-by Melissa DelaCalzada
On a professional and personal level, I have great respect and admiration for people who care for a loved who is ill or needs assistance with daily activities. Although you may not consider yourself a “caregiver” that is exactly what you are doing – giving care to a loved one.
No one can argue the fact how strenuous being a family caregiver is – physically and emotionally. At San Diego Hospice, we admire the effort and dedication it takes to care for someone in need of assistance and we understand that it sometimes feels as though there is nowhere to turn to for help or that no one else has experienced these endeavors.
That is why we have launched a new feature on our Facebook Page: a Caregiver of the Month Tab called, simply, “Caregivers.” This section will feature a new story each month from one of the family caregivers of patients who are currently on San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine service or who were in the past.
By sharing the experiences of caregivers right here in San Diego, we aim to provide a place for our Facebook community to see others who may be experiencing a similar situation to themselves. We hope that this “Caregivers” feature will encourage conversations about the best care options for those who are seriously ill and that the journey that previous caregivers have traveled may be of help and support to others.
Check out our new Facebook feature by visiting www.Facebook.com/SanDiegoHospice and click on the “Caregivers” tab.