On Monday morning, Anna Stookey joined me to discuss this question: How much do I do for my caree? You can listen to our show via the player below.
It’s a tough question to answer. When you see your caree struggle, the temptation is to step in and help. But, is that the right step to take? Have you assumed that your caree wants help?
Anna and I discussed how to discuss this with your caree (“How much help do you want from me?”) and how to manage your own feelings as you watch the struggle and decline.
We also spoke about the changes that can happen with your caree. Perhaps ten years ago, your caree was impeccably dressed. Now, it’s obvious your caree feels great in sweat pants. It’s important to accept the changes rather than try to turn back the clock.
What do you think? How do you know how much to help? How do you decide when to lend a hand and when to stand by as a safety net? Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below.
- When So Much Changes, Can the Love Stay the Same? (caregiving.com)
- How Do You Organize the Medical Paperwork? (caregiving.com)
- Making Room for Two Stories: Yours and Your Carees (caregiving.com)
- The Clutter Struggle (caregiving.com)
- Have You Fired a Doctor? (caregiving.com)
- How Anger Steals Your Happiness (caregiving.com)
- How Do You Find Relief? (caregiving.com)
- How Much Do I Care? (caregiving.com)