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Elder Care Information from A to Z

  
A

Address the issue/issues at hand

B

Be bold and accept the reality of the situation

C

Categorize everything that must be dealt with

D

Delegate where possible

E

Ethical decisions must be made at all times

F

Financial matters should be in order

G

Get going and don't procrastinate

H

Help is available if you search and ask

I

Independence must be considered at all times for your elder

J

Juxtapose your thoughts with your elder's and think about what they need

K

Keep a journal of contacts including names, dates, times, topics, outcomes

L

Legal issues should be handled in a specific and comprehensive manner

M

Make time for your own family, job, and social life

N

(K)Now the desired outcomes, goals, and projected solutions to the

O

Organize your thoughts and plan ways to address each challenge

P

MISSING VIDEO - Prioritize your own issues and time constraints

Q

Quality of life, for both you and your elder, must be addressed

R

Recreation and time away is necessary and healthy for your own peace of mind

S

Search for all resources that might help your care-giving journey

T

Trust the elder you're caring for, and trust your basic caregiving instincts

U

Understand that being a caregiver requires your patience

V

Visit your elder in person, or call them, or send cards, letters, flowers, and gifts

W

Write out all information and keep it current

X

X-haustion may set in so find ways to relieve stress

Y

You're doing a great job - congratulate yourself

Z

Zone out and reward yourself for a job well done

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