Caregiving – you really make it seem so easy

I am sharing this blog again because it is very important to understand when one is “prepared” by having the legal documents in place for that sudden and unexpected emergency, it makes it appear to be easier. And, it is when you are prepared.  But the fact is, Caregiving is not an EASY job. Below is the Q & A in it’s entirety.  

Dewitt: You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.  It seems too complicated and very broad for me.  I’m looking forward for your next post,  I’ll try to get the hang of it!

Carolyn: I appreciate what you are saying. Talking about death or dying is never an easy or happy subject to talk about. Typically, people do not want to talk about it, and most would prefer to skip the subject altogether.  However, we were all born to die, so being prepared from a legal perspective is key.  At last count over 55% of the United States population did not have legal documents in place to be prepared for end-of-life.

In my presentation the aim is to get families to start having the “Crucial Conversations” regarding why it is so important to prepare for end-of-life by have a solid plan.  Being a Caregiver is never an easy job.  A matter of fact, it was the hardest job I have ever had in my life.

Caregiving takes an emotional, physical, and financial strain on the caregiver.  However, when a family makes caregiving a family affair, and the entire family is involved working with love in the elders best interest is one of the greatest family support systems one could ever ask for.

When a family is working together as a team, it will take caregiving to a different level as far as preparing for the “IF” there is a sudden and unexpected emergency.  When families are prepared for end-of-life, it does not take away the pain of losing a loved one. But, it will allow the family to come together as one as a support to one another promoting family pride and honoring the legacy of a loved one.

In addition, when there are no siblings or additional family members involved, then I suggest to always have an extended family that one can depend on. Often blood (relatives) may not have the closeness or love to be able to deal with end-of-life. However, being prepared and having a solid plan with legal documents in place is “CRUCIAL” to protect oneself from Vexatious Litigation.

Thank you so much for your comment, and please feel free to contact me again. Also, please visit which is a FREE Caregiver Resource Portal.

Sincerely, Carolyn


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About Carolyn Brent

Dr. Carolyn A. Brent, is an award-winning bestselling author and a National Physique Committee (NPC) Masters Women's Figure Champion at age 60. She is an expert on both self-care and caregiving; she is the founder of Across All Ages and two nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory Inc. and Grandpa's Dream. Carolyn's research and extensive collection of published works have made her a notable figure in her field. For seventeen years, she worked for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and has worked as a volunteer at various assisted-living facilities. Her award-winning books include The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and The Caregiver's Legal Survival Guide: Navigating through the Legal System.

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