10 Tips for Family Caregivers
- Seek support from other caregivers . You are not alone!
- Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
- Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
- Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
- Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
- Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay getting professional help when you need it.
- Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
- Organize medical information so it’s up to date and easy to find.
- Make sure legal documents are in order .
- Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!
- Do you have a helpful tip to share that isn’t already listed?
- What are some of the ways you take care of yourself as a caregiver?