Hug and Appreciate Your Caregiver Everyday & Often…

by | Jan 23, 2020

Here’s how you know if you are in a caregiver role. Do you assist a Veteran who needs help to: Quote from this reference link…

• Make medical appointments or drive to the doctor?
• Drive to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions?
• Get dressed, take a shower, or take medication?
• Get in and out of bed?
• Complete physical therapy or give injections?
• Feed self, with feeding tubes or complete similar procedures at home?
• Talk with doctors, nurses, social workers, and others to understand about their medical care or benefits?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are a caregiver and may be eligible for caregiver services at VA.

To know that you are loved is golden to the aging souls who we owe so much to our freedom… I feel just like the ol’ dude in the photo. My bet is he served during the Vietnam era like me…

VA Caregiver Support Home

Without my caregiver I would not be here, period!

Judy and Steve Sparks, Depoe Bay, Oregon

Hug your caregiver everyday and often. Tell this most important person in your life how much you appreciate them. It’s hard when you’re in serious physical and emotional pain to stop for a moment when possible to say I love you… I see the stress and tears from my loving wife when the going gets tough. We try to work as a team to focus on empathy and compassion for each other. Judy puts her hand on her heart and gives me that beautiful smile that heals my soul. Love wins over the demons everytime. A new day is born with hope. The triggers then stay at a safe distance.

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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