What is dignity?  Is it self respect?  Is it the way one presents or carries him or herself?  When we’re talking about caregiving or needing care, dignity involves self respect.  It’s acknowledging that everyone deserves a sense of decency and unlimited kindness when they need care.  At what time in our life, other than when we become old or sick, does our life have the potential to be drained of dignity?  It’s this time in lilfe we we, as an older prson, may need help dressing, help walking to the bathroom, using the toilet or feeding ourselves.  We become somewhat helpless.  We can only hope that we have someone, a loved one or a paid caregiver to help us maintain dignity.

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