Tips for Caregivers from Caring Bridge

Tips for Caregivers from Caring Bridge

Caring Bridge offers tips for reducing the strain of care giving: There’s no way around it. Caregiving is one of the most rewarding responsibilities and a true act of love and devotion to a loved one. But it is also one of the most challenging and stressful responsibilities a family member or friend can take on. 1. Stay Organized Between appointments, trips to the store, making dinner, going into work – life can get away from you pretty fast. Start each day with a to-do list, or block out time in your calendar to get the top priorities done. That way you will feel like you have some direction and control. Be flexible, and don’t sweat if you have to adjust each day. Keeping a calendar, budget, grocery list, and book of different passcodes (there are so many “patient portals” to log in to these days!) will help you regain a little sanity in your everyday life.   2. Focus on What You Are Able to Provide You...
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