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The Bonnie Kantor-Burman (Page 2 of 2)
An Interview with Bonnie Kantor-Burman
Director Of The Ohio Department Of
If you could only leave one piece of
advice with Ohio caregivers that you
meet, what would that be?
In the past, individuals thought that to
be a successful caregiver, you almost
gave your life to the responsibility.
And what we want is for individuals to
know that your best is good enough. What
we really want individuals to do is to
figure out how caregiving can be a part
of their life, and let us assist with
other parts; or let other family members
or other members of the community
assist. So that they retain the balance.
A caregiver that is burned out is not
helping anyone. We want caregivers to
know all of the resources that are out
there; to know that we are here to
partner with them; that there are local
organizations, especially the AAAs, that
want to assist, but that their vision,
and their definition of success, needs
to be person-centered, as well, and
needs to focus on their own needs.