The new normal for someone who needs care, takes its toll on the patient and on the caregiver as well. Conscious empathy is often needed since energy levels can be low. One day I will be in that position, so it helps for me to remember that. The aging process when it nears the end can be very scary and the person going through it needs to be treated with compassion, even when pretending to be patient some times has to be done. I call on God; grace is always there to stay with the moment. Perhaps in all areas of life we learn our limits and our need for help by simply doing our duties……our jobs and those we care for and work with are our true teachers.
Edited by markdohle, 12 February 2013 - 08:30 PM.