The Underappreciated Family Caregiver

The Underappreciated Family Caregiver

“Your brother calls me every day,” my 85-year-old mother often gushes. He lives 340 miles away and can’t visit often, so his phone calls mean a lot to her. But her comment has always puzzled me. As her primary caregiver, I also call her every day, except for the several times a week I actually visit her in person. Yet she never crows proudly about my calls or visits or handling of her medications, finances, home health aides and insurance forms. I am left wondering whether she takes my efforts for granted.

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