Validating the Caregiver in 60 Seconds or Less
By: Ruth Folger Weiss
I was stunned. Was that really a Walgreens commercial I just saw? Titled: “If only Caregivers had Caregivers,” the scene was an emotional punch to the solar plexus. A young woman tenders a lovingly prepared meal to her obviously ailing father, and a reciprocal dish , heaven sent, appears in front of her. She is startled. We see her settling Dad in a comfortable chair in the garden and gently placing a blanket on his legs, as he affectionately gazes at her. Immediately, a light throw appears and is gingerly placed on her lap. This loving, adoring caregiver is indeed appreciated, and her needs attended to. She and caregivers everywhere are validated. How beautiful!