Until the day you become a caregiver you don't really know what to expect as a caregiver. The unknown is more than likely the cause of so many myths surrounding the life of a caregivers.
Have you heard any of these myths?
- Working from home means you have plenty of free time. Does this statement make you want to scream?
- Caregivers have a lot of downtime. Here is another misconception about being a caregiver. Many think that caring for a loved one means you sit at home with them and watch TV. What they don't understand is care means health needs, nutrition needs, hygiene needs, we could go on!
- Caregivers mostly focus on doctor appointments and medication reminders. Caring for someone with a disease is more than helping them with medical needs. Caregivers provide mental support, physical support, and more!
- Caring for a loved one is fun because they are family. While we care because we love, caring for a loved one isn't always easy. Sometimes caregivers even get mad at the ones they care for – and that's normal!
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