With caregiving, change and loss is unavoidable.
There is a cycle of grief to each of these losses.
By "loss", are you talking about death?
No, not only death.
Whether we recognize it or not, losses occur during the entire caregiving journey, from start to finish. Some losses are a choice and others are not.
Below are examples of the kinds of losses caregivers experience. Do you see that these are losses you've experienced too?
- Loss of privacy
- Loss of identity
- Loss of hobby given up
- Loss of a job so that time can be spent caregiving
- Loss of friends
- Loss of dreams given up
- And, of course, the loss of your loved one
Grief happens in small losses that add up along the way or from anticipating the end-of-life.
How can grace enter our losses? Where will I find the courage to cope? Most of us would rather not talk about loss and death. We want you to know that you are not alone. Through our resources and in our local Nourish for Caregiver groups, you will find helpful solutions and encouragement.
No Conversation is More Profound. You can do this.
Planning ahead is one of the most loving and responsible things you can do for yourself and your family.
Below are two resources to support the complex challenges of end-of-life decision-making through the lens of faith. Click images to use these wonderful guides.
Faith-based Guidance for End-of-Life Decision Making
State-specific guidelines and Advance Directives (if legally available in your state).
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