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|Balancing Work and Caregiving-What You Should
Know Coping with Double Demands. Your loved one
needs full-time care, but you can't afford to quit your job or take time off. What You Should Know
Caregiving decisions can be hard to make. They are often complicated,
involving many different, sometimes conflicting, factors. Consequences can affect other peoples lives and health....usually
people who are very important to you. They often involve unfamiliar, unexpected circumstances. And they almost always come
with time pressures, emotional pressures, and stress.
How does it work?Answer a few simple questions to create
and maintain an Action Plan that will help you provide better care for a loved one. What does it do? The CarePlanner generates
specific information based on your situation so you dont have to waste time sifting through irrelevent content. Point your
mouse on the buttons to the right to find out more about the CarePlanners features.
Information and tools that can make caregiving easier. Enter this
site by entering the ZIP code of the area that most interests you and clicking GO. This will localize resource listings to
Those who provide care for ill family members or friends are vital
members of the health care team. Most of them have no formal training and rely to a great degree on what they learn from the
attending physician and other healthcare professionals. Since so much care is provided in the home and few physicians make
home visits, the following principles should serve as a guide to some of the things caregivers need from doctors.
From Handbook For Mortals: Coping with a serious
illness, our own or a loved one's, causes a lot of anxiety and confusion. This can be made worse by our health care system
- which is really not a system, but a mix of disconnected, and sometimes dysfunctional, groups, plans, services, and professionals.
If what you need is a little help for a short amount of time, you might find that no program or service is available. How
to find help and advice; What to do when things don't go well; A guide to settings and services; How do I pay for these