What is the nature of care? Do we “give” care generously, or is it a list of tasks to squeeze into the day? Is there a difference between “care for” and “care about”? Is it a job? A relationship?
For friends and families who serve as caregivers to sick or infirm loved ones, the answer to those questions is All of the Above. If you or someone you know has ever served as a caregiver, you know the physical, emotional and spiritual toll caregiving can take.
This November, as we observe National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, remember to support the people in your life who provide these tender mercies to others.