10 Top Tips for Family Caregivers

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More of us are caring for family members. According to AARP, approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50+ in the prior 12 months. I'm one of those statistics. Are you? 

It is wonderful that we step in and provide but caregiving is challenging.
Here are tips for family caregivers provided by Caregiver Action Organization.

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

  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 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!
How many of those tips do you practice?
Are medical supplies part of your caregiver equation?
Please keep in mind GO Medical delivers medical supplies right to the door.

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