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10 Caregiver Secrets We Aren’t Proud Of | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Caregiver Secrets We Aren’t Proud Of | Care2 Healthy Living

By Carol Bradley Bursack, AgingCare.com Wouldn’t it be nice to be perfect? Wouldn’t it be nice to be a caregiver who had only loving thoughts every moment of the caregiving day? Maybe there are caregivers like that. If you are one of them, I truly congratulate you. Most of us who have been through years of caregiving will not fall into that category. I don’t. How about you? Here’s a sampling of “caregiver confessions” that I’ve heard. You’ll likely feel better just reading them. Caregiver Confession #1: “I have no life of my own and I’m sick of it.” Caregivers often run from person to person, job to care receiver, home to nursing home, never really having time to do something that they want to do – just for themselves. If this describes your life, you are over-ready to get outside help. Whether that means some in-home care for respite so you can get away, or a sibling to s...

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