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STRUGGLES OR CHOICES: A CAREGIVER’S DILEMMA

Feb 5th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The nest is now empty. While we are caring for my 93 year old mother in our home, we are involved in a Hospice program that allows us some periodic flexibility. We have 3 dogs, something of a consideration when we want to be away for a while. For sometime now we have limited ourselves in being able to have the choice to travel and do some things we have wanted to have the freedom to do. International travel. Weekend get-aways. Having the chance to be with some friends for a few days.

Most of these occasions have to do with determining between struggles or choices. If we feel that we are in a situation of obligation, then it becomes more of a struggle. If it is a choice, feeling freed from responsibility for a period, that can be less guilt inducing.