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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Caregiver Instructions (Overview)

Be sure your baby sleeps on the back when you are not around. Also, avoid secondhand smoke if possible.


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What challenges do caregivers face?

What challenges do  caregivers face?

Caregivers: Physical exhaustion, financial difficulties, loss of employment, depression, anxiety, marital problems, neglect of own children ---these are some of the problems that caregiver go thro'. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
55 doctors shared insights

Caregiver Instructions (Overview)

Be sure your baby sleeps on the back when you are not around. Also, avoid secondhand smoke if possible.


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How should I view my role as a caregiver?

Read internet: Explore the internet. One example could be http://www.Caregivershome.Com/ we have commitments in life with family members, spouses, countrymen. We make them unselfishly when we are healthy and young. We have to stick to our commitments otherwise nobody will help us when we won't be able to take care of ourselves. ...Read more

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Caregiving for a Spouse or Friend (Checklist)

Keep important information in a dedicated notebook
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Keep info like SS#, Medicare ID, insurance cards and doctor info handy
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Keep a list of allergies, medications, and medical conditions.
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Know advanced directives and healthcare proxy numbers
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How would hire a good in-home caregiver?

References: Get references from someone who is bonded and givesw a good personal reference, and may be from an agency that vouches. ...Read more

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What challenges do caregivers of vets face?

What challenges do caregivers of vets face?

Caregivers: Physical exhaustion, financial difficulties, loss of employment, depression, anxiety, marital problems, neglect of own children ---these are some of the problems that caregiver go thro'. ...Read more

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What happens when a solo caregiver gets ill?

What happens when a solo caregiver gets ill?

Support system: This really speaks to why having a support system in place is important when providing care for someone. Being a sole caregiver sometimes leads to taking less care of yourself, and then increases your chance of getting sick. Plan ahead by having a support system in place. If you're already sick look for other resources-ask your church, doctor's office, community agency for help. ...Read more

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What makes caregivers successful and healthy?

Self care: Successful care givers understand their limits and get the help they need. Nearly 50% of care givers are depressed and develop other health problems related to their caregiving. Leaving time for yourself, eating healthy, exercise, sleep and healthy stress coping techniques are all important. ...Read more

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How must I ask for help if I am the caregiver?

Often difficult: Just remember you are not alone. There are many support groups avaible to help you if you cannot ask family for help. Your doctor(or the patients) may also be a resource to direct you. Get the help you need as cargiver burn out is common and very serious for you and the one you are taking care of. ...Read more

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What could happen to my physical state as a caregiver?

What could happen to my physical state as a caregiver?

Caregiver drain: This can be both physical or emotional. It is important to take care of yourself, so you can continue to care for those you love. Make sure and get enough sleep, give yourself breaks, and try to keep things in perspective. It is important to tell the patient's physician about barriers you are encountering, as they may be able to recommend support services or medical interventions. ...Read more

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Describe the features of disability needing a caregiver.?

Describe the features of disability needing a caregiver.?

Care giver: In most instances this comes down to one's ability to perform activities of daily living (nutrition, hygiene, etc) as well as ambulation or transfers. If one is not able to perform these basic functions, a care giver (part of full time is needed). ...Read more

Dr. Benjamin Lessig
131 doctors shared insights

Caregiving (Definition)

Caregiving is the act of helping others take care of ...Read more