Do you ever feel as a family caregiver that your life is spinning out of your control and there is nothing you can do to stop it? There are four core steps family caregivers can take every day to ease this feeling and empower themselves to act on behalf of themselves and their loved ones.

Print out these steps as a daily reminder:

  1. Believe in yourself: Trust your instincts.
  2. Protect your health: Your loved one’s wellbeing depends on it.
  3. Reach out for help: Family caregiving is a job for more than one person.
  4. Speak up for your rights: It doesn’t have to be this hard.

A Caregiver Warning: Neglecting yourself puts the care recipient at risk. Taking time for yourself will also benefit your care recipient.

Live Free Home Health Care offers respite care to provide family members with some time off and peace of mind knowing that their family member is being well cared for. This allows for a more healthy family relationship and time for the caregiver to focus on his or her own personal needs. Providing in-home care services in Concord, New Hampshire and the rest of the Lakes region and Central New Hampshire, contact us today to learn more about how we can assist.