Assessing Needs

When first starting, it’s difficult to know what you need to do first or if something is a priority or necessity. New caregivers may need help in knowing how to assess their various needs. For example, how do they determine what supplies and equipment they need instead of renting or repurposing? How can they determine what physical or emotional needs their family member might have? Which symptoms are serious, and which ones are minor? Learn how to do a needs assessment to enable you to make better choices.

When the need for caregiving becomes a reality, take time to look over all your financial needs and the possible resources available to help with medical expenses because caregiving is expensive.

Deciding What you Need When Planning Care

Caregiving is expensive. One way to avoid financial hardship is to establish a budget based on household and medical necessities as you begin planning care. When the need for caregiving becomes a reality, take time to look over all your financial needs and the possible resources available to help with medical expenses because caregiving is

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Obtain Training From Reliable Sources

Use Caution When Assessing Needs   Caregivers enter their role with guarded expectations and mixed knowledge and skills. Assessing the needs of themselves or their family members is very foreign to them. Therefore, use caution in searching for information to avoid unreliable sources. When seeking information or training, seek reliable sources. Caregivers with no professional healthcare

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