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What is Caregiving?

Posted on Thu, January 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

One of the reasons why I think it is so important to write about caregiving is the fact that too few people define themselves as caregivers.  Given how people see their role, this entirely makes sense.  Does calling your aged parent once a day to see if they are okay classify you as a caregiver?  Are you a `caregiver` when you pick up groceries for your mom or take her to church on Sunday? What if you take her to a doctor's appointment or prepare a meal or two each month?  Becoming a caregiver is a process, and usually it is a very gradual process, so the caregiving role can creep up on people.  Not surprisingly, many people don't even realize that they are knee deep in the caregiver role - they feel like they are simply helping out an aged parent and using their spare time to do it.  And oh how precious little spare time they have!

Caregivers need, and deserve, all the help they can get.  Even if you are doing what you consider a minimal amount of work for an aged loved one, planning properly for an increased role certainly can't hurt.  To this end, I came across a company that is offering a free webinar about caregiving and wanted to share it with our readers:  

www.ericksonresource.com and click on 'Webinars'.  Use the code Mode 1201401 to access the free webinar (this code is only valid for a very limited time).  

 


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