Caregiving for a friend or family member can be rewarding, but it can also be exhausting. It generally takes time to learn new skills that might be required, investigate resources and options for the person in need of care. NYC Caregiver has tips and information to help both new and experienced caregivers.
Some Things to Keep in Mind
- Set realistic goals
- Take a break to maintain your health
- Communicate with your family
- Call for professional help when needed
- Use community resources
- Talk with your employer
A Note on Family Leave: If you need to take leave from your employment to care for a family member, you may be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Click here for a detailed fact sheet. More information can be found by visiting the US Department of Labor.
For more tips, visit Caring for Self from NYC Caregiver.
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Last Updated: March 15, 2012