2. Caregiver Strength Determination

Determination

  • Resolve
  • Purpose
  • Willpower

As a Caregiver, a strength you may reveal – is Determination in the face of the unknown.

The Caregiver Strength of Determination

Determination is incredible because it will help you to continue, even when you are not getting, the answers you need, to move forward in any direction.

When you are caring and supporting a Loved One,

You may even continue your determination beyond the point, where many other people, would give up or may not continue. Care of a loved one until or

Like getting up in the middle of the night, when you have gotten no sleep at all.

Day after day, month after month, year after year, helping in every way possible.

Determination is doing something until it is done.

Caregiver Story of Determination

I never even thought when I accepted Caregiving my Loved One,

 I would ever need determination!

Some days were easy and I loved caring for my Loved One.

Other days were as hard as nails, and I didn’t know which way to turn.

This particular day, was when I was going to take our first respite care, I can understand why only 17% take up the offer.

To give my family and I a little break.

A friend, who worked at a Nursing Home, who asked if I needed some extra rest.

I thought about it and arranged it, to be the next week.

We would need to take a 1 hour car ride, both ways and then face the farewell challenge.

All was going to plan, I thought, I was feeling dreadful for taking a break.

It was like I had to be some kind of spy to get a few moments off.

The hardest part was the phone call from the Nursing home the next day – asking does my Loved One normally knock on the door continuously, trying to get out?

I didn’t need that. Those words broke my heart.

All the emotions just came tumbling out with the tears –

Tired, worried, afraid, scared, anxious, troubled, alarmed, uneasy & upset!

So for my Loved One’s change was not easy and safety a priority.

I used determination to communicate with family members, so they may get a glimpse of understanding.

I needed determination to communicate with (professional) staff.

Remember you have the willpower, the resolve, the purpose to see this through!

Is Determination a strength of yours?- What else are your Strengths?

 

This is part of the Top 20 Caregiver Strength Series

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 Incredible

1. Caregiver Strength Courage

Courage

  • Bravery
  • Guts
  • Daring

As a Caregiver, a strength you may reveal – is Courage in the face of the unknown.

The Caregiver Strength of Courage

Courage is incredible because it will help you to continue, even when you are not getting, the answers you need, to move forward in any direction.

When you are caring and supporting a Loved One,

You may even do superhuman acts, of moving a car of a loved one or

Like getting up in the middle of the night, when you have gotten no sleep at all.

Day after day, month after month, year after year, helping in every way possible.

Courage is often shown in the face of fear

Caregiver Story of Courage

I contacted the Alzheimer’s Association, I needed help, I realized my Loved One was showing signs of Stage 1, 2 & 3 with many signs fast approaching Stage 3 which, is scary because there was no Stage 4…

I asked if the Association could help me, they advised, until I get a diagnosis from a Geriatrician they could not help me. I talked about my Loved One’s symptoms, I pleaded for help, I tried to negotiate another option for help.

None of those options were enough for help from the Association.

No one could help me until I had a diagnosis, which involved a long list of things starting with, contacting His local GP. Then waiting for maybe even months for an appointment for a Geriatrician and doing what that specialist needed to do to ascertain the results of my Loved One’s condition.

On that day, I am so glad, I didn’t know what would need to happen. I was looking for a solution and I knew, I needed more help, then anyone was giving me, now. I did not understand anything about my Loved One’s condition. Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Age. There are many possible, reasons, Nor would I until, many years had passed with many lessons, and many more life experiences.

Remember you have the grit, the guts, bravery to see this through!

Is Courage a strength of Yours?- What else are your Strengths?

This is part of the Top 20 Caregiver Strength Series

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 Incredible