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Have you become a caregiver for a sick person? What does this mean and where to start when a loved one suddenly requires care

MedExpress Team

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Published Feb. 26, 2024 07:39

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Caring for a loved one who suddenly loses independence - due to age or chronic illness - is a major challenge, requiring the patient's caregiver to be physically and mentally resilient, to make an effort, and often to reorganize his or her existing life. Magdalena Frąckowiak, a psychologist at Puck Hospice, talks about how to properly prepare for this role so as not only to meet the needs of the patient, but also not to forget about your own needs.

Organization and preparation the basis for change

The beginnings of caring for a sick person are often difficult - our daily life changes, new responsibilities and challenges arise that are not easy to cope with. The new reality can be overwhelming for caregivers, and that's when it makes sense to focus on a few organizational steps to get our life with the sick person back in order. - The first step should be to determine who will be the patient's primary caregiver, and if several people will be involved in the caregiving, responsibilities should also be divided and a clear plan of action created. This will give us a sense of control over the situation and boost our confidence in our new role," says Magdalena Frąckowiak, a psychologist at Puck Hospice of St. Padre Pio.

Next, let's deal with matters of adapting the house to the patient's needs - in most cases, this will be first and foremost taking care of the patient's own space, as well as installing various types of bathroom facilit...

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