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November 13, 2011

Celebrating Family Caregivers – National Caregivers Month

Debbie turned the ringing alarm off. It was 6:00am and time to get herself ready for the day. Her son would be there soon to help her shower and dress her husband Jim. Her son came every day before work to help because Debbie, at 75 years old and suffering with arthritis, could not lift Jim out of bed or help him to the shower. This has been the daily routine since Jim’s stroke a year ago. When her son leaves for work, Debbie spends the day caring for Jim’s needs. (more…)