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Health & Fitness

With Peter Rosenberger

July 28, 2019

Helping caregivers doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel.

"The Obvious Often Becomes Obvious ...Just Before It Becomes Obvious."

Susan from Memphis called the show to share her dilemma of caring for her mother from a long distance. With one brother pulling the yeoman's share of the load, resentment cropped into the family.

Yet, Susan didn't quite know what to do.

I asked, "Instead of helping your mother, how about helping your brother?"

When helping a caregiver, t isn't necessary to wrack your brain and try to reinvent the wheel - sometimes, it IS the wheel!

I pointed her to her brother's tires and asked if he could use a new set?  

She quickly latched onto that idea and realized he regularly put a lot of miles on his car. In the process, Susan found a tangible way she could thoughtfully show her brother that she cared and was part of the team.

Helping a caregiving doesn't have to be complicated or exotic.  Look for the things that caregivers regularly use, and offer to help. Dry-cleaning, grocery shopping, lawn care, home maintenance, car issues, etc. 

All of those things can be immensely helpful to a caregiver. 

"If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?"  James 2:16

Hope for the Caregiver is the family caregiver outreach of Standing With Hope. Consider supporting this ministry today. Click for more info. 

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