During a case of illness, no doubt the patient is at the center of every discussion. However, caregivers are often the second priority. Yet caregivers play an extremely important role in the patient’s recovery — for example, they are responsible for administering medicine on time and properly working medical equipment, which can be taxing on both the body and mind. That’s why everyone on the health-care team should be aware of how the caregiver is thinking or feeling.
A happier caregiver can mean a much happier patient. So whether you are a patient, health-care professional, or caregiver, consider the following tips to make the caregiver’s job much easier.
Find ways to relieve financial stress.
Sometimes, caregiving can become a full-time affair that leads to quitting one’s job to care for a loved one. This can cause financial stress on the family when an income stream disappears or decreases. To minimize that stress, consider:[Read more…] about How Can We Make Caregivers’ Lives Easier?