Curiosity key for caregivers

Date: November 8, 2019 | Category: News

During National Family Caregivers Month this November, Care Connection is joining the Caregiver Action Network (the National Family Caregivers Association) to encourage all caregivers to “Be Care Curious,” the theme of this year’s FCG Month.
Here are some areas where family caregivers could “be care curious:”
•Your Loved One’s Goals: Talk about what their goals are for treatment and their care in general. It can be hard to talk about goals when facing a disease. But these talks help make sure your loved ones are getting the care they want.
•Treatment options: Ask your doctor if there are other options for treatments if a loved one is not responding well.
•Research: Question and understand the information you get from the Internet. Is the article you just read from a reliable source? Ask questions of doctors and others to learn as much as you can about your loved one’s condition.
•The Care Plan: If your loved one is in the hospital, be sure to ask what happens next. Will she need home care after being discharged? Are there new medications or procedures you will need to manage at home?
•Coverage: Don’t be shy about asking questions about insurance coverage.