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Kelli Bradley

In my thirties, I was focused on my career, traveling, recently married, and beginning what I thought would be the rest of my life. But when my mom was first diagnosed with diabetes, all of that changed…

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I often hear people say they don't have enough hours in the day and believe me I feel the same way on many days.
During the pandemic, people started to realize the importance of companionship, especially for older folks.
There is a program in my community through The Council on Aging. You are paired up with someone and you call them once a week to check in. I was fortunate enough to be paired with a lady named Carol. Our story was on the front page of the @bendbulletin. I hope others will see the story and inquire how they could either enroll or volunteer.
As we give of ourselves we often underestimate that the gift comes back ten fold.🙏🧑‍🦳📦
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Covid has tested all of us. Many of us haven't seen our parents in so long because we don't want to endanger them or ourselves. Today on the Blog we're talking about Caring For Your Parents at a Distance.

In this blog I'll share how to:
- Building a virtual support system
- Maintaining accurate records and why this is important
- Scheduling visits throughout the year
- How to plan for those visits

Read the blog over at thedevoteddaughter.com #linkinbio
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“It is so important as a caregiver not to become so enmeshed in the role that you lose yourself. It’s neither good for you nor your loved one.” – Dana Reeve

Caregiving can quickly become your entire identity if you’re not careful. From a beautiful place, we do things like quit our jobs, or stop seeing friends to care for our loved ones. But along the way, it’s easy to lose a sense of who we are and fade into the person pushing the wheelchair.
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Today is in the kitchen with Kelli, where you will learn shortcuts to preparing and planning meals for your family.

Join us every Wednesday at 4 PM PST in our exclusive Facebook group, The Silver Lining, for a conversation on aging, caregiving, and as always the silver lining!
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#Tip Make time away from caregiving. 🤍

Note I didn’t say “find” time, because you will have to make it. Still, I have a hard time staying asleep to this day because of so many years of being on edge waiting for the other shoe to drop in the middle of the night. But that sort of constant worry and pressure is not healthy.

I remember waking up and calling the hospital at every shift change in the middle of the night. I wanted to make sure the staff knew my mom was blind and that her medical needs were complex. So often, the graveyard shift never meets the family in person, so extending an olive branch was my way of connecting on behalf of my mom. Looking back, it was downright exhausting!

I know it doesn’t seem like it, but the world will keep turning if you take 30 minutes away from caregiving and away from your phone. Creating a paid commitment was one way for me to break away. I hired a personal trainer who I met with twice a week. I had already paid for the sessions, so I was much more likely to figure out how to get there. Swimming was also a healing activity. I could get lost in the water away from it all. It forced me away from my phone and left me alone to think in silence. Even wandering around a mall in between doctors’ appointments was a nice mental break during a hectic day. Find a way to break away; even if it is just 30 minutes, you need and deserve the break!
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This giveaway is now closed ✨To honor Mom's & Caregivers everywhere we are doing a giveaway to share our appreciation for this community 💙 Many years ago without realizing it, I became my mom’s caregiver. I created this community to support families with aging parents.

We’re going to choose ONE grand prize winner to receive:
🍷 A delicious bottle of @scoutandcellar wine (My favorite handcrafted wine).
📖 A copy of my bestselling book, Always Her Daughter. Part memoir, part caregiver manual.

HERE’S HOW:
✨ Like this post
✨ Make sure you follow @thedevoteddaughter
✨ Tag at least 2 friends in the comments who don’t follow us that need to!
💙 Bonus Points: Post this on your story & tag us!
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Congratulations to our winner @kimberly_harp_




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Today is National Nurses Day! I can't tell you how thankful I am to have had so many capable nurses support me along the way. My mom was chronically ill for many years, and the kind and loving support from healthcare professionals helped us pull together when we thought we would surely fall apart.

Thank you to all the nurses who work tirelessly to help others. It can be a thankless job but know that you genuinely make a difference in the lives of others.
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