Who nurtures the Nurturer?

As I drive between patients’ homes and witness the work of their caregivers, I’m amazed how sane they seem to be. I always ask them, “What is one thing you can advise other caregivers to do in order to stay sane?”

The most popular answers are:

“1. Get rest while you can.

2. Have someone who will control/screen the phone calls and visits.

3. Call the nurse even if you feel stupid about a question.

4. Don’t worry about the condition of the house.

5. Get used to eating casseroles.”

And,

6. “People will give the darndest advice; don’t react, just laugh.”

 

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