Becoming a family caregiver can happen suddenly, without planning or preparation by either party. The need will vary depending on the individual and their health status, which will in turn affect the impact on their loved ones.
Here are a few tips to help as adjustments and even new plans are made when a loved one unexpectedly becomes a dependent or a roommate:
Caregiving can be joyful and lead to new memories and bonds, but it can also throw life out of balance for a bit. Don’t be shy in asking for a hand as you get things sorted out in your new role.
Caregiving is about more than just one person fulfilling a list of a tasks; it’s about human relationships and connection.
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People who are living with developmental disabilities often need a professional caregiver in addition to family member support.