<ul><li>Speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul>© 2011 Barbara McVicker, LLC
Help a Caregiver You Know www.BarbaraMcVicker.com
Ways to help <ul><li>Offer to help clean and cook. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap Christmas presents. </li></ul><ul><li>Go shoppin...
If You Are the Caregiver
Take Care of Yourself <ul><li>Ask for help from family, friends, church, community organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Get lo...
Address Family Problems
Assess the Situation <ul><li>Use family gatherings to assess how your parents are really doing.  Are they healthy, are the...
Talk <ul><li>End family feuds.  </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to siblings about your parents and their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
<ul><li>For more tips and ideas go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.BarbaraMcVicker.com </li></ul>
<ul><li>A lifeline to  </li></ul><ul><li>adult children </li></ul><ul><li>caregivers </li></ul>www.BarbaraMcVicker.com
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The holidays are the perfect time to assess your parents, make caregiving plans, help out a caregiver, or give yourself a break from caregiving.

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Caregiving tips for_the_holidays

  1. 1. <ul><li>Speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul>© 2011 Barbara McVicker, LLC
  2. 2. Help a Caregiver You Know www.BarbaraMcVicker.com
  3. 3. Ways to help <ul><li>Offer to help clean and cook. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap Christmas presents. </li></ul><ul><li>Go shopping. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up the kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them the day off. </li></ul><ul><li>Drop off dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>Send a thank you gift to a family that is caregiving. </li></ul>
  4. 4. If You Are the Caregiver
  5. 5. Take Care of Yourself <ul><li>Ask for help from family, friends, church, community organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Get lots of sleep, eat well, exercise, and take breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Gift yourself with relaxation. Treat yourself as often as you can. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Address Family Problems
  7. 7. Assess the Situation <ul><li>Use family gatherings to assess how your parents are really doing. Are they healthy, are they safe? </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for seasonal and clinical depression at the holidays. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your parents have a will? A financial plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know their doctors? Their medications? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Talk <ul><li>End family feuds. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to siblings about your parents and their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph and interview older family members and preserve those memories. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge past losses. Honor those who are gone by tell stories, continuing traditions, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>For more tips and ideas go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.BarbaraMcVicker.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A lifeline to </li></ul><ul><li>adult children </li></ul><ul><li>caregivers </li></ul>www.BarbaraMcVicker.com

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