So What is an Informal Caregiver?
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!
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