I do not take myself out of the Circle of Care
We family caregivers are prone to take ourselves out of the
all-important Circle of Care:
We make sure that our loved ones get the respite they need, but never
give ourselves a break.
We make sure that our loved ones have all the medical attention they
need, but forgo our own basic checkups.
We make sure that our loved ones get the nutrition they need, but
only eat meals that are ordered through a clown’s mouth from a fast food
Location: Clifton, NJ
Time: 02:06 PM
My sisters help me keep this and sometimes I complain, but it never fails to help. Every three months or so, one sister watches my son and the other takes me on a spa day. Sometimes, when they are both not available, they will enlist a friend or another relative to help.
Location: Newburg, Ny
Time: 02:04 PM
I know that people may laugh at me, but I swear it helps. I try and find one reason to laugh out loud every single day
Name: Phyllis Samson
Location: Phoenix, Az
Time: 02:03 PM
This is great to see. I always make sure that I keep my own doctors appointments. I can do this by making the appontments at the same time that I make my husbands. That goes for dentist too.