Tips for being an effective caregiver

I need supportAs 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.

CTV News recently published some useful tips for being an effective caregiver so we are sharing the highlights and a link to the original article in case you missed our social media post:

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.

Click here to read the complete article.

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