Family members need to make caregiving decisions concerning a relative who can no longer live on their own

Try: Hold a family meeting if some of the family members live away have a conference call have a list of the issues that need to be addressed regarding care listen to everyone’s individual feelings on the matters and work together to find a workable solution to start care keep in mind that each situation needs to be reviewed later and necessary changes can be made to adapt a situation that doesn’t seem to be working try to involve the Care recipient (cr) in these decisions keep calm and don’t get defensive if heated discussions arise always keep the option open of getting outside help to provide respite care make sure the meeting is closed with specific decisions made concerning what care will be given and who is responsible for the care

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

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