Caring for a 93 year old

by Liezel
(Philippines)

I am currently not working as a caregiver because my patient died last month. She was 93 years old, but she was a strong woman. She really enjoyed her life and she didn't want to leave her children.

On the day of her birthday, which was the 22th of December, all of her children were there to give their mother a party. They were all full of love for her. They all told her "Mom, we are all okay you dont have to worry about me and my siblings (6) because we all have family." Then their mama began to cry and said "I love you all. Your papa wants me with him now." Her children told her "No mama, if you still want to be with us, we all can take good care of you, especially liezel (me). Then mama said "Liezel is tired of taking care of me. She needs to enjoy her life outside of caring for me, not just doing what i want to do. She is young and needs to explore her life."

It was so sad but I need to accept that she needs to rest now and be in Gods hands. She died without pain in her body. She was physically fit for her age but we all know that the elderly often needs attention because their mind goes back to the way it was when they were a child.

We all know being a caregiver is not easy. You need to be a patient, understanding, and loving person to them. I experienced everything and I swear it wasn't easy to be a teacher, chief, maid, and especially a nurse. All of those professions together is what it means to be a CAREGIVER.

Comments for Caring for a 93 year old

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 22, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thank you so much for sharing.
by: Derek

It sounds like she lived a rich life with a loving family and an incredible caregiver. I'm sure she was at peace. You are absolutely right. Being a caregiver is challenging in every way imaginable but it is also extremely rewarding. Thanks again for sharing.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Main Invitation.

Recent Articles

  1. How Seniors Can Live Life to the Fullest on a Fixed Income

    Feb 04, 21 04:37 PM

    Living on a low or fixed income in your golden years can be challenging, but it doesn’t mean you have to cut back on everything you enjoy. In fact, by saving in certain areas, you can free up more mon…

    Read More

  2. Complete Guide to the Best Life Insurance Options for Seniors

    Dec 22, 20 10:57 PM

    Life insurance is one of the most secure ways to financially provide for your family after you pass away. Nevertheless, it can be a challenge to decide which type of policy is right for you.

    Read More

  3. Inspirational Quotes in GIF Format - Caregiverology

    Oct 27, 20 10:45 PM

    This is a list of quotes that I have found and placed in a GIF format. Note that these are not my quotes but the original author or individual who popularized the saying is noted.

    Read More