Become A Caregiver
Becoming a caregiver means making a commitment to a person who is vulnerable and dependent, and who may need help round the clock. Being organized and knowing what to expect makes the job easier. Learn how to become a caregiver.
Articles About Become A Caregiver
- New to Caregiving?
It is easy to become overwhelmed as a new caregiver. Here are five steps that can help you navigate your new responsibilities:
- More Than a Caregiver: Re-Define Your Role, Reclaim Your Identity
We describe ourselves by pointing to the most prominent role we play at any given point in time. For people taking care of an elderly loved one, this role is often caregiver. Here are 5 ways to define yourself by more than a caregiver.
- Sharpen Your People Skills and Become a Better Caregiver
Developing good people skills helps caregivers communicate more effectively with medical professionals, care providers, siblings – and especially elderly parents who have their own ideas and opinions about their lives and care.
- Male Family Caregivers: Growing in Number and in Needs
The prevalence of male caregivers has increased significantly in the last decade, yet the amount of support available for them is considerably less than that for female caregivers.
- Anxiety Busters: 5 Ways to Overcome Your Anxiety
Can caregivers get anxiety from too much stress? Yes, anxiety can occur when you feel stressed, worried or overwhelmed. Here is how caregivers can recognize the triggers of anxiety, stop worrying and reduce stress in daily life.