Chapter 1: The juggling act


Funny how everything falls away from what is happening here. I make plans; the universe overrides them.

Whether you are caring for someone at home or providing occasional care in a hospital, hospice, or other facility, you will likely have several responsibilities. These may include working, looking after children, caring for aging parents, household tasks, as well as the added responsibilities of looking after the person who is ill.

People react to these competing demands in different ways. Click the arrows below to see three common reactions.