Self Care for Caregivers: You don't have to go it alone
Author Sandra Savell of "Dear Clueless: A Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's Caregiving" joins Aware Senior Care to discuss self-care for caregivers. Take care of yourself before you take care of others, make a plan, and don't feel guilty for putting yourself first!
Q1) Do you have a backup plan for caregiving (that is, if you are unable to provide care for someone)?
Q1) Do you have a back-up plan with caregiving (that is, if you are unable to provide care for someone)? #askaware— Aware Senior Care (@AwareSeniorCare) July 13, 2016
#askaware a1. I started out without back ups to help me - until we had emergencies that needed extra help— Sandra Savell Author (@SLSavell60) July 13, 2016
#askaware a1b For example - when one of my dogs needed to get to emergency care at midnight and I had nobody to call. A neighbor helped.— Sandra Savell Author (@SLSavell60) July 13, 2016
#askaware a1b: I also ended up admitted to the hospital at 2 a.m. and needed someone other than our daily caregiver— Sandra Savell Author (@SLSavell60) July 13, 2016
A1 It is important to have a plan for caregiving in case you become incapacitated even with the flu. Who will by your proxy? #AskAware— Kathy Birkett (@SrCareCorner) July 13, 2016