While being a caregiver is a highly rewarding and meaningful experience, we also know there will be times when you may feel lost and overwhelmed as you try to balance your own personal needs and providing care for your loved one. The Gritman family is here to support you before, during and after your stay with caregiver information and education you can trust.
This page is designed to be a resource to help you and your loved one transition home and begin to settle in.
Many people care for a spouse, a parent, or some other family member who is disabled or ill. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience. But caregiving can also be stressful.
Take care of yourself: Exercise regularly, get proper rest and nutrition, and have regular medical checkups. And take time off to take part in pleasant, nurturing activities.
Don’t help too much: Help the person you care for to be as independent as possible. For example, let the person make as many decisions as possible.
Ask for help: Accept support from others. A helping hand at the right time can make all the difference. For example, ask family or friends to pick up a few items at the grocery store.Learn More Caregiver Tips
Helping someone with personal care involves a lot of daily tasks. If it’s been a while since you did day-to-day caregiving—or you’ve never done it—you might not know all the things you need to do and how to do them. This information gives an overview of the daily or weekly care a person needs and support a caregiver may need.
Prepare and Support
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Having the support of a loved one or a caregiver is important for good health and healing once a patient is discharged from the hospital.
“Being a caregiver is amazing and difficult all at the same time,” said Holly Hall, a nursing leader in Gritman’s medical-surgical and critical care units. “We want you to know that you are not alone. We want you to feel comfortable, safe and educated.” While being a caregiver is a highly rewarding and meaningful experience, we also know … Read More