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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Helping Family Caregiver During National Family Caregiver Month

Are you aware that November is National Family Caregivers Month?  Are you caring for a family member or do you know someone who is? Family caregivers are unsung heroes as they work tirelessly to help elderly or disabled family members. Would you and your family like to show your appreciation to your family caregiver?  Let us share three tips with you.

First of all, many family caregivers are juggling their caregiving responsibilities alongside paid work outside the home and caring for their own children. So finding ways to help with the caregiving responsibilities or finding a way to give a caregiver time for self-care or even sitting with your loved one while the caregiver prepares the meal. 

Another way you could give support to a family caregiver is providing them a regular morning or afternoon off every week.  You or other family members could provide this break. If you or other family members are unable to take on this responsibility, you could ask your loved one if you could hire a professional caregiver one day a week at your expense. 

Finally, it is important to keep the perspective of a family caregiver in mind. He or she is constantly monitoring your loved one, providing a clean and healthy environment, nutritious meals, making sure all medication is taken timely and properly and keeping your loved one safe and content. Family caregivers also need to sleep more, eat better quality meals, and take time for regular exercise, but unfortunately, sometimes these important parts of life fall by the wayside due to caregiving responsibilities. Making sure that the family caregiver in your life has time to care for him- or herself is a wonderful thing to do.

Our law firm can help you answer any questions you or your family may have in regard to family caregivers. Please call us today for an appointment.


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