Did you know caregivers often suffer from isolation? Well, open and learn how easily you can help a caregiver you might know. 

๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. 

Hello Again Caregiving Friend,

Spring is finally almost here! Depending on where you are, maybe it's been hard to tell lately, with all the wild weather. But soon, the isolation that seems to set-in with the cold, ice, and dark days of winter will leave us. Really, it will!

Well, that's the plan, right?

The thing about caregiving, the long-term kind, is that it often goes hand-in-hand with a winter-like isolation.

How can you support a caregive๏ปฟr and help lighten their load?

That's what a friend asked me this week.

Sometimes the emotional load caregivers carry can be easily lightened with something as simple as a text message.

That's right! It's not complicated, and all it costs is your time. You can support a caregiver you know by regularly reaching out to them. Simple, right?

You see, relationships tend to suffer for the long-term caregiver. 

Due to the nature of caregiving, we don't have much time or energy left to participate in outside activities. I'm not saying caregivers don't want to have fun. WE DO, but there's not a lot of room for spontaneity. So outings, and sometimes even short errands, take advanced planning.

Therefore, friends and family stop calling or including caregivers in their plans. As a result, friends drop off, and isolation sets in.

It's not intentional. It just happens. But without support, the caregiver's world can shrink over time.

Do you know a caregiver who might be suffering in isolation? Well, while you can't change their situation, you can do simple things to help:

  • Call them
  • Send a card or text
  • Drop off a meal
  • Send flowers (Chocolate covered strawberries work, too.)
  • Arrange a short visit
  • Listen

Your support doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. But it should be consistent. Caregivers like to have something nice to look forward to, so try to connect consistently.

I hope this information motivates you to reach out to a caregiver today. Your presence in their life will make all the difference.

โ€œThere are only four kinds of people in the world โ€” those that have been caregivers, those that are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.โ€ โ€“Rosalynn Carter

๏ปฟHow will you support a caregiver you know? (and trust me, you know one.)

Friend, if you are a caregiver dealing with isolation, I understand, and I'm sorry this is where you find yourself today. Long-term caregiving is challenging on so many levels. But, please be assured, you are never alone.

"And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20 NLT)

Please let me know how I can pray for you.

Until next time, my caregiving friendโ€ฆ

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