One of the most difficult jobs in the world is that of a Care Partner or Caregiver as it is most often known. Care giving is defined as providing care to a person’s health needs that is not normative. It is out of the ordinary care than you would give someone on a normal basis.
Care Partner is a preferred term because you are working with the loved one that needs help. You are partnering for their care not giving them care.
Care Partners are family, friends, sometimes paid, often not. They are available 24/7 and often are working and raising a family. They often are stressed because it is difficult to know what another person needs if that person is not able to tell you. You often find out the choice you made is wrong when you get yelled at or get s sarcastic comment. It is a thankless job but also one of the most rewarding.
Let us help you with being a Care Partner. Please check out what The Lamoine offers. Often you don’t know what resources are available until you need them – we can help!