It’s important to be realistic about what you can and can’t do as a caregiver.
Build a response team.
Respite care provides a temporary break from the burden of caregiving.
Practice the Caregiver Health Prevention Bundle.
Take care of yourself.
Icebreaker questions (choose one)
What is your worst travel experience?
What is your favorite vacation spot?
What is your favorite snack food?
What oxygen mask do you need to put on?
Do you have a response team?
If you could take one job off your plate, what would you remove?
How can you involve others in your caregiving tasks?
What struck you about Dr. Boustani’s Caregiver Health Prevention Bundle?
Review the Caregiver Weekly Check Up
Periodically reviewing these questions may help you be more aware of what is happening in your caregiving journey and find perspective to make better decisions. Even if you don’t journal, you may find it helpful to discuss these questions with a small group, healthcare professional, or other supports.
Help and Hope for Family Caregivers accompanying workbook.