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Old January 16 2013, 12:11 AM   #50
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Re: The Caregivers' Thread

Sector 7 wrote: View Post
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Hell we know it's hard that's why we need the recharge.
Amen! Another thing I hate to hear is, "Why do you bother? Just put her in a nursing home."
My answer is always the same, "Because she's my Mom and I love her. Go to a nursing home one time and you won't ask again."
Your mother is so very very blessed to have you! That you have to do so much if it by yourself makes you all the more extraordinary!

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^What about respite care? Does thinking about it as a caregiver make you a bad person?
No. You cannot care well for others if you let yourself get run down. And some situations require more help than your situation allows. For example, an ambulatory adult can be a danger to themselves as we'll as others.
Just one woman; doing what I can, with what I've got, where I'm at!
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