Nov 29, 2022
Some of the information for this week's episode is from https://www.ltc-cltc.com/
This week's caregiver stress is physical. This stress is often the result of neglecting the other stressors we discussed this month - time, financial, emotional and social.
Caregivers too often feel obligated to prioritize the needs of their parent or loved one who needs help. Then they provide for their own family and career and put themselves last. There is not enough to provide for themselves at the end of the day.
We need to acknowledge that we may live a long life. When we do, we get old. And when we get old, we often need help living. When we have a plan for this, we are showing our family, as we always have, how much we love them. We're giving them permission to continue living their own lives and planning for their own retirement years. We're showing them that we have the help we need to get through each day.
We need to prepare for our own tomorrow so our family can continue to plan for theirs.