- Enlist the help of local resources. Be it a friendly neighbor, a professional caregiver, or a distant relative, another set of eyes and ears checking in on your loved one will give you more information and peace of mind.
- Remember your own balance. Though you may be concerned with your loved one, you have the right to live your own life and to take care of your needs, too.
- Make time for fun. When you visit your loved one,it's easy to switch into "caregiver mode" and get busy with tasks. While this is important, it's also crucial to allot "quality time" to reconnect with your loved one.
Much appreciation to Shiffy Crane for her tireless efforts in educating the Orange County community on elder care issues. For more information about Shiffy, visit her website at www.elder-care-manager.com.