NOVEMBER

NATIONAL CAREGIVER MONTH

“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” ― 

Rosalyn Carter

Click on the black button to be led to the website caregiveraction.org

Below are the 10 tips they suggest for caregivers.

  1. Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone!

  2. Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.

  3. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.

  4. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.

  5. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.

  6. Watch out for signs of depression and don't delay getting professional help when you need it.

  7. Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.

  8. Organize medical information so it's up to date and easy to find.

  9. Make sure legal documents are in order.

  10. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

If you have a question email our cancer advisory committee
 "The Chemosabe Sisters".  (chemosabesisters@gmail.com)