Housekeeping

Caregiver Action Network tips for caregivers highlighted in Good Housekeeping

WASHINGTON DC, MD, USA, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Good Housekeeping, America’s Iconic Guidebook, highlighted Caregiver Action Network in “What I learned by becoming my parents’ caregiver” published on July 26, 2022. The article featured advice from the Caregiver Action Network that caregivers keep your loved one’s patient record and medication list up to date and gather important documents about finances, investments, acts and titles in one place. It is also advisable to take care of all financial and legal matters such as drawing up a will, lasting power of attorney or advance directives.

Good Housekeeping also emphasizes RCA’s perspective on the importance of respite care. The purpose of respite is to allow the caregiver to rest, recharge, and remember that there is life beyond caregiving. “Being a caregiver is stressful and over time it can negatively affect mental, physical and emotional well-being. It is essential that caregivers take care of themselves so they can stay strong enough to care for their loved one,” said RCA CEO John Schall.

Visit CaregiverAction.org for more information on the organization, various financial and legal issues and respite care. Family caregivers can also contact our free service Caregiver Help Desk.

For more information on Caregiver Action Network, visit https://www.caregiveraction.org/

About CAN
Caregiver Action Network (www.CaregiverAction.org) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic illnesses, disabilities, illnesses or frailties related to old age. RCA serves a wide range of family caregivers from parents of children with significant health needs to families and friends of injured soldiers; from a young couple struggling with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN reaches caregivers on multiple platforms. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country.

Jodi Koehn-Pike
Caregiver Action Network
+1 202-454-3970
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