I have the right!
- To take care of my own health, spirit and relationships.
- To seek help from others even though my care-receiver may object.
- To accessible and culturally appropriate services to aid in caring for my care-receiver.
- To get angry, and express other difficult feelings occasionally.
- To accept help that is offered to me by others.
- To receive consideration, affection, forgiveness and acceptance for what I achieve as a caregiver.
- To take pride in what I accomplish and to applaud the courage it has sometimes taken to meet the needs of my relative, partner or friend.
- To protect my individuality and the right to make a life for myself that will sustain me in the time when my care-receiver no longer needs my full time help.
- To expect and demand increased awareness and support to find resources to aid me in caring for my relative, partner or friend.