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Tips for Family Caregivers – Pt. 1

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Taking on a career as a caregiver is a noble and challenging line of work. Having empathy for your patients suffering from a different range of afflictions can take its toll on your health. Now more than ever, at-home healthcare workers in Bethesda, MD, and everywhere else, are doing their job and being the superhero for those most in need. But even they need to look after themselves to make sure their health doesn?t deteriorate. As a part of our services, our staff is always there for those who need their help. That?s why we want to extend the idea of self-care to other workers.

Here are some tips that will help at-home caregivers and health workers settle into a more balanced, self-caring routine.

  • Seek Support From Other Caregivers
  • Take Care of Your Own Health Through Nutrition and Exercise
  • Accept Offers of Help and Suggest Specific Things Others Can Do For You
  • Learn How to Communicate Effectively with Doctors
  • Take Respite Breaks Often

As caregivers and at-home healthcare workers, we have the responsibility of making sure our charges are in pristine condition and treated with the utmost respect. We make oaths that focus on our patients before ourselves, but let?s not forget ourselves either. It?s okay to seek support and help when you need it, and it?s okay to ask others to help you with specific tasks that will facilitate your life or job. Think of it this way, love and take care of yourself first, so that you can bring your 100% to every patient you have.

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