1. Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often.
2. Watch out for signs of depression, and don't delay in getting professional help when you need it. (Click here for more)
As a caregiver, you need to be very understanding to the individual's needs. This is a very hard time as they are being told they need to start living their life in a different manor than they had done so previously.
It's always wise to find out what your county and state have to offer in the way of services, even if you think you won't qualify for them.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is a grassroots organization created to educate, support, empower, and advocate for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones.
Having the help of a care coordinator (often called a care manager) could make all of our lives easier and less lonesome, and help us be more capable family caregivers.
Educate yourself on the nature of the disease or disability with which you're dealing. Reliable information is available from the health agency that deals with your loved one's condition and the National Institutes of Health.
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Charlie Boll, II - CEO
M. Eugene Weems - President
Sara Cummer - Vice President
Marian Boll-Weems - Secretary / Treasurer
Founded:January 1966 by the late Charles E. Boll, Sr.