This article will hopefully give you a small, quick insight into what caregiving for the elderly truly means. If you have your own children, you're ahead of where I was as I started in on my caregiving career - I chose early in life not to have children.
Instead, anything I knew prior to April 4, 2007 about caregiving, I learned from my dogs. Everything from that day on that I learned about being a caregiver for an elderly loved one, I learned from my Mom. I was so thankful that she was not only patient with my ineptness early on but incredibly forgiving also.
To those of you who are caregivers for senior citizens currently, my hat is off to you. Unless you've walked a mile in those shoes, you might have no idea how much a family caregiver gives up during those years. I'm about to tell you.
As you've gathered, I had no clue when I put on my caregiving shoes of what caregiving really meant. I learned caregiving, literally, on my own. Well, I had my Mom's loving hand to guide me also.
And, since I became so very good at weeding out the good gifts for senior citizens from all we'd received, I started my own website. Come visit GoodGiftsForSeniorCitizen.com. Lots more adorable pictures of my parents there.
Photo credit: All photos, except Amazon images, are my own.