Health Tip: Becoming a Caregiver

Suggestions to help you ease into the role

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(HealthDay News) -- Stepping into the role of caregiver can be stressful and overwhelming.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this advice:

  • Educate yourself on your loved one's medical condition, including the physicians, active treatments and insurance.
  • Have conversations with your loved one about issues such as health care wishes and finances.
  • Bring together other loved ones to discuss care. Reach out to community resources such as Meals on Wheels and others who may offer assistance.
  • Don't neglect your own health and well-being.


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