New caregiver (cg) needs suggestions on how to bond with new Care recipient (cr)

Try: Try being their new best friend share in their joys and listen to their sorrows always treat a cr as an adult – don’t talk over around or through them even though the cr’s actions could sometimes be childlike they are adults and should be treated that way with respect take their feelings seriously agree with their frustration as not being able to perform the activities they used to do lend a listening ear find their interest and concentrate on that is there a certain type of music or certain hobbies that you could both enjoy be flexible and go with the flow what works one day may not work the next don’t be judgmental either with the cr or yourself some days the behavior or the cr may be more difficult than others and some days you are better equipped to handle it better than others

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Categories: Caregiver Needs&Support, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Social

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

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