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Most caregivers have heard that taking care of themselves should be a top priority. After all, you can’t be much help to someone else if you are sick or too tired. But when you have to do so much for someone else, how can you find the time for yourself? Setting limits is often hard. But it is very important for you and for your loved one.
Facing the loss of mobility and privacy is a challenge. Your dad might be just fine when you offer a hand as he gets up from his easy chair or crossing a busy street. But it may be harder to ask for help using the toilet or bathtub. Medical equipment is useful if your parent needs help bathing, toileting, or with mobility. Here are some tips to consider.
The working caregiver looks like any other employee. She goes to work every day. She wants to focus on her job, but sometimes caregiving duties come up. She may have to call the doctor or check in with a home health aide. Despite her dedication, her productivity suffers. What can a caregiver do to avoid presenteeism?