FINALLY! A NEW APPROACH FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

There are over 44 million caregivers in the U.S. and over 10 million Millennials soon to join them. They will soon provide care to over 73 million loved ones. Comparing, only 20 M signed up for Obama Care.  They need and welcome training, education, information, and to receive help with their noble and prodigious responsibility. Caregivers are committed, willing, but too often fatigued. So, for them, we offer the following Six Pillars of Recovery, each an important step in the process of overcoming emotional stress and improving care to the loved one stranded at home.

1. PREPARATION

The first step in the recovery process is to make the decision to change, to get better. Even though the problem may not seem big by the world' standards, if it troubles you or disables your caregiving, you need a change.   

If you need help to get started - go get it! It is possible that family and close friends can be of great help. If not, go to our Family Caregivers Directory, for expert assistance with the contact information of professionals.

4. EDUCATION

A recent AARP/NAC indicated that 100% of caregivers felt they need more instruction and training and, shockingly, 42% of them were more concerned about their own personal problems than that of home-bound patients.  

 

We know caregivers don’t spend time buying books or searching the internet. What does make sense is to place the information, regarding help for them, in their hands. For that help, view Family Caregivers Directory

2. INFORMATION

Our tactical objective is to uplift family caregivers to better manage their stressful emotional issues. Our long term objective is to change the overall culture of Utah caregiving and provide needed information.

We knew that enough information existed for a truly effective program, but they couldn’t or wouldn’t find it. They needed a central source and we created Family Caregivers Directory, for expert assistance.

5. COMMUNICATION

Access to the information and resources will be provided to hospitals as well as to their patients without charge. We provide similar communication and information to many physicians, PAs and nurse practitioners.

 

To continue our efforts we continue starting support groups with professional facilitators near hospitals, etc. to further provide new answers and solutions via virtual webinars, video broadcasts, and class room advice.

3. TRAINING

Our primary objective continues to be improved patient care at home. However, historically we have not included or trained family caregivers well enough to make their greatest possible contribution.

 

For too long, family caregivers have been expected to perform tasks greatly exceeding their skills and training. We provide a very effective array of FREE training courses, both virtual and in-person for help.

6. RESOLUTION

Our final Pillar is adopting the commitment that you will not stop working to overcome the problem until it is mastered. Solving the problem and permanently positioning the new principles can be life-altering and rewarding.


While the combination of steps is relatively new to problem solving, the individual steps are not new. Caregivers deserve and can surely achieve happiness by "sticking to it." In the end, effort will produce wanted results.