Monday, September 9, 2013

New Care Givers - Part 3

Continuing with our caregiver theme, if you're just starting out as a family caregiver, it's hard to know where to begin.

In our previous post we identified two initial steps you might consider taking to get started in a positive and productive way. 

Another suggestion you might find helpful is to invite family and close friends to come together and discuss your loved one's care. If possible, your loved one should be included in the meeting.

When you convene, you might list the tasks that are needed so they can be more easily divided up. Let everyone discuss their concerns, as well as how much and what kind of help each person can offer.

As the primary caregiver, it's best for you to focus on accepting what assistance your friends and family are offering, even if it's not exactly what you had in mind.