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If you’ve ever been a caregiver then you know what a hard job it is. Our family and friends need us more as they get older. It’s a tough job but it’s a great thing to be there for those we love. I’ve done it for my dad. He had multiple surgeries over a few years and as his child I felt it was my job to take care of him. Seeing to his needs and making sure he was fed was just a few of the ways I made sure to take care of his needs. If you’re a caregiver you know how hard that one job can be. I have 5 tips for helping you be a better caregiver and a free printable!
5 Tips to Be a Better Caregiver
Tip number one is to use a caregiver’s printable. This printable is the one I made. It helps keep all the caregivers up on what is going on with your loved one. Did they eat lunch? Were they in a good mood? Did they have pain? What meds need to be given and when? This is a necessary means of communication so you remember what was given and when. It’s so helpful to make sure that the next caregiver knows what’s going on. To get the printable just right click the link and hit print. It’s that simple. Then all your caregivers will know how your loved one did that day and so will you.
Click here to enlarge and then print your caregiver report pdf It looks like the one below. I hope it helps!
Tip Number two is to see that they’re needs are met. If they’re having issues with light bladder leakage then look for what’s good to help with that. TENA® is a great way to help your loved one feel confident and still be able to get out and about if they need to. I love anything that helps my loved one feel better. We were able to grab ours at our local CVS. Here they are on the shelf.
TENA® Lets Your Loved One Live their Best Life
When your loved one feels confident enough to go out and live their life we’ve all won. TENA® has lots of many different products to fit many different needs. Make sure you check out their full line of products to find the perfect one for your loved one. I chose the TENA® intimates™ 33 ct pads. What’s so great about the intimates? They have the same great absorbency with Triple Protection and now with ProSkin Technology™. These pads help to maintain your skins natural protection with their exclusive technology. TENA® intimates™ now has an extra soft top layer. That layer quickly wicks fluid away from the skin keeping you feeling intimately fresh and clean. That’s a good thing! I have a deal for you too. So before you run to CVS check out how to get a $4 rebate by using iBotta. That makes it $10.99 price point – which is a $4 rebate, while supplies last. Just click the iBotta pic below to grab the savings.
Then grab it here in this aisle below.
Here’s the aisle we found them on!
How to take care of yourself while being a caregiver
Tip number three is to make sure you are working out. You need to keep yourself in shape so that you can take care of someone else. Being in shape will help you lift them, move them, cook and clean for them. Keeping yourself in shape usually keeps your mood up. If you feel good then you take care of others better.
My fourth tip is for you to make sure you stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and then drink some more! Being dehydrated can cause all kinds of problems that will lead to an unhappy caregiver. We want you happy and at your best when you’re taking care of others. So grab a glass and make sure you are drinking water and not drinks that will dehydrate you.
My last tip is to make sure you take time away from your loved one too. If you need to get a friend or an elderly sitter then do so. Make sure you take time away from your loved one so that you can recharge and go back to helping care for them when you’re at your best. Even if it’s just reading a book in your room alone for a few hours. Burn out is a real thing. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you!
Are you a caregiver for a loved one? What tips do you have to help us be better caregivers?