As caregivers we struggle with a myriad of emotions and feelings as our loved one’s situation deteriorates, from needing help with home care to and during the transition to long term care. Common emotions are feelings of guilt or inadequacy. We pressure ourselves to provide as much personal care as possible. We convince ourselves that we can do more and work harder, often to the point of exhaustion. We feel the scrutiny and pressure from others and from society. Even though we are exhausted and we’ve done everything we could, when and if the time comes for a move to long term care, we feel guilt and regret.
This booklet, Transitions, has been compiled by volunteers in the spring of 2022, and is informed by our collective experiences as caregivers. Please understand that programmes change and you will need to do your own research to verify these suggestions. You can download this as a pdf and share with your friends and family.
Download here: Transitions