Great caregivers are as skilled as an anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist takes over the monitoring of heart and breathing for the sedated patient. The caregiver oversees, manages, encourages, the body routines of her person.
Mom has 4 great caregivers. Their styles could not be more different. With one Mom rides up town like a queen in her wheelchair. They go into Caves, the convenience store, and get an ice cream sandwich. With another it is Rick Steves and vicarious international travel, with the third, it is concert music, with the fourth it is Polish cooking channels.
When all the caregiving is bundled up in 1 person, daughter, or sister, or brother or husband or wife it is a lot tougher, and sometimes flirts dangerously with the impossible.
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