Help I’m a Caregiver

When your new at being a Caregiver there seems to be so many things to remember.

Help! I’m a Caregiver! Is often a cry from a new caregiver.

So 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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

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