November is National Family Caregivers Month

 

Caregiving is often times a 24/7 job and URS is here to help! URS is offering a new Caregiver Support Group for both caregivers and parents of children and adults with disabilities. Both groups offer a therapeutic atmosphere and structured program that is facilitated by other caregivers.

To learn more about our Support Group for Youth Caregivers, contact Tracy at tpohlabel@ursdayton.org or 937-853-5428.

To learn more about our Support Group for Adult Caregivers, contact Jeremy at jeremyn@ursdayton.org or 937-853-5449.

 

Original post from Caregiver Action Network

10 Tips for Family Caregivers High Quality
  1. Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone!
  2. Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
  3. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
  4. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  5. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
  6. Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay¬†getting professional help when you need it.
  7. Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
  8. Organize medical information so it’s up to date and easy to find.
  9. Make sure legal documents are in order.
  10. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

 

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