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 Jewels and Treasures

I am writing this column in a hotel room in Port St. Lucie, Florida the night before our second annual Treasure Coast Fearless Caregiver conference. If this event is anything like the previous 72 events we have held to date, there will be a lot of heartfelt conversation regarding long term care placement. Caregivers will be sharing their innermost feelings on the subject, regardless of if they are not considering placement, conflicted about long term care placement or even their ongoing caregiving role if his or her loved one is presently living in a long term care facility. With this in mind, I am extremely grateful to Joanne, the author of the  letter which I shared with you two weeks ago. 

And in typical (and wonderful) form, you responded with your honest and deep felt comments:

I wanted to tell you that I read your article from the reader who was telling about how she "popped in" at the nursing home at all different times of the day and so forth, to check on her husband…Continued

My grandmother was in a care home for 10 months, we were her advocate, like Joanne said most of the aides were kind hearted but way over worked...Continued

A word of appreciation for this article. I will pass it on to all my caregivers.  We are a new Adult Day Care program and the next move for most our caregivers is to place their family members…Continued

Sharing your wisdom whether online, in print or in person, now that’s what successful caregiving is all about. 


Gary Barg

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