The Senior Care Guide: A Printable PDF
Whether it's your mom or dad needing a helping hand, your sister recovering from breast cancer, your spouse showing signs of early onset dementia, or your grandmother who recently broke her hip, you realize that you're now a caregiver. You have a million questions. There's so much you don't know -- everything from medication interactions to safety issues to what the heck's a CNA? Where do you start?
No matter where you are on your caregiving journey, know this: it's constantly changing. Just as you feel like you've got a decent routine, doctors you connect with, or medications that seem to work--something goes haywire and you're back to scrambling and trying to figure out how to juggle the next challenge. It can be frustrating and it can feel as if you can never do enough or be enough. One thing that does help is to have a plan. This guide is meant to be a roadmap, to help you navigate your caregiving journey. You'll become familiar with the various types of care that can support and assist you and your loved one, learn what best suits your needs, and know the right questions to ask.
So take a deep breath and open our Guide to Senior Care. Find your current caregiving stage -- and keep reading so you'll be ready when the next inevitable monkey wrench comes hurdling your way. Be willing to see what does and doesn't work for you and your loved one, laugh at your mistakes, reach out to others for support and encouragement, and learn to embrace the moment, right where you are now.
>> You can also view an electronic version of this senior care guide.