Providing support to loved one
Even if you are not your loved ones primary caregiver you still need to provide them support. So how do you show support when you feel so helpless, sad and emotional about your loved ones life changes? Below are some suggestions:
-Listen, this sounds easy but it actually can be very difficult, emotional and uncomfortable.
-Become knowledgeable, the more you learn about your loved ones situation the better you will be able to support them.
-Take care of yourself, an illness in the family can be the most devastating thing for a family to go through. Even with how busy and crazy things will get at times make sure you get proper amount of sleep, eat good, make time for yourself to do the things you like to do.
-Get some support for yourself, lean on others.
-Don't speculate or judge your loved ones illness.
Supporting your loved one through their long term care stages in life is a very trying time but it is a must. Here is a very emotional story of a daughter trying to provide support to her parents while her father is the primary caregiver for her mother.
Supporting Families Through Life ChangesProviding support to the loved one needing care can be a challenging task, especially if you are the one that is caring for them as you need support as well. There are some suggestions to help.
Classes, Support Groups for caregiversOne of the most common mistakes that new caregivers make is not taking full advantage of the resources that are out there to provide support for them. One of the best ways for a caregiver to maintain their well-being is to connect with others.