Saturday, July 04, 2009

caregiving: Happy DEPENDENCE Day!

(from the Boston Globe)

Our parents raised us to be independent. We raise our children under the same rubric. What we left out is the lesson that caregiving continues through the life cycle.

About 34 million Americans provide at least some of the care for family members and yet we don’t see it as a normal, predictable part of the life cycle.

we retain “this hazy idea that we’ll all be healthy for years and years and then just die.’’ ...

Happy Dependence Day

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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musings: Patrick Ponders ...


  1. Loved that! Happy Dependence Day Patrick! (Hugs)Indigo

  2. that is so true, Patrick; I think we need to all be realistic that sometimes our best laid plans do go astray and are replaced with circumstances and situations that we sometimes have no control over, and that can include being in a caregiving situation when and where we least expect it

    however you spend this day, I hope it is a good one for you and yours :)



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