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Cancer Caregivers at a Distance: 5 Proactive Tips

Here’s more tips for those who give care from a distance!  Ezine Articles has just published my latest article on Cancer Caregiving.  If you help care for a loved one from a distance, you know how challenging it can be.  If you are just getting started, these tips will help you plan ahead and maybe save some stress too!  Check it out!

Read “Cancer Caregivers at a Distance: 5 Proactive Tips” at:  http://bit.ly/6yn75p 

Putting the “Care” in Caregiving

Good morning to all who care for their loved ones with cancer! As you take care of your loved one, it is so easy to become mechanical in some of the tasks you have to do. When the stress, strain and emotions of giving care starts to wear you down, you may need to step back and focus on what you really are there for as a cancer caregiver. You are there to give care. Giving care can come in many forms: physical care, cooking, cleaning, laundry, transporting to and from appointments, and performing many additional tasks. But giving care is caregiving! Anyone could provide many of those services you do. But WHY do you do them? It’s because you CARE! And you care in a big way. That’s the difference between a loved one providing care to their loved one with cancer and a stranger providing that care. Loved ones put the “Care” in Caregiving. As you do some of those not so pleasant tasks, remember why you are doing them. You do them because you truly care! You perform those sometimes unpleasant tasks out of love. Thank you for putting the “Care” in Caregiving!