Caregivers

This page is dedicated to all caregivers especially for those caring for their elderly, be it your ageing parents or relatives and for those who work in nursing homes and assisted living centers

The Oxford dictionary defines a caregiver as a person who provides the majority of care or guardianship, especially to a child or an infirm person.  Seems simple enough, right? What’s the big fuss then about caregiving ? The reality is, it isn’t that simple.

Providing care for the elderly can be an extremely rewarding experience for you, especially if you are doing it for your parents. However, it does take a heavy toll emotionally, psychologically and physically on the carer. Personally, I have experienced this being a caregiver for my parents, both stroke patients with mum suffering from dementia. The stress and the unpreparedness of being thrown into the position of being a caregiver can be quite frustrating!

This page aims to provide tips on how to care for your elderly, the do’s and don’t s in managing the elderly and yourself as a caregiver, how to manage your stress, tips on financial management especially with regards to handling your ageing parent’s financial documents, etc.

If there is a specific topic that you would like know more about or if you have any questions, please do let me know in the comment box below. I would be happy to assist you in anyway that I can.

“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” — Mother Theresa