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10 Caregiver Support Tips

Caring for a loved one is rewarding and exhausting.  It is important that caregivers also take care of themselves.

The Caregiver Action NetworkHands that care offers these important tips for 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 in getting professional help when you need it.Taking care and resting
  • 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!

Learn how we support caregivers by clicking here.

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