New Jersey’s Expert Home Care for Elders and Seniors provides senior care, home care & live-in care for your aging loved ones since 1984. Please call us when your loved one needs help – 800-848-2336.
Family Caregiving SkillsÂ
-Educate yourself regarding your loved oneâ€™s illness and/or disability.
-Communicate efficiently and succinctly with healthcare professionals.
-Recognize you are a healthcare consumer deserving quality healthcare.
-Embrace your importance as a member of the healthcare team.
-Always provide input and ask as many questions as needed.
-Pick your battles; donâ€™t sweat the small stuff. Identify inconsequential matters and focus your attention elsewhere
-Be an advocateâ€”speak up. The squeaky wheel usually gets the grease.
With a major role change such as the one associated with becoming a family caregiver, emotions can and will run the gamut. There are in fact five stages of grief that are widely accepted in the scientific community to occur as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Living and coping through each of these stages composes the learning framework for us to be able to adjust to witnessing someone we love fall victim to a debilitating illness.