How to Be a Caregiver: The New York Times
Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady who started the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, famously stated that there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will become caregivers and those who will need caregivers.
A recent article in The New York Times offers some great information about caregiving: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-be-a-caregiver?fbclid=IwAR0G29evu1ns1Ie4A6xChqImMbwY0W7BUoYEkmwDNIzjgnobTiETIR2hhKQ
Following an intense study of real live caregiving cases, the article breaks down six personal strategies to guide you through the challenging times of being a caregiver:
· Let the patient lead
· Focus on comfort
· Listen to the experts
· Talk to other caregivers
· Take care of yourself
· Shed the guilt
The article also offers some valuable information on preparing and organizing – things you can do to make the road a little less hectic.
We hope you enjoy this information as much as we did. Covenant Caregivers appreciates organizations like The New York Times for giving Caregiving the attention it deserves. If we can help you navigate through a season of caregiving, give us a call at 601-856-5660.