Thursday, December 16, 2004

Caregivers MUST “create” time

Caregiving can all too often be focused on the mundane. Countless hours of the caregiver are consumed by paperwork and more.


You would like to think you are doing something valuable or noteworthy. Yet, time spent “on hold” quickly becomes hours. Paperwork becomes a full time job.


Not only do these details distract from the human side of caregiving but also they dramatically shrink your available time for housekeeping, employment, parenting, yard and garden, and the other responsibilities of a caregiver. 

Every caregiving situation is unique. I know for me hard work and efficiency isn’t always enough. Creative thinking and approaches are necessary to “create” time.

Caregivers MUST “create” time.


  1. You are right and I am struggling with the whole 'time' issue. I am only one person and can only do so much.  It seems all of my 'time' is taken up with care, worry, and work.  Life seems to be slipping away.  I mean the joy of small things are vanishing.  How can you get more than 24 hours in a day?

  2. Hi Deb, It wouldn’t surprise me if caregivers weren’t alchemists in another life <grin> we’re kind of kindred spirits. “How can you get more than 24 hours in a day?” isn’t much different than “How do you turn metal into gold?” Who knows? You probably can’t. It’s the trying that matters. <grin> Patrick  


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