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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety says Family Caregivers Need Support and Recognition

06:35 EDT 14 Sep 2017 | PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November -- is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.

Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) says that these 10 tips for family caregivers from the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) may be helpful:

  1. Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone!
  2. Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
  3. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
  4. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  5. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
  6. Watch out for signs of depression and don't delay getting professional help when you need it.
  7. Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
  8. Organize medical information so it's up to date and easy to find.
  9. Make sure legal documents are in order.
  10. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

To view or download the infographic, "10 Tips for Family Caregivers", please click here

For more information and resources for family caregivers, please visit the Caregiver Action Network website.

About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, in order to improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please go to www.ppahs.org.

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