Caregiver Bill of Rights

I have the right to:

  1. Take care of myself. This helps me maintain the ability to take better care of my care-receiver.
  2. Seek help from others even though my care receiver may object.
  3. Recognize the limits of my endurance and strength.
  4. Maintain facets of my own life that do not include the care receiver. I have the right to do some things just for myself.
  5. Get angry, be depressed, and express difficult feelings occasionally.
  6. Reject any attempt by the care receiver to manipulate me through guilt, anger or depression.
  7. Receive consideration, affection, forgiveness, and acceptance for what I do for my care receiver.
  8. Take pride in what I am accomplishing and to applaud the courage it takes to meet the needs of my care receiver.

About kaypaggi

I am an Aging Life Care Professional/ geriatric care manager in private practice. I have been active in eldercare consulting since 1994. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Gerontological Counselor (the only one in north Texas), and a Care Manager, Certified. I have been a certified Mediator since 1993, and recently achieved certification as an ElderCare Mediator.
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