Caregiving! More and more of the baby boomer generation are becoming caregivers each day. Many of these same baby boomers have good jobs and struggle with taking time off work to meet the needs of their aging loved ones. To work or not to work is a very personal decision. Sometimes it is a means of taking a break from caregiving by going to work. Other times, it is a matter of necessity. Either way, make sure your loved one is safe and cared for by a friend, neighbor or caregiving company. (Visiting Angels, Comfort Keepers, Home Instead, etc.). Once this decision is made, live with no regrets!
The location of our loved ones is also a major issue. There are several thoughts regarding the location: 1.) Unless they are a danger to themselves or others, the choice is theirs as to where they wish to live and we must respect those wishes whether or not we agree with them. 2.) No matter the location…home, assisted living or nursing home…we are still their caregivers. It is our responsibility to be an advocate for our loved ones.
James 1:5 , “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. “