I Have A Dream 2 of 4

“I have a dream where my three children will one day,

Live in a world where they will be encouraged and

Supported for caring for themselves

While they manage & care for loved ones.

Allowing – illness, injury or age to be a natural part of life,

Speaking out & Breaking the silence,

Being open to caring for themselves

While caregiving their Loved Ones.” – Annie Born

 

When you are a Care giver at home.

Often one of the last words you hear is Thank you!

Thank you for everything that you do,

Thank you for all your help,

Thank you for all your support

Thank you for all your giving.

Sometimes, when you care for a Loved One,

You may want to talk with a friend or family member about  your latest,

loss, restentment or challenge

If the other people doesn’t understand, what you are going through.

You can almost immediately see, the other person’s eyes begin to roll.

You know, they are not listening or interesting in listening.

Because, often people want you to keep it quiet, hush, hush.

To keep it under raps.

To hide it behind closed doors,

To keep it within the walls of your house.

It’s time to break the silence of hush, hush.

It’s time to be bold about Caregiving,

It’s time to be bold about Caring for the Caregiver.

It’s time to speak out about the importance of caring for the caregiver.

Whether your Loved one needs, help paying bills, changing a dressing or getting dressed.

You are helping your Loved One in something that he/she is not able to do alone at the moment or anymore.

Whether it is an illness, that is progressive, or because of injury or age.

You can learn Caregiver it can be a natural part of life.

A space to be expected, to care for the Loved One.

Thank you for your critical connection to the world.

For your willingness to take time out and Care for You!

Care for the Caregiver.

Because, careforthecaregiver.org is here to give you Strength for today and Hope for tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

I Have A Dream 1 of 4

“I have a dream that one day even in the most remote homes around the world!

People will have access to leading edge resources for caregivers to discover,

While caring for a loved one – how to care for themselves!

And will be transformed into caregivers who understand.

Their Unique Strengths, Individual Skills and Care Committment.

Giving an oasis of safety, peace, love and freedom.” – Annie Born

 

When you are at home as a Caregiver,

You may be alone or with the help of family members.

Doing the best you can, with the information, training & knowledge you have.

You may not have friends or community – Who understand…

What your experiencing or have a clue of what your going through.

Managing the doctors, the specialists, the appointments, the bills, the choices, the house work, the decisions.

The joys, the tears, the frustrations, the guilt, the memories, the gifts

Busy days, turn into busy weeks, busy months, busy years.

Soon as a Caregiver, you may forget,

Who you are,

What is important to you,

Your special times and even your dreams.

Or even not remembering to take the time – you need for yourself.

For your own doctors appointment, visit with a friend or salon appointment.

Without excellent Caregiver Resources, you may not understand, the difficult risks or challenges.

Risks, you unconsciously, yet naturally take, when You care for Your Loved One.

And choose to take care of your Loved one at home, who is suffering from illness, injury or age.

Up to 24/7 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. caring for your Loved one,

Yes, every day, you are a critical connection for your Loved One to the world.

You may not know how important it is, for you to care for you.

For you to take the time to to do the little things in your life,

To Care for the Caregiver.

Help I’m a Caregiver Part 3

Are You New to Caregiving?

Here are the 3 important things you need to know as a New Caregiver.

  1. As a Caregiver – You are giving a gift of love
  2. You are caring for your loved one because…
  3. You are caring for you, now!

Let’s look a little closer at:-

3.     You are caring for You!

You are a critical caregiver, caring for you is KEY!

Always find ways to keep your Care tank chock-full

When your Care tank is empty it’s hard to care for anyone else.

Find Time for You every day!

Whether it’s reading your favourite book

Playing your favourite game

Making your favourite meal

Enjoying your favourite interest

Doing something everyday to keep your Care tank chock-full is vital

Warning – When you don’t have boundaries in place

Caring for another person can become stressful and a burden

Now is the time to put the right steps in place in every area of your life.

Social – Sharing

Emotional – Time  

Physical – Space 

Psychological – Endurance

Financial – Investment

Caring – Commitment

Taking time for you helps balance and helps centre you.

Taking time off every week, just for you is necessary.

Taking time for a holiday each year is important to remember.

You have essential skills, which have prepared you for this time of giving.

You are Amazing, You Contribute & Add Value!

Memorize  to Honour, Love & Respect You!

Remember stability – strength & steadiness

Remember constancy – loyalty & reliability

Remember dependability – trustworthiness & faithfulness

Remember you were created to be you!

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are capable!

Help I’m a Caregiver Part 2

Are You New to Caregiving?

Here are the 3 important things you need to know as a New Caregiver.

  1. As a Caregiver – You are giving a gift of love
  2. You are caring for your loved one because…
  3. You are caring for you, now!

Let’s look a little closer at:=

2.     You are caring for your Loved One because…!

You have taken this opportunity to care for your Loved One.

Explore this opportunity, learn everything you can about this new appointment!

This is a new opportunity for you to manage – not do everything.

What are your reasons to be caring for your Loved One…because…

This adventure will take time,

Remember your boundaries

Social – Sharing

Emotional – Time  

Physical – Space 

Psychological – Endurance

Financial – Investment

Caring – Commitment

Yet, this too will pass.

Value the time you have with your Loved One.

Some days you may wish you never began this journey, that’s ok, it’s natural.

Some days you may wish you didn’t have to see the changes in your Loved One.

Other days you will be so glad you took this opportunity to give back.

Other days you will know you made the right choice for you.

To learn, To share, To give, To care, To listen, To know, To love.

Remember determination – strength of mind, see it through.

Remember resilience – be flexible and durable

Remember strength – power and vigour

Remember you were created to be you!

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are independent!

Help I’m a Caregiver Part 1

Are You New to Caregiving?

Here are the 3 important things you need to know as a New Caregiver.

  1. As a Caregiver – You are giving a gift of love
  2. You are caring for your loved one because…
  3. You are caring for you, now!

Let’s look a little closer

  1. As a Caregiver – You are giving a gift of love!

You are given this opportunity to care for your Loved One.

Remember not to be greedy!

Share this opportunity to give back to your Loved One

With other family members, friends & Create a support team.

There may be not a lot that needs to be done now.

Yet, we are not talking about only, now!

We are planning for the future of You & Your Loved One.

Your gift of Love, is and will be a daily journey, journal it.

Notice changes in each area of your life.

Social – Sharing

Emotional – Time  

Physical – Space 

Psychological – Endurance

Financial – Investment

Caring – Commitment

Each change is a moment to remember.

Some days’ it will be easy.

Some days’ it will be not as easy.

It is important to give your gift of love from the heart.

Remember compassion – thoughtfulness, consideration & kindness

Remember sympathy – understanding looking through your Loved One’s eyes.

Remember empathy – picture yourself in your Loved One’s shoes.

Remember you were created to be you!

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are helpful!