Day in, day
Are you caring for
don’t understand your attitude?
Learning more about Stage IV: The Pragmatic Caregiver will give you a much better understanding
of your caregiving situation and your journey.
And don’t forget… you may not feel this way but you are amazing!
Who are you?
You’ve been through it all: hospital admission and discharges; short-term rehab stays
long enough to know that you know your caree’s needs best.
Some family members and health care professionals worry about your ability to find humour
you have a very practical, very realistic approach toward your caregiving role–and
Without your sense of humour, you would have given up a long time ago.
Your Keyword: Welcome
— Welcome the joys of your relationship.
— Welcome forgiveness (of yourself, of your caree, of other family members/friends).
— Welcome shared activities.
To gain a greater understanding of yourself and your caree.
You’ve settled into your role and your routine; now is your
opportunity to step back and reflect. The first three stages laid the groundwork for this stage,
your period of personal growth.
As a “Pragmatic Caregiver,” what can you do?
No matter your challenges and what everybody else thinks you ‘should’
do… work on finding joy in your relationship with your caree.
The biggest joy-killer are your hands-on duties: bathing, dressing,
incontinence care. But these duties bring you together, this is your time
together. Add some fun to your hands-on care: sing songs,
What’s the next fun thing you can do?
With Love & Care,