Steps to Reduce the Stress Level of Being a CareGiver.
Care giving is a stressful activity. If you want to reduce the stress level of being a CareGiver, consider these steps.
If you are a new CareGiver or your loved ones are still in good health,
do the first two steps immediately, as in RIGHT NOW!
Do these two steps now. You’ll save a lot of stress later!
Step 1. Have a conversation about death.
Step 2. Prepare the legal papers, especially “The Advanced Directive”
If you are already actively involved in CareGiving or know it’s coming soon, get to work on Steps 3 through 7.
Step 3. Develop a Care Plan.
Step 4. Learn about Palliative Care and Hospice.
Step 5. Learn about the power of music in caring and healing.
Step 6. Develop a support system for you, the CareGiver.
As I say often, “You can’t care for another unless you care for yourself…first!”
Step 7. Learn to become a compassionate listener.