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posted: July 29, 2007

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Timely Tip: Quick Social Tips for Single Caregivers

It’s been noted in multiple surveys that family elder-caregivers think holding onto or building a social life while caregiving is the single biggest challenge they face. No wonder, with the myriad responsibilities and wrenching time demands caregiving extracts.

These tips, especially formulated for single caregivers, will help jump-start your efforts to build a social life while caregiving:
 

  • Check your loved one’s health insurance policies to see if home health care services are covered
  • Hire part-time help to stay with the care recipient so you can go out
  • Take advantage of programs that offer respite for caregivers
  • Ask friends and family to stay with your loved one occasionally
  • When dating, be upfront about your caregiving situation
  • Don’t waste time trying to develop a relationship with someone who is not understanding and supportive of your caregiving
  • Find out if you are eligible for rights and benefits under the Family Medical Leave Act

For the full story on ways single caregivers can maintain a social life, read Getting a Life – Finding a Social Life as a Single Caregiver, a feature article in the July 2007 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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