To work or not to work!

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. “

Be an Advocate for Your Loved One!

With the aging of “the Greatest Generation” and then the “Baby Boomers”, healthcare and healthcare expenses have become a hot topic in the news. The Netherlands has had legalized euthanasia for many years. Do you know in 1994, Oregon legalized euthanasia, Washington in 2008, Montana in 2009, and Vermont in 2013 for anyone over the age of 18 with a life expectancy of six months or less? Hospice care is non-existent in the Netherlands because it is cheaper to ‘euthanasize’ than spend money on someone who is going to die soon anyway. As government healthcare for the large population of elderly “Baby Boomers” continues, be an advocate for your loved ones!

Psalm 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:"

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