As a valuable WTSS client or partner, you already know the challenges that can come with being a caregiver for older adults or the disabled. Sometimes it’s important to ask for assistance and take time for yourself as a caregiver. Other times, it’s hard to give up control or difficult to share the responsibility with others.
1. Communication – take time to really understand the problem.
2. Organization – it’s therapeutic to write a journal to help keep on top of things.
3. Compassion – understand your personal boundaries so that you don’t experience fatigue.
4. Preparation – Prepare in small steps by researching conditions, looking at what legal issues you could face and touring long-term care facilities. The more you can do ahead of time, the better.
5. Resourcefulness – When someone is facing a health crisis, they want to be surrounded by a strong support team.