Five-Day Caregiving Preparedness Share Begins May 1


Five-Day Caregiving Preparedness Share Begins May 1

(Editor's Note: Last week, Aimee completed our training program to become a Certified Caregiving Advocate™. As a result of our training, Aimee decided to focus her advocacy efforts on helping us prepare for caregiving. With this post, she begins her advocacy work to bring awareness to the importance of preparing for caregiving. You can connect with Aimee via her profile page: @aimeecaregivercoach.)

What comes to mind when you think of the term, Caregiver Preparedness?

Perhaps you think about the emotional aspects, perhaps you think about legal documents that need to be signed.

Perhaps you think about caregiving you may provide in the future to a loved one or friend.  Perhaps you're already in the midst of it and realize there's important paperwork and other matters that need to be addressed.

Perhaps this all leads you to think about (or to try NOT to think about) your own preparedness (or lack of) for the final season of your own life.

Do you feel informed and knowledgeable? Or maybe don't even know where to begin?

I'm collecting data and stories on the topic of Family Caregiver Preparedness, or the lack thereof, and how it affects you, your caree, your caregiving experience, and your life overall.  I'd love for you to share your thoughts and feelings on Family Caregiver Preparedness during a five-day share on

For five days beginning May 1, stop by and simply share about your Preparedness situation, either for your caree or for yourself. Look for the posts titled: Tell us: What's Your Caregiver Preparedness Experience? and the related day (like Day 1, Day 2, etc.) and then share your experience about getting prepared for what could be next. We'll conclude our five-day preparedness share on May 5th.

I thank you for the time you've taken to read this blog post, and for sharing your experience! This helps tremendously as I continue to gather stories and data on this topic. I hope writing about it will be helpful for you as well.

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Well one of my main Caregiver preparedness actions I take, every time I take my mom to the coffee shop. Her menu would entail a coffee/tea and then a slice of cake or they serve wonderful pancakes.\n\nI brace for impact after the sugar rush and she often gets a bit disoriented or not so user-friendly. \n\nSo I plan days in advance. So example. I plan to take her on Saturday morning. So for the entire week, I am very strict with her diet and any sugar intake. \n\nYou see I prepare in advance because too much sugar, leads to a huge argument. Which puts us in a horrible place. Thus far this strategy has been working WONDERFULLY (this is me doing a happy dance).\n\nAs a Caregiver we plan for everything and sometimes we don't have that luxury. But once I can plan, I do.