10 Tips for Family Caregivers

September 27, 2019

Caregiving can be rewarding but can toll on the caregiver. Here are 10 helpful tips. 

1- Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone!
2- Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
3- Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
4- Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
5- Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
6- Watch out for signs of depression and don't delay in getting professional help when you need it.
7- Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
8- Organize medical information so it's up to date and easy to find.
9- Make sure legal documents are in order.
10- Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

Reach out to Piedmont Crossing- join our support group, get respite care, or even in-home care. Call 336-472-2017 to learn more!