Certified Senior Advisor and Care Giver Talks about Unrealistic Expectations with Caregiving

Chelsea, MI (PressExposure) April 06, 2009 -- Many people find themselves facing long-term care giving situations. Whether they’re the care giver, the person who needs the care or the one who is in charge of making decisions on their behalf, many have unrealistic expectations. Rebecca Sharp Colmer, Certified Senior Advisor said, “It is not unusual for adult children to promise to never move parents out of their homes or put them in a nursing home. Some adult children try to avoid bringing outside help into their parents’ homes because they believe they can do a better job than an outsider.”

Rebecca explained how some adult children end up changing their lifestyles, depleting their savings, and forgoing careers in order to care for an aging parent. “This is a sad situation,” said Colmer. “In extreme cases, where there is a lot of denial and reluctance to get help, we see an increase in caregiver burnout. This doesn’t help the care giver and it certainly doesn’t help their loved ones.”

Rebecca recommends that people facing this situation use every opportunity they have to explore options for getting adequate care for aging parents. There is a multitude of information available on the internet for use in researching the possibilities.

Rebecca Sharp Colmer knows personally the challenges and rewards of family caregiving. She has been a long-distance caregiver for her father-in-law. She is also a long-distance caregiver for her parents and is a caregiver coach for a friend whose husband has Alzheimer's disease.

Rebecca is the author of an eight-book collection, The Senior’s Guide Series which has over 500,000 copies in print. Rebecca is also the creator of Me And My Care Givers, a communications hub for everyone on the caregiving team. Visit [http://www.meandmhycaregivers.com] to learn more. Contact:

MeAndMyCaregivers P.0. Box 157 Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: 734-458-1098 Email: Info@meandmycaregivers.com

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About MeAndMyCaregivers

Rebecca Sharp Colmer, CSA, is a Certified Senior Advisor, as recognized by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. The national organization has trained over 14,000 professionals across the country. As an Elder Care Advocate she has taken the educational initiative to become a professional leader in meeting the key needs and vital issues concerning senior citizens. In addition, she is a nationally recognized author, publisher, and speaker. She is also a caregiver. She is the creator of [http://www.MeAndMyCaregivers.com] communications hub for everyone on the caregiving team. She is also the creator of the Family Caregiver Starter Kit, which contains useful resources, forms, information, statistics, ideas,
suggestions, and checklists to help caregivers not only care for others, but for themselves as well.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 01, 2009 at 1:25 am
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