Jul 31, 2009

Eight Steps for Family Caregiving

Dan Tobin -- 8 Steps for Family Caregiving

1. Understanding doctor's recommendations and asking productive questions.

2. Becoming health literate regarding medical terms and health information.

3. Getting information on non-medical topics (home care, insurance, healthcare finances).

4. Linking medical and non-medical needs and creating an active problem list.

5. Obtaining guidance for solving specific family caregiving problems.

6. Dealing with emotions for both parent and caregiver.

7. Finding and hiring tangible support and services for your parents.

8. Extended planning for your parents foreseeable and long-range future.

For more details on how to navigate the complex terrain of family caregiving go here.
Source: Psychology Today