Chapter 2

The Caregiver’s Challenges

Being a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Many consider having tended to a vulnerable loved one among their greatest accomplishments. However, many caregivers don’t take into consideration the level of physical, emotional, or financial commitment that role may require. Most have never had to provide care for an aging loved one before and have no experience or knowledge of how they should proceed and what trials they will face.

A major factor affecting how challenging the duty of care will be is whether or not you saw it coming. It’s definitely easier if, over time, you observed your love one’s slowly increasing need for assistance. That lead time allows you to start ...

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