Caregiver - The word says exactly what it means. Life is spent taking care of another life. Suddenly, it seems like everything happens at once, but try to take one step at a time. Take time to care for the caregiver. If not, the carefully constructed house of cards that are built can collapse around your eyes and you can not afford that luxury, and we desperately need your support and the rest of his family.
Take a moment to consider what would happen if you were not there to make the attention his situation from the outside looking as they are necessary. Be physically, mentally and spiritually well as possible, otherwise you will have to find a caregiver for yourself. This will be a past, present or future caregiver.
Caregivers need to know:
When we start providing help to parents or spouses in family or friends, we don't think it "Caregiving." We're just helping out, doing what people do for each other. But when individuals no longer are sure how to help each other or the helping becomes frustrating, confusing, or too time or physically consuming--then our role changes and we becomes caregivers.
When we become involved in Caregiving services, it’s depending on the Caregiving situation and involvement, the flavor of relationship, the nature of activities and daily routines. Caregivers need to be easily reached by the many people who are involved in the support and care of a loved one.
Planning is important and caregivers can begin by locating community services, organizations, and local agencies that may be needed in the future. Caregivers also need to become familiar with insurance plans, legal and financial documents, assisted devices, and other products designed to help frail elders or those with disabilities to function at their highest level.
It is often difficult to think of new ways to do things, particularly when one is under stress. We all have a tendency to keep things the way they are during those times. However, finding other ways of "caring" may be benefit to both caregiver and care receiver. Many alternatives can potentially increase the quality of life for a loved one by providing interesting activities and increasing physical or mental well-being, thereby increasing the independence and quality of life for all involved.
An essential skill to develop is to learn to care for the caregiver. Too many caregivers expect they can "do anything" - an attitude that can lead to unnecessary wear problems related to health. It is important to spend time each day, both physical and spiritual activities and reduce emotional stress, think clearly, and maintain a generous spirit.