Here are three important areas in which caregivers should take care of themselves:
- Ask for and accept help, you cannot do it alone. It can take a village. There are many resources available. Don’t wait until you are exhausted and overwhelmed.
- Information is power; Be proactive, see an elder law attorney, review and discuss finances with a financial advisor; research benefits such as Veteran’s benefits and explore options such as daycare and home assistance.
- Consider your own needs, “put your oxygen mask on first.”