When someone becomes a caregiver for the first time, there can be a lot of fear and uncertainty on what to do. Here are a few skills that can help along the way.
- Listen to your patient. See what they need, not what you need.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help or to ask questions.
- Be an advocate for your patient, whether at home, in the hospital, or at a caregiving community. Know what is going on. Don’t be afraid to ask.
–Cathy Wise, caregiver
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