It takes a TEAM to help a Cancer Patient. Come and learn how we can help you understand more about building a TEAM to HELP.
Learn how making announcements to keep Family and Friends up to date on important upcoming surgeries, asking for needs and wants & how people can help.
Learn why & how to make schedules for medications, hospital visits, relief for you, phone calls, sending encouraging cards and so much more.
Learn new ways to get financial help to pay for out of town long term accommodations for extended hospital stays, paying bills, medications, etc.
Learn how to get necessary medical supplies, support products, pet food, help getting the mail, who's going to mow the grass, do the laundry, clean the house, provide meals?
Learn how and where to ask for help. There are so many ways to get help for things you can never think of until you need it, let us help you learn what to expect and prepare, to help relive some stress .
Below are ideas to help you be an effective Caregiver to help you prevent from becoming overwhelmed. You want to be at your best to help your loved one:
Take care of yourself – it is most Important that you as the Caregiver take time for yourself, eat a proper diet, take time to sleep, drink plenty of clean water, read a book, ask others to help or find help from a neighbor, community support program, a relative or a friend. When you ask, you may be surprised.
If you as the Caregiver wear yourself out, you can become moody, frustrated quickly, make poor decision’s, and create tension and frustration with the patient. This tension and stress is unhealthy and will lead to a poor recovery for both you and the patient.
Build a TEAM – You can not do everything yourself. The patient may be capable to do some things on their own. Discuss with the patient what they would like to try on their own to help their recovery and encourage them to try other necessary day to day life necessities. Reach out to Family and Friends for help. Make schedules for rotation of Caregivers. Seek help from Community Programs, Churches, Social Clubs, Neighbors. Practice good Social Media skills.
Decision Making – When a decision needs to be made, always ask the patient what they want, encourage them to discuss the problem with professionals and family members before they make a decision. Respect their choice unless their decision will create danger to others Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
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