Let's be honest, when it comes to caring for an aging parent or loved one, you're probably not prepared for what's about to unfold. Yet, almost without exception, each of us, at some point, will find ourselves in the middle of this inescapable journey.
Assuming the role of caregiver can be very demanding. There's never a dull moment and seldom a moment's rest. And until you've logged some serious hours, it's hard to comprehend the enormity of it all.
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Learning to juggle family, work, and the responsibilities of caregiving takes some getting used to. Coming Alongside is a helpful resource that illuminates the caregiving experience. It provides a transparent glimpse into a day in the life of caring for an aging parent or loved one.
Caregiving is not a spectator sport. It's about helping someone cope, during a time when they need you the most. If you think the road ahead is going to be easy, I'm here to tell you it's not. If you think that you can't do this, I'm here to tell you, you can . . . Welcome to life in the fast lane.
Bottom line: Caregiving is about doing something meaningful. It's about helping someone cope, during a time when they need you the most. In many ways caregiving is a redemptive journey. It forever changes your life and it changes it for the better. Enjoy!
Garland Creighton was interviewed by the Virginia Society of CPAs. View the video interview above and read the article here.
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