jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2012

Caregivers: MedlinePlus [NEW TOPIC PAGE]

Caregivers: MedlinePlus


Caregivers are people who take care of other adults, often parents or spouses, or children with special medical needs. Some caregivers are family members; others are paid. They help with:
  • Food shopping and cooking
  • House cleaning
  • Paying bills
  • Giving medicine
  • Going to the toilet, bathing and dressing
  • Eating
  • Providing company and emotional support

Caregiving is hard, and caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you're caring for someone with mental problems like Alzheimer's disease it can be especially difficult. Support groups can help.

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