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Ten Tips For Providing Top Level Care

  • Draw Out a Plan
    Sit down with a pen and paper – or a keyboard – and figure out a basic but flexible plan of action for the days, weeks, months, and even years ahead. Who will do the shopping? And when? Who will help with the Activities of Daily Living, such as dressing and eating? Who will provide respite care for the primary caregiver? What will the plan be if your parent’s condition deteriorates? Where will your parent live if skilled nursing care is needed? Tough decisions now...but even tougher if they’re made in the middle of a crisis. ICareVillage has an abundance of information and resources to help you devise a plan.
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Ten Important Ways to Take Care of Yourself

  • Schedule in time for yourself.
    Make sure you spend time doing something you enjoy everyday.
  • Get plenty of ZZZZZs.
    Get as close as you can to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. It will make all the difference.
  • Break a sweat.
    Exercise! Walk, stretch, pump some iron, swim, ride a bike…it doesn’t matter so much what you do, just, you know, do it.
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