Tips for the Caregiver
● Be aware
of the presence of God and nourish your spiritual life.
● Plan ahead. Don’t
wait for a crisis.
● Don’t panic.
● Be creative. If your
first solution doesn’t work, find a new one
● Get reliable information
about your loved one’s illness and be aware of any
about your role as a caregiver and improve your skills.
new coping strategies for the particular challenges you face in
caring for your loved one.
● Find your
family’s strengths and work together.
offers of informal support from your family, friends, and parish
yourself and set limits.
● Take care
of yourself with rest, good nutrition, exercise, and
some time off.
formal support of social services in your community.
the advice of St. Francis of
by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
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