Family caregivers and the different journeys they're on

The Christian Century

September 5, 2019

By Rev. Amy Ziettlow

My church gathers for worship at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday. The pews are filled with family caregivers who find themselves on different types of elder care journeys. Some are on a roller coaster, some are in a marathon, and some are in the deep end.

One son sits next to his 85-year-old mother, who lives independently but suffers from the side effects of congestive heart failure. She manages her day-to-day schedule well—until a fall or other emergency throws everyone into a tailspin. Her son wonders when the next crisis will happen. He is on the roller coaster of family care. Read more >>

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