Caregiving changes a person.
Depending on the stage of caregiving their world can be paused and they may feel overwhelmed. Having you say, "Let me know if you need anything" is nice but few will take you up on that. Tara has been on both sides of that statement. :) And has learned some valuable lessons along the way. These resources should make it easier for you help the caregiver in your life. But, remember these are just suggestions and not everything may be relevant or wanted by the caregiver.
And that's okay.
Hospitals, Surgeries and Home Comings, Oh my!
Probably one of most stressful times for caregivers.
They are worried about their loved one, exhausted, trying to get the house ready from the person to come home and they have to learn new medical lingo quickly.
It's also the most likely time people want to help. Which inadvertently can lead to more stress.
Here are some ways you can help without adding more stress.