FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN /
With the first tropical depression brewing in the
Gulf of Mexico and airline fares rising higher than
the airplanes, it is obvious that the first days of
summer are upon us. For others, it may mean long
weekends at the park, lake or beach but more often
than not, we caregivers need to learn to get respite
where we can find it. Thankfully, it is also time
to roll out Todayís Caregiver
Magazine and caregiver.comís Fifth Annual Summer
Respite series. I want caregivers to consider this
summer to be the ďSummer of Respite 2006Ē!
Remember, respite can be easier to achieve than you
think. It does not have to be found outside of the
home or take the entire day, having someone watch
your loved one for a few hours while you luxuriate
in a long hot bubble bath counts, too.
for and accept favors such as; a friend staying with
your loved one while you are able to get out of the
house for a while, a dinner being cooked for you and
your loved one once a week, an offer to go to the
supermarket or drugstore in your place. Respite can
be achieved on a daily basis with the smallest of
this summer begins, we will share respite tips with
one another each week for you to consider utilizing.
These tips will consist of proven techniques for
achieving respite during each week of the summer.
course, with all great things concerning caregivers,
itís a group effort. Email me your favorite respite
tips to share each week within this newsletter. If
everyone sends their favorite tips, Iím sure there
will be plenty of new and interesting ideas for all
of us to add to our own lists.
Send us your tips