Care recipient (cr) is unable to make his her own health care decisions and care giver cg must now make these decisions for cr

Try: Have a trusted friend attend meetings with cg when he she meets with cr’s medical team doctor if unsure about something ask as many questions as needed to health care staff have friend take notes in meetings with health care staff

Materials: Pen and paper

Categories: Sage, Topic, Caregiver Needs&Support, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

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References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: End of life care making health care decisions decision maker

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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