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The Fearless Caregiver Manifesto
Question/Topic for November 2013
How do you manage your loved one’s care and still take care of yourself?
Shared by: Nina Brown-Lane
Long Island, NY
Although my Mother is in a nursing home,
I visit her for several hours each day 5 out
of 7 days a week...sometimes 6. I hold an
immense amount of guilt because I had to
place her in a nursing home to keep her
safe. I am often frustrated at her quality
of life and wish that I could afford to have
her taken care of at home with me. After a
job loss last year, I've had to take a
severe cut in pay. The medical plan has huge
deductibles that prevent me from being able
to visit my doctor so I am unable to keep up
with my health issues. I miss traveling to
visit family and friends across the country
to revive my spirit. Bottom line... I am
unable to take care of myself.