Saturday, February 26, 2011
greying of caregiving
Age masquerades behind gaily decorated masks of seasons, sunsets, and sunrises relentlessly stealing abilities. More than any members of the family of caregivers / carers those who care for children, of any age, with special needs or disabilities know, feel, and battle the relentless challenges of time. - The heart of caring beats on regardless of differences in age but the body may be another story.
When a lunch outing between an 80 year old caregiver parent who picked up her 37 year old daughter from an Association for Retarded Citizens group home turned into a 500 mile, 57 hour ‘missing endangered’ odyssey this tells a story of both the challenges of age and the heart of a caregiver - fortunately a story with a happy ending.
“They apparently went to lunch and filled up the gas tank of the mother’s car, but got turned around …”
“Police label them as "missing endangered" because of the mother's age and the daughter's diminished mental capacity.”
"They were disheveled. They did appear to be in good condition," said Trooper Tom Pinkerton. "People go lost or missing every day and there's not always a happy outcome …” Police give details on finding of missing woman, daughter
Miller says she stopped several times to ask for directions. "I am so grateful to be home, I can do nothing but thank the Lord for that …” said Miller. Elderly Mother Talks About Being Lost For Days
Pundits babble on about the ‘greying of
’ from retirement living to its affect on the restaurant business. Seemingly lost among talking points of problems elderly people face is the reality that caregivers / carers are also greying, maybe even faster. America
“Whistle through your teeth and spit
Cause it's all right.
Oh well a Touch Of Grey
Kind of suits you anyway.”
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