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You have become a carer, you may not have thought you would be, and now you have some questions with respect to both the care you are providing for your loved one and the care you owe to yourself.
Here are some top tips to help you turn into the best carer you can be. Remember that it’s great if you have somebody to turn to when difficulties arise.
Help them feel great: another hair style or new clothing can do wonders for your loved one's confidence and self-esteem, so keep in mind to treat them sometimes.
Patience: It takes time to get into a regular care routine. Resisting the urge to panic and staying patient will allow this to happen and will help to maintain your loved one’s independence and dignity.
Accept that they have changed: The person you are looking after may not be the person you used to know. Accepting they are different will keep you in the here and now and help you provide the best possible care.
Take a break: Allowing time for yourself will allow you to rest and evaluate the care you are providing. Don’t feel guilty about having a break a couple times a month, you’ll feel better for it.
Accept assistance: Taking care of someone else can be hard and to do it well you need to take care of yourself. If friends offer to help, say yes, its okay to accept it.
If you have any questions please can contact us to find how we can help.
Thank you for sending such a lovely carer to Mum. She liked her very much and I found her most efficient and helpful.Mrs G. T. Sutton