Why Self Care?

In the decade that I've been doing this work, my greatest angst, dread and horror has been around caregivers who die before the person they're caring for.  This has happened in far too many instances.  It's happened to caregivers who have been isolated, burning the candles on both ends often time refusing to accept help, prideful in their solo journey of caregiving.  Spouses often feel that they're obligated to do things "themselves" for their spouse.  Too many caregivers are under the illusion that its' their responsibility and will simply handle the burden.  If you know a caregiver who fits any of these descriptions, we want to talk to them and offer support.  Caring in isolation is dangerous to the caregiver and the care recipient.  Friends and Family don't let caregivers care alone.