Defining Differences in Caregiving
- When someone is in the hospital, recovering from short term illness or surgery.
When someone requires some care, or is expected to make a full recovery.
Long Term/Intense Caregiving
- When someone isn't expected to make a fully recovery. It could be several months or several years. This level of caregiving is all encompassing.
- After your loved one no longer requires help, navigating the world again can be hard.
CaringBridgeGo to CaringBridge Website
Family and friends want to be updated on surgery, progress, or how to help. Instead of texting, emailing and calling a long list of family and friends, create a free CaringBridge site.
Tara has done it both ways texting/calling individuals and using CaringBridge. She highly recommends using CaringBridge to update everyone. It's saves a lot of time and reduces your stress level.
Pro tip: Ask someone else to help maintain the site, it's a huge help. Especially day of surgery or right when they come come home.
Caregiver Action NetworkGo to Caregiver Action Network website
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) 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 conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
AARPGo to AARP Caregiving website
AARP has some great resources for caregivers. Including lots of helpful blog posts on their site.