It is a vital service that they provide for older adults and people with disabilities and it requires time, dedication and perseverance.
The level of care needed may and most likely will change over time. It is a journey of sorts and often a labor of love which, may bring caregivers much joy but also undoubtedly many challenges both great and small.
It is important to recognize that the needs and concerns of both the care recipient and the caregiver must be addressed if the relationship is to remain healthy.
Knowledge, support, open dialogue and self-care will help the caregiving journey.