Are You an Informal Caregiver?

So What is an Informal Caregiver?

Great question!

Lets take a closer look at Informal Caregiver…

A person who is untrained, un-knowledgeable & unaware about Caregiving.

A person who is untrained in the facts, un-knowledgeable in the information, unaware in the results or best practices in care & the skills needed for Caregiving a Care-Receiver (family member or friend) at Home – may be deemed unprofessional because they are Care giving re-actively -making it up as they go or on the fly.

The interesting statistic is there are on average 1 in 5 homes who are Informal Caregiver Homes!

In each of those home is a Caregiver Family, supporting a Loved One/Care-Receiver.

So for every 100 people you walk past at the shops 20 people are currently care giving a relative, or friend Now!

For some strange reason – Informal Caregivers seem ashamed to be seen.

Everything is done alone, out of sight, behind closed doors.

There is no need for anyone to go through this alone and no glory in trying.

When in fact what is required is not just a private sympathy & toleration but a public acknowledgement & proactive assistance.

There is like a silent army of Caregivers swimming in an invisible crowd of Caregivers everyday!

Because No one wants to talk about their Caregiving!

It’s almost a Cultural Challenge.

How Can We be Proud of Care giving!?

How can we stand tall, because we choose to be Caregivers?

How can we speak to others about our lives?

How can we break the silence!?

Well Done You have started!

Remember Transforming from being a Informal Caregiver to an Informed Caregiver starts with You!

Create a Great Day!

Annie

Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember stay – linked, informed and educated &  bring hope, health and happiness to this world.

P.S.  You Are an Inspiration!

First Blog Post for CarefortheCaregiver.org?

Mmm – So how do I start CarefortheCaregiver.org’s first blog post…?

Are you new to Caregiving or been Caregiving for a while?… (yes, that is why I’m looking on this page)… Or

The stats on Caregiving are 1 in 5 households care… no falling asleep…statistics always put me to sleep… Or how about…

Due to the aging population, there will be a need to double the number of caregivers by the year 20… when? Who Cares? Care factor ‘0’…

In the beginning… no too far back…

Caregiver Stress can affect the Caregiver in 5 key areas of life – physical, psychological, emotional, social, financial, when this happens it is called Caregiver Bur… another post maybe…

Research in Singapore shows Caregiving – doesn’t impact Caregivers the same way as in western society.Is it because it is considered a normal part of life…Singapore People are active for 10 years longer then western society – More research is needed… interesting but not quite first post stuff…

So why bother Caring for the Caregiver aren’t they too busy, doing everything for everyone else anyway?

Being a human doing! (Remember You are a human being!)

Trying to care for there Care Receiver/ Your Loved One,

Trying to care for your family too! (if you have one or connecting because you are part of one!),

Trying to care enough at work to make ends meet,

Trying to do …(so many things)?

There should be no need for anyone to go through Caregiving alone and no glory in trying. It’s Important to stay Linked.

For some reason we seem ashamed to be seen, doing the job of Caregiving. It’s time to stand up and be proud of All that You Do!

Caring for Your Care-Receiver/Loved One at this time is a honor, protecting & helping them is a gift, only you can give from your heart, this opportunity is more valuable then a precious jewel.

As Caregivers we face our own version of the nameless problem. To do our job alone and out of sight, what in fact requires not just private sympathy and toleration but public acknowledgement and proactive assistance! We need to get Educated about the truth of Caregiving and How to Care for the Caregiver!

As Caregivers we are swimming in an invisible crowd of caregivers everyday, 1 in 5 homes are caring for a Care-Receiver/Loved One. Stay Informed!

Anyway, the reason you are so important – beside you being you!

Is because you are the Critical Connection between You and Your Care-Receiver – Your Loved One and the World!

When you understand how important You are – You inspire me!

Remember – You are a Critical Connection!

Create a Great Day!

Annie Born 🙂

Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember stay – linked, informed and educated &  bring hope, health and happiness to this world.

Annie Born Founder of CarefortheCargiver.org

P.S. You are Amazing!