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CAREGIVING 101: Tips for New Caregivers & Their Loved Ones

by: Kathi Koll on

CHAPTER ONE

Entering the Medical World As a Caregiver

When you are suddenly thrust into life as a caregiver, handling a loved one's medical needs can be one of the most confusing things to manage.

Unless you have a medical background, you'll be learning all sorts of new vocabulary and medical processes. You may be interacting with multiple doctors about varied medications and treatments, all of which you need to oversee. You may need to perform a litany of tasks at home, ranging from administering injections to monitoring blood oxygen levels, while also assisting with baths and other cleanliness tasks.

Sometimes the new responsibilities slowly grow over time as with.....

CAREGIVING 101: Tips for New Caregivers & Their Loved Ones