The Ups and Downs of Caregiving

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the loved one.
When I was a child I rarely considered what it meant to become elderly. I certainly didn’t think life would become more difficult when someone I loved needed caregiving assistance in her elder years. Now that I am a senior myself, I see how complicated life can be.

A caregiver is defined as “an individual who provides assistance to someone who is unable to care for his or her responsibilities and needs.” This might include help with finances, health care decisions, funeral arrangements, shopping, moving from a home to assisted living or to a nursing home, Power of Attorney for finances and health care, along with numerous other challenges. I find myself involved in all of these matters.


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