Why It Is Important to Identify
Yourself as a Caregiver...
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace"
1 Peter 4:10
-As a family caregiver, you have the right to get information about your family member's condition.
-You have the right to be involved in decision making about your family member's care.
-You are an essential partner in the health care team and have the right to be trained to provide care.
-As a caregiver you can find support services that you might otherwise miss.
-In some states, being a caregiver can protect you from job discrimination.
-Still, it's an emotional as well as practical transition. There are ways to make the transition less stressful and, equally important, help you cope when caregiving ends.
You are not JUST a wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, or father! If you are a caregiver you have CHOSEN to accept this awesome task. Do not underestimate what you do for another! The time and effort you give matters.
Take pride in what you do for others. Everyone cannot do what you do. Everyone is NOT called to be a caregiver. If some asks you what you "Do", tell them you are a caregiver. Embrace what God has called you to do for another and most importantly for HIM!