THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: FOR YOU, ON NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY

You won’t receive any cards or cakes for National Caregiver Day.  You won’t be handed a box of chocolates or a new diamond ring either.  If you did, you would have made it or bought it and wrapped it yourself. That’s the thing about caregiving, it’s for someone else, usually someone we love.  And that’s because caregivers learn, ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The GOOD of Good Manners in Caregiving

I am reminded so often that receiving care is a skill that requires training in good manners, empathy for the caregiver and a healthy dose of polite assertiveness.  I found this old blog post from October, 2010 and I think it contains a message that’s worth repeating. It IS good to receive! Like any other ...