I hope you are doing well!
I was a caregiver to my mom and my granny. The experience that I have received, lead me to open up a for profit and a nonprofit to not only help caregivers, but also help caregivers! The Caregiver’s Column allows me to add connect with caregivers and share their story and insight with others!
My first Caregiver’s Column is about Barbara Jenkins!
Angela: Who are you a caregiver to?
Barbara: I am a caregiver for my mother
Angela: How long have you been a Caregiver?
Barbara: I've been caring for my mom since 2012, 7 years
Angela: What have you learned from being a Caregiver?
Barbara: I learned from being a Caregiver is to have lots of patience and most importantly having unconditional love for your loved one and keeping them very happy.
Angela: If you could give advice to someone who may become a Caregiver, what would you tell him/her?
Barbara: I would tell someone who is becoming a Caregiver is to lean on God, have lots of faith in him and know he will pull you through virtually anything. This includes giving you the strength that's needed to carry your loved one through whatever unfortunate situation he/she has been subjected to.
FACT: Adults ages 45 to 64 are the most likely to be caregivers. In fact, about a quarter (23%) of adults ages 45 to 64 cares for an aging adult. ~ www.pewresearch.org
I want you to know that caregivers are amazing. I am so proud to be able to not only work with them, but support them as much as I can! I understand what they have to endure, as I have and continue to be one!