Family Caregivers Think of Their Own Future When Providing Long-Term Care for Aging Parents

Chelsea, MI (PressExposure) April 06, 2009 -- If you are providing full-time care for an aging parent or family member, you will probably never view the world exactly the same way again. While caring for your loved one, you may think about what your own future holds as you near your final days. Rebecca Sharp Colmer, CSA, said, “It is almost impossible not to think about your own mortality as you watch someone you love grow old and die.”

“For some care givers this is a wake-up call to lead a healthier, purposeful life,” said Rebecca during a recent interview. “These care givers understand the importance of having a plan for aging and retirement. Some care givers are overcome with hidden emotions of guilt, resentment, anger, fear and grief as they become paralyzed with dread over getting older.”

Rebecca stressed the importance of caregivers taking the necessary steps to avoid increased stress and burnout. “Acknowledge your emotions and discuss your feelings with a friend or family member,” said Colmer. “Care givers need emotional support, information and resources as they learn to focus on the joys and not the challenges. It is never too late to plan the rest of your life.”

Rebecca Sharp Colmer is a Certiified Senior Advisor and the creator of MeAndMyCaregiver(s), a service designed to help both the care-receiver and the caregiver. It is a lot more than just a personal health record stored online. It is a personal life record and life management system. Read Rebecca’s articles and learn more at []

Contact: MeAndMyCaregivers P.0. Box 157 Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: 734-458-1098 Email:

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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
[], 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 1:33 am
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