One Caregiver’s Journey is a personal memoir that will make you laugh or tug at your heart as the author shares her experiences about providing 24/7 care to her mother for a period of 9 ½ years after her mother broke her hip at age 93. The book provides details of the changes that occurred over the duration as her mother aged past the century mark and how the author endured the journey. Caregiving isn’t for everyone. One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite to becoming a caregiver. This book heartfully captures the moments between caregiver and patient, between daughter and mother. It is not just a heartwarming memoir that describes the author’s experiences and challenges providing full-time care for her mother, it is also an insightful book that digs deeper into caregiving and provides practical suggestions that anyone can use to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their loved one. The reader will feel as though they are in the author’s living room having a discussion. This is the author’s story.
I believe you learn so much about yourself during difficult times and in the end, you can become a stronger, more resilient, and more caring human being. The best part about caregiving is the opportunity it provides for one to grow, to improve and to conquer fear and challenges, so long as it is done with honesty, humor and love.
At some point in their journey, every caregiver will ask themselves, “When did I go from being an adult child to the parent?” For some the transition is lightning fast due to illness or an accident. For others, it is a long process that evolves over time with age and age-related health issues.