Was caregiving suddenly thrust on you like a bolt out of the blue, and now you are
- Drowning in a sea of caregiving worries and woes
- Stressed out, maxed out, don’t have a clue how you can do it all
- Overwhelmed and lost, not knowing where to start, or what to do next
- Living in a state of panic, but don’t know where to turn
- Feel like giving up . . . all you really want is HELP
Then you are like most of us when suddenly faced with the daunting task of caregiving.
For some caregivers the role is thrust on us unexpectedly, like that bolt out of the blue. For others, we knew it was coming somewhere in the back of our mind, but were never really ready till suddenly the time was here.
Either way, now we have to step up and take on the awesome responsibility of caring for and making life changing decisions for another human life. We also have to keep going with all the other demands of our lives . . .our families, our jobs, and more.
It is natural to feel overwhelmed, afraid, and unsure of our ability to faithfully fulfill all that is being asked of us.
As caregivers, we have one thing in common. We want the best for our loved one, and we want to complete our caregiving role to the best of our ability.
At Caregiver Lifeline, we have been there. We understand what every caregiver is going through because we went through it.
My name is Ann Sockol, and I am a Registered Nurse. I remember how it started for my dad and me. It was a little bit of seeing it coming, and a little bit of a bolt too. As a nurse I knew my dad had many health problems and would need caregiving in his time. Then a sudden illness hit while he was visiting me. He ended up having emergency surgery, with many complications, and spent the next year in my living room on a hospital bed with tubes, medical equipment . . .the works. He just wanted to go home, so I eventually left my business and my home to care for him where he felt
I just wanted to make this time for him the best it could be. But it wasn’t easy. Even though I was a nurse, and was able to handle the medical needs, I still struggled with the totality of the demands of caregiving
- Living away from my own home
- Being away from my family and personal support
- Giving up my financial base and income
- Working in a new town to survive
- Caring for him 24 /7
It was very overwhelming to say the least.
Then came the long haul
- In and out of hospitals and nursing homes
- The scramble to find ways to finance caring for him for the long term
- Fighting the Medicaid and VA systems
- Feeling exhausted all the time
- And so much more
At the end of my caregiving journey, I was burned out, left with stress related medical issues, finances depleted, and basically having to patch up my whole life again.
That is why I felt passionate about helping other caregivers who are going through the same thing. I wanted to guide them so they could avoid the mistakes I made, and experience an easier caregiving journey. You don’t have to be a nurse to be a caregiver; you just need the right information and guidance.
I became a Certified Life Coach, and created a Caregiver Lifeline Programs , which is dedicated to providing a Lifeline to caregivers who are new, don’t know where to turn for advice or help, or are feeling lost and overwhelmed.
The Caregiver Lifeline Program is in three phases to take caregivers through those three basic stages mentioned above . . . and transforms you from Crisis mode to and Conscious Caregiver!
It is possible to create a caregiving experience for you and your loved one, which will be less stressful, more joyful, and will celebrate this special time you are sharing. The journey can be awesome, but not if you are too stressed out and burned out to appreciate it.
Find out today how to go from being a stressed out caregiver who feels overwhelmed to a caregiver who feels confident in caring for your loved one. Sign up for your Complimentary Caregiver Guide today.”