The Care Plan: It’s Time to Get Creative

My last post was all about how you, as a non-professional, can use the processes and tools that care managers use to become a better caregiver—and reduce your level of stress. The only stress greater than the burden of care is the stress of uncertainty. And a care plan reduces uncertainty.

Caregiving: Learn from the Pros

In my last post, I wrote about Helen. Her story was an example of care done well. Helen had a good relationship with her children, her son and daughter got along well, and each cared deeply about their mother. They evaluated her needs, discussed ideas with Helen, made a plan to care with her and shared the responsibility of providing the specific care and supporting Helen needs.