Steps For New Caregivers


senior woman with home caregiverCaregiving is a hard job. If it is new to you, it is difficult to figure out where to begin.

A story on offers some suggestions for the first things you need to do.

They include:

* Get a diagnosis. An early diagnosis has many benefits, particularly if it is Alzheimer’s you are dealing with.

* Talk with your loved one about his or her finances and health care wishes. This can better prepare you for the future.

* Discuss the situation with family members. This way the tasks can be divided up.

* Take advantage of community resources such as meals programs or adult day care. This will make your job easier.

* Find support for yourself. A support group may help.

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