Many people are caring for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, parent, or other family member. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, especially when you know that your care makes a positive difference. But caregiving can be difficult. There are three tips to being a good caregiver:
This topic will tell you more about these tips and how they can help both you and the person you are caring for.
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Caregiver Tip No. 1: Take Care of Yourself
Taking care of yourself is your most important step as a caregiver. Caregiving can be stressful, even in the best of situations.
But when caregivers take time to care for themselves, good things usually happen:
Here are some important things you need to find time to do—just for yourself:
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