Being A Caregiver
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Men Are Caregivers, Too!
Most people are shocked to find that over 40% of caregivers today are men. We want men to know that MDO acknowledges the importance of male caregivers and what they do. Men don't receive the same attention or credit that women many times do. We understand that men continually step up to the plate and care for loved ones in their families. We do find that most males care for their children or spouse. We appreciate these special men and the fact that they have answered the call to care! There are great resources for male caregivers we want to share with you. For more information, contact us.
When you take on the role as caregiver, you may become very familiar with a place called the hospital. If you are like me, I knew nothing about the ins and outs of the hospital and the things I needed to know. I had to learn the hard way and if I can help any of you, I want to do it. If you know you have a hospital visit coming up, email me for any questions you may have. Remember, the #1 rule! Ask questions about everything! It is not rude! You are the caregiver and you can ask anything you want!
Reach Out to Your Christian Community
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (Psalm 28:7)
How many times have you felt sad or hopeless and went to church and acted like everything was fine? I have more times than I can count! I am reading and studying the Bible more and more and I am finding out that the entire purpose behind our church family is support and a sense of community. You see when you are going through a hard time in your life that is when you need your church community even more than ever! Others don't know you are hurting or that you need them to pray for you unless you open up and tell them. People are not mind readers, even the ones who proclaim to be! Ha! Please don't allow the pain and stress you are under to keep you from experiencing God's gift of community! All too often we pretend we are someone we are not or something we are not in order to appear a certain way for others. Why do we do that? God wants us to be real and genuine. I think we are very afraid that people won't like the real us. Well, if they don't then they are the ones missing out, not us. Think about that a minute! When we pretend that we don't need others we are robbing ourselves of God's help and love.