Lon Kieffer, aka, DOC, the “Defender of Caregivers!” developed this website as a tribute to the Caregivers who taught him how to
“Love, Laugh and Learn” his way through his own professional Caregiver’s journey.
Over a 25+ year career in Healthcare Lon noticed that “Caregivers” seemed to share common personality traits where they would defer their own satisfaction for the benefit of others.
To help recognize, identify and define these “personality” traits Lon started to develop a running list of statements, such as;
“You might be a Caregiver if… you can make life and death decisions at the snap of a finger but you need 15-minutes with a dinner menu!”
Over time, Lon noticed how Caregivers would often “give until it hurt” and became depleted, emotionally and physically. He realized they needed someone to DEFEND them from themselves!
In doing research to support his speaking and consulting business Lon stumbled onto the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment of psychological preferences and the designation of a personality type called “The Caregiver!”
Immediately he found a credible source that validated his own observations; this was the birth of the “Defender of Caregivers!” project
So what does this have to do with me? You ask… well…
“YOU might be a Caregiver if… you stumbled onto this website…”
I hope you will stick around explore; experience the Love of having someone to DEFEND you! (the word DEFEND should be clickable to the membership page); supportively Laugh at yourself and others by joining a GROUP of similar people; (the word GROUP should also go to the membership page); and Learn about becoming DOC Certified (DOC Certified should click over to the continuing education page)
“You might be a Caregiver if… you want to REFER A FRIEND to “Defender of Caregivers!”
Thank you for Caring!
Lon Kieffer, aka, DOC, the “Defender of Caregivers!”