Know you’re a caregiver and take care of yourself.
Some caregivers provide hands-on physical care like dressing or giving medicine. Some manage doctor’s appointments, finances or other parts of life. If you’re doing any activities for your aging parents that they used to do for themselves… you are a caregiver.
Wendy Taddeucci is a Caregiver Coach and is passionate about making sure caregivers take care of themselves… and says one of the first steps to being a better caregiver is first identifying yourself as one.
Wendy talked with Kim & Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents about why it’s so important to take care of yourself, being aware of what you’re avoiding and how to face it, the importance of boundaries and shared how a circle of support can help.