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Learn Your Rights as a Caregiver

Judie Rappaport
July 15, 2014

Dear Judie, 

 

I care for both my parents and wonder why the same people who show love and concern for my mother and father ignore my feelings and needs. Don't I have rights, too? 

- Martha, Ft. Pierce

 

Dear Martha, 

 

Yes, you and other caregivers have rights and we urge you to claim them. A right is a privilege, a basic freedom to do what you want in a particular situation. At the very minimum, your rights include: 

  1. Personal time to maintain your own quality of life
  2. Physical and emotional respite
  3. Respect from your parents, family members and health care professionals
  4. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate follow-up healthcare for both you and your parents
  5. The freedom to seek help whenever you need it. 

 

Do not let others discourage you from fulfilling your right to maintain a balance in your life. 

 

Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services

Trust Yourself. You Have the Knowledge, Insight,
and Power to make the right decisions for you and your parent. ©

 
 

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