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When you or a loved one becomes physically or mentally infirm

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The majority of us will either need extended caregiving before we die, or will act as a caregiver to someone else – or both.

In the caregiving role, perhaps we can provide full care by ourselves, depending on our own abilities and time availability, and depending on the severity of our loved one’s infirmity. If that doesn’t work, we might still be able keep the infirm loved one at home if we hire some part-time help. Sooner or later, placement in an assisted living facility could be needed, perhaps a memory care unit, and eventually maybe a nursing home, or a hospice.

Fortunately, there are many options, though they mostly are quite expensive. This section directs you to sources that can help you decide what is needed, where to get it, how to pay for it, and how to make sure it is working for you.

And we also talk about taking care of the caregiver, because this is a difficult job even under favorable circumstances. If you are going to have staying power in that role, expect to need support, and don’t turn it down when it’s available. You need to save your strength!

Caregiving relates to other areas of Love:

Caregiving relates to other areas besides Love:

Caregiving Sub-Topics and Resources