People are often involved in formal and informal ways caring for their spouses, parents, grandparents, children and other family with special needs, and military returning from difficult situations.
In November, also the month of Thanksgiving in America, Rosen & Spears honor those who care for family members of all ages.
This year, the theme for National Family Caregivers’ Month is: “Take Care to Give Care”.
Caregiver Action Network lists the following tips:
- 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
- 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!
AARP also offers some resources on various topics such as:
- First Time Caregiving
- Caregiving at home
- Caregiving from long distance
- Advocacy and legal preparation for caregiving
From all of us at Rosen & Spears, once again, we thank all caregivers for the dedicated and hard work they do.
Rosen & Spears, Attorneys at Law, focuses on issues of medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, and other types of claims that seek to protect consumers and seniors.
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