Actually, this is post number 303 of A Boomers Guide to Eldercare. Yay! We passed the 300 mark.
What have I learned during the past eleven-plus years since I started this blog? And from the 25 years of working with seniors and their families?
First, I reaffirmed my original hunch that adult children can often become their parents’ heroes, tackling hard choices such as choosing home care, finding assisted living, and advocating for them no matter where they live.
Second, I realized anew that this new role in which we find ourselves is hard work. Terribly hard work at times. But it is important, so important. And our relationship with our parent sets the pace for the many decisions we make on their behalf.
Third, we can’t do the job without help. Specifically, we need:
Information: We need to know about so many new things such as Medicare, Medicare, Hospice, and more. This blog and others like attempt to meet this need.
Inspiration: Stories of other people’s caregiving experience can give us courage to face our own journeys. Again, this blog has lots of stories. I love stories!
Community: At a time like this when isolation is rampant, we need to seek refuge in the company of others.
Writing this blog has been a joy for me, at least most of the time. My next challenge is publishing a book, Eldercare SOS: Facing Hard Choices With Hope, set to be released during the first half of 2021.
My next post will feature links from the most popular posts. Stay tuned!