You Might Be a Caregiver If...
I thought you'd enjoy reading some of the responses:
From @lillie, who cares for her mom:
You might be a caregiver if you have a baby monitor and no baby in the house!
You might be a caregiver if you wipe another adult's bottom more than you wipe your own.
You might be a caregiver if in your phone book all the D section belongs to doctors
In my case, you might be a caregiver if you ask the question "are you ready?" 50 times a day!
You might be a caregiver if you are the proud owner of 1, 2, or in my case, 3 bedside commodes!
From Richard (@kreisler), who cares for his mom and brother-in-law:
If you carry wipes and latex gloves in you purse, you might be a caregiver.
Chris (@oscargal), who cares for her husband:
If you own more latex gloves than winter gloves and you live in Canada, you might be a caregiver.
Trish (@trish), who cares for her brother and sometimes her husband and her mother-in-law:
You might be a caregiver if you time yourself putting on a caree's brief, trying for a personal best.
Gary (@gary), who cares for his mom:
You might be a caregiver if you refer to the odd, rare night at home to yourself after work, alone with a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and a little music, a "date"!
Laura (@roaringmouse), who cared for her husband:
You might be a caregiver if you find it fun racing the nurse to see who can put a TED stocking on faster!
Please add yours in our comments section, below.
- Jeff Foxworthy and Peter Rosenberger, who cares for his wife, teamed up with AARP to created a "You Might Be a Caregiver" video. You also can watch Peter share more of his caregiving story in Friday's video chat.
- You can purchase You Might be a Caregiver by Lon Lon Kieffer in our Caregiving Book Store.
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