amid crisis without looking back, at some point, we'll slow down or become ill and realize things that we didn't do for ourselves.
Some days go by without question of what comes next. Others seem to stumble with a mixed bag of emotions that seem to appear from nowhere.
The news of Sam has hit hard; one of the dearest, sweetest men you’d ever meet. He doesn’t have any family close by and dear friends have been in the role of caretakers albeit during his long illness, not consistently still actively involved.
It is of utmost importance to give yourself the time and space to come to an awareness of what’s happening and not shut yourself down.
We all make time to schedule in haircuts, car service appointments. How about making an appointment with your loved one to talk about ‘what if.’
Many family caregivers take on the responsibility of caring for their loved one’s themselves for various reasons which I understand.....
As I walk into the nearby medical facility for my annual physical, memories come through like videos from past visits there for both my Mom and Dad.