Maya Angelou said, “If you find it in your heart to care for someone else, you will have succeeded.”
Caregiving poses its challenges – emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, and conflict to name a few, however, actually caring for another with an open heart actually lifts our spirits and gives a deeper sense of meaning in our own lives. We may become more competent, capable and confident, feeling even more valued and renewed by this sense of personal transformation.
Studies show that over 83% of caregivers view their experiences as positive, particularly feeling a sense of satisfaction knowing that their loved one is getting excellent care. Some also feel that they are passing on a tradition of care and that by modeling caregiving, their children will be more likely care to for them if necessary.
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